Friday, March 16, 2012

Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at The Town Hall, NYC Mar. 18

[Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Darla Furlani)]

The renowned violist and violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (b. 1976),, is President of the American Viola Society and has long been featured at She seems to perform nonstop! Here is an upcoming concert on Sunday, March 18 in New York City with the famed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio:

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, NYC

Featured as this year’s “Face to Watch” in the Los Angeles Times, Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s performances as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician continue to garner great attention. Gramophone proclaimed Ms. Ngwenyama’s playing as providing “solidly shaped music of bold, mesmerising character,” and the Washington Post described her as playing "with dazzling technique in the virtuoso fast movements and deep expressiveness in the slow movements.”

Ms. Ngwenyama came to international attention when she won the Primrose International Viola Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions at age 17. Plaudits followed her debut recitals in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and in New York at the 92nd Street ‘Y’, and in 1998 she received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Ms. Ngwenyama has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Domestic appearances include performances with the Atlanta, Baltimore, and Indianapolis Symphonies, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra. She has been heard in recital at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Louvre, the Ford Center in Toronto, and the Maison de Radio France. Summer festival appearances include Green Music, Vail, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart, Chamber Music Northwest, Marlboro Music Festival, Spoleto USA, and Santa Fe.

The Program:

BEETHOVEN: Allegretto in B-flat Major, WoO 39
DANIELPOUR: Inventions on a Marriage
RAVEL: Piano Trio in A minor
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

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