From February 28 through March 5, Carnegie Hall becomes the epicenter
of the violin world when the brightest of the new generation of
violinists grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
We thought it would be fun to indulge in a little Twitter-like "#DYK" (did you know) about the stars!
#DYK that Lisa
Batiashvili—who plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Osmo Vänskä
and the Minnesota Orchestra on February
28—knows the piece so well that she performed and
conducted it on a 2009 recording with the Bremen German Chamber
Repin joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit on March
1 to perform the New York premiere of James MacMillan's Violin
Concerto. #DYK that Repim made his Carnegie
Hall debut at just 18 years of age, on a bill that included Plácido
Domingo, Frederica von Stade, and Mstislav Rostropovich?
#DYK that when she was 10, Leila
Josefowicz appeared with President Reagan, Van Cliburn, and Bob
Hope in a tribute to the legendary comedian and actor? She performs
Thomas Adès's Violin Concerto, "Concentric Paths" with the St. Louis
Symphony, conducted by David Robertson, at Carnegie Hall on March
More of the world's best fiddlers are coming to Carnegie Hall
throughout the season, which means we get to do a little more "#DYK".
James Levine, Music Director and Conductor of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra has taken the unusual step of inviting Christian
Tetzlaff to perform the entire program of the BSO's concert on March
15—including the New York premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Violin
Concerto. #DYK that the violinist will
probably be exhausted afterward!?
Ibragimova's concert in Weill Recital Hall, accompanied by Cédric
Tiberghien, is her Carnegie Hall debut. #DYK
that she's accustomed to these types of big events? At just 13 years of
age in 1998, she performed at the opening ceremony of the 50th
Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at UNESCO in
Paris, playing Bach's Double Violin Concerto conducted by Yehudi
#DYK that Midori's
concert with pianist Charles Abramovic on March
23 marks her 25th Carnegie Hall appearance since her 1991
debut? Midori will be contributing guest posts to our blog about
several of the pieces she and Abramovic will perform that night.
#DYK that also performing throughout the
remainder of the season are the great Itzhak
Perlman on March 26; Nikolaj
Znaider on April 6; and Christian
Tetzlaff, who returns for a violin duo with Antje Weithaas on May
Finally, #DYK that you can visit us on Facebook
to tell us know which violin performances you are most excited about