Solo Violin Recital
János Négyesy has long excelled in the interpretation of contemporary music, bringing his élan to a repertoire ranging from Rihm to Reynolds, from late Cardew to Cage’s peerlessly difficult Freeman Etudes. His curiosity and enthusiasm are abundantly evident in this new collection, which presents the work of five women of very different generations and styles — the exotic textures of Kaija Saariaho, the post-Bergian expressionism of Bun-Ching Lam, the fervent energy of Athanasia Tzanou, the enigmatic and mobile aphorisms of Marita Bolles, the haunting (or haunted) simplicities of Alice Samter. What weaves these dissimilar works into a coherent program is János’ warmth and vigor, a robust generosity all too exceptional in new music performance: a new recording from János is a matter for celebration. Erik Ulman September 28, 2005
About the Artist
Born in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and later at Detmold in Germany. He left Hungary in 1965 and from 1970-74 was concertmaster of the Berlin Radio Orchestra. He lived and worked in Paris, Vienna and New York before joining the UCSD faculty in 1979.
Long an advocate of new music, Professor Négyesy has appeared at major festivals throughout the world and premiered hundreds of new works written specially for him. He also gives master classes worldwide.
In addition to performing, recording and teaching he has written a definitive study of contemporary violin techniques.
Recently he has been receiving acclaim for his expertise as master of the Mathews' electronic violin. In addition to his interest in new music, he is an exponent of the standard violin repertoire, as well.
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