Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents JORY VINIKOUR and HOPKINSON SMITH in Their Only New York Recital Appearances, 10/9 and 11/11

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents JORY VINIKOUR and HOPKINSON SMITH in Their Only New York Recital Appearances, 10/9 and 11/11

Two of the most renowned artists active in historical performance today have chosen Salon/Sanctuary Concerts as the presenter for their only New York recitals of the 2014-2015. The recitals will take place in the beautiful and acoustically resonant Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.

Thursday, 10/9/14 7:00pm

Jory Vinikour Performs Rameau

The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street

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In celebration of the Rameau year, Grammy®-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs an all-Rameau recital at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance

"... Vinikour is such a perceptive artist, and is so superlative in technical accomplishment, that Rameau's harpsichord brainstorms sound disarming and at times even revolutionary."

- Gramophone, October 2012


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)

Le Rappel des Oiseaux





La Poule

Les Triolets


L'Entretien des Muses

Les Tourbillons

Les Cyclopes


Suite in a minor




Les Trois Mains


La Triomphante

Gavotte avec six doubles

Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world's most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, partner to several of today's finest artists.

Born in Chicago, Jory Vinikour came to Paris on a Fulbright scholarship to study with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public's attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series throughout much of the world.

A concerto soloist with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Poulenc to Nyman, he has performed as soloist with leading orchestras including Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic of Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra,Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Martin Haselböck, Marek Janowski, Armin Jordan, Benjamin Levy, Fabio Luisi, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Gordan Nikolic, Constantine Orbelian, Victor Yampolsky, et al. He participated in a recording of Frank Martin's Petite Symphonie Concertante with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Armin Jordan (Suisse Romande, 2005).

Well-known as an accompanist, he has worked extensively with artists such as David Daniels, Hélène Delavault, Vivica Genaux, Magdalena Kozena, Annick Massis, Marijana Mijanovic, Dorothea Röschmann, Rolando Villazon ... He has accompanied legendary Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in recitals in Sweden, Norway, Spain and Paris and at La Scala in Milan. With lutenist Jakob Lindberg, their programme of English and Italian music of the 17thcentury, entitled Music for a While was released by Deutsche Grammophon in early 2005.

As an active exponent of contemporary repertoire for the harpsichord, he has given the premieres of works by composers such as Harold Meltzer and Frédéric Durieux, Stephen Blumberg, Patricia Morehead, Graham Lynch, etc. written for him. He has also given important performances of works by Ligeti and Michael Nyman, as well as several 20th century concerti, including Cyril Scott's 1937Harpsichord Concerto, which Mr. Vinikour prepared and edited for Novello editions. Sono Luminus will release his recording of 20th century (and beyond) American harpsichord works in late 2013.