The Week in Reviews, Op. 162: Cho-Liang Lin, James Ehnes, Yevgeny Kutik; Eugene Shepherd (1920-2016)

December 19, 2016, 10:49 AM · 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.

Cho-Liang Lin performed the Hsiao with the Taiwan Philharmonic.

Cho-Liang Lin
Cho-Liang Lin. Photo by Paul Body.

James Ehnes performed Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the New World Symphony.

Yevgeny Kutik performed Gandolfi's "Arioso Doloroso/Estatico" in recital.

Nikolaj Znaider performed Mozart's First Violin Concerto in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Cecilia Quartet performed at the Library of Congress in its annual tribute to Antonio Stradivari.

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In other news, violinist and long-time Santa Rosa Symphony concertmaster Eugene Shepherd has passed away, at age 96.

Eugene Shepherd
Eugene Shepherd. Photo by Tom Graves.

Finally, if you are looking for some of the best recorded performances from the past year, be sure to check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. And, as always, please support music in your community by attending a concert or recital whenever you can!


December 20, 2016 at 05:33 PM · Eugene Shepherd was my teacher in the late fifties until the mid sixties. He was one of the most influential people in my life and taught me to see the beauty of classical music. He taught so many of us in Santa Rosa through private lessons, junior high teacher and the Junior Symphony. He will be remembered and loved for his caring and respectful way to teaching. See you in a few more years, Gene.

December 24, 2016 at 12:12 AM · Wow Richard, it sounds like Mr. Shepherd really made a difference. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories!

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