Interview: Pianist Yoonie Han on Interpreting New Compositions ‘Gloriously’ Dedicated to Her

Yoonie Han had been invited to perform some of her most recent repertoire in 2006 at a private house concert in New York when she first met Theodore Wiprud. Yoonie immediately observed his keen listening capacity and personal demeanor. As the New York Philharmonic’s Vice President of Education, Wiprud wears many hats: educator, concert presenter and music executive. Through his own compositions, he further impacts the musical world with creative works that reflect his widespread...
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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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