The Academy Center of the Arts and Forte Chamber Music are proud to announce that Ivan Zenaty, “the most important Czech violinist of this time,” will take the Academy Center of the Arts’ Historic Academy Theatre stage, 524 Main St., in performance on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 7:30pm. The program includes works from Vivaldi and Beethoven.
Ivan Zenaty reaches a broad public without abandoning the world of classical music for even a moment. Besides the technical perfection one would expect, he is also appreciated for his taste, style and a captivatingly beautiful tone.
With his exceptional wealth of repertoire including more than 50 violin concertos, he is a favored guest artist with many international orchestras. Known for his versatility, his engagements also include solo recitals and chamber music collaborations.
The springboard to his international career came as a result of being a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition followed immediately by debut engagements with the Moscow and Czech Philharmonic. Other successes include First Prize at the Prague Spring Competition, as well as being a chosen laureate of the UNESCO International Rostrum of Young Performers. In the subsequent years following his victories, Zenaty made his orchestral and solo debuts in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich, Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Jerusalem.
Ivan Zenaty will perform as violin soloist in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, transcribed for string orchestra. Zenaty will be joined by conductor Ben Rous, David Ehrlich, Wanchi Huang, Julian Taylor, Marilyn Marks Taylor, Angelina Weber Gandolfo, Yevgeniy Dovgalyuk, Fiona Hughes, Luca Trombetta, Fitz Gary, Danielle Burke, Robert Nicholson, Ben Wyatt, Ed Mikenas, and Naomi Amos. This concert is in memory of Dr. John Gilkey.
“Presenting a chamber performance of this caliber at the Academy Center of the Arts is an incredible opportunity,” said Geoffrey Kershner, Executive Director. “We were very pleased that Forte Chamber Music had the opportunity to include local and regional musicians, and believe that the performance will be one that classical and chamber music lovers won’t want to miss.”