Messiaen: Theme and Variations
Poulenc: Violin Sonata
Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major
Elizabeth Fayette, violin
Violinist Elizabeth Fayette, praised by the New York Times for her “alluring, lustrous sound and seasoned virtuosity,” is quickly building a reputation as a soloist and chamber musician known for her passionate and energetic performances. As the 2013 winner of The Juilliard School’s prestigious Violin Competition, she made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in October 2013 with the Juilliard Orchestra under conductor Alan Gilbert. Also in 2013, Ms. Fayette debuted with the Houston Symphony as a prizewinner in the 2013 Ima Hogg Competition. An international musician, among her other performance credits are solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater and the Aspen Music Festival, as well as chamber music concerts at Paris’ Fondation des Etats-Unis, the American Academy in Berlin, the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music and Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.
Ms. Fayette’s 2014-2015 season includes both solo and chamber engagements. In December 2015, she will perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto in New York City with Sheridan Piano Trio, of which she is a founding member, and the Doctors Orchestral Society. Her engagements with the Sheridan Trio continue into January 2015, when the trio will perform throughout Denmark, including performances at the Royal Danish Conservatory. In February 2015, Ms. Fayette will appear in the Wednesdays at One series at Alice Tully Hall in a chamber music recital presented by the Juilliard School’s Artist Diploma candidates. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, she will regularly perform chamber music in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Subculture, and Trinity Church on Wall Street, as well as be the resident ensemble at Skidmore College in October 2014. In the upcoming season, Ms. Fayette will also perform with the New York Classical Players and the Jupiter Chamber Players.
Ms. Fayette was born to a family of musicians, all string players. She entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Shirley Givens at the age of ten, and did her undergraduate work with Arnold Steinhardt, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Pamela Frank at The Curtis Institute of Music. While at Curtis, she also participated in additional chamber music studies with Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley and Ida Kavafian. Ms. Fayette graduated from the Curtis Institute with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2011 as the recipient of the Milka Violin Artist Prize and completed a Master of Music degree in 2013 under the guidance of Sylvia Rosenberg at the Juilliard School. Currently, she is continuing her studies with Ms. Rosenberg in the Juilliard School’s esteemed Artist Diploma program. Ms. Fayette is also a Fellow of The Academy, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians who are fellows in a two-year program that supports them in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who fully engage with the communities in which they live and work.
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Messiaen: Theme and Variations