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. Continue Reading
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.
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.
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.
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin, returns to the PCMS stage on November 19—this time debuting with Momenta Quartet. Previously seen with Musicians from Marlboro and the Gamut Bach Ensemble, Ms. Gendron’s appearance next month will be quite different. The Quartet is devoted to the development of new works by emerging composers, and the program you’ll hear remains.
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa performs with PCMS on Tuesday, October 17 with three of his Orchestra colleagues—violinist Juliette Kang, violist Burchard Tang, and cellist Yumi Kendall—and Curtis student guitarist Hao Yang. In addition to performing with the Orchestra, Mr. Matsukawa is on the faculty at Curtis and Temple and has performed with orchestras and festivals.
Nathan Hughes, oboe, performs with PCMS on Sunday, May 14 in concert with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, cellist Rafael Figueroa, and pianist Ken Noda. The four artists perform with the Metropolitan Opera, where Mr. Hughes is Principal Oboe. In addition to the Met, he serves on the faculty at Juilliard and is an avid chamber musician who performs at.
Violist Ayane Kozasa makes her PCMS recital debut on Friday, May 5 with pianist Amy Yang. The 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition Winner enjoys a unique career that has taken her to festivals around the world. She maintains a busy schedule as a member of the Aizuri Quartet and as a soloist—both which provide opportunities to play.
On Friday, April 21, world-renowned harpist Sivan Magen joins PCMS favorite ECCO for a unique program that features the Philadelphia premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s A Thousand Cranes. Mr. Magen graciously spoke with me about his musical upbringing, his collaboration with ECCO, his upcoming projects, and his prize harp. Jessica Wolford: You come from a musical family. Could you talk.
Pianist Shai Wosner returns to the PCMS stage on Tuesday, March 21 in a recital with his long-time collaborator, violinist Jennifer Koh. This recital has its origins in the Bridge to Beethoven project curated by the duo. In our interview, Mr. Wosner offered further insight into the project; his collaboration with Ms. Koh; his first summer at Marlboro; his musical influences; and.