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40 Violinists Selected to Participate in the 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

June 24, 2022, 7:59 AM · On Friday the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis announced 40 violinists who have been invited to participate in the 11th Quadrennial Violin Competition, which will take place Sept. 9-25 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The participants were chosen from 103 applications from 21 countries. They represent 16 countries across five continents, ranging in age from 17 to 29. The most-represented country is the United States, with 11 participants, followed by South Korea (9 participants) and China and Japan (4 participants each).

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For the Record, Op. 203: Sebastian Bohren; cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras; Kristóf Baráti; Franco Scozzafava

June 23, 2022, 6:23 PM · Welcome to "For the Record," Violinist.com's weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

La Folia
Sebastian Bohren, violin
Stringendo Zu¨rich, Jens Lohmann, conducting
CHAARTS Chamber Artists

From an early age, Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren was immersed in a lineage of violinists who favored Romantic transcriptions of Baroque repertoire, studying with a pupil of the great Ukranian-born violinist Nathan Milstein. Later in life, he fell under the influence of violinist Ida Haendel on YouTube, watching her perform Corelli’s La folia variations. "She played this amazing virtuoso cadenza, and I was captivated," he said. So arose the concept of a program reflecting the ethos of La folia, the ear-catching theme which has fascinated composers for centuries, from the Baroque era’s Tomaso Antonio Vitali and Giuseppe Tartini to latter-day Ottorino Respighi and Fritz Kreisler. Sebastian plays on two different violins, the 1710 “King George” Stradivarius, and a Guadagnini made in 1761. BELOW: Sebastian Bohren about his new album:


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Gary Ginstling to Succeed Deborah Borda in Summer 2023 as CEO of NY Phil

June 21, 2022, 3:34 PM · The New York Philharmonic has announced a succession plan in which Gary Ginstling, currently executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, will succeed Deborah Borda as President and CEO of the NY Phil in July 2023.

The transition will begin Nov. 1, when Ginstling will become the NY Phil’s Executive Director, with Borda remaining the institution’s President and CEO until he fully takes the reins in July 2023. At that time, Borda will step down and become Executive Advisor to the President and Board of Directors, a newly created role.

"The mark of a strong institution is its ability to plan for the future," Borda said. "The creation of a thoughtful succession plan and an executive team to ensure its success is a 'must’ as we move our beloved institution into a new era...'" Keep reading...

The Week in Reviews, Op. 358: Anne-Sophie Mutter; Augustin Hadelich; Black Violin

June 21, 2022, 11:54 AM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Anne-Sophie Mutter performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados stepping in for Riccardo Muti, who was COVID+.

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