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Violin masterclass with Bella Hristova (Oct. 12th, 2018 6:30pm)
October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career. Her numerous prizes include a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and First Prizes in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. She has performed extensively as soloist with orchestras including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Milwaukee Symphony. She has performed recitals at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum, and regularly appears with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Bella Unaccompanied, Ms. Hristova’s recording on A.W. Tonegold Records, features works by Corigliano, Kevin Puts, Piazzolla, Milstein, and Bach. A proponent of new music and composers, she commissioned iconic American composer Joan Tower to compose “Second String Force,” which she premiered and performed in recitals throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bella Hristova began violin studies at the age of six in her native Bulgaria. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and received her Artist Diploma with Jaime Laredo at Indiana University. Ms. Hristova plays a 1655 Nicolò Amati violin, once owned by the violinist Louis Krasner.