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Ida Levin Tribute Concert

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM (Add to calendar)

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Having had to postpone this collaborative performance due to illness two years ago, PCMS asked these world-class musicians if they would reunite this season. After a heroic battle with leukemia, our dear friend and violinist Ida Levin, who had devised this program, passed away. The remaining artists decided to continue on and present this Philadelphia event in her honor. The program features a rarely-heard chamber music gem that Ida loved greatly: Alexander Glazunov’s String Quintet in A Major, a work allegedly inspired by Schubert’s great C Major Quintet.

Cynthia Raim, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Carmit Zori, violin; Todd Phillips, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Peter Stumpf, cello

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
Glazunov: String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39


This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Truman Bullard

Carmit Zori, violin

At the recommendation of Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider, violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of fifteen to study with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Arnold Steinhardt at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  Ms. Zori is the recipient of a Levintritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the.

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Peter Stumpf, cello

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to his appointment, he was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Stumpf’s tenure in Los Angeles followed 12 years as associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His professional orchestral career began at the age of 16 when he.

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Cynthia Raim, piano

A native of Detroit, Cynthia Raim graduated from the Curtis Institute in 1977 after studying with Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Her awards include first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, the Pro Musicis Award, first prize at the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition, first prize at the Three Rivers National Piano Competition and the.

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Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

A native of Taiwan, Hsin-Yun Huang moved to England at age fourteen to study with David Takeno at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her studies continued at the Curtis Institute with Michael Tree, and subsequently at the Juilliard School, where she earned her master of music degree while studying with Samuel Rhodes. Since becoming the youngest-ever gold medalist.

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