Poster Violinist Ilya Gringolts
Violinist Ilya Gringolts
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Ilya Gringolts

Performance Today - June 10, 2024

When violinist Ilya Gringolts was a kid in the USSR, his first teacher told him to quit the violin because he had no talent. Fortunately, he didn't let that stop him. Now, he's THRIVING. On today's show, we'll take you to a concert in Switzerland to hear Ilya Gringolts play Pablo de Sarasate's Spanish Dances.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joel Puckett: Concerto Duo Movement 1: The Great American Scream
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Demarre McGill, flute | Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra | Allen Tinkham, conductor
Album: Winged Creatures
Cedille 90000187

Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: A Night on Bald Mountain
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Nashville Symphony, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Lili Boulanger: Two Pieces for Violin and Piano - No. 1 Nocturne
Ekstasis Duo: Natasha Farny, cello | Eliran Avni, piano
Strings Music Festival, Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Catalyst Quartet
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium,  Reed College, Portland, OR

Hour 2

Pablo de Sarasate: Reverie, Op. 4
Tianwa Yang, violin | Markus Hadulla, piano
Album: Sarasate: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 3

Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony No. 1 in G Major, Op. 11
Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi | Jean Montes, conductor
Colour of Music Festival, The Riviera Theater, Charleston, SC

Zhou Long: Song of the Ch'in
Cassatt String Quartet
Seal Bay Festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, ME

Pablo de Sarasate, arr. Jonathan Keren: Spanish Dances
Ilya Gringolts, violin | Anahit Kurtikyan, violin | Jonathan Keren, violins | Silvia Simionescu, viola | Claudius Herrmann, cello | Chen Halevi, clarinet | Michal Lewkowicz, clarinet
Mizmorim Festival, Schmiedenhof, Basel, Switzerland

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