Maria Bachmann http://wrti.org en Violinist Maria Bachmann: French Fantasy http://wrti.org/post/violinist-maria-bachmann-french-fantasy <p>This week on Crossover, it&#39;s a repeat broadcast of&nbsp; Jill Pasternak&#39;s recent interview with violin virtuoso Maria Bachmann. A student of Ivan Galamian and Szymon Goldberg at Philadelphia&#39;s Curtis Institute of Music, she was awarded the school&#39;s Fritz Kreisler Prize for outstanding graduating violinist. Bachmann made her professional debut in New York in 1987 after placing first in the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition in Vienna. She has since established herself as a leading concert and recital hall artist worldwide.</p><p>Bachmann is perhaps best-known for her performances of new music by George Rochberg, Leon &nbsp;Kirchner, Albert Glinsky&nbsp;and Paul Moravec. Her debut recording on BMG, released in 1993, featured works from the 20th century, accompanied by award-winning pianist Jon Klibonoff. But her musical interests are wider than just new music. &nbsp;Another BMG release of the Beethoven and Mendelssohn violin concertos was very well received. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/k2kLQxrOF74</p><p>In 2010, she gave the world premiere performance of Moravec&#39;s Violin Concerto at the Kimmel Center with Philly&#39;s Orchestra 2001. She repeated that performance this past March with South Jersey&#39;s Symphony in C, under Rossen Milanov, which was recently broadcast on WRTI. &nbsp;We&#39;ll hear an excerpt from that performance on this show. Moravec has written fourteen solo and chamber works specifically for Bachmann. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bachmann is also known for her chamber music </span>performances<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, having appeared in concert and on recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She founded the </span>Bachmann-Klibonoff-Fridman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Piano Trio in 1993, which for a time was the resident ensemble at </span>WQXR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio in New York. In 2001, she formed Trio </span>Solisti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, comprised of Bachmann, </span>Klibonoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and cellist Alexis </span>Gerlach<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Bachmann is also artistic director of the Telluride Music Festival, for which Trio </span>Solisti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the founding ensemble. &nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bachmann performs on a 1782 violin by </span>Nicolo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Gagliano<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We&#39;ll hear the aforementioned excerpt of the </span>Moravec<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> violin concerto on the show, plus music from her new Bridge release called, <em>French Fantasy</em>. Bachmann is accompanied by pianist Adam Neiman on the </span>disc<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, performing works of </span>Debussey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Franck, and </span>Saint-Saens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen for Jill&#39;s conversation with violin virtuoso Maria Bachmann on Crossover, Saturday morning, March 23rd at 11:30 am on </span>WRTI-FM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with an encore the following Friday evening at 7 pm on HD-2 and the All-Classical web stream at wrti.org.</span></strong></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:59:51 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 5302 at http://wrti.org Violinist Maria Bachmann: French Fantasy Mendelssohn and Schumann: Symphony in C on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/mendelssohn-and-schumann-symphony-c-encore <p>WRTI presents Symphony in C under the baton of Music Director Rossen Milanov on March 17th at 4 pm. Written when Mendelssohn was only 17, his <em>Midsummer Night's Dream</em> Overture was the first "concert overture" - a work not intended to introduce a dramatic presentation, but to represent, complete in itself, a literary work, or story, or place.</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:18:48 +0000 Jack Moore 5260 at http://wrti.org Mendelssohn and Schumann: Symphony in C on ENCORE! Violinist Maria Bachmann http://wrti.org/post/violinist-maria-bachmann <p>Jill's guest this week is violinist Maria Bachmann. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maria has been hailed as a violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence.<br /><br /></p> <p>Maria talks with Jill about her work with the highly acclaimed Trio Solisti, and about winning the Classical Recording Foundation's 2010 Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award - an honor she shared with pianist Jon Klibonoff, who is also a member of Trio Solisti.</p> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:32:00 +0000 2432 at http://wrti.org Violinist Maria Bachmann