|Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu will perform with the acclaimed iPalpiti Orchestra in New York in a special concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on March 5, 2009.
Under the direction of Eduard Schmieder, this ensemble of prize-winning musicians from around the globe has played in major concert halls throughout the world and in New York will present artists from 23 countries.
Prior to arriving in New York, iPalpiti Orchestra will be an ensemble-in-residence at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music in Philadelphia. This residency launches iPalpiti’s first bi-annual Festival of International Laureates (modeled after its annual summer festival in Los Angeles) on the east coast from February 23–March 6, 2009. While in Philadelphia, during a ten day residence, iPalpiti soloists will perform in salon settings and at the Kimmel Center Perelman Stage on March 2nd as the iPalpiti Orchestra.
The program at Carnegie Hall will open with George Enescu’s Prelude a L’unisson, followed by Peteris Vasks’ Musica Dolorosa, concluding the first half with Malcolm Arnold’s “Concerto for Two Violins”. The soloists will be Norwegian premier violinist Catharina Chen (iPalpiti member since 2004) and iPalpiti alumnus, violinist Alexandru Tomescu. Now a Romanian State Concert Soloist, Mr. Tomescu will perform on the famous “Elder” Stradivarius, which he received from the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Mr. Tomescu was among first artists selected and featured in the iPalpiti Artists International’s (formerly Young Artists International) first festival in Los Angeles in 1998. The second half of the program will feature Eduard Grieg’s “Serenade for Strings in G-Minor”, Opus 27a. Transcribed by Eduard Schmieder from Grieg’s “String Quartet N 1”, this performance will mark its New York premiere.
More details about iPalpiti at http://www.ipalpiti.org/.