The Week in News and Reviews, Op. 114: Fabio Biondi, Leonidas Kavakos, Frank Peter Zimmermann and much more!

January 19, 2016, 12:12 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Fabio Biondi performed "Chiara’s Diary: A Life at the Pietà Orphanage in Venice, 1730-1770" with Europa Galante.

Fabio Biondi
Fabio Biondi. Photo by Emile Ashley.

Leonidas Kavakos performed Dutilleux's "L'Arbre des Songes" with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Frank Peter Zimmermann performed Lindberg's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the New York Philharmonic.

Daniel Hope performed the Korngold with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Yevgeny Kutik performed in recital with pianist and composer Timo Andres at the Phillips Collection.

Pinchas Zukerman performed the Beethoven with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nicola Benedetti performed Szymanovski's Second Violin Concerto with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra

Michael Ludwig performed the Glazunov with the Orlando Philharmonic.

Tim Fain performed Glass' Vi­olin Con­certo No. 2 with the Pitts­burgh Sym­phony.

Alexander Kerr performed the Walton with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Baiba Skride performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Itzhak Perlman performed works by Mozart with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Anthea KrestonCongratulations to American violinist Anthea Kreston, who was selected from 10 candidates to join the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet as its second violinist. Kreston, who has played in the Amelia Trio since 1999, has a bachelor's degree Women's Studies from Cleveland State University, a master's degree from the Hartt School of Music and a performance degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Felix Galimir and Ida Kavafian. She has taught at Hartt, Wesleyan University, and Willamette University. Kreston will replace Gregor Sigl, who will now play viola in the quartet, following the death last summer of violist Friedemann Weigle, who was 53. Other members of the quartet are violinist Vineta Sareika and cellist Eckart Runge. The Artemis Quartet was founded in 1989 at the University of Music Lübeck and its members also teach at University of the Arts Berlin and Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.

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Violinist Rennosuke Fukuda, 16, first prize winner in the 2014 Menuhin Competition junior division, will perform a recital at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. He will perform at the World Food Programme "World Leaders" event, hosted by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He will be accompanied by the Menuhin Competition's Artistic Director, Gordon Back, and will also play alongside Mali’s Grammy Award-nominated duo Amadou & Mariam, known as "the blind couple from Mali." The 2016 Menuhin Competition will take place April 10-17 in London.

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