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Violin duos by JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR, SERGEI PROKOFIEV, BÉLA BÁRTÓK, and JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACHRead more about the program »
Two of the most revered violinists of our generation come together for a special evening of rarely performed works for two violins. In 2000, Pamela Frank received the Avery Fisher Prize—perhaps the highest honor given to American instrumentalists. Teaching at Curtis and Peabody, her public concerts have been precious few in recent years. She has now returned to the concert stage, bringing her “big, rich sound ... that breathes with purpose” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The other half of the duo is none other than Christian Tetzlaff, who is becoming a staple at Richardson Auditorium after his extraordinary solo debut in 2012 and the sold-out follow-up with his eponymous trio last season. A violin duo is perhaps the most intimate and conversational of all the chamber music forms, and these two masters—who have been friends for decades—invite us into the discussion.
- Violinist Pamela Frank on her childhood friend Christian Tetzlaff
“Projection is one- third intellectual, one-third your soul, and one- third what you do with the right hand to spin those thoughts and feelings into sound. Christian is like a math genius of the bow.”
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