General Meeting and Program
February 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
EMIL ISRAEL CHUDNOVSKY hearkens back to the grand romantic tradition of the golden age of violinists. His lush sound and inimitable ability to connect with audiences have garnered him accolades from listeners, presenters, and critics alike. Recently, he debuted at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea with the Kammer Symphonie Berlin and his inaugural recording with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Equally notable benchmarks include Chudnovsky’s debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Mexico, when he replaced an indisposed soloist for a previously unknown concerto on ten days’ notice. Other noteworthy appearances included Chudnovsky’s recital debut in New Zealand, and concert debuts with the Macon Symphony, the Palm Beach Symphony and the Orquesta de la Ciudad de los Reyes in Lima, Peru. His chamber music activity has also been intense, with repeated festival appearances at the famed Newport Music Festival and at Germany’s Henselt Festival, as well as concerts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., New York’s Merkin Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.
A veteran of the competition circuit, Chudnovsky holds nine international awards, including top prizes from the Paganini, Szeryng and Enescu international competitions and 1st Prizes from the Curci (Naples), Valsesia-Musica (Milan), and the Young Artists Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Chudnovsky has performed throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. In the United States, he has played recitals and concerts with orchestras in Washington D.C., California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, South Dakota, and New York – including multiple appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall. At the Encore Summer Festival in Ohio, his debut performance gave him the unique distinction of being the only non-CIM student or alumnus invited to appear on the Festival’s Blue Ribbon series.
EMIL ISRAEL CHUDNOVSKY, violinist
MICHAEL SHEPPARD, pianist
Program: Overlooked Treasures
Grande Sonate in D major for piano and violin, Op. 12 by Henri Vieuxtemps, (1820 – 1881)
Largo ma non troppo
Romance for violin and piano, Op. 6 Sergei Rachmaninoff, (1873 – 1943)
Chanson d’Amour, op. 7 No. 1 J. Suk, (1874 – 1935)
Romance for violin and piano, op. 3 Reinhold Glière, (1875 – 1956)
Concert Phantasy on Le Coq d’Or (“The Golden Cockerel”) Efrem Zimbalist, (1889 – 1985)