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Staff Pick: Julia Bullock

When we first had the pleasure of hearing Julia Bullock in 2013—first in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle at the Perelman Theater and later at that summer’s Marlboro Music Festival—it was immediately apparent that here was a star in the making. That the Society would present her Philadelphia recital debut was merely a question of when. Fast.

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Staff Pick: Julia Bullock

When we first had the pleasure of hearing Julia Bullock in 2013—first in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle at the Perelman Theater and later at that summer’s Marlboro Music Festival—it was immediately apparent that here was a star in the making. That the Society would present her Philadelphia recital debut was merely a question of when. Fast.

Artist Interview: Nitzan Haroz, trombone

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz presents the first-ever PCMS concert to feature the trombone on Sunday, May 6. But Mr. Haroz is no newcomer to the chamber-music repertoire, having begun at an early age growing up in Israel with his harpist mother. While the concert on May 6 will not include the harp, it.

Artist Interview: Brad Balliett, bassoon

Bassoonist Brad Balliett is more than a musician; he is quite the well-rounded artist with a uniquely creative mind and one who finds inspiration from classical texts, his community involvement, and his earliest musical memories. In our interview below, Mr. Balliett shares with us his many passions: bassoon, composition, social and community impact, teaching, and.

Artist Interview: Christoph Richter, cello

Composer György Kurtág describes cellist Christoph Richter as “one of the best musicians and chamber musicians of all the outstanding cellists I’ve known.” As you’ll read in our interview below, his approach to performance and education is rooted in the early influence of his musical family and his wealth of knowledge of and deep respect.

Artist Interview: Erin Keefe, violin

Violinist Erin Keefe began her education and career focused on chamber music, then eventually landed the position of Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2011. She successfully integrates her passion for chamber music into her role as Concertmaster while continuing to perform in the chamber music world. In our interview below, we discuss this blend.

Artist Interview: Kristin Lee, violin

Violinist Kristin Lee makes her PCMS debut next week with a Philadelphia favorite in guitarist Jason Vieaux. An extremely versatile violinist, she enjoys a varied career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, educator, and artistic director. In our interview below, we discuss her collaborations with Mr. Vieaux and composer Vivian Fung, Ms. Lee’s unique chamber music.

Artist Interview: Marcy Rosen, cello

As “one of the intimate art’s abiding treasures” (Los Angeles Times) cellist Marcy Rosen enjoys an extensive and varied career in chamber music and education, highlighted especially by the opportunities to work with the colleagues she calls friends. On January 10, Marcy returns to PCMS (for the second of three appearances this season) to pay tribute.

Artist Interview: Sarah Shafer, soprano

Praised by the New York Times for her “luminous voice” and “intensely expressive interpretations,” and named “remarkable, artistically mature … a singer to watch” by Opera News, soprano Sarah Shafer has earned ever greater accolades since her PCMS debut with Richard Goode back in 2012. Returning next month for her eighth appearance with the Society, this time with the Gamut.

Staff Pick: Barbara Hannigan

“Hannigan is, for those in the know, a marvel.” So begins Anne Midgette’s Washington Post review of the Canadian soprano’s “remarkable” D.C. recital debut last night. At PCMS, we’re proud to present one of the nation’s premier vocal recital series — yet seldom has a singer come to the Perelman Theater riding quite the level of.

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