World-renowned violinist Nigel Armstrong returns to Sonoma on Sunday, May 11th, 2014, with pianist Miles Graber, to perform in concert at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma. Their featured works will include:
Bach: Praeludium from E major Partita Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata Debussy: Claire de Lune Bach: Gavotte from E major Partita Tchaikovsky: Melody Mozart: Sonata in G major, K. 301
Tickets are $30 for members of the Society, $35 for adults, and $10 for students. Special bistro table seating is available for $50/seat. Tickets will be available from the Society's website, www.sonomaclassical.org, Reader's Books, Pharmaca, Vintage House and at the door.
Hailed as "an astonishing talent with exquisite technique," NIGEL ARMSTRONG was born in Sonoma, California, where he began playing the violin at age five, studying with Leta Davis and Zaven Melikian. Armstrong made his debut in 2002 with the Baroque Sinfonia and has since performed with the Boston Pops and Norwegian Radio orchestras; the Reno and Burbank philharmonic orchestras; the Berkeley and Downey symphony orchestras; Bozeman Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Asociación de Profesores de la Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón and the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County, with which he performed for two seasons. In 2010, he achieved silver medal wins in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, held in Oslow, Norway, and the First International Violin Competition in Buenos Aires. In both competitions, he received additional prizes, including the Premio Tango and the Ole Bull and Nordheim awards in Oslo. In 2008, Armstrong received multiple prizes in the Corpus Christi International Competition, including the Howard Beebe String Award for Solo Bach Performance and the Jean Ten Have Award for Violin Performance. Following his years with the American Youth Symphony, Armstrong came into international fame as a finalist in the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, receiving Fourth Prize and winning Best Performance of the Commissioned Work by John Corigliano with Stomp. In addition to serving as concertmaster with AYS from 2009 to 2011, Armstrong served as co-concertmaster at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, from which he graduated from in 2011. He studied with Arnold Steinhardt and Shmuel Ashkenasi in the Diploma program at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he graduated in June, 2013. Armstrong debuted with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in April 2013 and soloed with the Pacific Symphony in November 2012. On April 13th, 2014, the American Youth Symphony launched 'The Alumni Project' honoring Nigel Armstrong and other graduates and featured Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, one of his largest operatic works, which is scored for 125 players.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Nigel Armstrong -- we'll see you on May 11th!
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards (View)
24724 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476