The Week in Reviews, Op. 301: Leila Josefowicz; Ray Chen; Ilya Gringolts; Augustin Hadelich

December 11, 2019, 12:38 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.

Leila Josefowicz
Violinist Leila Josefowicz. Photo by Chris Lee.

Leila Josefowicz performed Oliver Knussen’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Ray Chen performed Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ilya Gringolts performed Heinz Holliger's Violin Concerto "Hommage à Louis Soutter" with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Augustin Hadelich performed Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua Brown performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Lakeview Orchestra.

Gil Shaham performed Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Houston Symphony.

Pamela Frank performed all six Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with pianist Stephen Prutsman at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

Alexi Kenney performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Keir GoGwilt performed Celeste Oram's "a loose affiliation of alleluias" with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus.

Pekka Kuusisto performed Nico Muhly’s Violin Concerto "Shrink" with the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective.

Sayaka Shoji performed Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Sandy Cameron performed Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto "Eleven Eleven" with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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December 12, 2019 at 01:44 PM · Sorry to have missed the copious array of facial grimaces ...

December 12, 2019 at 06:45 PM · Interesting pic— is Leila J using a new fiddle?

December 12, 2019 at 08:14 PM · I don't know what the fiddle is. She tends to have the same publicity photo for everything so I thought I'd mix it up a little!

December 13, 2019 at 01:09 PM · She plays a Zygmuntovicz

December 13, 2019 at 07:52 PM · I wonder if she chose her top to pick up the color of the varnish.

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