Jennifer Koh, violin + Vijay Iyer, piano & composer
2019–2020 Cliburn Concerts
Date: March 14, 2020 2:00 pm CDT
Venue: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
“She is a tireless champion of new music, but is also a nimble enough artist to hop among repertory staples and world premieres with stunning ease.” — The New York Times
“There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.”— The New York Times
Recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music. She was named 2016 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, won top prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Concert Artist Guild Competition, and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects and has premiered more than 70 works written especially for her.
In spring 2018, she launched Limitless, a project celebrating the collaborative relationship between composer and performer; duo commissions are played by Koh and the composers themselves. Her partner for this special Cliburn debut is leading-edge composer-pianist Vijay Iyer, whose 22 remarkably diverse recordings have earned him top-album accolades from the likes of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, and NPR; ECHO Klassik Awards; and a Grammy nomination, among other honors.