“Every sound she draws is superb,” The Strad magazine has praised. Violinist Bella Hristova will bring her passionate playing to the Kauffman Center for a special Discovery Concert that combines the young violinist’s mastery with the Symphony Orchestra of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, celebrating its 60th anniversary. Hristova will play a collection of solo works and then will join Conductor Steven D. Davis and the Symphony Orchestra as soloist for Kreisler's serene Liebesleid and Sarasate's dazzling Zigeunerweisen. The Orchestra will also delight the audience with Tchaikovsky’s lush Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
Bella Hristova is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, First Prize in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize in the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, and Laureate of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Born in Pleven, Bulgaria, Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. At twelve, she participated in master classes with Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2003, she entered the Curtis Institute of Music.Hristova plays a 1655 Nicolò Amati violin, once owned by the violinist Louis Krasner. [ Hristova is pronounced: h’REE-stoh-vuh. ]
Conductor Steven D. Davis is now in his ninth season as the conductor of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City’s Symphony Orchestra. Under his direction, the Symphony Orchestra has performed at the Kansas and Missouri Music Educators Conferences, the Midwest Clinic and on its 2016 Ireland tour. Davis is also the resident conductor of newEar, Kansas City’s premier new music ensemble.
Youth Symphony of Kansas City, celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season, affords its young musicians unique opportunities to engage with professional musicians and educators from arts organizations and educational institutions through out Kansas City. Students from more than 50 cities within Missouri and Kansas come together weekly to participate in four full orchestras and young string programs of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City.
KREISLER Recitativo and Scherzo
BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor
Orchestra with soloist
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Orchestra with soloist
SARASATE Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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