The Cliburn
30 Oct

James Ehnes, violin

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion
7:30 pm

James Ehnes, violin


James Ehnes, whose artistry suggests that in Paganini’s age he would have enjoyed similar stature to the great man, succeeds impressively in being more than merely thrilling…this is not simply a high-wire act. It’s playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order. The Times (London)

Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards.

Program: TARTINI-KREISLER Sonata in G Minor “The Devil’s Trill;” BACH Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005; BERLIOZ Rêverie et Caprice, op. 8; FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major

Cliburn at the Kimbell is generously sponsored by Worthington National Bank.

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