Elisabeth Matesky
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Elisabeth Matesky

Internationally recognised American Violinist, performing-recording concert artist, television-film personality/Master Violin Soloist Mentor/Chamber Music & Orchestral Repertoire Bowing Expert, rare Carrier of the Heifetz-Milstein Legacy of Great Violin Playing & Teaching, Elisabeth Matesky, is also a musical writer/speaker, published in the AST Journal, London Strad Magazine w/guest published articles in theguardian.com, slippeddisc.com, Violinist.com, nytimes.com & Illinois State ASTA magazine, the 'Scroll'. Matesky was a Core contributor to LinkedIn's online 4 Year Discussion of Prof Nick Hulme of Thames Valley University in London, titled, 'Top 10 Greatest Violinists of All Time (I, II, III, IV,V)', having recently honoured the 'Top 10 Greatest Violinist #1 of All Time', Jascha Heifetz, on the *October 27th, 2017, Greatest Violin Master, Heifetz's Centenery, of his NYC Carnegie Hall Violin Recital Debut of *October 27, 1917, w/JH Violin Master Class former 5 yr '70-'75 Pianist, Gerald Robbins, sending a "JH Centenery Toast on 10/27/2017" from NYC, & renowned Int'l Violinist colleagues including Buenos Aires Philharmonic Leader, Pablo Saravi; UK Violinist -Teachers, Simon Alexander Scott, Roger Stimson & Robert Masarachi; Violinist Camilla Scott; Marcello Canci, Prof of Violin, Milan Conservatory, Italy; Jan Rush, LA;*Joel Quivey, UC/Chico,*Raphael Klayman, NJ & Bibi Pelic, Professor Violin, Prague Conservatory, honouring The Master, Jascha Heifetz, e. matesky's Mentor, unanimously upon his 'Reign' as the World's Greatest Violinist, One Hundred Years after Jascha Heifetz's Historic Carnegie Hall Violin Recital Debut which was his first live public concert violin performance on American Soil in New York City ~

Elisabeth's violin studies/rare pedigree began with her Juilliard father-teacher Grad, Ralph Matesky, (acclaimed NYC violinist/ music composer to RKO, Warner Bros & Paramount Motion Picture Studios, USC String Educator & former ASTA National President),@age 3, fused w/Piano Music Theory/Harmony studies under her loving mother - pianist (Alternate Pianist with Leonard Stein, for Arnold Schoenberg's most advanced UCLA classes in Theory; Form & Analysis + Orchestral Structure & Composition + first choice Toscha Seidel pianist) from age 10, which eventually propelled their daughter into world renowned Jascha Heifetz's First Violin Master Class at USC's Institute for Special Music Studies which included her film in the 'Jascha Heifetz Violin Master Class' series on YouTube, in her 1/2 hour performance/lesson w/Heifetz in 'Jascha Heifetz Violin Master Class-Khachaturian, JH-7, Elisabeth Matesky (Russian version from the Library of Master Performers), now in UTube Russian titling & upon graduation from USC w/the Bachelor of Music Special Violin Performance w/Heifetz Degree, received a 2 full yr Fulbright Scholarship to London's Royal College of Music, with Spanish repertoire expert, Spain's Antonio Brosa, & whilst at RCM honoured w/rare invitation from fabled French Pianist, Mme Nadia Boulanger, to young Elisabeth Matesky, to partner her on violin in Igor Stravinsky's 'Duo Concertante' for Violin et Piano, Live, in the RCM Great Hall for a co Paris/CBS TV Film Documentary on musical aspects of Mme Boulanger's fabled performing/teaching of her 'student' composer's, Gian Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber & Aaron Copland, filmed live at RCM. The TV film, airing in France & America in the '60's, premiered on the heels of Elisabeth Matesky's London soloist w/orchestra debut in the Brahms Violin Concerto w/Sir Adrian Boult, on the podium. The Matesky Brahms w/Boult debut had such critical & public acclaim, Elisabeth Matesky was invited to represent the U.S. in 1965's 1st Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki, FI. Upon winning the Sibelius 1965 International Violin Competition 'Special Award for Best Solo Bach' and rare invitation to perform the 'Adagio di molto' of Sibelius' Violin Concerto for the Family of Sibelius, including all Five Sibelius Daughters of The Master, for The Finnish official Government Inaugural Concert/Ceremony w/Finland's Minister of Culture proclaiming the Hameenlinna birth-house of Master Composer, Sibelius, the 'Sibelius National Memorial Museum' on his *December 8th 1965 Centenery Birthday (broadcast-televised live in Finland, Scandinavia & Continental Europe), + personal honour of receiving homegrown flowers from the ailing Madam Jean Sibelius' garden from her 5 daughters, 'as our Mother's Thank you present, Ms. Matesky, for playing the slow mov't of father's Violin Concerto for his 100th Birthday!', all gave birth to Elisabeth Matesky's artistry then becoming widely known in Finland, Scandinavia, Continental Europe & United Kingdom.

Following all above Events plus concert tours of Scandinavia in Sibelius' Violin Concerto, Elisabeth Matesky was signed and listed on the Violin Roster of Wilfrid Van Wyck Concert Artist Management, Ltd./London, w/Ruggiero Ricci, Henryk Szeryng & Nathan Milstein. Matesky's international concert/ recording career began as a BBC Radio/Television Recording Artist then expanded into concert recital tours to major European musical capital's, London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Wien, Berlin, Valencia, Hamburg, Geneva, Zurich, Amsterdam,*Hong Kong, flourishing in America, in both recital & a much coveted Violin soloist w/orchestra's of Baltimore, Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony, Los Angeles Westside Orch., Rockford Symphony, St. Louis Little Summer Symphony, Poland's Paderewski Philharmonie, NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, & special conductor - soloist musical collaboration w/father, R. Matesky's Logan Utah State Orch., in Beethoven's Violin Concerto, premiering her own E. Matesky 3rd Mov't Cadenza, + more international concert tours as violin soloist w/London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Radio Wales Philharmonic, BBC Radio Symphony in Manchester, Norwich Orch., UK, English Chamber Orchestra, + EM German Debut recording of Dimitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto #1 in a minor, Op. 99, w/the Bamberger Symphoniker/Hermann Michael, HvK's Associate Conductor for the Berlin Philharmonic for Sudwestdeutsche Rundfunk, attracting return violin recital's in London's Wigmore Hall, London South Bank Purcell Room, St. John Smith's Square, the Harrogate Festival (BBC Live Radio Recital), film in Leicester (BBC London TV), & the honoured Violinist for the London BBC's 'Beethoven at 200' Radio 3 London broadcast of Beethoven's Sonata for Piano & Violin No. 8 in G Major live performance with her London Pianist, Peter Croser. Soloist w/Hong Kong Philharmonic/Hans Gunter Mommer, Conductor, in Sibelius' Violin Concerto & in recital at the Hong Kong City Hall, + EM annual recital tours of the U.S., with invitations to tour Italy, Russia, Israel, Brazil,*Poland revisit, Eire, *Rumania & Switzerland, followed w/a produced series of EM Live Radio/ TV concert recordings, titled 'Elisabeth Matesky Plays', on CD & DVD. Although limited, CD/DVD's are available by special request w/$£fee c/o US Artist Representative, Dale M. Golden, goldenattorney@hotmail.com. (Available 'by special request DVD's' of Ms. Matesky's 2009 ASTA National Live Conference Address,**"Elisabeth Matesky on Nathan Milstein: Icon of the Violin, Artist Teacher, Person & the Friend I Knew", can now be obtained by contacting EM Rep, Dale Golden, via his Email ~ goldenattorney@hotmail.com & on Subject Line ~ "Attention: 'E. Matesky on Milstein ASTA 2009 National Live Conference Formal Address'). Some EM CD's, DVD's, VHS, & cassette + reel to reel recordings are in process of transfer remastering for online readiness by late '20, initially, with other's in early to mid-2021 offing, tbd & tba.)

*Ms. Matesky credits her meeting Nathan Milstein (through his great colleague & former Leopold Auer St. Petersburg famed class-mate, London's greatest violin 'Guru', Sascha Lasserson, with whom she'd studied via advice of Heifetz), who arranged for Elisabeth to play the Chaconne of Bach for Milstein at his home in London - (& upon hearing her play Bach, invited Ms. Matesky to study with him as his 1st private artist-pupil), the ultimate 'baptism' of her violinistic musical approach/sound & artistry. Their Master-mentor ~ Artist-pupil relationship would last over 3 & 1/2 years,*including Elisabeth's p.t. Help -Teach assistant-ship to Nathan Milstein pupil's needing extra tips on Mr. Milstein's ideas/& bowing techniques for Milstein's Zurich Violin Master Courses starting Summer's, ('70-'72) all of which forged lifetime friendships w/Nathan Milstein, his pianist-wife, Therese, & daughter plus other cherished members of Nathan Milstein's Family ~

Upon her private artist-pupil tutorial's with Nathan Milstein, Ms. Matesky is quoted saying,"my life was incredibly changed from 'most gifted' to unimaginable best's once Milstein invited me to be his 1st private artist pupil. Those 'other world' 3 & 1/2 years in Milstein's rarified world of sound-color plus unique musical discernment and extraordinary bowing were a dream, which I term my 'Blue Period' of truly enriched musical growth - a huge bouquet of technical awareness, including my completely NM enlightened altered bowing, while re-visiting vast amounts of great Violin Concerti, concert pieces & Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas & Partitas for the Violin. Mr. Milstein jokingly referred to me as his 'guinea pig', because as he used to say, 'you play well enough so I can experiment on a pupil of Heifetz!' It was the prime privilege of my life to be in 'Milsteinianna', welcomed as a member of his family. Mr. Milstein deserves all the credit for lifting my playing w/enriched musical awareness & teaching to infinitely greater heights never imagined."

For a comprehensive Profile on multi-faceted aspects of her musical career & partial discography, filmed musical listing of performances + her 2009 ASTA address on Nathan Milstein, try www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-matesky- to view a 2016 earlier profiled musical/writing career/life. *If accessing the EM LinkedIn online Profile, do note Ms. Matesky's greatly enriched tenure in the *Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the invitation of Sir Georg Solti, Music Director/Conductor, (after her Soloist/ Concertmaster post w/formerly titled Syracuse Symphony of New York, now *Symphoria), who left a beloved London home for her other residence in Chicago, whilst still maintaining very strong US-UK ties, both as a performing concert artist w/guest residencies as Artist Teacher of Violin & Chamber Music in London, while also Chair of the String Dept & Artist Teacher of Violin at the 100+ year old original American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, (followed by her resident Artist Lecturer in Violin position at Chicago's College of the Performing Arts, of Roosevelt University) including continued collaborative guest Artist Teacher of Violin residencies at Trinity College of Music/ London, & the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, FI, all of which took root in 1972 at Syracuse University, NY, resulting in later privately founded Elisabeth Matesky Studio for Advanced Violin, Chamber Music, Orchestral Concertmaster bowed Solo repertoire & Soloist Bowing Studies in Chicago ~

Elisabeth Matesky pupils/ 'Grand-pupil's' of Heifetz & Nathan Milstein, now occupy high posts in major Asian, American and European Orchestra's including the Hong Kong Philharmonic; the Milwaukee Symphony; Grant Park Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chicago; London BBC Radio Symphony Orchestra with many EM private pupil's teaching & concertising as violin soloist's in Taiwan, the U. S., Barcelona in Spain; & EM 'weird' pupil touring as an international 'rock' star + Albert Wang, Ph D pupil, an honoured Violinist in Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis' Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago. Matesky is proud of private pupil's with 'day job's' including a Harvard Grad in Law pupil in service of a NYC District Court Judge; Canadian ACM Pupil, now Dr. of Music Injury Therapy & online in Sydney (AU) violin pupil - newly fledged U.S. Attorney at Law, practising in New York City's Manhattan District. EM 'day job' pupil's continuing as soloists and orchestral playing in string ensembles include Sarah Haddad, Attorney at Law/ Foundress of the New South Wales Barristers' Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, AU, who joined the New York Doctor's Orchestra Society in March of 2019, and an Indiana University/Bloomington former Franco Gulli pupil who transferred to Ms. Matesky @ACM + extended private tutoring in advanced bowing, Desiree Grode, now an A+ respected Chicago Estate Law Attorney. International EM students include many mentored in London, from all UK, Paris & Brussels + Finnish pupils in advanced bowing in Helsinki, FI.

*Elisabeth Matesky was honoured-invited by President Jimmy Carter to perform a Solo Violin Recital at The White House for The State Dinner honouring his visiting guest, French Premier Raymond Barre, including both U.S. - French Cabinet's upon their signing of the U. S. - French Agreement re the Concorde routes to & from New York's JFK Int'l airport & Wash, D.C.'s now Reagan Int'l airport routes to Charles de Gaulle Int'l in Paris. Her performance of Mozart's V/P Sonata, K. 301 in G w/Viennese pianist, H. Wurman, & Ysaye's Solo Violin Sonata #3 in D, "Ballade", inspired a typed w/handwritten letter to her from the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, writing, 'The Mozart was beautiful & Prime Minister Barre's (father) was a personal friend of Ysaye. Upon your performance of the Ysaye, we were all thrilled! Jimmy" ~ September 16, 1977

*Elisabeth Matesky has been honoured dedicatee of US/UK Composers works for Violin including R. Dolmetsche's Solo Caprice; Jeffrey Bishop Pieces for Violin; Dr. Merrill Bradshaw, BYU Univ Distinguished Professor of Composition, 1st Violin Concerto 'In Memoriam of Ralph Matesky', premiered by E. Matesky/BYU Symphony, PBS Salt Lake City TV Broadcast; & Chicago born, Doug Lofstrom's 'Hawk! for Solo Violin' w/the E. Matesky Cadenza, recorded/premiered by Elisabeth Matesky on WFMT 98.7 FM Classical Fine Arts Radio. *Impromptu, Ms. Matesky dedicated her July 29, '81, Dame Myra Hess Recital performance of Bach's Chaconne to the marriage of HRH The Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, HRH Princess Diana, Live, on WFMT FM 98.7 Fine Arts Radio Broadcast.The Violin/ Piano Sonata of Brahms #3 followed w/her Encore of Kreisler's 'Liebeslied' w/Hans Wurman at the Piano ~ (Who could have known it would be the tragic fate of beloved Princess Diana, later, on 8.31.'97, in Paris ... )

Writing/Film? Honors-printed EM piece, 'Mountains of Energy' on endurance required to perform Sibelius' Violin Concerto in reference to comments: (the Strad January 2016 issue Cover Story), on Kavakos experiencing exhaustion prior to the 3rd movement, "Allegro ma non tanto", w/portion's of E. Matesky's Treatise on Sibelius' Violin Concerto 'Mt. Everest' challenge, featured in London's March 2016 Strad issue, p.10, 'Letter to the Editor of the Month', & Elisabeth Matesky's view on Tennis Paralleled Techniques in Violin Bowing in ~ ** www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/07/rafael-nadal-pulls-no-punches.www.profile.theguardian.com/user/id/1395780=page1 (under 'LondonSeventyOne' published post, July 2018 ~ ) Not until '20 yet mentioned is a small portion on the 'God's Fiddler' sound track in the 2011 film on Jascha Heifetz, which contains clipped film footage of Heifetz conversing w/pupil, Elisabeth Matesky, at a music stand - inserted from her Jascha Heifetz Violin Master Class filmed lesson, Khachaturian, JH-7, Elisabeth Matesky (Russian version UTube? Try in Russian or https://youtu.be/aF7JelPFjnl) which features Ms. Matesky playing the 1st mov't of Khachaturian's Violin Con. for Heifetz w/JH Violin Master Class Pianist, Brooks Smith, at the piano, accompanying her w/a portion of *em/piano audio on a to date, non screen credit yet given to Elisabeth Matesky nor JH Violin Master Class now late pianist, Brooks Smith, for their playing of the Khachaturian 1st mov't portion on the *audio soundtrack in 'God's Fiddler', which is to be addressed for screen/audio recognition shortly following a reasonable period of time.)

*Honour 1996-2020, on London List of Patrons of 'The Sascha Lasserson Memorial Trust' -*Lady Walton, Sir Ron Dearing CB - **Gennady Rozhdetsvensky; Sir David Lumsden MA, Ph.D; Nona Liddell MBE; ^Elisabeth Matesky, Lord Menuhin OM; Carl Pini Hon RCM, Bishop John V Taylor, Lionel Bentley Hon RAM -Trevor Williams FRAM. Late Patrons, Sir Adrian Boult CH, Sir Anthony Lewis CBE, Sir John Pritchard CBE & Hon Sir William Walton OM, all admirer's of Sascha Lasserson. (The Trust, a registered Charity, founded by William Ebsworth Hill & Sons, & Margot Macgibbon ARAM, is prized ~)**= recently morte.

EM Master Teaching & Performance TV ('92-'13) Films include 'EM Violin Master Classes/Chicago Style'; EM, Co - Leader of Carnegie Hall Orchestra in "Home Alone II: Lost in New York" (Twentieth Century Fox, Macauley Caulkin, with POTUS D.T., Cameo, '92); 'EM in London/Trinity College of Music'; Master Teaching Lesson + recital at the Sibelius Academy of Music/ Helsinki, FI; (current future Int'l artist teaching project's include "Elisabeth Matesky Master Classes: A Violinists 'Love In' in London", tba, for 2021.*Inquiries of those interested ^*w/2020 performing vita's/DVD's to play/audit & reviewed by E. M., visit: https://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.anne.775?fref=nf ) or by contacting E. Matesky c/o Secretariat, Guarneri Int'l Mgmt, US via Ms. Matesky c/o goldenattorney@hotmail.com (D. Golden).

EM Violin Master Classes, tbd, will focus on Matesky teaching ideas fused with highlights of technical-musical ideas from Violin Mentor's, Jascha Heifetz & Nathan Milstein, for London in Aug., 2021 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) which will pay JH Tribute Celebrations after The Jascha Heifetz Plus extended Centenery 2017/'18 Year fabled New York City Carnegie Hall Violin Recital debut of *October 27,1917, & approaching NM Memoir 1992 Passing w/a 2020 targeted deadline, *October 23, '20 ^submitted application CV + *1 short performing video emailed above w/em accepting 7 - 8 invited pupils by target day,*10.23.20, in order for ample time to email mutual exchanges re agreed upon repertoire & if not travel safe extra preparation time.) *1 Piano String Trio + S.Q. may also be accepted ~

The project "Elisabeth Matesky Violinists 'Love In' in London"' Event for both young to more mature aged violinists inclusive, with expectations of performance skills *altho' not solely 'star' talents w/auditing audience members of great interest/love of many facets of violin playing - music making will also be most welcome to hear a few Elisabeth Matesky favoured stories on Heifetz & Nathan Milstein, in a never before featured London unique venue, tba.

*Update, 5.20.2020 ~ In process talks had begun & were afoot for an 'Elisabeth Matesky Intimate Series of By Invitation Only Violin & Chamber Music, *Q & A re her Iconic Mentor's, Jascha Heifetz & Nathan Milstein', w/an unusual *New approach/slant on those suffering *dementia titled "EM Recall of The Music Technique" (c)10/2019EM, debuting during Elisabeth Matesky Guest Artist Teaching Appearances w/ 'EM Recall Clinics, US', & abroad in Late Spring 2021 online or Summer '21, Live ~ ^Latest Updates are posted-amended re Covid-19 Crisis CDC Safety^

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