Artist Interview: Ayane Kozasa, viola

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.

Artist Interview: Sivan Magen, harp

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.

Artist Interview: Shai Wosner

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.

CODA – Kindle Single by Jonathan...

Building upon his previous essays (“In Beethoven’s Shadow,” “A Pianist Under the Influence”), Jonathan explores late style works and the impact they have on his life as an artist—connecting the ideas of late style to what it means to be human. His superb writing is a wonderful culmination to PCMS’ Departure and Discovery Project, which.

Artist Interview: Meng Su, guitar

Guitarist Meng Su of the Beijing Guitar Duo debuts with PCMS on Wednesday, March 1st at the American Philosophical Society, in recital with Marina Piccinini, flute. Ms. Su took a moment away from her busy teaching, rehearsing, and studying schedule to answer questions about how she began playing guitar; her mentor; competing and winning; recording;.

Artist Interview: Brook Speltz of the...

The Escher Quartet is making its PCMS debut this January. Cellist Brook Speltz joined the Quartet, now in its 11th year, in the summer of 2015. He came to the Quartet after three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and performances with groups such as SHUFFLE Concert and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and on the.

Artist Interview: Catherine Manson of the...

Conceived out of a passion for Haydn’s string quartets, the critically-acclaimed London Haydn Quartet makes its PCMS debut on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Perelman Theater. Catherine Manson, the first violinist, enjoys a versatile and busy career as both a musician and teacher. She is a co-founder and director of MusicWorks, a chamber music school for young musicians that.

Departure & Discovery Project Overview

Over the past five centuries, composers as early as in their 30s or as late as in their 80s have found new forms of expression in the final stages of life. Still more interesting, the changes are not consistent from composer to composer: some became more concise, others more expansive. Some composers became fixated on.

Fall 2016 Concert Reviews

In case you missed any PCMS concert reviews this fall, we’ve compiled them in chronological order below.   Mezzo-soprano goes her own way | David Patrick Stearns | The Philadelphia Inquirer  Magdalena Kožená and Malcolm Martineau | October 13 | Perelman Theater Artistry from Kožená and Martineau | Bernard Jacobson | Seen and Heard International  Magdalena Kožená.

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