The Emerson String Quartet teams up with piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin

In a presentation conceived by their management at Winderstein and IMG, pianist Evgeny Kissin joins the Emerson String Quartet in a 2018 concert tour. Commencing with performances in France, Germany and Austria, and crossing the pond in April, the eagerly-anticipated collaboration continues to Chicago, Boston, and for its final performance on April 27th, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. (Photo Credit: Ilona Oltuski) Kissin returns newly married, after a sabbatical from his yearly US performances....
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Ethel’s violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo treks without baggage

When I met with violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo, whom many know as a member of the very original, postmodern, somewhat premiere-focused group f string players called Ethel, he gave me the big news about the group straight away: Mary Rowell, one of Ethel’s founding members, will be leaving the group as of June 1st, to pursue different lifestyle choices and Jennifer Choi, of the same younger Juilliard Alumni generation as Dufallo himself, will be joining...
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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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