Renowned Violinist Performs March 29, 31 at USAO
CHICKASHA – Versatile violinist and world-renowned conductor Yuval Waldman is making a special stop in Chickasha to perform and teach at the University of Science and Arts. On March 29, he’ll give a free Master Class at noon in the Alumni Chapel, followed by a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 in the Chapel.
The Russian-born Israeli musician has performed across the globe as a soloist with major orchestras in concerts and on radio and television. Following his New York debut on the International Series of Carnegie Hall, Jeunesse Musicales, Waldman has made appearances across the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel.
“Mr. Waldman’s visit is a tremendous opportunity for our students to meet, learn from and hear a world-class performer through his performance Master Class, his guest lectures in IDS classes and his Saturday evening concert,” said Dr. Stephen Weber, associate professor of music. “The community also will be enriched by the opportunity to visit with Mr. Waldman at luncheons, dinners and meetings with local musicians.”
In addition to acclaim for his performances of standard repertory, Waldman is well known for his thoughtful and stylish performances and recordings of Baroque music, both as a violinist and as a conductor. He has championed rarely performed 19th century masterpieces and has commissioned and premiered numerous works by contemporary American and Israeli composers.
Waldman has been described as “brilliant” by Musical America and “spectacular” by the New York Times.
As a solo violinist, Waldman has performed with international orchestras such as Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Toronto Chamber Orchestra and the National Polish Radio and Television Orchestra, among others. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall in London and Concergebouw Hall in Amsterdam.
Some of Waldman’s career highlights include conducting on the Congressional steps in Washington, D.C. in a memorial concert on September 11, 2002, welcoming the millennium in a Benedictine monastery in Rome, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel in Moscow and conducting Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” for Portuguese villagers in Madeira.
Waldman currently directs the World Bank Mozart Festival in Washington, D.C., New American Chamber Orchestra in New York City and is first violinist of the Kinor Quartet.
Both the noon master class on March 29 and the 7:30 p.m. concert on March 31 in the Alumni Chapel are free and open to the public. Additional information is available from Stephen Weber at (405) 574-1295.