Académie

Diaz, Roberto

Roberto Diaz, viola

Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music,
following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef
Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at
Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life
and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.
As a soloist, Mr. Díaz collaborates with leading conductors of our time
on stages throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He
has also worked directly with important 20th- and 21st-century
composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki, whose viola concerto he
has performed numerous times with the composer on the podium and
whose double concerto he will premiere in the United States during the
13-14 season; and Edison Denisov, who invited Mr. Díaz to Moscow to work on and perform
his viola concerto. Ricardo Lorenz and Roberto Sierra have written concerti for Mr. Díaz, and
he will premiere a concerto by Jennifer Higdon in 2015.
As a frequent recitalist, Mr. Díaz enjoys collaborating with young pianists, bringing a fresh
approach to the repertoire and providing invaluable opportunities to artists at the beginning of
their careers. In addition to performing with major string quartets and pianists in chamber music
series and festivals worldwide, Mr. Díaz has toured Europe, Asia, and the Americas a member
of the Díaz Trio with violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Andrés Díaz. The Díaz Trio has
recorded for the Artek and Dorian labels.
Mr. Díaz’s recordings on the Naxos label with pianist Robert Koenig include the complete
works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps and a Grammy-nominated disc of viola
transcriptions by William Primrose. Also on Naxos are the Brahms sonatas with Jeremy Denk
and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto with violinist Charles Wetherbee and the Iris
Chamber Orchestra led by Michael Stern. On the New World Records label is a live recording
of Mr. Díaz’s performance of Jacob Druckman's Viola Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch and
the Philadelphia Orchestra. Upcoming releases include the Walton Viola Concerto with the
New Haven Symphony and William Boughton (Nimbus) and the Viola Concerto by Peter
Lieberson with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Scott Yoo (Bridge Records).
Since founding Curtis On Tour six seasons ago, Mr. Díaz has taken the hugely successful
program to North and South America, Europe, and Asia, performing chamber music side-byside
with Curtis students and other faculty and alumni of the school. In addition to Curtis On
Tour, his tenure as president of Curtis has seen the construction of a significant new building
which doubled the size of the school’s campus, the introduction of classical guitar and string
quartet programs, the launch of Curtis Summerfest which is open to the public, and the debut of
an online stage called Curtis Performs. In the fall of 2013 Curtis will become the first classical
music conservatory to offer free online classes through Coursera. Also under Mr. Díaz’s
leadership, the school has developed lasting collaborations with other music and arts institutions
in Philadelphia and throughout the world and has established the Community Artists Program
(CAP) to develop the entrepreneurial and advocacy skills of young musicians.
Mr. Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College and was awarded an honorary
membership by the national board of the American Viola Society. In the fall of 2013
Roberto Díaz, page 1
Mr. Díaz will become a member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society founded by
Benjamin Franklin. As a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he was selected by Music
Director Christoph Eschenbach to receive the C. Hartman Kuhn Award, given annually to "the
member of the Philadelphia Orchestra who has shown ability and enterprise of such character as
to enhance the standards and the reputation of the Philadelphia Orchestra." Mr. Díaz received a
bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Burton
Fine, and a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where his teacher was his predecessor at
the Philadelphia Orchestra, Joseph de Pasquale. Mr. Díaz also has a degree in industrial
design.
In addition to his decade-long tenure as principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he
performed the entire standard viola concerto repertoire with the orchestra and gave a number of
Philadelphia Orchestra premieres, Mr. Díaz was also principal viola of the National Symphony
under Mstislav Rostropovich, a member of the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, and a
member of the Minnesota Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. Mr. Díaz plays the ex-
Primrose Amati viola.

Last update: Fall 2014

 

Diaz, Roberto

Roberto Diaz, alto

(Biographie disponible en version anglaise seulement.)
 
Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music,
following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef
Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at
Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life
and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.
As a soloist, Mr. Díaz collaborates with leading conductors of our time
on stages throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He
has also worked directly with important 20th- and 21st-century
composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki, whose viola concerto he
has performed numerous times with the composer on the podium and
whose double concerto he will premiere in the United States during the
13-14 season; and Edison Denisov, who invited Mr. Díaz to Moscow to work on and perform
his viola concerto. Ricardo Lorenz and Roberto Sierra have written concerti for Mr. Díaz, and
he will premiere a concerto by Jennifer Higdon in 2015.
As a frequent recitalist, Mr. Díaz enjoys collaborating with young pianists, bringing a fresh
approach to the repertoire and providing invaluable opportunities to artists at the beginning of
their careers. In addition to performing with major string quartets and pianists in chamber music
series and festivals worldwide, Mr. Díaz has toured Europe, Asia, and the Americas a member
of the Díaz Trio with violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Andrés Díaz. The Díaz Trio has
recorded for the Artek and Dorian labels.
Mr. Díaz’s recordings on the Naxos label with pianist Robert Koenig include the complete
works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps and a Grammy-nominated disc of viola
transcriptions by William Primrose. Also on Naxos are the Brahms sonatas with Jeremy Denk
and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Double Concerto with violinist Charles Wetherbee and the Iris
Chamber Orchestra led by Michael Stern. On the New World Records label is a live recording
of Mr. Díaz’s performance of Jacob Druckman's Viola Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch and
the Philadelphia Orchestra. Upcoming releases include the Walton Viola Concerto with the
New Haven Symphony and William Boughton (Nimbus) and the Viola Concerto by Peter
Lieberson with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Scott Yoo (Bridge Records).
Since founding Curtis On Tour six seasons ago, Mr. Díaz has taken the hugely successful
program to North and South America, Europe, and Asia, performing chamber music side-byside
with Curtis students and other faculty and alumni of the school. In addition to Curtis On
Tour, his tenure as president of Curtis has seen the construction of a significant new building
which doubled the size of the school’s campus, the introduction of classical guitar and string
quartet programs, the launch of Curtis Summerfest which is open to the public, and the debut of
an online stage called Curtis Performs. In the fall of 2013 Curtis will become the first classical
music conservatory to offer free online classes through Coursera. Also under Mr. Díaz’s
leadership, the school has developed lasting collaborations with other music and arts institutions
in Philadelphia and throughout the world and has established the Community Artists Program
(CAP) to develop the entrepreneurial and advocacy skills of young musicians.
Mr. Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College and was awarded an honorary
membership by the national board of the American Viola Society. In the fall of 2013
Roberto Díaz, page 1
Mr. Díaz will become a member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society founded by
Benjamin Franklin. As a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he was selected by Music
Director Christoph Eschenbach to receive the C. Hartman Kuhn Award, given annually to "the
member of the Philadelphia Orchestra who has shown ability and enterprise of such character as
to enhance the standards and the reputation of the Philadelphia Orchestra." Mr. Díaz received a
bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Burton
Fine, and a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where his teacher was his predecessor at
the Philadelphia Orchestra, Joseph de Pasquale. Mr. Díaz also has a degree in industrial
design.
In addition to his decade-long tenure as principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he
performed the entire standard viola concerto repertoire with the orchestra and gave a number of
Philadelphia Orchestra premieres, Mr. Díaz was also principal viola of the National Symphony
under Mstislav Rostropovich, a member of the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, and a
member of the Minnesota Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner. Mr. Díaz plays the ex-
Primrose Amati viola.

 Dernière révision: automne 2014

 

Strauss, Axel

Axel Strauss, violin

In 1998, violinist Axel Strauss became the first German artist ever to win the Naumburg
Violin Award, and in the seasons since, he has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity
and his musical sensitivity. The Salt Lake Tribune praised his well-rounded artistry by
saying, “Strauss quickly established that he is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. But amid
his technical acumen, there was a genuine musician. His interpretive prowess was
delightful.”
Mr. Strauss, who has been residing in the United States since 1996, maintains a busy
performance schedule and serves as Professor of Violin at the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music.
He has been heard on concert stages throughout Europe since his recital debut in
Hamburg at the age of sixteen. One year after his debut he won the silver medal at the
Enescu Competition in Romania and performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the
Bucharest Philharmonic. Mr. Strauss has been recognized with many other awards,
including top prizes in the Bach, Wieniawski and Kocian competitions.
After violin studies in Germany with Prof. Petru Munteanu he began working with
Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School and became her teaching assistant in 1998. He
has also worked with Itzhak Perlman, Felix Galimir, and Ruggiero Ricci, and at the
Marlboro Music Festival with Mitsuko Uchida, Andras Schiff, and Bruno Canino.
Mr. Strauss made his American debut at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and
his first of many New York concerts was presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall
in 1998. He has given recitals in major US cities and has appeared as soloist with
numerous orchestras, including the Hamburg Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the
Shanghai Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony and the
Budapest Philharmonic. He has worked with conductors such as Maxim Shostakovitch,
Rico Saccani, Joseph Silverstein, Gerhardt Zimmermann and Pedro Halffter. Mr. Strauss
also toured Japan with the Philharmonic Violins Berlin. He frequently performs at music
festivals in the States and abroad, including the Moab Music Festival in Utah, the
International Music Academy and Festival in Seoul in Korea, and the Kammermusiktage
Mettlach in Germany. His recordings include the Violin Concerto and the Sonatas Opus
120 by Brahms, the Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodaly and a selection of
Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words,” arranged for violin and piano. Most recently a
recording of a recital at New York’s Steinway Hall has been released on DVD.
Axel Strauss performs on an outstanding violin by J.F. Pressenda, Turin 1845, on
extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society in Chicago.
 

Last update: Fall 2014

Source: http://www.axelstrauss.com/index.html
 

Strauss, Axel

Axel Strauss, violon

(Biographie disponible en version anglaise seulement.)
 
In 1998, violinist Axel Strauss became the first German artist ever to win the Naumburg
Violin Award, and in the seasons since, he has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity
and his musical sensitivity. The Salt Lake Tribune praised his well-rounded artistry by
saying, “Strauss quickly established that he is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. But amid
his technical acumen, there was a genuine musician. His interpretive prowess was
delightful.”
Mr. Strauss, who has been residing in the United States since 1996, maintains a busy
performance schedule and serves as Professor of Violin at the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music.
He has been heard on concert stages throughout Europe since his recital debut in
Hamburg at the age of sixteen. One year after his debut he won the silver medal at the
Enescu Competition in Romania and performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the
Bucharest Philharmonic. Mr. Strauss has been recognized with many other awards,
including top prizes in the Bach, Wieniawski and Kocian competitions.
After violin studies in Germany with Prof. Petru Munteanu he began working with
Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School and became her teaching assistant in 1998. He
has also worked with Itzhak Perlman, Felix Galimir, and Ruggiero Ricci, and at the
Marlboro Music Festival with Mitsuko Uchida, Andras Schiff, and Bruno Canino.
Mr. Strauss made his American debut at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and
his first of many New York concerts was presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall
in 1998. He has given recitals in major US cities and has appeared as soloist with
numerous orchestras, including the Hamburg Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the
Shanghai Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony and the
Budapest Philharmonic. He has worked with conductors such as Maxim Shostakovitch,
Rico Saccani, Joseph Silverstein, Gerhardt Zimmermann and Pedro Halffter. Mr. Strauss
also toured Japan with the Philharmonic Violins Berlin. He frequently performs at music
festivals in the States and abroad, including the Moab Music Festival in Utah, the
International Music Academy and Festival in Seoul in Korea, and the Kammermusiktage
Mettlach in Germany. His recordings include the Violin Concerto and the Sonatas Opus
120 by Brahms, the Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodaly and a selection of
Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words,” arranged for violin and piano. Most recently a
recording of a recital at New York’s Steinway Hall has been released on DVD.
Axel Strauss performs on an outstanding violin by J.F. Pressenda, Turin 1845, on
extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society in Chicago.
 

 Dernière révision: automne 2014

Source: http://www.axelstrauss.com/index.html
 

Midori

Midori, violin

In the 2014-2015 season, the 32nd of violinist Midori's professional career, she will play the world premiere of a new work by Johannes Maria Staud - Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II), Music for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion - at the Lucerne Festival and the Vienna Konzerthaus; she will make two new recordings, one of Bach solo sonatas and partitas (for Onyx) and one of DoReMi, the violin concerto by Peter Eötvös (for Naïve); she will continue her community engagement work in Japan and throughout the U.S., while doing her usual complement of recital, chamber music, and concerto appearances throughout the world. In another highlight of 2014-2015, Midori will conduct a week-long festival at Tokyo's Suntory Hall, which will feature four concerts, each with a different program. The week will include a presentation by children with physical and developmental challenges from her Music Sharing organization; a concert featuring Midori playing four complete violin concertos; two recitals (one of new music, one of standard repertoire) with pianist Özgür Aydin, and more. She is particularly excited to be recording one new violin concerto (the Eötvös) and playing the world premiere of another (the Staud) in the same year. Midori has been given the prestigious title "Artiste étoile" by the Lucerne Festival, which co-commissioned the Staud concerto along with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Vienna ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra. The world premiere will be performed with James Gaffigan conducting the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, on 27 August 2014.
Today Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. In recognition of the breadth and quality of her work in these three entirely separate fields, in 2012 she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. In 2007, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In essence, over the years she has created a new model for young artists who seek to balance the joys and demands of a performing career at the highest level with a hands-on investment in the power of music to change lives.
Named Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California in 2012, Midori works with her students at USC's Thornton School, where she is also Jascha Heifetz Chair. Midori thrives amidst the challenges presented by her full-time career as educator at a major university. To these commitments she adds a guest professorship at Japan's Soai University, and substantial periods of time devoted to community engagement work.
Midori's involvement with community engagement began in earnest in 1992. Then just 21 years of age, she started an organization to bring music to underserved neighborhoods in the U.S. and Japan. What started with just individual personal appearances by Midori in classrooms and hospitals has blossomed over the last 22 years into four distinct organizations, whose impact is felt worldwide. The underlying idea inspiring Midori's community engagement work is that the joy of music should be available to all.
Because people in wealthy or privileged circumstances have easy access to the performing arts, Midori's organizations focus on bringing music to the less fortunate. Since 1992, Midori & Friends has enhanced the lives of over 225,000 New York City children who have little or no access to the arts, through high quality music education that nurtures their creativity and self-confidence (www.midoriandfriends.org); Partners in Performance offers recitals by Midori and others to chamber music lovers in small communities throughout the U.S. seldom visited by established touring artists (www.pipmusic.org); Orchestra Residencies Program brings a week-long residency by Midori to two U.S. youth orchestras with winning applications each year (www.gotomidori.com/orp/); and Music Sharing provides both traditional Japanese music and Western classical music performances and workshops to children in schools, hospitals and institutions; it also provides learning opportunities in Japan and Southeast Asia for young artists (chosen by audition from all over the world) who are interested in community/music engagement work (www.musicsharing.jp). Both Orchestra Residencies Program and Music Sharing also conduct satellite programs with Midori internationally, in such countries as Costa Rica, Myanmar, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Cambodia.
Midori's enthusiasm for playing and supporting the music of our time has blossomed into a significant and ongoing commitment. Over the years she has commissioned works for a great variety of forces. Over all, the individuals Midori has sought out to create new repertoire for the violin represent an impressive array of some of the most talented of today's composers, including Lee Hyla, Rodion Shchedrin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Derek Bermel, Brett Dean, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Michael Hersch, Pierre Jalbert, Peter Eötvös, and now Johannes Maria Staud.
Midori's two most recent recordings join an already extensive discography on two other labels, with fourteen recordings on Sony Classical and two on Philips. In 2013, Finnish label Ondine featured Midori in a rare recording of Paul Hindemith's violin concerto, in collaboration with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, which won a Grammy for Best Classical Compendium. Later in the season the British label Onyx released a recital program by Midori with pianist Özgür Aydin in sonatas for violin and piano by Shostakovich, Janáček, and Bloch, which was nominated for an International Classical Music Award.
In 2004, Midori joined the ranks of published authors with the release in Germany of a memoir titled Einfach Midori (Simply Midori) for the publisher Henschel Verlag. It was updated and reissued in German-speaking territories in 2012.
In 2000, Midori received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Gender Studies at the Gallatin School of New York University, graduating magna cum laude, and in 2005 earned her Master's degree in Psychology, also from NYU.
Midori was born in Osaka, Japan in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her now legendary debut - at the age of 11 - at the New York Philharmonic's traditional New Year's Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career. Today Midori lives in Los Angeles. Her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù "ex-Huberman." She uses three bows - two by Dominique Peccatte, and one by Paul Siefried.
 

Last update: Fall 2014

Midori

Midori, violon

(Biographie disponible en version anglaise seulement.)
 
In the 2014-2015 season, the 32nd of violinist Midori's professional career, she will play the world premiere of a new work by Johannes Maria Staud - Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II), Music for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion - at the Lucerne Festival and the Vienna Konzerthaus; she will make two new recordings, one of Bach solo sonatas and partitas (for Onyx) and one of DoReMi, the violin concerto by Peter Eötvös (for Naïve); she will continue her community engagement work in Japan and throughout the U.S., while doing her usual complement of recital, chamber music, and concerto appearances throughout the world. In another highlight of 2014-2015, Midori will conduct a week-long festival at Tokyo's Suntory Hall, which will feature four concerts, each with a different program. The week will include a presentation by children with physical and developmental challenges from her Music Sharing organization; a concert featuring Midori playing four complete violin concertos; two recitals (one of new music, one of standard repertoire) with pianist Özgür Aydin, and more. She is particularly excited to be recording one new violin concerto (the Eötvös) and playing the world premiere of another (the Staud) in the same year. Midori has been given the prestigious title "Artiste étoile" by the Lucerne Festival, which co-commissioned the Staud concerto along with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Vienna ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra. The world premiere will be performed with James Gaffigan conducting the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, on 27 August 2014.
Today Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. In recognition of the breadth and quality of her work in these three entirely separate fields, in 2012 she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. In 2007, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In essence, over the years she has created a new model for young artists who seek to balance the joys and demands of a performing career at the highest level with a hands-on investment in the power of music to change lives.
Named Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California in 2012, Midori works with her students at USC's Thornton School, where she is also Jascha Heifetz Chair. Midori thrives amidst the challenges presented by her full-time career as educator at a major university. To these commitments she adds a guest professorship at Japan's Soai University, and substantial periods of time devoted to community engagement work.
Midori's involvement with community engagement began in earnest in 1992. Then just 21 years of age, she started an organization to bring music to underserved neighborhoods in the U.S. and Japan. What started with just individual personal appearances by Midori in classrooms and hospitals has blossomed over the last 22 years into four distinct organizations, whose impact is felt worldwide. The underlying idea inspiring Midori's community engagement work is that the joy of music should be available to all.
Because people in wealthy or privileged circumstances have easy access to the performing arts, Midori's organizations focus on bringing music to the less fortunate. Since 1992, Midori & Friends has enhanced the lives of over 225,000 New York City children who have little or no access to the arts, through high quality music education that nurtures their creativity and self-confidence (www.midoriandfriends.org); Partners in Performance offers recitals by Midori and others to chamber music lovers in small communities throughout the U.S. seldom visited by established touring artists (www.pipmusic.org); Orchestra Residencies Program brings a week-long residency by Midori to two U.S. youth orchestras with winning applications each year (www.gotomidori.com/orp/); and Music Sharing provides both traditional Japanese music and Western classical music performances and workshops to children in schools, hospitals and institutions; it also provides learning opportunities in Japan and Southeast Asia for young artists (chosen by audition from all over the world) who are interested in community/music engagement work (www.musicsharing.jp). Both Orchestra Residencies Program and Music Sharing also conduct satellite programs with Midori internationally, in such countries as Costa Rica, Myanmar, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Cambodia.
Midori's enthusiasm for playing and supporting the music of our time has blossomed into a significant and ongoing commitment. Over the years she has commissioned works for a great variety of forces. Over all, the individuals Midori has sought out to create new repertoire for the violin represent an impressive array of some of the most talented of today's composers, including Lee Hyla, Rodion Shchedrin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Derek Bermel, Brett Dean, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Michael Hersch, Pierre Jalbert, Peter Eötvös, and now Johannes Maria Staud.
Midori's two most recent recordings join an already extensive discography on two other labels, with fourteen recordings on Sony Classical and two on Philips. In 2013, Finnish label Ondine featured Midori in a rare recording of Paul Hindemith's violin concerto, in collaboration with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach, which won a Grammy for Best Classical Compendium. Later in the season the British label Onyx released a recital program by Midori with pianist Özgür Aydin in sonatas for violin and piano by Shostakovich, Janáček, and Bloch, which was nominated for an International Classical Music Award.
In 2004, Midori joined the ranks of published authors with the release in Germany of a memoir titled Einfach Midori (Simply Midori) for the publisher Henschel Verlag. It was updated and reissued in German-speaking territories in 2012.
In 2000, Midori received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Gender Studies at the Gallatin School of New York University, graduating magna cum laude, and in 2005 earned her Master's degree in Psychology, also from NYU.
Midori was born in Osaka, Japan in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her now legendary debut - at the age of 11 - at the New York Philharmonic's traditional New Year's Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career. Today Midori lives in Los Angeles. Her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù "ex-Huberman." She uses three bows - two by Dominique Peccatte, and one by Paul Siefried.
 

 
Dernière révision: automne 2014

Repin, Vadim

Vadim Repin, violin

Fiery passion with impeccable technique, poetry and sensitivity are Vadim Repin’s trademarks.
 
Born in Siberia in 1971, Mr. Repin began playing the violin at the age of five. Six months later he had his first stage performance. At only eleven Vadim won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1985, at the age of fourteen, he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki; a year later he debuted at Carnegie Hall. In 1987 Mr. Repin became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Reine Elisabeth Concours violin competition.
 
Mr. Repin has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and La Scala, working with leading conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Chailly, Chung, Conlon, Dohnanyi, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Fedoseyev, Gatti, Gergiev, Jansons, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Krivine, Levine, Luisi, Marriner, Masur, Mehta, Muti, Nagano, Ozawa, Rattle, Rozhdestvensky, Temirkanov, Thielemann, and Zinman.
 
Vadim Repin has been a frequent guest at festivals such as the BBC Proms, Rheingau, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Gstaad and Verbier. He regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital; other chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Andrei Korobeinikov, and Mischa Maisky. 
 
Other recent highlights have been tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev; and collaborations with Christian Thielemann in Tokyo, with Riccardo Muti in New York, with Riccardo Chailly in Leipzig, a tour of Australia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. He has opened the Grafenegg Festival with live concert on Austrian Television, and has given concerts at the Dresden, Menton and Ljubljana Music Festivals. Mr. Repin appeared in recitals with pianist Itamar Golan in Boston, Washington DC, and New York City and in 2013, returned to the United States for concerts with the London Philharmonic, and recitals in Denver and California. After acclaimed premières of the violin concerto written for him by James MacMillan in London, Philadelphia, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Vadim Repin reprised the piece at the 2013 PROMS with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Donald Runnicles, culminating in a sold out Royal Albert Hall performance. 
 
Vadim Repin’s many CDs include prize-winning recordings of concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics. His first recording for Deutsche Grammophon featured the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti, coupled with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata with Martha Argerich; the second, the Brahms Violin Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto (Truls Mørk, cello) with the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly. The London Sunday Times wrote: “It is hard to think of recent recordings of these great works that match the splendour of sound and musical insight here. Superb.” He recorded the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov trios with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang (which won the Echo Classic) and works by Grieg, Janacek and César Franck with Nikolai Lugansky, which won the 2011 BBC Music Award and the Edison Award. A recent screening by Arte and Bavarian Television of an hour long documentary film by Claudia Willke Vadim Repin - A Magician of Sound featured the artist returning to Siberia where his career began and follows him to Berlin, Paris and other European destinations. 
 
Additional awards include the Victoire d’Honneur (2010), France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. 
 
Engagements last season included chamber music in Paris and Lyon with Denis Matsuev, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon, Alexander Kniazev and other friends, recitals in Italy, Spain, France and the United States, and a series at Japan's Pacific Music Festival. Highlights of the current season include a European tour with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Neeme Jarvi, and concerts in Vienna with Kent Nagano and Lionel Bringuier in both the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus. In March 2014 Vadim Repin as Artistic Director presents the first Trans-Siberian Festival of the Arts in Novosibirsk's magnificent new concert hall.
 
Vadim Repin lives in Vienna and plays on the 1743 Bonjour violin by Guarneri del Gesù.
 

Last update: Fall 2014

Source: http://www.cami.com/?webid=1939
 

Repin, Vadim

Vadim Repin, violon

(Biographie disponible en version anglaise seulement.)
 
Fiery passion with impeccable technique, poetry and sensitivity are Vadim Repin’s trademarks.
 
Born in Siberia in 1971, Mr. Repin began playing the violin at the age of five. Six months later he had his first stage performance. At only eleven Vadim won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1985, at the age of fourteen, he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki; a year later he debuted at Carnegie Hall. In 1987 Mr. Repin became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Reine Elisabeth Concours violin competition.
 
Mr. Repin has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and La Scala, working with leading conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Chailly, Chung, Conlon, Dohnanyi, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Fedoseyev, Gatti, Gergiev, Jansons, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Krivine, Levine, Luisi, Marriner, Masur, Mehta, Muti, Nagano, Ozawa, Rattle, Rozhdestvensky, Temirkanov, Thielemann, and Zinman.
 
Vadim Repin has been a frequent guest at festivals such as the BBC Proms, Rheingau, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Gstaad and Verbier. He regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital; other chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Andrei Korobeinikov, and Mischa Maisky. 
 
Other recent highlights have been tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev; and collaborations with Christian Thielemann in Tokyo, with Riccardo Muti in New York, with Riccardo Chailly in Leipzig, a tour of Australia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. He has opened the Grafenegg Festival with live concert on Austrian Television, and has given concerts at the Dresden, Menton and Ljubljana Music Festivals. Mr. Repin appeared in recitals with pianist Itamar Golan in Boston, Washington DC, and New York City and in 2013, returned to the United States for concerts with the London Philharmonic, and recitals in Denver and California. After acclaimed premières of the violin concerto written for him by James MacMillan in London, Philadelphia, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Vadim Repin reprised the piece at the 2013 PROMS with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Donald Runnicles, culminating in a sold out Royal Albert Hall performance. 
 
Vadim Repin’s many CDs include prize-winning recordings of concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics. His first recording for Deutsche Grammophon featured the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti, coupled with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata with Martha Argerich; the second, the Brahms Violin Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto (Truls Mørk, cello) with the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly. The London Sunday Times wrote: “It is hard to think of recent recordings of these great works that match the splendour of sound and musical insight here. Superb.” He recorded the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov trios with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang (which won the Echo Classic) and works by Grieg, Janacek and César Franck with Nikolai Lugansky, which won the 2011 BBC Music Award and the Edison Award. A recent screening by Arte and Bavarian Television of an hour long documentary film by Claudia Willke Vadim Repin - A Magician of Sound featured the artist returning to Siberia where his career began and follows him to Berlin, Paris and other European destinations. 
 
Additional awards include the Victoire d’Honneur (2010), France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. 
 
Engagements last season included chamber music in Paris and Lyon with Denis Matsuev, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon, Alexander Kniazev and other friends, recitals in Italy, Spain, France and the United States, and a series at Japan's Pacific Music Festival. Highlights of the current season include a European tour with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Neeme Jarvi, and concerts in Vienna with Kent Nagano and Lionel Bringuier in both the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus. In March 2014 Vadim Repin as Artistic Director presents the first Trans-Siberian Festival of the Arts in Novosibirsk's magnificent new concert hall.
 
Vadim Repin lives in Vienna and plays on the 1743 Bonjour violin by Guarneri del Gesù.
 

 Dernière révision: automne 2014

Source: http://www.cami.com/?webid=1939
 

Barton Pine, Rachel

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras, including the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Baltimore, Montreal, Vienna, New Zealand and Iceland Symphonies, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, working with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, and Placido Domingo. Acclaimed collaborations include Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, William Warfield, Christopher O'Riley and Mark O'Connor. Her festival appearances include Ravinia, Marlboro, and Salzburg. She has been featured on St. Paul Sunday, Performance Today, From the Top, CBS Sunday Morning, and NBC's Today. Her 16 critically acclaimed albums for the Cedille, Dorian, and Cacophony labels include "Brahms and Joachim Violin Concertos" with Carlos Kalmar and the Chicago Symphony, "Scottish Fantasies" with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and "Beethoven and Clement Violin Concertos" with José Serebrier and the Royal Philharmonic. She holds top prizes from the J.S. Bach (gold medal), Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, Kreisler, Szigeti, and Montreal international competitions, and has twice been honored as a Chicagoan of the Year. Her charitable activities include serving as a trustee of the Music Institute of Chicago and president of the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation. She plays the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742), known as the "ex-Soldat," on generous loan from her patron.

Last update: Fall 2014

Source: http://industry.rachelbartonpine.com/index.php
 

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