Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja to Make US Debut with Boston Philharmonic, 11/21-24
If Kopatchinskaja (http://patriciakopatchinskaja.com/) has been flying under the radar in the US, no such thing has been happening elsewhere. For the past decade she has been in high demand, performing at renowned venues with the world's greatest orchestras and chamber ensembles, displaying a vast musical repertoire.
In the last year alone, she has performed with WDR Sinfonieorchester, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She toured the Netherlands with the Orchestre des Champs-E?lyse?es, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and in the summer of 2013 led a twelve-concert tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Her upcoming schedule includes a major European tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for appearances in Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg and Stuttgart and a residency at the 2013 Beethovenfest Bonn. She will also appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra and debut with the NHK Sym- phony Orchestra, both with Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Having left Moldova in 1991, Kopatchinskaja studied violin and composition in Vienna and Bern. Among other prizes over the course of her career, Kopatchinskaja won the international Szeryng-Competition in Mexico (2000), the International Credit Suisse Group Young Artist Award (2002), the 2012 Praetorius Musikpreis Niedersachsen Award in the category of innovation and the 2013 Echo Klassik award. Her latest CD-a recording of violin concertos by Prokofiev and Stravinsky with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski-was recently released.
Wherever she has played, this musical sprite has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike with her intelligence, inventiveness and passion. Kopatchinskaja is a name that may not yet be familiar to American classical music fans but there's no doubt that will change after this whirlwind talent takes Boston by storm in November.
ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA: In 1979, ninety-six enthusiastic players-amateurs, students, and professionals-and a dynamic and probing conductor named Benjamin Zander joined together to found the Boston Philharmonic. The Philharmonic has released five critically acclaimed recordings, including works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich and Ravel. Boston Philharmonic concerts have long been a two-part experience; each performance is preceded by one of Benjamin Zander's pre-concert lectures, which prepare listeners to understand the ideas and the structure of the music they are about to hear. The orchestra's season includes performances at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and often Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall.
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