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.
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.
Virtuoso concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn is Jill's guest this week. She performs in partnership with one of the world's most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, which inspired the Academy award-winning film The Red Violin. She gave the Southern California premiere of The Red Violin Chaconne in 2000. Pitcairn has cultivated a world-renowned reputation for the soulful music that she creates with her famous violin.