Violinist Filip Pogády – Social Media is my Agent

There is more to dashingly handsome violinist Filip Pogády than meets the eye. While he worked as a model for the world-famous Elite agency, becoming a poster child for big name brands like Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, Pogády’s heroes remain the old school violin masters of the Golden Age. His heart belongs – as it did growing up in Linz, Austria – to the sounds of Heifetz, Menuhin, and Oistrakh. Working out is...
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Violinist Ittai Shapira: Eine Persönliche Dimension vermitteln

Bisher sind 14 Kompositionen von verschiedenen zeitgenössischen Komponisten dem Violinisten Ittai Shapira gewidmet worden. Zugehörig zur Generation von Auftrittskünstlern der New Yorker klassischen Musikszene, in der Altersgruppe dreißig und darüber – er und der Pianist Jeremy Denk waren zu College-Zeiten Zimmergenossen und machten auch eine gemeinsame Aufnahme– , ist er jetzt als vielseitiger Auftrittskünstler eines riesigen klassischen Violinenrepertoires bekannt, das die Gegenwart wie die Vergangenheit, das Zeitgenössische wie das Traditionelle umfasst. Eine dieser Premieren...
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Violinist Ittai Shapira: how everyone can relate, when personal events transpire into musical compositions

  Ittai Shapira So far, 14 compositions by different contemporary composers have been dedicated to violinist Ittai Shapira. Belonging to the now thirty something generation of performers  of the New York classical music scene – he and pianist Jeremy Denk were roommates in college- he is now renowned as a versatile performer of an enormous classical violin repertoire, incorporating past and present, traditional as well as contemporary. One of these premieres included the violin...
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Maestro Zubin Mehta’s 50 Years With The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

On October 16, 2010, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra presented, in celebration of its upcoming 75th anniversary season, a spirited concert featuring excerpts from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’. A speech by Israel’s President Shimon Peres opened the event at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium; a gala benefit at the Hilton Hotel followed. But this was about far more than 75 years of Israel’s premier orchestra: It was Zubin Mehta’s 50 years of association with the orchestra which orchestra...
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