Swedish violinist – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 01:33:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://allanpettersson.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-19-120x120.png Swedish violinist – Allan Pettersson http://allanpettersson.org/ 32 32 Virtuoso violinist commands the stage with marvelous artistry on WSO debut https://allanpettersson.org/virtuoso-violinist-commands-the-stage-with-marvelous-artistry-on-wso-debut/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/virtuoso-violinist-commands-the-stage-with-marvelous-artistry-on-wso-debut/ Local music fans fell head over heels for Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot on his debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night and judging by the palpable connection between the Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based artist and his 932 listeners, it became love at first sight. WSO’s last (B) eyond Classics concert conducted by Daniel Raiskin […]]]>



Local music fans fell head over heels for Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot on his debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night and judging by the palpable connection between the Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based artist and his 932 listeners, it became love at first sight.

WSO’s last (B) eyond Classics concert conducted by Daniel Raiskin featured the 27-year-old dynamo in Samuel Barber’s sole Violin Concerto, heard for the last time on this stage in 2017 and also notably marking Pouliot’s first visit to our beautiful province.

Hailed as “one of those special talents that only comes once in a lifetime” (Toronto Star), the Juno-nominated musician and alumnus of the prestigious Colburn School in Los Angeles who made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 has carved out an impressive solo career, notably with performances with greats orchestras in North America and Europe.

In addition to his virtuoso technique, the soloist’s total freedom and ease often evoke the fascinating artistry of a young Joshua Bell; underpinning his musical creation with fierce conviction and a completely authentic artistic voice. His passion has allowed him to leave nothing on stage, including delivering a captivating game at full throttle. Presto on a perpetual motorbike finale driven by lightning-fast triplets and played like a flaming banshee on his 1729 Guarneri del Gesu violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

Beyond his dazzling pyrotechnics, Pouliot also demonstrated his artistic mastery during the first two movements, knowing exactly what he meant during the opening “Allegro” with its long arch, its carefully sculpted thematic material, delivered with delight, a perfectly mastered and resonant bow. He then projected his mid-range melodic lines during the more introspective “Andante” as the beating heart of the contemporary work – and notably only his second performance of the work with orchestra since his first performance with the Symphony Orchestra. of Quebec in September 2020.

As expected, the crowd sprang to their feet with a request for three encore for the beaming fiddler, leading to a recall of his own Celtic-inspired arrangement of The last rose of summer, written during a quarantine created by COVID that hinted at more original works to come from this rising international star. We hope he will return at this point – and soon.

This season has already featured several lesser-known works reflecting today’s push for more inclusive and culturally diverse programming, and this latest bill was no exception. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s WSO debut Overture of the Song of Hiawatha offered an unabashedly romantic crowd pleaser written by the late 19th-century artist often hailed as the “Black Mahler,” teeming with radical lyricism and remarkable cinematic sensibility light years before the advent of the movie.

The evening ended with Czech composer Dvorak Symphony No.9, From the New World, written in 1892 during the composer’s stay in the United States, premiered by the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in December 1893, and last heard on that stage in 2014.

Kudos to Principal English Horn Robin MacMillan for his soul-stirring plaintive solo, which nevertheless could have had more time to breathe during the “Largo”; its lyrical melody later turned into a spiritual song Go home by one of Dvorak’s students continuing to inspire and console generations through the ages.

Despite Raiskin’s sensitive and often very lively direction, the overall performance was admittedly patchy, from an oddly hesitant initial opening by the bass strings during the “Adagio” section of the first movement – which thankfully finally found its place – with some rogue horn notes. askew. The brass, sometimes too zealous during the same movement, redeemed themselves later with their loud and proud “Scherzo” theme, now larger, before a fiery finale “Allegro con fuoco” led to the second ovation of the night for this ever-popular original bohemian rhapsody.

For more information, including tickets to the show online, visit wso.ca

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MANIC MONDAY | Violinist Malin Broman becomes her own ensemble https://allanpettersson.org/manic-monday-violinist-malin-broman-becomes-her-own-ensemble/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 19:58:09 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/manic-monday-violinist-malin-broman-becomes-her-own-ensemble/ Broman, concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony, came to Britta Bystrom with the idea of ​​a room in which she could “play with herself”. Byström immediately thought of Virginia Woolf’s 1929 in-depth essay “A Room of One’s Own”. Woolf’s essay focuses on the intimacy women need to write literature. Part of her writing reads, “A […]]]>

Broman, concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony, came to Britta Bystrom with the idea of ​​a room in which she could “play with herself”. Byström immediately thought of Virginia Woolf’s 1929 in-depth essay “A Room of One’s Own”.

Woolf’s essay focuses on the intimacy women need to write literature. Part of her writing reads, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she wants to write fiction.”

“Rather, I thought about the great joy that comes from the solitary process of creating a work of art and the magical moments that can occur in that process,” Byström said. “This magic also remains during a pandemic.

“Over the past 18 months we have seen musical life sadly affected by restrictions and lockdowns, but the joy of making music has always survived, untouchable in its own private living rooms,” she added.

Broman is no stranger to playing multiple instruments in one piece – in 2020, Broman skillfully managed to perform all parts of Mendelssohn’s Octet.

In Byström’s piece, Broman not only plays his eight parts on three string instruments, but also whistles and speaks in eight voices a fragment of text which is inscribed in the score.

The incorporated text, derived from Woolfe’s essay, is — in Byström’s opinion — given new meaning during this period of concert hall closures. The fragment reads: “there is no door, no lock, no bolt that you can put on the freedom of my mind.”

BRITTA BYSTRÖM | “A ROOM OF YOURSELF” | Malin Broman | 2021

of Byström”A room of one’s ownis linked to a double concerto “Infinite Rooms” that she wrote years ago for Broman and Rick Stotijn. “At that time, she says, I tried to create large-scale orchestra halls, inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.”

“Now, however, [we’re moving] from the large orchestra hall to the small private hall, but the principle is the same”, she continues. Where “the private room turns out to be an overflowing room, where a small number of musical details are multiplied to infinity through mirrors”.

Performers of Byström’s works include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also written plays directly for Radovan Vlatkovic and Janine Jansen.

This year, Byström’s ‘Parallel Universes’ was commissioned by the BBC Proms and received its premiere in August 2021 with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor John Storgårds.

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Renowned violinist visits US and discusses plans for ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ https://allanpettersson.org/renowned-violinist-visits-us-and-discusses-plans-for-azadi-ka-amrit-mahotsav/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/renowned-violinist-visits-us-and-discusses-plans-for-azadi-ka-amrit-mahotsav/ Internationally renowned violinist Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam, left, his granddaughter Mahati, center, and Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu at a recent meeting in Washington , DC Photo: Courtesy of Dr.L. Subramaniam. Internationally renowned violinist Padma Bhushan Dr. L Subramaniam, recently met Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu […]]]>
Internationally renowned violinist Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam, left, his granddaughter Mahati, center, and Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu at a recent meeting in Washington , DC Photo: Courtesy of Dr.L. Subramaniam.

Internationally renowned violinist Padma Bhushan Dr. L Subramaniam, recently met Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu and discussed local celebration plans in the United States for the Government of India initiative “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” to commemorate and celebrate 75 years of independence.

The Mahotsav was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year. The Initiative’s website states that “Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive regarding the socio-cultural, political and economic identity of India”.

The official start of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was March 12, 2021, a 75-week countdown, which ends on August 15, 2023.

Renowned Indian singer Dr Subramaniam and Padma Shri Kavita Krishnamurti along with their 10-year-old granddaughter Mahati Subramaniam recently made a multi-purpose visit to the United States and visited Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington DC during their journey. , they have taken part in tours and concerts and made video recordings mainly in New York for the 31st anniversary of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival (LGMF).

Famous Indian playback singer Padma Shri Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam receives the 2021 Tana Riri Award from CM of Gujarat Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel and Somabhai Modi. Photo: Courtesy of Dr L. Subramaniam

The LGMF was established in 1992 by Dr Subramaniam in memory of his father and guru, Professor V. Lakshminarayana. He is especially happy that the centenary celebrations of the birth of his mother, Seethalakshmi coincide with the 31st LGMF anniversary, and the 75e independence anniversary of India – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

In an interview with News India Times, Dr Subramaniam said he had met both Ambassador Sandhu and Deputy Chief of Mission Sudhakar Dalela. “Some programs have already been finalized and others are in the process of being finalized. I also met the Consul General of India in Houston, Aseem R Mahajan, who is coordinating our visit to the Mahatma Symphony grand premiere with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in Houston in 2022. We will be doing a world tour next year at United States, Europe and other countries to participate in celebrations of the 75e anniversary of the independence of India and the LGMF.

Dr Subramaniam said he also met Indian Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal and discussed plans for Mahotsav celebrations next year. He recalled that during his visit to New York in 1987, he rehearsed at the Indian Consulate in New York before performing at the United Nations to commemorate the 40e independence anniversary of India.

In addition, “in India, to coincide with the Mahotsav, we will have the LGMF from January 9 to 11 on digital and live concerts from January 26 to 30 in different cities,” said Dr Subramaniam.

As recently as last week, Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel presented the 2021 Tana Riri Award to Kavita Krishnamurti and a souvenir to Dr Subramaniam during the Tana-Riri Mahotsav in Vadnagar, Gujarat. The celebrity couple also had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Modi’s older brother Somabhai Modi at the outdoor concert attended by around 15,000 people.

Responding to a question about her granddaughter Mahati’s recent debut album, “How We Feel”, Dr Subramaniam said she was their family’s fifth generation musician.

“Mahati has been performing since the age of 2. She performed in a symphony orchestra at Gandhi Jayanti’s celebrations in Sri Lanka in October 2018, and recently performed a duet with me at a live concert at the Aspiration Grounds at the Sri Chinmoy Center in New York City. This is her first major solo production, where she sang, wrote the lyrics and melody, played the violin and performed a gymnastics routine in the music video. We are proud of her, ”he said.

Dr Subramaniam noted that many musicians were severely affected during the pandemic. “Many of them sold their equipment and studios and suffered to survive and provide for their families,” he said.

“During the pandemic, we came up with a project that I composed in Bangalore and involved musicians from all over the world online including Pandit Jasraj from New Jersey, KJ Yesudas from Houston and the late SP Balasubrahmanyam from Chennai and others” , said Dr Subramaniam.

In addition to this project, he has also produced online programs, particularly on doctors who have lost their lives treating COVID patients during the pandemic.

But things are slowly returning to normal, Dr Subramaniam noted. He gave his first outdoor concert on July 23e earlier this year near Chennai on auspicious Guru Purnima Day, at the invitation of Sri Kanchi Vijayendra Saraswati, which was also her birthday.

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Violinist Dmitry Gerikh has died aged 71 https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-dmitry-gerikh-has-died-aged-71/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-dmitry-gerikh-has-died-aged-71/ Gerikh received his first violin lessons at the age of six with Vladimir Kotsuba and at 13 he was studying with Boris Brant at the Odessa Stolyarsky School for Gifted Children. He then won the second prize in the All Ukraine Violin Competition and attended the Odessa Conservatory of Music in 1968, studying with Arthur […]]]>

Gerikh received his first violin lessons at the age of six with Vladimir Kotsuba and at 13 he was studying with Boris Brant at the Odessa Stolyarsky School for Gifted Children. He then won the second prize in the All Ukraine Violin Competition and attended the Odessa Conservatory of Music in 1968, studying with Arthur zissermann.

After serving in the Soviet Navy, Gerikh completed his postgraduate studies at Gorky Conservatory with Semyon Jarochevich. He soon joined the Gorky Philharmonic Orchestra and played in the Chamber Orchestra of the Tula Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1979, he was appointed first violin of the Odessa Philharmonic and formed a baroque ensemble, “Pastoral”, which toured throughout Ukraine and Europe.

He emigrated with his family to the United States in 1989, where he joined the Symphony of Syracuse as second assistant principal violin. Gerikh also had a teaching career, and his students received degrees in music from Ithaca College, Cincinnati Conservatory, and Harvard University.

“I will always remember our lessons, which contained not only unprecedented humor, but also an extreme expectation of excellence,” wrote Dr. Derek voigt, a former student. “I wouldn’t be the person or the musician I am today without Dmitry’s influence.”

“I am saddened by the unexpected passing of Dmitri Gerikhlong-time member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra ”, VC Artist Nikki Chooi and current Buffalo Philharmonic solo violin tell us.

“Even though I had only known him for a short time, I was inspired by his kindness and his passion for music,” Chooi said. “On behalf of all the musicians in the orchestra, he will be sorely missed.”

Dr Gerikh is survived by his wife, son and two grandchildren.

Our condolences to the family, friends, students and colleagues of Dr Gerikh.

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Local Italian Violinist Receives 1st Prize in 2021 Paganini Competition https://allanpettersson.org/local-italian-violinist-receives-1st-prize-in-2021-paganini-competition/ Sun, 24 Oct 2021 22:45:07 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/local-italian-violinist-receives-1st-prize-in-2021-paganini-competition/ The second prize was awarded to a 16-year-old Nurie Chung from South Korea and joint third prizes were awarded to a 22-year-old Lara Boschkor from Germany and 25 years Ava Bahari from Sweden. This year’s endgame was streamed live here on The Violin Channel and is available to playback now. A graduate of the Martucci […]]]>

The second prize was awarded to a 16-year-old Nurie Chung from South Korea and joint third prizes were awarded to a 22-year-old Lara Boschkor from Germany and 25 years Ava Bahari from Sweden.

This year’s endgame was streamed live here on The Violin Channel and is available to playback now.

A graduate of the Martucci Conservatory in Salerno, Italy, and a former student of Salvatore Accardo and Pavel Berman, Giuseppe Gibboni currently studying with Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University, he has already received important prizes at the international violin competitions Kogan, Postacchini, Enescu and Valsesia.

He will receive €30,000 “Premio Paganini” (Paganini Prize), two years of representation by the Utopia Media agency, in Shanghai, as well as over 15 performance opportunities, including solo engagements with the Carlo Felice Theater Foundation, Orchestra of Tuscany, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Cremonese, Stradivari Foundation, Festival Paganini Genova and Festival Carro Paganiniano.

He will also receive the very distinguished and rare honor of giving a performance on the 1743 “Il Cannone” Guarneri del Gesù violin – once the prized violin of Nicolo Paganini, himself.

Open to violinists of all nationalities between the ages of 15 and 31, the competition was founded in 1954 with the aim of creating an international competition that would bring great prestige to the city of Genoa – as well as a place for the discovery of new, young exceptionally talented violinists.

Considered among the most important violin honors in the world, past winners of the “Premio Paganini” include Gyorgy Pauk, Salvatore Accardo, Gidon Kremer, Ilya Grubert, Leonidas Kavakos, Ilya Gringolts, Sayaka Shoji, Ning Feng and VC Young Artists. Inmo Yang and Kevin Zhu.

The 2021 jury is composed Sergei Krylov (President), Pietro Borgonovo, Pierangelo Conte, Francesca Dego, Stephanie Gonley, Aiman ​​Musakhajayeva, Christopher Poppen, Jacobs Solberg, and Pavel Vernikov.

Any member of the jury who has taught a candidate, in private or in public during the two years preceding the start of the competition, will be required to withdraw from all discussions concerning the candidate and will refrain from submitting votes for this candidate. .

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Armenia International Music Festival welcomes Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura and conductor Conrad van Alphen – Panorama https://allanpettersson.org/armenia-international-music-festival-welcomes-japanese-violinist-fumiaki-miura-and-conductor-conrad-van-alphen-panorama/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/armenia-international-music-festival-welcomes-japanese-violinist-fumiaki-miura-and-conductor-conrad-van-alphen-panorama/ The Armenia International Music Festival hosted violinist Fumiaki Miura and conductor Conrad van Alphen to perform Alexey Shor’s “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for violin and orchestra and the suite “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra told Panorama.am on Friday. In 2009, the Japanese violinist received the First Prize […]]]>

The Armenia International Music Festival hosted violinist Fumiaki Miura and conductor Conrad van Alphen to perform Alexey Shor’s “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for violin and orchestra and the suite “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra told Panorama.am on Friday.

In 2009, the Japanese violinist received the First Prize of the prestigious International Violin Competition Joseph Joachim Hannover, being the youngest winner in the history of the competition. Miura has collaborated with Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Maria João Pires, Jonathan Roozeman, Pinchas Zukerman and many other famous artists. He has also performed with a number of renowned orchestras led by renowned conductors.

It was Fumiaki Miura’s first appearance in Armenia. He shared a few emotions, saying that in the current age of internet and technology, he tries to stay true to the music that is most important to him. Fumiaki Miura gave a master class with Music for Future Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients within the framework of the classical music academy of the same title.

Speaking of his meeting with young Armenian musicians, the violinist called them wonderful young people. “Although we had a very short meeting, I enjoyed working with them and was happy to share some of my skills and recommendations with young talent. I wish them to continue working with their outstanding teachers, who play a huge role in the professional growth of young musicians, ”he noted.

Renowned conductor Conrad van Alphen said festivals always instill in him a festive spirit as musical fireworks showcase a multitude of artists and conductors performing various music. Speaking of the pieces performed at the concert night, he felt that Alexey Shor’s “Four Seasons of Manhattan” were very melodic and beautiful works, appreciated by the audience. He also spoke warmly of Tchaikovsky’s suite “Swan Lake” as one of the composer’s pieces full of romantic energy. “This music makes you see ballet dancers rushing through your mind,” said the conductor. This was Conrad van Alphen’s second performance with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. “It’s an open and warm orchestra and the musicians are very receptive and responsive to all my reactions,” he noted.

Live broadcasts of the concerts of the Armenia International Music Festival are available here.

The festival is organized by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the European Cultural Support Foundation. Since its launch in 2017, the annual festival has received support from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia. The 5th festival of 2021 kicked off on September 29 and the closing concert will take place on October 29. The month-long festival is a wonderful opportunity for classical music enthusiasts to enjoy the rich repertoire of performances by famous artists from around the world.


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MONDAY MANIQUE | Violinist Malin Broman becomes her own ensemble https://allanpettersson.org/monday-manique-violinist-malin-broman-becomes-her-own-ensemble/ https://allanpettersson.org/monday-manique-violinist-malin-broman-becomes-her-own-ensemble/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:20:26 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/monday-manique-violinist-malin-broman-becomes-her-own-ensemble/ Broman, first violin of Swedish Radio Symphony, came to Britta Byström with the idea of ​​a room in which she could “play with herself”. Byström immediately thought of Virginia Woolf’s detailed 1929 essay “A Room of Your Own.” Woolf’s essay focuses on the privacy that women need to write literature. Part of her writing reads: […]]]>

Broman, first violin of Swedish Radio Symphony, came to Britta Byström with the idea of ​​a room in which she could “play with herself”. Byström immediately thought of Virginia Woolf’s detailed 1929 essay “A Room of Your Own.”

Woolf’s essay focuses on the privacy that women need to write literature. Part of her writing reads: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” “

“Rather, I thought of the great joy that comes with the lonely process of creating a work of art and the magical moments that can arise in that process,” Byström said. “This magic also remains during a pandemic.

“Over the past 18 months we have seen musical life sadly affected by restrictions and blockages, but the joy of making music has always lived on, untouchable in its own private rooms,” she added.

Broman is no stranger to playing multiple instruments in one piece – in 2020, Broman skillfully managed to perform all parts of Mendelssohn’s Octet.

In Byström’s piece, Broman not only plays his eight parts on three stringed instruments, but also whistles and utters in eight voices a fragment of text which is inscribed in the score.

The incorporated text, derived from Woolfe’s essay, is – in Byström’s opinion – given new meaning during this period of closed concert halls. The fragment reads: “There is no door, no lock, no lock that you can put on the freedom of my mind.” ”

BRITTA BYSTRÖM | “A BEDROOM OF YOUR OWN” | MALIN BROMAN | 2021

“by ByströmA room of your ownIs linked to a double concerto “Infinite Rooms” which she wrote years ago for Broman and Rick stotijn. “At that time,” she says, “I was trying to create large-scale orchestra halls, inspired by the Japanese artist. Yayoi Kusama. “

“Now, however, [we’re moving] from the large orchestra hall to the small private room, but the principle is the same, ”she continued. Where “the private room turns out to be an infinite room, where a small number of musical details are multiplied endlessly through mirrors”.

Performers of Byström’s works include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She also wrote plays directly for Radovan Vlatkovic and Janine Jansen.

This year, Byström’s “Parallel Universes” was commissioned by the BBC Proms and received its premiere in August 2021 with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor John Storgårds.


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27-year-old Korean-American violinist named concertmaster of prestigious Hamburg Philharmonic https://allanpettersson.org/27-year-old-korean-american-violinist-named-concertmaster-of-prestigious-hamburg-philharmonic/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/27-year-old-korean-american-violinist-named-concertmaster-of-prestigious-hamburg-philharmonic/ An American violinist of Korean descent has been appointed Principal Violin of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg), an internationally renowned symphony orchestra based in Germany. A solo violin rises: Daniel Cho, 27, takes on the leadership role after being selected by general music director and conductor Kent Nagano following an audition attended […]]]>

An American violinist of Korean descent has been appointed Principal Violin of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg), an internationally renowned symphony orchestra based in Germany.

A solo violin rises: Daniel Cho, 27, takes on the leadership role after being selected by general music director and conductor Kent Nagano following an audition attended by other orchestra members, reported Korea weather. The announcement came from Sejong Soloists, a string ensemble of which Cho is a part.

  • Cho, who studied at the Juilliard School, was 16 when he made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Soon after, he made his European debut with a performance at the Louvre in Paris.

  • In 2017, he moved to Germany where he obtained his master’s degree from the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. There he studied under the renowned violinist Kolja Blacher.

  • In 2018, Cho was first violin at the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of the Verbier Festival.

  • In 2019, he won the joint second prize with Kyumin Park and Johanna Pichlmair at the Max Rostal International Violin Competition, in which no first prize was awarded, according to the the rhinestone. The same year he was guest principal violin of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

  • Cho begins his stint as Principal Violin of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2021-22 season. His official term would be determined after holding the post for a year and a half.

About the orchestra: The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg’s oldest and most active orchestra, has its origins in the founding of its forerunner organization, the Philharmonische Gesellschaft, in 1828. It currently serves as the orchestra of the State Opera of Hamburg.

  • In addition to its concerts, the orchestra also accompanies more than 250 opera and ballet performances per year at the State Opera on Dammtorstrasse.

  • Kent Nagano, an “expert in the great orchestral works of the 20th century”, according to the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra website, was the general musical director of the Hamburg State Opera and conductor of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015.

  • Cho’s arrival as concertmaster will be an important addition to the orchestra as the position has been vacant for the past 13 years.

  • The Hamburg Philharmonic is one of the four resident orchestras of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. Popularly nicknamed “Elphi”, the 26-storey hall also hosts performances by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Resonanz Ensemble and the Symphoniker Hamburg.

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Korean-American violinist named first violin at the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra https://allanpettersson.org/korean-american-violinist-named-first-violin-at-the-hamburg-philharmonic-orchestra/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/korean-american-violinist-named-first-violin-at-the-hamburg-philharmonic-orchestra/ Violinist Daniel Cho (Sejong Soloists) Daniel Cho, a 27-year-old Korean-American violinist, has been appointed first violin at the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sejong Soloists string ensemble announced on Wednesday that Cho had been selected as the orchestra’s first violinist in an audition attended by orchestra members and conductor Kent Nagano. The Hamburg, Germany-based orchestra […]]]>

Violinist Daniel Cho (Sejong Soloists)

Daniel Cho, a 27-year-old Korean-American violinist, has been appointed first violin at the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Sejong Soloists string ensemble announced on Wednesday that Cho had been selected as the orchestra’s first violinist in an audition attended by orchestra members and conductor Kent Nagano.

The Hamburg, Germany-based orchestra was founded in 1828. Nagano has conducted the orchestra as principal conductor since September 2015. The American conductor is also the general musical director of the Hamburg State Opera.

Cho was part of the Sejong Soloists Academy program and later became the orchestra’s youngest member. He made his recital debut at the age of 16 at Carnegie Hall in New York and made his European debut at the Louvre in Paris.

He studied at the Juilliard School with violinists Kang Hyo and David Chen. In 2017, he moved to Germany and obtained his master’s degree from the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, under the supervision of Kolja Blacher.

Cho will join the orchestra from the 2021-22 season. A life term will be decided after a year and a half.

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Violinist Tai Murray joins Colbert’s list of artists https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-tai-murray-joins-colberts-list-of-artists/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 19:15:03 +0000 https://allanpettersson.org/violinist-tai-murray-joins-colberts-list-of-artists/ Tai Murray joined the list of Colbert artists for general performance, with immediate effect. The new assistant professor of violin at the Yale School of Music plans to split her time between New Haven and her home in Berlin. Murray’s playing has been called “abundant in radiant sound, arched lyricism, and delicacy” in the New […]]]>

Tai Murray joined the list of Colbert artists for general performance, with immediate effect. The new assistant professor of violin at the Yale School of Music plans to split her time between New Haven and her home in Berlin.

Murray’s playing has been called “abundant in radiant sound, arched lyricism, and delicacy” in the New York Times. As a guest soloist, she has performed with prominent ensembles including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestras.

Holder of artist’s diplomas from Indiana University and Julliard schoolMurray is known for presenting new music, focusing on the work of people of color. She received the 2012 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, which the Sphinx Organization grants to “extraordinary black and Latin musicians”. She also performed the world premiere of Malcolm Hayes’ Violin Concerto at the BBC PROMS.

A 2004 laureate of Avery Fisher Career Scholarship, Murray was named BBC Radio 3’s Next Generation Artist and was a fellow of the Chamber Music Society II at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Murray will be represented by Lee Prinz, Martha Bonta and Amy Carson-Dwyer of Colbert Artists.


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