Bella Hristova Releases Latest CD, BELLA UNACCOMPANIED
Violinist Bella Hristova's second recording for solo violin, "Bella Unaccompanied", has been recognized with a first round GRAMMY ballot placement. Her performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, on the CD, is currently spotlighted as a featured video on Curtis Performs, the institute's online stage (Ms. Hristova is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music). The video was recorded live this past June 2013 at Curtis's Gould Rehearsal Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The recording, which also includes John Corigliano's The Red Violin Caprices, Kevin Puts'sArches, Astor Piazzolla's Tango Etudes, and Nathan Milstsein's Paganiniana Variations, was released on A. W. Tonegold Records in late spring 2013 and is available online at http://awtonegold.com/bella.html
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While Ms. Hristova's upcoming performances do not also feature the works on her recent CD, her artistry can be heard in a variety of works, culminating in her third appearance at Carnegie Hall as soloist with the NY String Seminar. On December 24th, led by conductor Jaime Laredo, she performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64. The 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient's November engagements include two performances with the renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; a performance of the Prokofiev Violin Concerto with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra; and two December recitals in Massachusetts and Vermont. Recent engagements this fall have included performances with the Amarillo Symphony, Colorado Spring Philharmonic and a recital on the prestigiousTuesday Musical Club's series in Texas.
November - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center New York, NY
SPOHR Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor for Strings, Op. 65
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
ENESCU Octet in C major for Strings, Op. 7
November 10 - Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, St. Joseph, MI
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto in g, Op. 63
Robin Fountain, conductor
November 19 - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY