PSO Field Trips: Odin Rathnam Bach Project
Relax and enjoy the rich sound of unaccompanied Bach on the violin. As part of "The Bach Project" this performance by master violinist Odin Rathnam features Bach's great A minor sonata and D minor Partita, separated by the Ysaye Sonata no. 3 "Ballade."
Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, the American violinist Odin Rathnam has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. A veteran performer at many major European and American festivals including the Algarve International Music Festival in Portugal, Denmarks Tivoli and Vendsyssel Festivals, Deia International Festival in Mallorca, Boswil Festival in Switzerland, Aspen, Caramoor and Endless Mountain Music Festivals, he has also appeared in recital on the Market Square Concerts series, Lincoln Centers Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, where he first appeared at the age of 15.
Mr. Rathnams commitment to the development of young talents has led many of his students to be accepted at major conservatories throughout the United States and abroad, several going on to win prizes in national and international competitions, including the Fischoff, Nielsen and Queen Elizabeth competitions. In the fall of 2016, Mr. Rathnam accepted a sabbatical post as professor of violin at Penn State University, in State College.
Mr. Rathnam received his formal training at Juilliard Pre-College and Mannes College of Music with Sally Thomas and Ann Setzer, returning to the Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. He studied chamber music with Julius Levine, Felix Galimir, Joel Smirnoff, and Josef Gingold. He also worked closely with the Danish violinist and pedagogue Anker Buch , who is credited by many for bringing Ivan Galamians teachings to Denmark. Mr. Rathnams recordings can be found on The Helikon, West Branch and Kleos labels, with works by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Strauss and Schoenberg. Odin Rathnam performs on a late 19th century violin crafted by an unknown master, in the manner of Guarnerius Del Gesus middle period.
Full website/bio: http://odinsviolin.com/bio/
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