The best violinists of our time
First of all I must say that the violin is my favorite musical instrument, and although I do not have the virtue of knowing how to play it, I like to admire the interpretations so excellent that the virtuous violinists do with it, as anyone who appears on this list, for whom it goes My most sincere and deep thanks for delighting in his wonderful music.
Kyung Wa Chung
In the late sixties, Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung (Seoul, 1948) became the first oriental performer to reach stardom in the international classical scene. And he did it in a market dominated by men who barely accepted women on the templates of the great orchestras, in which few violinists made solo careers. Chung debuts today in Catalonia with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) at the Lleida Auditorium; Tomorrow he will perform at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona. Based on talent, determination and conviction, Chung overcame all kinds of prejudices, paving the way for new generations. "I have never felt like a violin slave, but I had to concentrate all my energies to seriously impose my personality," says Chung, who debuted in Catalonia with the CBO under the direction of Salvador Mas. Although she debuted in 1969 in Madrid at the beginning of her career, the Korean violinist, sister of the prestigious pianist and director Myung-Whun Chung and the cellist Myung-Wha Chung, debuts in Catalonia tonight at the Lleida auditorium and on Friday she will perform at the Palau de la Música, as soloist of the Violin Concerto no. 2, from Prokofiev. "The magic and sound fantasy of Prokofiev is ideal for an architecturally beautiful and amazing room like the Palau," he says. The Catalan director Salvador Mas completes the program, which is repeated on Saturday and Sunday, with Ma Mère l "Oye, from Ravel, and Beethoven's third symphony. Kyung Wha Chung, a family member who is a celebrity in Korea, He tested the honeys of success at the age of three, singing on a radio station in Seoul. "I sang three popular children's songs and my mother instantly verified that my future was in music," he explains. "I studied piano from the age of four At six years old, when I had a violin in my hands for the first time, I knew that I was born to be a violinist. "Precocity despite his musical precocity - at age nine he was on tour with his two brothers - Chung says he never she felt intimidated by the public. "On the contrary, she enjoyed being the center of attention for everyone." At age 12 she left Korea to complete her training at the famous Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with legendary teachers such as Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigetti. "With them I learned the style of European violin schools," he says. "To play classical western music, it doesn't matter the origin or the nationality, it all depends on the education you receive." Chung acknowledges that in the early years of his career he endured extraordinary pressure. "In my country I was considered a hero, my family and my teachers expected the most from me and I had a difficult time, but I have not doubted a single second of my life that my dream was to make and share music," he says. After 30 years of career, with superb discography behind him with bats like Georg Solti, André Previn and Riccardo Muti, Chung acknowledges that his character has been softened. "At first I imposed my musical criteria with vehemence, I was almost a dictator and I was obsessed with perfection, but over the years, especially after being a mother, I take things with optimism and tranquility." After almost a decade in which he reduced his concert activity for family and health reasons, Chung is again at the foot of the canyon and announces that he will finally act again under his brother's baton. "Everyone wants that, in addition to doing chamber music, we act as a soloist and conductor, something we have not been able to do in recent years because of my personal situation," he says. "I would like to play again under his direction the Tchaikovski concert, with which we obtained unforgettable successes in Los Angeles."
Silvia Marcovici (Bacău, January 30, 1952) is a Romanian violinist born in Bacău. He studied at the Bucharest Conservatory and his international debut took place in The Hague. At sixteen he was under the direction of Bruno Maderna. In 1969 he won the second prize in the Marguerite Long / Jacques Thibaut Contest in Paris, as well as the special prize of the Prince Rainier of Monaco. In 1970 he was awarded the first prize in the George Enescu Contest in Bucharest. She was invited by Leopold Stokowski in 1972 to perform the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Albert Hall, which was by Decca. Among its discography, the Sussy of Debussy, Franck and Fauré, recorded for the Aurophon-Classis label and the Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto, under the direction of Neeme Järvi, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, which was recorded for the BIS seal. Make frequent concert tours in North and South America, Japan, Israel and throughout Europe. He frequently performs in recitals with famous pianists and has recently given concerts with his son Aimo Pagin. She is currently a professor at the Faculty of Music of the University of Graz, Austria.
Shahrdad Rohani is a composer, violinist, pianist and conductor of Iranian orchestra. His style is contemporary and is well known for the composition and realization of classical cinema, as well as pop music. One of his projects was the organization and celebration of the Yanni concert live at the Acropolis, an open-air concert with the London Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in the Parthenon, Athens, Greece. This concert was acclaimed by critics and the public and became the most watched program ever on public television in the United States and is the second best-selling music video of all time. Being educated since childhood in prestigious schools has made him a great teacher, winning awards in several countries and composing in various styles. He studied at the Academy and Conservatories of Music in Vienna, Austria, and has received several important scholarships and awards, both in Europe and the United States. These include the AKM Scholarship, Vienna, Austria, and the ASCAP Scholarship, Los Angeles, California. Mr. Rohani is the musical director and director of the COTA symphony orchestra in Los Angeles. He has performed as a guest conductor with a number of prestigious orchestras such as London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Zagreb Philharmonic, Youth Orchestra of Philharmonic America and many others. In December 1998 Mr. Rohani was commissioned by the government of Thailand and the committee of the 13th Asian Olympic Games to compose and perform the music for the opening ceremony. The composition became the most popular song of the Asian Games. Mr. Rohani has recorded several classical music albums with the International Discover / Koch Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, including the music of Tchaikovsky Ballet, which received furious criticism by the media such as Intune magazine in Japan. In 1999 he received the Thailand Pikanes Prize, the most prestigious musical award for an exceptional orchestra. The prize is considered the greatest artistic achievement. Mr. Rohani is especially known in the world for the realization of film music. As a child he was a student of Ebrahim Rouhifar, a known Persian violinist. He attended the Persian National Conservatory of Music in Tehran at age 10. In 1975 he studied musical composition and direction at the Vienna Academy of Music. AKM Scholarship Awards (Vienna, Austria) AKM Scholarships (Vienna, Austria) ASCAP Scholarship (Los Angeles, California) ASCAP Scholarships (Los Angeles, California) Thailand's Pikanes Award (1999) Thailand Pikanes Award (1999) Discography Eternity Eternity Beauty of Love The beauty of love Touch of Serenity Touch of serenity Dance of Spring Spring dance Dream Images Dream images Impressions of Romance Impressions of Romance Cinema Passion Cinema Passion Winds of Christmas 1 & 2 Winds of Christmas 1 and 2.
Giuliano Carmignola (Treviso, 1951) is an Italian violinist. Coming from a family of musicians, Carmignola began his violin studies with the support of his father Antonio to enter the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice with Luigi Ferro. At the end of the studies he worked with Nathan Milstein and Gulli Franco at the Chigiana Musicale Academy in Siena and with Henryk Szeryng at the Geneva Conservatory. In the 1970s he made international concert tours with the group I Virtuosi di Roma, often collaborating with a piano and string trio. In 1971 he won the Citta di Vittorio Veneto Prize and in 1973 the 5th prize in the Paganini Contest of Genoa. In the following period he joined the most important orchestras in Europe, with directors such as Claudio Abbado or Eliahu Inbal. For ten years he taught violin at the Conservatory of Venice and also taught at the Academy of Music in Siena. In 1999 he received the appointment at the Lucerne Academy of Music. From 1978 to 1985 he was concertmaster of the opera orchestra at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Since its collaboration with the group I Sonatori of the Gioiosa Marca and the Baroque Orchestra of Venice Carmignola, Carmignola is one of the most renowned soloists on the baroque violin. He regularly participates in numerous baroque festivals such as Bruges, Lucerne, Vienna, Brussels, Salzburg and Barcelona. His musical focus is 18th century Italian music. He plays a Pietro Guarneri violin from 1733.
Zachary Carrettin is an American violinist who completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, where he studied classical violin with Kenneth Goldsmith. Carrettin has toured Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, performing numerous performances as a soloist with the Orchestra X including new works on the electric violin, and has performed concerts on the Baroque violin with the American Soloists Bach, Camerata Pacifica, and many others sets. He has been a composer in residence with the vertical aerial dance company, Bandaloop project, and has traveled extensively with them in the US, South America and Europe, including the opening of The Black Crows, David Lee Roth, and Ray Charles. He was the founder of the avant-garde Tango Nuevo-banda, Los Peregrinos, and performed at the Festivale Oriente-Occidente in Italy, at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and countless events, including those of Meyer Sound, The Venetian, General de Motors, Casino Resorts, Gore-Tex, and through the openings of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and the Dayton Center for the Performing Arts. His own arrangement of Vivaldi's 'La Folia' premiered at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, and his music for Amelia Rudolph's aerial ballet, "Crossing," premiered at the Kennedy Center. He has played in almost a hundred cities internationally as a Yanni violinist and appears with the orchestra on the 2006 live and video album, Yanni Live! The Concert Event The concert. Carrettin consists of work for acoustic and electronic instruments, and collaborates with dance and cinema. He is involved in an ongoing project of the resurrection of lost music of the 18th-century Venetian composers.
Armen Anassian is an Armenian violinist who has performed with the Los Angeles Opera and is a concertmaster of the Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra in Santa Clarita, California. He has performed at hundreds of concerts around the world with many notable symphony orchestras. He has also recorded with numerous violin artists, and as director of the Yanni Symphony Orchestra, as well as working with the recording and film industries with violin credits in many movie soundtracks. Anassian was born and raised in Armenia, where he began his musical studies, and moved to the United States with his family at the age of 15. He has a Master's degree in Instrumental Orchestra Conduction and violin performance and studied in the United States, Armenia and Germany. His teachers include Rainer Kussmaul, Weiss Sidney, Dorothy DeLay, and principal Michael Zearott. He has performed hundreds of concerts in France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He was invited to perform the Khachaturian Violin Concerto in Armenia with the National Philharmonic of Armenia under the baton of his father, Henrik Anassian. In addition to playing the violin with the Los Angeles Opera, Annasian is concertmaster with the Glen Symphony Orchestra. The first time he collaborated with the Santa Clarita Symphony with the teacher Robert E. Lawson in 1999, when he performed Brahms "Violin Concerto" with the Orchestra of the Cannon Orchestra. In the United States, Anassian has been a soloist with the California Philharmonic Orchestra Pasadena Pops Orchestra, the Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra, Burbank Symphony Orchestra, the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Palisades Symphony Orchestra. Anassian was hired by Yanni as concertmaster of the 1994 tour, in addition to serving as a violin soloist. He appears in the live concert videos, Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall and tribute. According to Armen, Yanni hired him as an orchestra conductor "in the faith" --- as he had never seen him conduct an orchestra. "This is how Yanni does many things," Anassian said in a 1998 interview with Toledo Blade. Anassian acknowledges that he had some doubts about the artist's plans to carry out Taj Mahal and China Forbidden City in India, for the tribute. "To be honest, a few years ago when we talked about it, the idea was so incredible. I was very skeptical, understandable. But the truth is that it happened. We did it." I toured as a concert player and got to know Yanni Very, very good. "Yanni depends heavily on his instincts. Anassian said the video tribute looks great, but seeing that in the movie you can not compare to really being in the Forbidden Taj Mahal city and concerts." It doesn't feel the same. It doesn't smell the same, "he said with a smile." It's hard to say in a few words. It was a life-changing experience. "The contrast was found in deep India. He said he hears from many fans about how Yanni's music has had a positive impact on their lives, but from the podium of the director who is working very hard to realize. "We are very involved in music, we take it for granted. We do it every day. "His credits include recording with artists such as Fergie, Ricardo Arjona, Dave Hollister, Hans Zimmer and James Horner. Anassian works frequently with the record and film industries, playing regularly with composers like John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman Among the soundtracks in which he has intervened include Rush Hour 2, The impostors, Twisted, King Kong, The Legend of Zorro, The Nativity Story, Robots, The key to evil, Spanglish, Steamboy, The Lost City, Blades of Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Gracie.
Armen Movsessian is a violinist born in Yerevan, Armenia. His training as a musician began as a child. He received his high school diploma from the Tchaikovsky music school, the Music School for musically gifted children, and earned his bachelor's and master's degree from the Yerevan Conservatory called after Komitas. He was one of only fifty-four violinists from around the world to be invited to compete in the International Violin Competition in Indianapolis in 1990. That's when he decides to move to the United States and since then he has been named concertmaster of the National Symphony of Panama in Panama City, Panama, and for the New Symphony Orchestra of New Hampshire. Movsessian was a violin, viola and chamber music instructor at Clark University and a violin teacher at the Longy School of Music in Massachusetts. He has made world tours with Yanni during the years 2003 and 2004, as well as Yanni's 2005 live! The Concert Event, and Yanni Voices tours.
Ann Marie Calhoun
Ann Marie Calhoun is an American violinist born in Virginia. His brothers play the guitar and his sister, Mary Simpson, is also an accomplished bluegrass violinist. In 2002 Ann Marie married Brian Calhoun, builder and co-owner of the Rockbridge guitar company located in Lexington, Virginia. They live in Gordonsville, Virginia. Calhoun began taking violin lessons at the age of three. As she says: I don't really remember learning to play, because I started when I was three years old and I feel like I've always known him. "The first" hint of his talent "came at the age of four when she and her father were watching a Redskins broadcast on television. After the band played "Hail to the Redskins" it was suddenly heard again, but this time on the violin: "She took it by the ears, and came out through her fingers. He started playing bluegrass music with his brothers in the Simpson family band when she was still very young. Her father said: "When I was 14 I started taking her to violin competitions and won them almost all." I loved the contrast of musical styles, and I began to complete my training in the classical violin with violin lessons of my father. "She attended the high school of Lake Braddock in Virginia near Washington, DC At first she was in conflict as to what style of music to follow. Calhoun attended the University of Virginia, where she specialized in music and biology, where he graduated in the class of 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he was part of the Old School freight train fusion bluegrass group, and also participates in Gary Ruley and Mule Train with other Walker execution members. his musical career, Calhoun taught the science and direction of the program's string at Woodberry Forest School, in Madison County, Virginia.
Antal Szalai began his violin studies at the age of five, and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2009, where he was a student of Kati Sebestyén. Before his studies in Brussels, his teachers were László Dénes, Komlos Pedro and Jozef Kopelman in Budapest. In addition, Szalai has attended master classes with Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Erick Friedman, Tibor Varga, Lewis Kaplan and György Pauk. At age 15 he obtained international recognition by performing Bartók Concerto for violin No. 1 at the Lord Yehudi Menuhin concert 's 80th anniversary of gala tribute in the Great Hall of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In the development of his career, Szalai has enjoyed collaborations with eminent conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Paavo Järvi, Yoel Levi, Lawrence Foster, Gilbert Varga, Shlomo Mintz, Ludovic Morlot, Laurent Petitgirard, Enrique Bátiz Campbell, Yip Wing-sie, and Gábor Takács-Nagy. In the course of his career, Szalai has enjoyed collaborations with eminent directors such as Fabio Luisi, Paavo Järvi, Yoel Levi, Lawrence Foster, Varga Gilbert, Shlomo Mintz, Ludovic Morlot, Laurent Petitgirard, Enrique Bátiz Campbell, Yip Wing-sie, and Gábor Takács-Nagy. He made his UK debut in Liverpool in 2008, where he performed the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Ludovic Morlot. He performed the violin concert in his same Berlin debut in 2008, as a soloist at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Philharmonie in Berlin. In April 2010 he made his debut at the Vienna Symphony "s" Frühling in Vienna 2010 "gala concert directed by Fabio Luisi at the Wiener Musikverein. He won the opportunity in an online contest on the Talenthouse internet platform. As a recitalist , Antal Szalai has performed at the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, DC, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Victoria Hall (Geneva), the Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory from Brussels and the Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, among others Discography 1999 Leo Weiner Album 2001 Bach / Kreisler / Ysaÿe / Petrovics 2003 Leopold Auer 2010 George Enescu.
Uto Ughi (Busto Arsizio, province of Varese, 1944) is an Italian violinist. At the age of seven he first performed in public the "Chaconna" of Partita No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach and some Capricci de Paganini. He studied violin with George Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin. He has performed with the most prestigious orchestras: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Washington Symphony Orchestra and many others. Among other directors, he has collaborated with John Barbirolli, Bychkov, Sergiu Celibidache, André Cluytens, Chung, Ceccato, Colon, Davis, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gatti, Gergiev, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kondrascin, Jansons, Leitner, Lu Jia, Inbal, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Penderecki, Georges Prêtre, Rostropovich, Sanderlin, Sargent, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Slatkin, Spivakov or Temirkanov. He founded the "Tribute to Venice" festival in order to raise funds for the restoration of historical monuments in Venice. After this experience, the festival "Tribute to Rome" (from 1999-2002), inherited the same task, aiming at the promotion of the great international musical heritage; Free concerts for the public, development of young talents studying in Italian conservatories. These ideals are today linked to the "Uto Ughi for Rome" festival of which Uto Ughi is the creator, founder and artistic director. Recently the Minister of Culture has nominated him as Chairman of the commission for the study of a communication campaign in favor of the promotion of classical music among young people.
Akiko Suwanai (February 7, 1972) is the youngest Japanese violinist to win the Chaikovski International Competition in 1990. She also won the second prize in the Queen Elisabeth music competition in 1989 and is well known in the Japanese musical environment. He studied at the Toho Gakuen music school. He plays with a Stradivarius 1714 violin called Dolphin, which is a loan from the Japanese Music Foundation.
Vadim Repin is a Russian violinist born on August 31, 1971 in Novosibirsk. Vadim Repin was born in Novosibirsk, administrative capital of the Federal District of Siberia, in August 1971. In his youth he studied with Zakhar Bron and was admired in Russia as a child prodigy. At the age of 17 he became the youngest winner of the Queen Elisabeth Contest in Brussels, one of the most prestigious violin competitions. Vadim Repin has played under the baton of directors such as Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mstislav Rostropóvich and Riccardo Muti. He specializes in Russian and French music, particularly the great concerts for Russian violin. He has included in his repertoire contemporary music such as some works by John Adams and Sofia Gubaidulina. He has recorded the violin concertos of Mozart, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Nikolai Myaskovsky. He has also made two music CDs for violin and piano with Boris Berezovski and has recorded chamber music with pianists Martha Argerich and Mikhail Pletnev, violist Yuri Bashmet, and cellist Mischa Maisky. Most of Vadim Repin's recordings until 2005 were with the Erato record label. However, in 2005 he appeared in Deutsche Grammophon (DG) on a chamber music disc by Sergey Tanéyev alongside Mikhail Pletnev, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, and Lynn Harrell; In April 2006, he signed an exclusive contract with DG. Until 2005 he played a violin built by Antonio Stradivarius in 1708, called the 'Ruby', which Pablo Sarasate had previously played. He currently plays the 'von Szerdahely', a Guarneri del Gesù of 1736.
Karen Briggs is a virtuous American violinist born in Manhattan, New York in 1963. She grew up in Portsmouth (Virginia) and began her first violin lessons at age 12. At 15 it could be said that he began his professional career, later standing out as an interpreter for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra from 1983 and for a period of four years. At that time Karen began to consider her musical future as an independent performer, and her choice of styles that best represented her, affirming herself in this musical trend in Jazz and the Gospel, simultaneously with her distancing from classical music. In 1987 he returned to New York and there he played an ascending solo career, winning various awards and mentions. In 1988 he married and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he began his first presentations as a professional soloist, traveling through various cities in the United States and Japan. His international take-off and consecration as an interpreter of great relevance took place from his incorporation in 1991 to the squad of the Greek keyboardist and instrumental music composer Yanni, with whom he made several international tours for thirteen years. There are videos of some of those concerts, such as the so-called Yanni Live at the Acropolis recorded live in Greece and Tribute, the latter recorded live in the palace of Taj Mahal (India) and the Forbidden City (China), in which the Briggs presentations charge an interpretive flight of superlative quality. The work on the tour called Etnicity during 2004 was his last phase in this transcendent stage of his career with Yanni. Karen Briggs also performed various musical works and solo presentations, such as the 1994 one with pianist Dave Grusin, and also with Stanley Clarke, Wynton Marsalis, Roni Benise, Daniel de los Reyes, Marla Gibbs, Kenny Loggins, Ashley Maher, Taliesin Orchestra and Diana Ross He has had a raid as an actress in the movie Music Of The Heart, and also composed his soundtrack. In 1999 he joined with bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Richie Kotzen, drummer Lenny White and keyboardist Rachel Z the Vertú group, considered by some critics as the musical continuation of the remembered band Return to Forever, led in the 70s by Chick Korea Briggs stands out in the present for its great breadth, virtuosity and improvisation ability in various experimental musical styles such as Jazz fusion and Afro Latino, without abandoning other searches or definitively identifying with any of them. He currently resides quietly with his family in the state of Maryland. It is still recognized and required by musicians of admirable professionalism and from various parts of the world, to integrate their tours or participate in sessions and studio recordings. The freshness and great talent of Karen Briggs has been admired and praised repeatedly by Zubin Mehta. Karen Discography (1992) Amazing Grace (1996)
Gidon Kremer (February 27, 1947) is a Latvian violinist and conductor. Kremer was born in Riga (then part of the Soviet Union, today Latvia), in a family of Jewish-German origin. His father was a Holocaust survivor. He began playing the violin at age four, receiving classes from his father and grandfather, both professional violinists. He studied at the Riga School of Music and with David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1967 he won the third prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Then, in 1969, he won the second prize at the Montreal International Violin Competition, followed by the first prize at the Paganini Contest in Genoa. Finally, he won first prize in 1979 at the Chaikovski International Competition in Moscow. His first concert in Western Europe took place in Germany in 1975, followed by performances at the Salzburg Festival of 1976 and in New York City in 1977. In 1981 he founded a chamber music festival in Lockenhaus, Austria, placing special interest in new and unconventional works. Since 1992 the festival is known as "Kremerata Music" and in 1996 he founded the Baltic Kremerata chamber orchestra, formed by young musicians from the Baltic region. Kremer was also the artistic director of the "Art Projekt 92" festival in Munich and is the director of the Musiksommer Gstaad festival in Switzerland. Kremer is known for his extensive repertoire, ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and JS Bach to contemporary composers. He has released works by composers such as Astor Piazzolla, George Enescu, Philip Glass, Alfred Schnittke, Leonid Desyatnikov, Alexander Raskatov, Alexander Voustin, Lera Auerbach, Pēteris Vasks, Arvo Pärt, Roberto Carnevale and John Adams. Among the many composers who have dedicated works are Sofia Gubaidulina (Offertorium) and Luigi Nono (The future utopian nostalgic lontananza). He has played with Valery Afanassiev, Martha Argerich, Oleg Maisenberg, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet and Vadim Sakharov. He has a long discography with Deutsche Grammophon, for which he has been recording since 1978; He has also recorded for Philips, Decca, ECM and Nonesuch Records. Kremer has to his credit a Guarneri del Gesù of 1730 and a Stradivari of 1734, known as the "Baron Feititsch-Heermann". He currently plays a Nicolò Amati from 1641.
Gil Shaham (February 19, 1971) is a violinist of Israeli origin, considered one of the best exponents of his generation with Maxim Vengerov and Joshua Bell among the most prominent. Born in Urbana, Illinois, his parents moved to Israel when he was 2 years old. Both were scientists, Jacob Shaham and Meira Diskin. At age 10 he debuted with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic, and was admitted to the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. Both he and his sister, pianist Orli Shaham, attended Columbia University. Shaham's career took off in 1989, when he was asked to replace Itzhak Perlman, who was ill, for a series of concerts with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra. He flew to London in one day and played Bruch's # 1 Violin Concerto and Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto, generating enthusiastic reviews. Since then Shaham has earned a place among the great virtuosos of the moment. He has performed with numerous frontline orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded more than twenty albums with the Deutsche Grammophon label, two albums with music by Sergey Prokofiev and Gabriel Fauré for Vanguard and a recording of the Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concert with David Zinman, Truls Mørk and Yefim Bronfman for Arte Nova. He is a favorite of directors such as Claudio Abbado, Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez, André Previn and Colin Davis. His recording of the Butterfly Lovers Concert, by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, and the Violin Concerto by Piotr Ilich Chaikovski, appeared on August 30, 2008. In 2008 he won the prestigious Avery Fisher Prizel. He is married to violinist Adele Anthony, with whom he has two children: Elijah (born 2002) and Ella Mei (in 2005). It has a vast discography. Shaham plays a Stradivarius from 1699, the "Comtesse de Polignac".
Salvatore Accardo (Turin, Italy, September 26, 1941), is an Italian violinist and conductor, considered one of the greatest violin performers of the 20th century. Although born in Piedmont, he soon moved to Torre del Greco (Naples), the city of his father Vincenzo, a cameo carver. At the age of three he began to be interested in the violin and at the age of eight he was admitted to the Neapolitan School of Master Luigi D'Ambrosio. In June 1956, five years in advance was examined at the prestigious San Pietro Conservatory in Naples. Heard by the patron of Count Chigi, he was admitted ad honorem in a training course at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena. He gave his first professional recital at age 13 playing the Whims of Niccolò Paganini. In 1956, he won the Genoa Competition and in 1958 he won first place in the "Paganini" violin contest. He founded the Accardo Quartet in 1992 and was one of the founders of the Walter Stauffer Academy in 1986. He also created the “Settimane Musicali Internazionali” in Naples and the “Festival of Strings of Crémona” in 1971. In 1996 he consolidated the “Orquesta da Camera Italian »(OCI) whose members are the best students of the Walter Stauffer Academy. Salvatore Accardo has several violins, among which are the Stradivari Hart ex Francescatti (1727) and Uccello di Fuoco ex Saint-Exupéry (1718), and a Guarneri del Gesù from 1734. Great violin virtuoso, he is especially famous for his interpretation of the works of Paganini, of whom he has recorded his twenty-four Capricci and his six concerts for violin and orchestra, the first to do so (there is now an integral of the concerts recorded by his student Massimo Quarta). The six concerts for violin and orchestra by Niccolò Paganini were recorded in 1974, with the accompaniment of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of the Swiss Charles Dutoit. As for the Twenty-Four Caprices, they were interpreted and recorded by Maestro Salvatore Accardo, without any accompaniment. Salvatore Accardo really recorded almost all the violinistic work of Nicolo Paganini, at approximately thirty-two years of age. His repertoire, however, is much broader and ranges from baroque works Johann Sebastian Bach to contemporary (he has premiered numerous compositions, and authors such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Franco Donatoni, Astor Piazzolla or Iannis Xenakis have dedicated works). He has also excelled in chamber music or in opera direction. He has recorded the 24 Paganini Caprices for solo violin (he re-recorded them in 1999) and was the first to record the six Paganini violin concerts. He provided an impressive version of Les folies d'Espagne for the two-chapter series on the life of Antonio Stradivari, written and directed in 1989 by Giacomo Battiato and performed by Anthony Quinn. Accardo has an extensive record list of almost 50 recordings with Philips, DG, EMI, Sony Classical, Foné, Dynamic and Warner-Fonit.
According to international critics, Mintz stands out for his impeccable understanding with musicians, his versatile style and his orderly technique. The famous violinist collaborates regularly with the most important orchestras and directors of the international scene and can be heard in recitals and chamber concerts as a violinist and also in his role as director. Shlomo Mintz was born in Moscow in 1957 and two years later he emigrated with his family to Israel, where he studied with Ilona Feher, the prestigious Hungarian violinist and teacher. At the age of 11, he debuted in the concert hall with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Shortly after he was called a week in advance by Zubin Mehta to play the first Paganini Violin Concerto with that orchestra, replacing Itzhak Perlman, who was ill. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16, in a concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in which he performed under the auspices of Isaac Stern and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Subsequently, he began studying with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. At the age of 18, Shlomo Mintz added the role of conductor to his artistic projects and, since then, has conducted important orchestras worldwide, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (United Kingdom), the NHK Symphony Orchestra, (Japan) and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Shlomo Mintz was Musical Advisor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from 1989 to 1993 and in 1994 he was appointed Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Director of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. He has directed the orchestra for four seasons. In 2008 he was appointed Principal Guest Director of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a patron and one of the founders of the violin mastercourse "Keshet Eilon", a high quality summer course aimed at young violinists from all over the world, which takes place in Kibbutz Eilon (Israel) and teaches master classes around the world. Shlomo Mintz was president of the Jury of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in 2001 and was a member of the jury of the "Queen Elisabeth" of Brussels and the Chaikovski International Competition of Moscow. In 2002 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Sion-Valais International Music Festival and President of the Jury of the Sion-Valais International Competition. Together with Nicole Coppey he is part of the Children's Jury to develop the training of young people. He is Mentor and President of the Jury of the First International Violin Competition Buenos Aires 2010. In May 2006, Shlomo Mintz received the title of Doctor "Honoris Causa" by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). Discography Sonatas and partitas for solo violin (1001-1006) | Bach Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001 - 1006, Deutsche Grammophon Bartók 2 Portraits, Deutsche Grammophon Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1, RN Beethoven Violin Concerto, Beethoven Romance No. 1 , Beethoven Romance No. 2, Deutsche Grammophon Brahms Complete Violin & Viola Sonatas, Avie Records and Magnatune Brahms Violin Concerto, Deutsche Grammophon Bruch Violin Concerto, Deutsche Grammophon (first recording together with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto) Debussy Violin Sonata in G, Ravel Violin Sonata in G, Franck Violin Sonata in A, Deutsche Grammophon Dvorak Violin Concerto, Deutsche Grammophon Fauré Violin Sonata No. 1 op. 13, Fauré Violin Sonata No. 2 op. 108, Deutsche Grammophon Israel Philharmonic 60th Anniversary Gala Concert, RCA Victor Kreisler Various Compositions, Deutsche Grammophon Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5, Saint-Saëns 'Introduction et Rondo capricious', Deutsche Grammophon Mendelssohn Violin Concertoon (Deutsche Gram recording , together with Bruch Violin Concerto) Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F Minor, Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F Major, Deutsche Grammophon Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola KV 364, RCA Victor Mozart The Five Violin Concertos, Symphony Concertante, Concertone, Avie Records (also on Magnatune) Paganini 24 Caprices for Solo Violin op. 1, Deutsche Grammophon Prokofiev Violin Concertos No. 1 & 2, Deutsche Grammophon Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 1 op. 80, Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 op. 94, Deutsche Grammophon Shostakovitch Violin Sonata op.134, Shostakovitch Viola Sonata op. 147, Erato Sibelius Violin Concerto, Deutsche Grammophon Stravinsky 'Histoire du Soldat', Valois Vivaldi 'The Four Seasons', Deutsche Grammophon Vivaldi Complete collection of Violin Concerto 10 collection Volumes), MusicMasters Classics.
Janine Jansen (born in Soest, Holland, 1978) is a Dutch violinist. Both his father and his brother are also musicians. He began studying violin at age six. He studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn, and Boris Belkin. Jansen emerged in 2001 as a soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, where he performed the Brahms violin concerto. He made the opening of the BBC Proms, in 2005. It is very adventurous in its execution, with emphasis on communication, rather than accuracy or adherence to the status quo. His recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons is a good example of his style. He avoided the tradition of recording with an orchestra, doing so with only five string instruments, including his brother as a cellist, and his father for continuous bass.
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Pinchas Zukerman (Tel Aviv, July 16, 1948). He is a famous violinist, viola and Israeli orchestra conductor. He studied at the Juilliard School. He debuted in New York in 1963. Between 1980 and 1987 he was director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota. He married actress Tuesday Weld in 1985 but they divorced in 1998. He is a close friend of Daniel Barenboim and Itzhak Perlman also famous Jewish musicians with whom he forms a well-known artistic brotherhood. He is currently married to the principal cellist of the NAC Orchestra, Amanda Forsyth. He lives in the exclusive Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa. He has two daughters, Arianna and Natalia, from their 15-year marriage to the flutist and novelist Eugenia Zukerman. Both daughters are vocalists; Arianna is an opera singer, while Natalia Zukerman is a folk-rock musician. Zukerman has recorded around 100 works and has been nominated 21 times for the Grammy Award, of which he won two. In April 1998 he was appointed Musical Director of the Orchestra of the National Center of the Arts (NACO) of Canada. He plays the violin "Dushkin" by Guarnerius del Gesù (1742). Awards and Distinctions Grammy Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music: Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman for Music for two Moszkowski violins: Suite for Two Violins / Shostakovich: Duets / Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins) (1981) King Solomon Medal Award of the Arts presented in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence.
Sarah Chang (Philadelphia, United States, December 10, 1980) is an American classical violinist of Korean descent. Sarah auditioned at the Juilliard Academy of Music when she was 6 years old, playing the Bruch violin concerto. She was admitted to the class of Dorothy DeLay, violin teacher of some of the world's greatest violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Gil Shaham, Shlomo Mintz and many others, including Chang's father. Chang was recognized as a child prodigy since she was very young, and when she was 8 she had the opportunity to play for such important names of music as Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti, who worked with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra respectively. At 9 he was the youngest violinist to record a record. Jascha Heifetz, another famous prodigy boy recorded when he was 11 years old. In an interview, her teacher said that no person had ever seen "something like her" Yehudi Menuhin called her "the most wonderful, the most perfect, the most ideal violinist I've ever heard." Discography 1992 Debut 1993 Johannes Brahms; Tschaikowsky 1996 Édouard Lalo; Vieuxtemps 1997 Simply Sarah 1998 Jean Sibelius; Mendelsohn-Barholdy 1999 Sweet Sorrow 2000 Karl Goldmark; Orcesta Gürzenich (James Conlon) 2001 Fire and Ice 2002 Antonín Dvořák, P. Tschaikowsky 2003 Classical Legends (compilation) 2004 French Sonatas (Lars Vogt) 2004 Ralph Vaughan Williams: Sinfonies; The Lark Ascending (Bernard Haitink) 2005 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantasie / Woman in White 2006 Dmitri Shostakovich 2007 Antonio Vivaldi 2009 Max Bruch & Johannes Brahms Violin Concertos.
Hilary Hahn (Lexington, Virginia, United States, November 27, 1979), is an American violinist, winner of two Grammy Awards. Girl prodigy, at age 8 she moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she began studying violin a month before her 4th birthday, at the Cacabody Conservatory. He gave his first recital at age 9. Between 1984 and 1989 he studied with Klara Berkovich. In 1990, at 10 years of age, she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied under the tutelage of Jascha Brodsky for the next 7 years. In 1991 he made his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His international debut was in 1995, when he played along with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel the Beethoven Violin and Orchestra Concert. He met the requirements to graduate from the Curtis Institute at age 16, but decided to stay there for a few more years to receive several optional courses in literature, poetry, English, German, and history. During this time he practiced the violin with Jaime Laredo, and studied chamber music, counterpoint, harmony, music history, and composition and direction, although he indicated in an interview that the discipline that interests him most is the interpretation. He graduated in 1999. In 1996 he signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, a record company with which he has recorded 5 albums. After the expiration of the contract in 2002, and due to differences in criteria in his next recordings, Hilary decided not to renew his contract with Sony, to sign in 2003 another exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, a company with which he has recorded 4 discs. He has traveled the entire world playing with, to name a few, the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, or the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Apart from his solo career, he has participated in several chamber music festivals. In addition, he played the solo violin part in the soundtrack of the movie El Bosque (The Village) by M. Night Shyamalan, composed by James Newton Howard, and has collaborated with the band And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead . Hilary plays a 1864 Vuillaume violin that belonged to Russian violinist Samuel Lande, friend of Klara Berkovich, and uses bows made by Paul Jombar and Emil Miquel. Sony Classical Discography: Hilary Hahn Plays Bach (1997): Hilary Hahn, Beethoven Violin Concerto / Bernstein Serenade (1999): Hilary Hahn, Violin: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Grammy Nominee - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos (2000): Hilary Hahn, violin: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Hugh Wolff, conductor Brahms & Stravinsky Violin Concertos (2001): Hilary Hahn, violin: Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields: Sir Neville Marriner, conductor: Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist (s) Performance (with orchestra) Mendelssohn & Shostakovich Concertos (2002): Hilary Hahn, violin: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra: Marek Janowski and Hugh Wolff, conductors Hollywood Records: The Village (film) Motion Picture Soundtrack ( 2004): Hilary Hahn, featured violinist: Music composed by James Newton Howard Deutsche Grammophon: Bach Concertos (2003): Hilary Hahn, violin: Margaret Batjer, violin; Allan Vogel, oboe: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jeffrey Kahane, Elgar conductor: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004): Hilary Hahn, violin: London Symphony Orchestra: Colin Davis, conductor Mozart Violin Sonatas (2005): Hilary Hahn, violin; Natalie Zhu, piano Paganini: Violin Concerto no. one; Louis Spohr: Violin Concerto no. 8 (2006): Hilary Hahn, violin: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra: Eiji Oue, conductor Schoenberg / Sibelius: Violin Concertos (2008): Hilary Hahn, violin: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra: Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Higdon & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos (2010): Hilary Hahn, violin: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Vasily Petrenko, conductor.
Maxim Aleksándrovich Vengerov is a Russian violinist born on August 20, 1974 in Novosibirsk. Maxim Vengerov was born in Novosibirsk, the capital of Western Siberia, in August 1974. At the age of ten, he won the First Prize of the Wieniawski Junior Violin Contest in Poland, having first studied with Galina Turtschaninova and, subsequently, with the distinguished pedagogue Zakhar Bron, in the former Soviet Union. He regularly offered concerts in Moscow and Leningrad and soon began performing solo debuts with the Royal Concergebouworkest, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and Valeri Gérgiev at the Lichfield Festival in the United Kingdom, as well as with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Yuri Siminiov, during an extensive tour of Italy. Among his first debuts in recitals are those offered at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In addition to winning the First Prize in the Carl Flesch Contest, in July 1990, Vengérov received special awards for interpretation and the public's prize. During the autumn of 1990 he moved to Tel Aviv. In the 1990/91 season he made his American debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as his appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv and during a tour of the United States. He has collaborated with many directors, including Yuri Temirkánov, Barenboim, Abbado, Mehta, Menuhin, Giulini, Sawallisch and Mariss Jansons. During the 1993/94 season he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia and the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Vengérov and his companion, Itamar Golan, regularly offer recitals at the most prestigious music centers in the world, including - in the 1993/94 season - New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich and Salzburg. In the 1994/95 season he toured with the Royal Orchestra of the Concertgebouw in Italy and South America. He performed alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmoniker, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Philharmonique Orchestra of Radio France, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Birmingham City Symphony Orchestra and the Communale Firenze Theater Orchestra, under the direction of, among other directors, Chailly, Barenboim, Maazel, Muti and Rattle. In August of the same year he returned to the London Proms to act with the BBCSO under the direction of Yakov Kreizberg. Maxim Vengerov made several recordings for the Melodiya label, the former Soviet record label, and released his first recital album under the production of Biddulph, a small English record label. His true entry into the record world took place at age 15, when he signed an exclusive contract with Teldec Classics. In May 2000, he concluded that contract and signed with EMI Classics. He has recorded, among others, the violin concerts of Bruch and Mendelssohn with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, under the direction of Kurt Masur, the concerts of Shostakovich and Prokofiev with the London Symphony and Mstislav Rostropóvich, with which he also recorded the concerts of Stravinski and Shchedrin, the one of Britten, and the Concerto for viola of Walton. He plays a violin built by Antonio Stradivarius "Kreutzer" from 1727. In 1997 Maksim Vengérov was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as the first classical music performer to have received such an appointment. He is currently a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Joshua Bell (Bloomington, Indiana, December 9, 1967). American violinist His first contact with the world of music dates back to when he was four years old. "My parents introduced me to the violin sound," he said. "It was not me who chose him." He studied violin at the University of Indiana under the direction of Josef Gingold. At fourteen he appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, directed by Riccardo Muti. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1985 with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has played with the most important orchestras and conductors in the world. In addition to performing the normal concert repertoire, Bell has played new works - Nicholas Maw dedicated his violin concert, which Bell premiered in 1993. He performed the solo part of the soundtrack written by John Corigliano for the film "The Red Violin "film for which he received an Oscar for best soundtrack. He also plays chamber music. He currently has a Stradivarius violin from 1713 called the Gibson ex Huberman (since it previously belonged to the violinist Bronislaw Huberman), for which he paid a price close to 3.5 million dollars. One cold morning in January 2007, at the subway station in Washington DC, a man with a violin in his hands played six pieces of Bach, for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2,000 people passed through the train station, most of them on their way to work. After three minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He stopped to listen for a few seconds and then hurried to his appointment with destiny. 4 minutes later the violinist receives his first dollar: a woman throws money in the hat that was on the floor and continues walking without stopping. 6 minutes later a young man stops and leans on the wall to listen to him, then looks at his watch and starts walking again. 10 minutes later a three-year-old boy stops but his mother starts pulling him and motivates him to walk and hurry. The boy continues, but occasionally turns his head to look. The same action was repeated by several other children. All parents, without exception, forced their children to move quickly. 45 minutes later the musician played continuously. Only six people stopped and listened for a very short time. Around 20 people gave him money without stopping to listen. In total the man collected 32 dollars. 1 hour later the man finished playing his violin and silence took over everything. No one noticed. No one cheered, there was no recognition. No one knew, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. Joshua played some of the most intricate musical pieces ever written, with a violin valued at approximately $ 3.5 million. Two days before the violinist had played a full house in a Boston theater, where the seats sold with an average of about $ 100. The story is true. Joshua Bell playing incognito at the train station, was an event organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment, about human perception, taste and priorities.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter was born on June 29, 1963, and is a virtuous German violinist born in the city of Rheinfelden in Baden, Germany. He started playing the piano at the age of five. A short time later he started playing the violin, studying with the teachers Erna Honigberger and Aida Stücki. After winning several awards he devoted himself exclusively to music, obtaining a school attendance exemption. At thirteen years old, conductor Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Later, in 1977, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with the English Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. At the age of fifteen, Anne-Sophie Mutter made her first recording of the K.216 and K.219 violin concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart again with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. That same year he was awarded the distinction of Artist of the Year. In 1980 he made his debut in the United States with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. In 1985, with 22 years of age, she was appointed honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music (London) and director of the International Violin Studies program at the same academy. In 1988 he toured Canada and the United States, playing for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 1998 he played and recorded on CD and DVD the integral of Ludwig van Beethoven's violin sonatas, accompanied by Lambert Orkis on the piano; which were broadcast on television in different countries. Although her repertoire includes many works from the classical and romantic period, Anne-Sophie Mutter is especially recognized for her music performances by contemporary composers. In addition, several works have been specially written or dedicated to her, including pieces by Witold Lutoslawski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm and Sofia Gubaidulina. Additionally, Mutter has received numerous awards, including several Grammy awards and also usually plays two violins built by Antonio Stradivarius: a 1703 Emiliani that belongs to him, and a Lord Dünn-Raven from 1710 that has been lent to him. In 1989, Anne-Sophie Mutter married lawyer Detlef Wunderlich, with whom he had two children: Arabella and Richard. Wunderlich died in 1995. In 2002, Mutter married for the second time with the pianist, composer and director André Previn. The couple legally separated in 2006. It is considered one of the most prestigious violinists today. Anne-Sophie Mutter received in 2008 the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, which is accompanied by a cash donation of 200,000 euros. The violinist donated half of the prize money to the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, which is established during the same year. The goal of the foundation is to promote worldwide support for promising young musicians, a work that the violinist already had in mind since 1997 when he founded The Anne-Sophie Mutter Circle of Friends Foundation. She has been awarded the German Merit Cross, the French Legion of Honor, the Prince of Asturias Award and other distinctions.
Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, known as Vanessa Mae (born October 27, 1978 in Singapore) is a classical violinist who has become famous for her recordings in which she mixes classical pieces with pop, jazz, techno and other modern rhythms . The recording that gave him international fame was The Violin Player (1994). Vanessa Mae was born in Singapore on October 27, 1978. Daughter of Tan Soei Luang, a classical pianist and lawyer born in China and Thai hotel entrepreneur Vorapong Vanakorn, the girl was baptized Chen Mei Vanakorn. Her first approach to music, beyond hearing her mother's piano at home, took place in a maternal garden in Singapore, where she was encouraged to play with a piano. After the divorce of her parents, Vanessa moved to London when she was four years old and settled with her mother and her new husband in the Kensington neighborhood of western London. Once installed in Kensington's house, Graham Nicholson formalized Vanessa's adoption and gave him his last name, which Vanessa would use in second place, after his native Vanakorn. Until the age of five, Vanessa Mae had only had contact with the piano, but her stepfather influenced the incorporation of the violin into the repertoire of activities of little Vanessa who also attended classical dance classes. Nicholson, besides being a lawyer, was a violinist and was excited to have his daughter as a companion. Thus, Vanessa Mae had her first approach to the violin at age five, at school, although still only as a game. He studied at Francis Holland Elementary School and accompanied his parents to concerts and operas. To improve her technique, her parents sent her to the Central Conservatory of China, in Beijing, where she took violin lessons with a prestigious local teacher, Mr. Lin Yao Ji. In addition, he began studying Mandarin and developed practical work for his London school. At the age of ten his parents bought him an expensive violin made by Italian luthier Giusepe Guadagnini, in 1761. On the other hand he had his first solo concert accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Her musical precocity and natural talent was well seen by the director of the Royal College of Music, who admitted her as a regular student with only eleven years to take advanced classes with Professor Felix Andrievsky. In 1991, at age 12, he started an international tour with the London Mozart Players group, the "Mozart Bicentennial Tour". In addition, he made three classic recordings for the Trittico label: "Violin", "Kids Classics" and "Tchaikovsky & Beethoven violin Concertos". His mother had already taken charge of his representation, officiating as a manager (a position he would hold until 1999), producer, artistic advisor and accompanying pianist. In 1992, at the age of fourteen, he finished his studies at the Royal College of Music and two years later, with only 16 years he signed a contract with EMI Music to record both classical and pop music. Thus, in 1995, armed with a new electric violin of the American firm Zeta, Vanessa recorded her first pop album, entitled The Violin Player. This album showed her with a style she called "techno-acoustic fusion". For the other songs on the album, the creativity of Mike Batt, an expert in instrumental pop music, was used. The almost 3 million albums sold brought significant gains and requests for live presentations from around the world. The first commercial video put up for sale was also filmed in 1995, under the title Live at the Royal Albert Hall. She also organized a world tour that led her to give dozens of concerts throughout Europe and Asia, The Red Hot Violin Player World Tour. He even crossed the Atlantic and landed in the United States, where he gave some concerts and had the honor of being the first foreign artist invited to perform The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States of America, thrilling the Chicago audience. Also in 1995 came the first international awards materialized in the form of awards: the Bambi Prize for the "Classical Artist of the Year" and the International ECHO Award, in the "Bestseller of the Year 1995" category. On September 17, 1998 he played in Argentina with the Backstreet Boys the song I'll Never Break Your Heart He recorded an album with Chinese music in the form of three works: a Chinese concert, an arrangement on "Turandot", the opera of Puccini and "Happy Valley". The album was titled "China Girl". He arrived in the United States for a concert on Madison Avenue in New York. Also in that year, Vanessa collaborated on the albums of other artists as a guest, as in the first track The Velvet Rope, from the homonymous album by Janet Jackson. Another momentous event of that year was the release of the pop album "Storm" and from this came a new world tour, the "Storm on World Tour". It is included
Sayaka Katsuki is a Japanese violinist with a solid preparation that plays several genres, including Cuban, classical, jazz and pop popular music. From the age of 6 he plays the violin and in 1995 he won an award at the 48th Annual Japanese Music Competition. In Cuba, I study popular music in 2001, performing together with several musicians such as those of the Aragón and Eliades Ochoa orchestra and their Patria quartet. In 2003 he recorded in New York some songs for the second CD On to the Street, by Horacio (El Negro) Hernández and Robby Ameen. From 2004 to 2005 he toured with the Greek pianist and composer Yanni Chryssomallis, in which they performed in more than 50 theaters of the most important worldwide, and in this tour they presented in 2006 the CD DVD Yanni Live! The concert event. Katsuki has also performed playing a violinist for the movie Gelatin Silver Love, directed by Kazumi Kurigami, in 2008, a tape for which he composed four songs, including Sola and Traveling with my violin. In July 2009 he released his first album Palma Habanera, produced by the record company Blue in Green, Universal. During his artistic career he has collaborated with important musicians such as Cubans Omara Portuondo and the group Manolito Simonet and his Trabuco, the American pianist Hank Jones, the Japanese percussionist Gen Ogimi (former member of the Orchestra of the Light); Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele and Japanese musician Suchi (Ponta) Murakami.
Itzhak Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine, on August 31, 1945. He is an Israeli-American violinist. He is one of the best and most famous violinists of the second half of the 20th century. He contracted poliomyelitis at age four, seeing later on the need to use crutches to be able to move, and therefore he plays the violin sitting. He studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, before moving to the United States, where he appeared to the American audience in the Ed Sullivan program in 1958. At age 13 he entered the Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay. He debuted at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in 1963. In 1964 he won the precious Leventritt Competition, which would start a prominent career. Soon Perlman began to make many tours, besides appearing in prestigious orchestras and festivals and recitals around the world. In November 1987 he worked with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a series of concerts in cities in Poland (Warsaw) and Israel. His first visit to the Soviet Union, in May and April 1990, registered a large audience in Leningrad and Moscow, performing a recital and an orchestral performance. In December 1994 he traveled with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to China and India. In December 1990, Perlman visited Russia for the second time to participate in a gala presentation in Leningrad, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's birth. The concert, in which Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman and Yuri Termirkánov also participated, the latter at the head of the Leningrad Philharmonic, was televised in Europe and published in the rest of the world on video. In December 1993, Perlman visited the city of Prague, in the Czech Republic, to perform a gala by Antonín Dvořák in the company of Yo-Yo Ma, Frederica von Stade, Rudolf Firkusny and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa. This concert was also televised and later, in 1994, it was released on compact disc and VHS. Itzhak Perlman played during dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, on May 7, 2007, at the White House. He has made other recordings, and since the 1970s he began to appear in American programs such as "The Tonight Show", "Sesame Street / Plaza" and the David Letterman show, as well as playing in the White House. It was the solo violin of the film Schindler's List, where he played music by composer John Williams, which earned him an Oscar for best music. His last recording for soundtracks was that of the movie Memories of a Geisha, along with Yo-Yo Ma and John Williams. In addition to playing and recording classical music, Perlman also plays jazz and klezmer. He has recently started directing, taking the position of guest conductor in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Perlman has been honored with several honors, including those of the Kennedy Center in 2003. His version of the 24 Paganini Whims is one of his best-known recordings. Perlman plays a 1714 Stradivarius violin, which was owned by Yehudi Menuhin. Apart from his work as an interpreter, sometimes with his colleague Pinchas Zukerman, Perlman has an important teaching career and gives private lessons and master classes in violin and chamber music around the world. He currently occupies the position that his teacher Dorothy DeLay (already deceased) had before, at the Juilliard music school. Itzhak Perlman currently resides in New York with his wife Toby, who is also a professional violinist. They have five children: Noah, Navah, Leora, Rami (who belongs to the rock band Something for Rockets) and Ariella. In 1995 he and his wife founded the Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island, New York, with which he offers summer residency courses to young musicians studying chamber music. Regularly, Perlman's recordings appear on the Best-Sellers chart charts, which have earned him 15 Grammy awards. He has also made joint recordings with other famous composers and performers such as John Williams, Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline Du Pré, and the directors Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa and the Juilliard String Quartet. For much of his life he has fought against discrimination against people with social integration problems and their rights. Perlman has a long list of appearances in several orchestras in the United States and Europe. He has also directed some commemorative appearances at events in the Middle East. Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra St. Paul Chamber Orchestra New York Chamber Orchestra Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Dallas Philharmonic Orchestra Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
André Rieu (Maastricht, October 1, 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor. He is famous for reviving the waltz and for his many recordings with the "Johann Strauss Orchestra". He began his musical career as a child and belonged to various orchestras until in 1987 he founded his own, with the Dutch name of "Johann Strauss Orkest" and from the following year he began his brilliant career of success worldwide, starting with his own homeland, and becoming one of the great stars of music at the level of the most prestigious pop or rock divas, while winning many fans and fans of his music. With his characteristic style of spreading classical music, which once seemed reserved for the elite or well-to-do classes, André Rieu decided to put it at the service of a young audience and in those places that these young people usually frequent, such as public squares, sports stadiums or others, whether leisure or cultural. And he achieved it with great success, because he won several awards such as the top 10 or 100, the latter holding a number one. In his words: “But not only my musician's heart is in Maastricht. Also as a person, as a husband, as a father I feel here at home. I am married to a person you already know “Marjorie Rieu, Mestreechs Meitske” (a girl from Maastricht) and my two children were born here. We have the most normal life, despite the turmoil that the life of artists sometimes entails. When I walk around the city, they greet me with a “ha jong, hoofste neet te wèrreke vandaog?” (Hey, boy! Don't you work today?) I love it! They don't ask me for autographs or photos, that's the way people in Maastricht are! But there is something they do, and sometimes I feel very self-conscious. They throw me that compliment that only the people of Maastricht know how to say: “Sjiek jong, totste eine vaan us bis!” (Fantastic, boy, be one of us). Then tears come to me and I feel super proud. ”The violin I use today is a Stradivarius built in 1667 by this famous luthier. Discography Forever Vienna (2009) - UK: # 2, IRE: # 4 The Best of André Rieu (2009) - Australian Albums: # 23 Masterpieces (2009) - Australian Albums: # 9 You'll Never Walk Alone (2009) - Australian Albums: # 2 Live in Australia (2008) - Australian Albums: # 14 Waltzing Matilda (2008) - Australian Albums: # 1 The 100 Most Beautiful Melodies (2008) - Australian Albums: # 2 Live In Dresden: The Wedding at the Opera (2008) In Wonderland (2007) Live in Vienna (2007) Auf Schönbrunn (2006) New York Memories (2006) Songs from My Heart (2005) Christmas Around the World (2005) Live in Tuscany (2004) The Flying Dutchman ( 2004) New Year's Eve in Vienna (2003) André Rieu at the Movies (2003) Live in Dublin (2003) Romantic Paradise (2003) Maastricht Salon Orkest - Serenata (2003) Love Around the World (2002) Dreaming (2002) Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2001) Musik Zum Träumen (2001) La Vie Est Belle (2000) Party! (1999) 100 Years of Strauss (1999) Romantic Moments (1998) Waltzes (1998, re-edited in November 1999) The Christmas I Love (1997) The Vienna I Love (1997) In Concert (1996) Strauss gala (1995) D'n blauwen avond (1995) Hieringe biete 1 & 2 (1995) Strauss & Co (1994) Hieringe biete (1993) Merry Christmas (1992)
Samvel Yervinyan was born on January 25, 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia) is an Armenian violinist and composer. He began studying at the age of 7 at the Alexander Spendiaryan School of Music under the guidance of Armen Minasian, where he began to stand out by winning all the competitions he chose in his age group. He showed great talent as a violinist and composer. On his graduation day at the School of Music he played Henry Vietan's No. 2 concert and received a general ovation. He subsequently continued his studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, under the guidance and mentoring of the teacher Edward Dayan. At graduation, he performed several classical compositions, including Adagio and Bach's Fugue in G minor and Mozart's concert for violin No. 5 in La mayor. In 1993, Yervinyan obtained his doctorate at the Komitas State Conservatory of Music in Armenia. Samvel is driven to be the best in his profession, being more and more perfectionist day by day. Discography 1997, Samvel Yervinyan with Asbarez Around the World 1997, Two Stars 1999, Imijailots 1999, Centaur 2002, The Virtuoso 2006, Pegasus 2009, Four Seasons Concerts and tours Main tours he has done with Yanni Ethnicity, world tour (2003-2004) , Yanni Live world tour! The Concert Event (2005), world tour Yanni Voices (2009), world tour.