• Maxim Vengerov

“The Russian-born violinist’s entire programme breathed distinction, from the rich main course to the delightful sweetmeats.”
The Guardian, London

Maxim Vengerov, violin

Roustem Saïtkoulov, piano

MOZART Violin Sonata No. 26 in B-flat major, K. 378
MENDELSSOHN Violin Sonata in F major
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80
TCHAIKOVSKY Mélodie and Scherzo from Souvenir d’un lieu cher

Known for his effortless virtuosity, Grammy Award-winning violinist Maxim Vengerov began his career as a child prodigy in late Soviet-era Russia, and was already hailed as one of the most outstanding violinists of his generation by his early 20s. Vengerov’s performing career was sidelined by a shoulder injury for years, during which time he took up conducting; now he has returned to the stage, and by all accounts the master musician is playing better than ever. “Vengerov plays with such innate ease that difficulty doesn’t really register as such. But his technical wizardry is accompanied by a big dose of heart…he seems instinctively to understand what makes the music go” (The Washington Post). His recital features masterworks from the violin repertoire, including Mozart’s genial B-flat sonata and Prokofiev’s dark and brooding Sonata No. 1.

Tickets start at $36


Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.

This performance, as well as all remaining events on our 2020/21 Season, has been canceled. As large gatherings are still not allowed by state, local, and university officials at this time we regret to announce that we will be unable to present our spring 2021 performances as originally planned. Ticket holders are being notified by either mail or email.

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