Studio Session with Bella Hristova

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Young Artists Showcase host Bob Sherman first introduced violinist Bella Hristova on the show as a scholarship winner from Salon de Virtuosi. This past May, she was featured on the Young Artists Showcase as the most recent recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Although not yet 30, the Bulgarian-born Hristova has collected prizes and awards all over the world, including first prize in a competition which resulted in a concert tour of New Zealand. Hristova recently recorded an album of solo violin music and she played some of that live in our studio. But first, we’ll hear Jeffrey Grogan conducting the InterSchool Orchestra of New York in a reading of Nimrod from Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Then we'll hear a live recording of Hristova performing the Bruch Concerto with the Aukland Philharmonia in New Zealand. And to close, Nathan Milstein's virtuosic take on Niccolo Paganini's virtuosic variations.

Program details:

Edward Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
— InterSchool Orchestra of New York; Jeffrey Grogan, conductor.

JS Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor: Allemonde, courante, saraband and gigue
— Bella Hristova, violin. Recorded live in the Young Artists Showcase studio.

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
— Auckland Philharmonia; Radoslaw Schultz, conductor. Recorded live in New Zealand.

Nathan Milstein: Paganiniana Variations
— Bella Hristova, violin.