Private: Philippe Quint and Marta Aznavoorian

October 28, 2020, 3:00 pm

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Violinist Philippe Quint and pianist Marta Aznavoorian return to the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts with a live program featuring Mozart, Still, and Gershwin. This program will be recorded and aired at 3:00pm. However, you can still view the live performance on WFMT’s Facebook Page.
Biographies courtesy of IMF Chicago.

Making his debut on Warner Classics, Multi Grammy Award nominee Violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. Constantly in demand, he regularly appears at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York and at the most prestigious music festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele. “Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him.

Quint’s appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra, Leipzig’s MDR performing under the batons of such renowned conductors as late Kurt Masur, Edo De Waart, Andrew Litton, Marin Alsop, Tugan Sokhiev, Ludovic Morlot, James Gaffigan, Carl St. Clair, Michael Stern, Vladimir Spivakov, Cristian Macelaru, Kristjan Jarvi, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Tito Munoz, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.

Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe Quint studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov. After moving to the United States from Soviet Union in 1991, he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.
Grammy nominated artist Marta Aznavoorian has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. A Chicago native, she has performed in her hometowns most prestigious venues and tours extensively throughout the world. She has won over audiences appearing as soloist with orchestras internationally including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatory Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the New World Symphony which resulted from a personal invitation from Michael Tilson Thomas who also was her conductor.

Ms. Aznavoorian is founding member of the Lincoln Trio which Fanfare Magazine has labeled as “one of the hottest young trios in the business”. The Grammy Nominated trio tours regularly thoughout the world and just celebrated their most resent CD release from Cedille Records called Trios from our Homelands which was also nominated for a Grammy in the best small ensemble/chamber music performance in 2017.

A student of the renowned teacher, Menahem Pressler, Ms. Aznavoorian recorded for Naxos, ARTEC label and Cedille Records.

Playlist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Sonata in A Major No. 22, K. 305 (1778) (15′)
I. Allegro di molto
II. Temp con variazioni. Andante grazioso

William Grant Still – Suite for Violin and Piano (1943) (16′)

George Gershwin (1898-1937); trans. Heifetz – Selections from Porgy and Bess (6′)
Bess you is my woman
It ain’t necessarily so