Artist Interview: Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Ieva Jokubaviciute is a pianist who returns to our series frequently. Her first appearance this season is with Musicians from Marlboro I in November; her second is a solo recital in February. Recently, we spoke with her about the second program, which is devoted to the exploration of sound landscapes and fantasy. Erik Petersons: Your first.

Artist Interview: Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon

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.

Artist Interview: Nathan Hughes, oboe

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.

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.

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