Simone Porter, violin with Armen Guzelimian, piano
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. Her performances have been described as “bold” (The Seattle Times), “virtuosic” (The Times, London), and Ms. Porter herself has been praised as “a consummate chamber musician” (The Telegraph). At 19 years of age, she has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with many renowned conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, and Donald Runnicles. Ms. Porter made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13. In March 2015, Simone Porter was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Ms. Porter is an avid chamber musician, having most recently collaborated with violinist James Ehnes at a benefit concert in Zipper Hall in Los Angeles. Additionally, she has appeared on the Colburn Chamber Music Society Series at Zipper Hall with violinists Arnold Steinhardt and Scott St. John; on the South Bay Chamber Music Society with violist Paul Coletti; and at the Miami International Piano Festival.
Armen Guzelimian’s distinguished career enjoys national and international acclaim for his versatility as a top-ranking collaborative artist, a first-rate virtuoso soloist in his own right, and a sought-after master vocal coach. Other chamber music partners include the Rossetti String Quartet, Angeles Quartet, the Spokane Quartet. Guzelimian has performed in many of the major music capitals of the world- London, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, and most of the major concert halls in the U.S..
Sonata in F Major, K.376 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo. Allegretto grazioso
Violin Sonata, JW VII/7 – Leoš Janáček
Fratres – Arvo Pärt
Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 – Johannes Brahms
Un poco presto e con sentiment
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