Miriam Fried, violin
Jonathan Biss, piano

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24. Tickets to the original date will gain you entrance to this recital. 

Violin and piano, wisdom and vigor, mother and son. All come together in this joint performance by Miriam Fried and Jonathan Biss who have spent the past decade devoting a portion of their artistic endeavors to performing together. Enthusiastic chamber musicians, Fried has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) and technical mastery while Biss is widely acclaimed for his artistry, musical intelligence, and deeply felt interpretations.

Mozart: Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 303
Janáček: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

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The Artist(s)

Miriam Fried, violin
Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician–equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist, or chamber musician–she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) as well as for her technical mastery. Fried has played with virtually every major orchestra in the United States and Europe and has been a frequent guest with the principal orchestras of Boston,… Read More
Jonathan Biss, piano
Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. Over the course of two decades on the concert stage he has forged relationships with the New York Philharmonic; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Philharmonia orchestras; the Boston, Chicago, and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras; and the Leipzig Gewandhaus,… Read More


Miriam Fried plays Brahms (live performance)
Piano Master Class with Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109