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Tchaikovsky & Special Guest Judith Ingolfsson

Tuesday Sep. 4th, 2018

The Bozeman Symphony announces their 51st concert season presenting a wide variety of thrilling concert experiences, with repertoire ranging from the Baroque period through the 21st century. They’ll introduce some of the leading guest artists of our time, present the Bozeman Symphonic Choir in two stunning performances, and provide fun opportunities for families to enjoy the Symphony together. As they begin the new season, the forces of fate are powerfully portrayed with sweeping melodies, lush Romanticism and a rousing finale in Tchaikovsky’s famous 4th Symphony. Those same forces of fate led composer Eric Korngold to flee from the opera houses and concert halls of Europe and come to America in the 1930’s, resulting in some of Hollywood’s epic film scores. His swashbuckling Overture to Captain Blood, and the spicy harmonies and virtuosity of his cherished Violin Concerto are also on the bill. Performances will be held Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30PM and Sunday, September 23rd at 2:30PM.  Both performance held at Willson Auditorium (404 West Main Street), Downtown Bozeman. These performances would not be possible without strong community support and sponsorship. The Symphony wishes to thank David Ross for his season sponsorship and ERA Landmark for generously sponsoring this performance.

Ticketing/Season Subscriptions: purchase a season subscription today and save up to 35%. Individual tickets are available for purchase online beginning September 1st at bozemansymphony.org or by phone at 406-585-9774.  Tickets at the door based on availability. Adult tickets range from $27.00-$67.00.  Student discounts are available.  Tickets may be purchased for rush, based on availability on Friday, September 21st. Please contact the Bozeman Symphony for more information on rush tickets and purchase locations. Please contact the Bozeman Symphony at 406-585-9774 or info@bozemansymphony.org with questions you have regarding performance, ticket sales, venue, and seating information.

JUDITH INGOLFSSON, violin

Violinist Judith Ingolfsson is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style. Now based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, she performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician and in recital as the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel, founded in 2006. The New York Times has characterized her playing as producing “both fireworks and a singing tone” and Strings Magazine described her tone as “gorgeous, intense, and variable, flawlessly pure and beautiful in every register.”

Judith Ingolfsson's recital performances have taken her to many of the world's leading stages including Konzerthaus Berlin, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Cleveland Museum of Art, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Reyjavík Arts Festival, Pro Arte Musicale of Puerto Rico, La Asociación Nacional de Conciertos de Panamá, Macao Cultural Center and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Center. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with the Avalon, Miami and Vogler String Quartets, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, and has appeared as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two on tour and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. A welcome guest at music festivals, she has been invited to festivals in the USA, Poland, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. In 2010 she was artist-in-residence in Villa Esche in Chemnitz.

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland to an Icelandic father and Swiss mother, Judith Ingolfsson began her violin studies at the age of three and gave her first public performance on Icelandic State Television at age five. At the age of eight she recorded as soloist with the Iceland Symphony for Icelandic State Radio and a few weeks later performed her orchestral solo debut in Germany. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1980, and at the age of 14, she was admitted to The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Jascha Brodsky. She went on to earn her Master's degree and Artists Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein.

Judith is currently Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and co-artistic director and founder of the Festival "Aigues-Vives en Musiques" in France. She performs on a Lorenzo Guadagnini violin, crafted in 1750, and a viola by Yair Hod Fainas. She also uses a baroque bow made by the modern German maker Bastian Muthesius.