Chamber Music Sedona Presents

Jason Vieaux and Kristin Lee,
Guitar-Violin Duo

The Chamber Music Sedona Opening Concert

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 5:30pm

Sedona Performing Arts Center
995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Chamber Music Sedona is pleased to announce its first event of the 2018-19 season. This special concert event will be held at the glorious new outdoor venue Barbara Antonsen Memorial Park, overlooking Sedona and the Red Rocks. This concert is not part of our Subscriber Series as it is a special fundraising concert to support our Education and Home Bound/Elderly programs.

Grammy award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux joins forces with rising star violinist Kristin Lee for a dynamic program featuring the rare duo combination of guitar and violin, ranging from music of the classical era through Piazzola and Brazilian Folk tunes.

About the artists

Jason Vieaux, guitar

Recognized as one of today’s most talented classical guitarists, Jason Vieaux’s repertoire extends beyond the classical to an impressively wide range of music, including premieres of new works by famed composers. Notable among his extensive discography is the album Play, for which Vieaux won a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. He frequently collaborates with other acclaimed musicians to produce studio recordings; recent releases include Infusion, a collaboration with bandoneonist Julien Labro, and Together, a duo album with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis.

Vieaux has performed as a concerto soloist with over 100 of the world’s leading orchestras and has earned a reputation as a preeminent chamber musician and programmer. His recent performance highlights include the Caramoor Festival, where he served as Artist-in-Residence, Ravinia Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Vieaux is also passionate about sharing his expertise through teaching aspiring guitarists. In 2012, he launched the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar, an unprecedented technological interface that allows guitar students around the world to access one-on-one online lessons with Vieaux. For more information,
visit www.jasonvieaux.com.

Kristin Lee, violin

Praised by critics for her astounding versatility and impeccable technique, violinist Kristin Lee has captivated audiences around the world as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with which she tours each season.

Born in Seoul, Lee began playing the violin at the age of five and quickly won First Prize at the elite Korea Times Violin Competition. After moving to the U.S., she entered the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School, from which she later earned a master’s degree. In 2000, Lee was selected to study under renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman after he heard her perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. In the years since, Lee has performed as a soloist alongside some of the world’s preeminent orchestras, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Nordic Chamber Orchestra of Sweden, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, and many others. She also serves as principal artist with Camerata Pacifica in California, concertmaster of the Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami, Florida, and a member of Steve Coleman’s hybrid chamber-jazz ensemble, “Natal Eclipse.”

Recently, Lee has launched projects inspired by her own personal and professional journeys. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music, a chamber music series that brings first-rate classical music to the diverse communities of the Puget Sound region. In addition, her new Americana project—inspired by Lee’s pride in her adopted country—showcases the distinct sound and rich history of American music. For more information, visit www.violinistkristinlee.com.

Program

Astor Piazolla: Histoire du Tango
• Bordello 1900
• Cafe 1930
Mauro Giuliani: Gran Duetto Concertante, Op. 52
Niccolò Paganini: Cantabile
Selected Brazilian tunes
Vivian Fung: Twist
• Twisted Prelude
• Twisted Pipa
• Twisted Jam
Isaac Albéniz: Asturias
Astor Piazolla: Histoire du Tango
• Nightclub 1960
• Concert d’Aujourd’hui 1990

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