Elissa Lee Koljonen

After violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1994, she was invited to perform at the Cape and Islands Chamber Music Festival (now the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival). At a rehearsal there, she confessed to the violist she was to perform with that she had never before performed the popular Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola (based on music of Handel). The violist, Roberto Díaz, then admitted the same thing to her.

Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts, with soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin, and Roberto Diaz, viola.


MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin
Roberto Diaz, viola
Dirk Brossé, conductor
ANTHEIL: Serenade for String Orchestra
Dirk Brossé, conductor

Elissa Lee Koljonen: Internationally renowned violinist .

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