2014 June Concert Series

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108

Saturday, June 28  | 
7pm  | 
Olin Hall

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Koh has been heard with leading orchestras and conductors around the world, including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC London Symphony, Moscow Radio Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. Pianist Benjamin Hochman, winner of 2011’s prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, has been described by The New York Times as a “gifted, fast-rising artist.” His eloquent and virtuosic performances have earned critical acclaim, and his rare combination of bravura and poetry has excited audiences and critics alike. ¬†As a concerto soloist Hochman has been featured with many of the top orchestras in the world. As Hochman has written: “The three Brahms Sonatas are at the heart of the repertoire for violin and piano. Composed at the height of Brahms’ compositional powers, these works are deeply rich and moving. Each of the three sonatas has a distinct character; together they are a feast.”