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James Ehnes & Max Levinson

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Venue: Samueli Theater Tickets start at $38.00


James Ehnes, violin
Max Levinson, piano

Laguna Chamber Series sponsored by Mr. Sam B. Ersan

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne
BACH: Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
RAVEL: Sonata for Piano and Violin

Two virtuoso performers, Canadian violinist James Ehnes and pianist Max Levinson team up for a brilliant evening of formidable technique and chemistry.

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in more than 35 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. He is a recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, the Canada Council for the Arts’ Virginia Parker Prize, and a 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Max Levinson won First Prize at the Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition, the first American to achieve this distinction. He received overwhelming critical acclaim for his two solo recordings on N2K Encoded Music, and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 2005, he was given the Andrew Wolf Award for his chamber music playing.

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 45 minutes