Thursday, February 9, 2012

'Eugène Ysaÿe, Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27'; Tai Murray, Violin, Harmonia Mundi

[Eugène Ysaÿe, Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27; Tai Murray, Violin, Harmonia Mundi HMU 907569 (2012) (68:48)]

Violinist Tai Murray releases her debut recording on Harmonia Mundi, comprised of Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 of the legendary Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931).

Presto Classical
Tai Murray (violin)

Chicago-born violinist Tai Murray was named a BBC New Generation Artist in 2009. She makes her Harmonia Mundi début in this dazzling reading of the six solo Sonatas which Eugène Ysaÿe penned in 1924. Since their publication these sonatas have offered a benchmark to subsequent generations of violinists.
Acclaimed as 'a fabulous player, statuesque and strong, with a flawless control of line' (The Daily Telegraph), violinist Tai Murray is a rising star of her generation and is increasingly in demand for both recitals and orchestral engagements. She has performed on the stages of many of the world’s great concert halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with a wide range of conductors and instrumentalists, such as Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, Richard Goode, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Mitsuko Uchida. She recently made her recital début at London’s Wigmore Hall as well as appearing at the BBC Proms and with the BBC Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela amongst others. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004 and a former BBC New Generation Artist (2008-2010), Ms. Murray is a native of Chicago. She performs on a Giovanni Tononi instrument, c. 1690. Upcoming chamber appearances include the West Cork Festival in Bantry, Ireland, and the Mozartiade in Augsburg, Germany.”

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