Icelandic Violinist Hlif Sigurjonsdottir to Perform at Marc A. Scorca Hall
Ms. Sigurjonsdottir will perform solo violin compositions, Icelandic composer Runa Ingimundar's From My Home, J.S. Bach's Partita II in d minor, BWV 1004 and American composer Merrill Clark's The Sorceress - Sigurjonsdottir Sonata (accompanied by a video work by the Greek artist Ektoras Binikos).
The Ingimundar and Clark works were written for her and can be found on the CD Dialogus, released in 2014 by MSR Classics - http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1551. The disk was included on Fanfare Magazine's 2015 Best of the Year Want List.
Tickets for the January 10 event are $15 and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2477253. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.operaamerica.org/Applications/Calendar/index2.aspx.
Hlíf Sigurjónsdóttir was born in Denmark and grew up in Iceland. Upon graduation from the Reykjavík College of Music, she furthered her violin studies at the Universities of Indiana and Toronto where her teachers were Franco Gulli and Lorand Fenyves, and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Later she took private lessons in New York from the renowned violinist and teacher Gerald Beal. She has worked with many of the leading musicians of the twentieth century, including William Primrose, Janos Starker, Rucciero Ricci, Igor Oistrach, György Sebok and the members of the Hungarian quartet. She has given numerous concerts both as a soloist and with various ensembles and orchestras. In 2015, MSR Classics re-released the critically acclaimed 2-CD set of her playing the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach, originally released in 2008. Visit her at http://www.hlifsigurjons.is/index-e.htm.