Julian Rachlin

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Violinist and violist julian rachlin was born in Lithuania and emigrated as a child to Austria.  He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and took private violin lessons with Pinchas Zukerman.  He became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, making his debut under Riccardo Muti.

Mr. Rachlin has performed with most of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Harmonia Orchestra London, St. Petersburg Philharmonic,  Israel Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  With his recital partner, Itamar Golan, he gives concerts all over the world.

In 2000 he began to perform on the viola and now regularly includes the viola repertoire in his performances.  He has recorded with orchestra and in duo-recitals on the Warner Classics, Sony Classical and Deutsche Grammophon, and ONYX Classics labels.  Since 1999 he has been on the faculty of the Vienna Conservatory.  This is Julian Rachlin’s New York recital debut.

Born in Lithuania, pianist Itamar Golan grew up in Israel.  He studied piano and chamber music in Israel and Boston and was repeatedly awarded scholarships from the American-Israel Foundation.  From the age of seventeen Mr. Golan has devoted himself exclusively to chamber music, appearing with such artists as Barbara Hendricks, Maxim Vengerov, Shlomo Mintz, Mischa Maisky, Matt Haimovitz, and Janine Jansen.  He performed at The Frick Collection in 2005 in a recital with violinist Ilya Gringolts.  He has also appeared as soloist with orchestras in Israel, Germany, and Italy, and with conductors Riccardo Muti and Zubin Mehta.  He records for Deutsche Grammophon, Teldec, EMI, and Sony Classical.  From 1991 to 1994 Mr. Golan served on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music; he now resides in Paris where is on the staff of the Conservatoire de Paris.  

Playlist

LACHRYMAE, REFLECTIONS ON A SONG OF JOHN DOWLAND, Op. 48

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

VIOLA SONATA, OPUS 147

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1973)

Moderato
Allegretto
Adagio

INTERMISSION

FOUR ROMANTIC PIECES, OPUS 75

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Allegro moderato
Allegro maestoso
Allegro appassionato
Larghetto

VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MINOR, OPUS 45

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Allegro molto ed appasionato
Allegretto espressivo alla romanza
Allegro animato

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