Bruch & Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos; Massenet - Meditation | Centaur Records CRC3585

Bruch & Mendelssohn - Violin Concertos; Massenet - Meditation

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Label: Centaur Records

Cat No: CRC3585

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th September 2018

Contents

Artists

Kinga Augustyn (violin)
Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jakub Klecker

Works

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26

Massenet, Jules

Thais: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix

Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

Artists

Kinga Augustyn (violin)
Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jakub Klecker

About

The Violin Concertos of Mendelssohn and Bruch have long been popular cornerstones of the Romantic Era repertoire. Kinga Augustyn, a Polish-born violinist, is joined by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Jakub Klecker on this 2016 recording.

Composed 23 years apart, the violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Bruch represent two vastly different approaches to the expressive possibilities of the violin as a solo instrument. It is perhaps these differences that make the pairing of these two pieces so compelling.

Kinga Augustyn has been described as “an adventurous performer valuable to New York’s scene” (NY Concert Review) and “beyond amazing, one hell of a violinist!” (Fanfare Magazine).

Her repertoire ranges from early baroque, which she sometimes performs on a baroque violin, to modern, oftentimes written especially for her. She is known for unique programming of unaccompanied solo violin recitals. She has won international awards, including First Prizes at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition (NYC), Artist International Presentations (NYC), J.S. Bach String Competition (Zielona Gora, Poland), the 2015 Outstanding Pole Competition, category “Young Pole,” in the United States, and the 2017 “Young Poland” contest in Poland. Other top honours include prizes at the Johannes Brahms International Competition (Poertschach, Austria) and the Kloster Schoental International Young Artist Competition (Kloster Scheontal, Germany).

“stylish and vibrant...playing with verve and superb control” – The Strad Magazine

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