April 5, 2009
and Jon Klibonoff, piano
Violinist Maria Bachmann combines her outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence. She has been the subject of many critical accolades worldwide from the very beginning of her career. The New York Times has hailed her as “a violinist of soul and patrician refinement,” and The Boston Globe has similarly praised Ms Bachmann as being “astonishing in every musical and technical regard.” Ms. Bachmann has also had the distinction of being profiled by Time magazine, as well as by such journals as Mirabella, Fanfare and CD Review.
Maria Bachmann studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ivan Galamian and Szymon Golsberg, and she was awarded The Fritz Kreisler Prize for outstanding graduating violinist at Curtis. She performs on a 1782 violin by Nicolo Gagliano.
Pianist Jon Klibonoff has established a versatile career as orchestra soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. His many awards include the Pro Musicis Foundation Award, First Prize in the Kosciouszko Chopin Competition, the Silver Medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, as well as a solo recitalists fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Presently a member of Trio Solisti, Carnegie Chamber Players, and Associated Solo Artists, Klibonoff has appeared as guest artist to numerous chamber groups, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Shanghai, Miami, and Lark String Quartets. For three seasons he was an artist-in-residence for the On Air radio series produced by WQXR classical radio in New York City. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.