Ginevra Petrucci and Jory Vinikour [Rebroadcast]

July 8, 2020, 12:15 pm

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Flutist Ginevra Petrucci and pianist Jory Vinikour present a program of Hindemith, Hummel, and Vaughan Williams live under the Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center. This is a rebroadcast from September 4, 2019.

Described by The Flutist Quarterly as having “a beautiful phrasing, brilliant virtuosity and a legato worthy of a great singer”, Ginevra Petrucci has an active performing schedule that has seen her appear, in recent years, in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe (Santa Cecilia, Rome; Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Salle Cortot, Paris) America (Carnegie Hall, New York; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.), Japan (Ohji Hall, Tokyo), South America and Middle East, with collaborators Bruno Canino, Boris Berman, Jory Vinikour, Emmanuel Ceysson, I Pomeriggi Musicali, I Musici di Roma, the Kodály Quartet.

She has released nearly twenty highly praised albums for international labels, spanning the repertoire. She has served as visiting professor at several institutions, including Royal Academy in Dublin, Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Paderewski Academy in Poznan and Liszt Academy in Budapest.

An advocate of contemporary music, she has worked with Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, George Crumb, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Michel Damase, and many of the rising composers of her generation. She has founded the Flauto d’Amore Project, a joint performer/composer endeavor aimed to the creation of a new music repertoire for the flauto d’amore.

Born in Rome, she studied at Conservatorio ‘Santa Cecilia’ of Rome with her father, to continue her education at Ecole Normale ‘Alfred Cortot’ in Paris, Yale University and Stony Brook University, where she is a Doctoral candidate.

She is Principal Flute at Chamber Orchestra of New York and Concert Manager at UC Berkeley.

In repertoire ranging from Bach and before, to Poulenc and beyond, Jory Vinikour has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic of Radio France, and as recital soloist in series and festivals throughout much of the world.

Mr. Vinikour’s debut recording for Sono Luminus, the complete harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a Grammy® award, in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording in 2013, an honor also accorded to his Toccatas(Contemporary American works for harpsichord) in 2015. Jory’s recording of J.S. Bach’s Partitas for harpsichord was released in late 2016. His recording of Bach’s Six Sonatas for violin and Obbligato Harpsichord with Rachel Barton Pine marks Jory’s debut on Cedille Records. Also for Cedille – 20th century concerti for Harpsichord and Orchestra (Leigh, Rorem, Kalabis, Nyman) with the Chicago Philharmonic, slated for a 2019 release.

In recent seasons, Mr. Vinikour has made appearances as conductor/soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Korea Chamber Orchestra, musicAeterna, Juillard415, Alabama Symphony, West Edge Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Florentine Opera. He will conduct four performances of Handel’s Messiah with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra this winter.

Biographies courtesy of IMF Chicago.

  • Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 50, by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Allegro con brio
    Rondo, Pastorale

  • Suite de Ballet, by Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Improvisation: Andante
    Humoresque: Presto
    Gavotte: Quasi lento
    Passepied: Allegro vivacissimo