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Tai Murray

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

$22 general
$17 seniors
$10 students (with ID)
$10 Cornish alumni (with ID)

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The superb, rising star young violinist Tai Murray and British pianist Ashley Wass perform works by Schubert, Pärt, Debussy and Corigliano.

PROGRAM
Schubert - Rondo D. 895
Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
Pärt - Fratres
Debussy - Sonate
Corigliano - Sonata

Described as “superb” by The New York Times, violinist Tai Murray is establishing herself a musical voice of a generation. Appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, Murray creates a special bond with listeners through her mature phrasing and subtle sweetness. Her programming reveals musical intelligence; her sound, sophisticated bowing and choice of vibrato remind us of her musical background and influences—principally, Yuval Yaron (a student of Gingold & Heifetz) and Franco Gulli. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Murray was named a BBC New Generation Artist (2008–2010). She has performed as guest soloist on the stages of such halls as the Barbican, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens and Shanghai’s Concert Hall, performing with such ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Now a resident of Berlin and New York, Murray’s appearances include Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Kammermusiksaal at the Philharmonie, projects with the Philharmonic Staatsorchester of Mainz and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and tours with the Brandenburger Symphoniker and Niederrheinische Sinfoniker. As a chamber musician, she has joined tours with Musicians from Marlboro and was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II (2004–2006). Festival appearances include Ireland’s West Cork Festival and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in the United States. Murray’s critically acclaimed debut recording for harmonia mundi of Ysaye’s six sonatas for solo violin was released in 2012. Her second recording with works by American Composers of the 20th century was released in 2013 by the label eaSonus, and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade was released in 2014.
www.taimurray.com

Described as an ‘endlessly fascinating artist’, Ashley Wass is firmly established as one of the leading performers of his generation. He is the only British winner of the London International Piano Competition, prizewinner at the Leeds Piano Competition, and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Increasingly in demand on the international stage, Wass has performed at many of the world’s finest concert halls. He has performed as soloist with numerous leading ensembles, including all of the BBC orchestras, the Philharmonia, Orchestre National de Lille, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, RLPO, and under the baton of conductors such as Simon Rattle, Osmo Vanska, Donald Runnicles, Ilan Volkov and Vassily Sinaisky. In June 2002, he appeared alongside the likes of Sir Thomas Allen, Mstislav Rostropovich and Angela Gheorghiu in a gala concert at Buckingham Palace to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a performance broadcast live to millions of viewers around the world. In recent years he has become a regular guest at the BBC Proms, making his debut in 2008 with Vaughan Williams’ Piano Concerto, and returning in following seasons to perform works by Foulds Stravinsky, Antheil, and McCabe. Much in demand as a chamber musician, Wass regularly partners many of the leading artists of his generation. He is a frequent guest of international festivals such as Pharos (Cyprus), Bath, Ako (Japan), Cheltenham, Kuhmo, Mecklenburg, Gstaad, City of London, and Ravinia and Marlboro in the USA, playing solo recitals and chamber works with musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Steven Isserlis, Emmanuel Pahud, Richard Goode and members of the Guarneri Quartet and Beaux Arts Trio. Wass is the Artistic Director of the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival. The Festival has grown from strength to strength during his tenure, with sold-out performances of challenging repertoire and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Wass is currently a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music, London, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
www.ashleywass.com

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

Tickets

$22 general
$17 seniors
$10 students (with ID)
$10 Cornish alumni (with ID)

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