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Jan 22 2019

Tre Voci Residency: Composers Workshop

Henry Mancini Studio

“Glittering Sensuality” – New York Times (USA). “Transfixingly beautiful” – Boston Sunday Globe (USA).

The celebrated musicians of Tre Voci conduct a workshop with UCLA composition students, perform recently written works commissioned for the group, and engage in Q&A session.

Three artists who have each been acknowledged for bringing a unique voice to their instruments, violist Kim Kashkashian, flutist Marina Piccinini, and harpist Sivan Magen, met at the Marlboro Music Festival in the summer of 2010. Having discovered an unusually powerful common voice, they decided to extend their collaboration beyond the summer, and have since performed across the United States, Mexico, and Europe, with a wide-ranging repertoire that includes many of their own transcriptions, traditional repertoire, and newly commissioned works. Their first recording, on the ECM New Series, features works by Debussy, Takemitsu and Gubaidulina. This season Tre Voci performs in Philadelphia and Boston in the US, as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena Italy, in recitals that will feature the premiere of “Arabesque," a newly commissioned work for them by the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa.

About the Artists

A daring artist with diverse musical interests, virtuoso flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz of the flute”.

Kim Kashkashian is recognized internationally as a unique voice on the viola. She received a 2013 Grammy Award in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” category for Kurtag and Ligeti: Music for Viola on the ECM Records Label. Kim Kashkashian’s recording, with Robert Levin, of the Brahms Sonatas, won the Edison Prize in 1999. Her 2000 recording of concertos by Bartok, Eotvos, and Kurtag won the 2001 Cannes Classical Award for a premiere recording by a soloist with orchestra. Kashkashian was awarded the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, as well as the prestigious Golden Bow award of Switzerland. In 2016 Kashkashian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Praised as a “magician” (WQXR) whose “brilliant sound and remarkable technical acumen shatter any stereotype of his instrument” (the NY Times), Sivan Magen is the only Israeli to have ever won the International Harp Contest in Israel, a winner of the Pro Musicis International Award and in 2012 was chosen by a committee headed by Dame Mitsuko Uchida as the winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He appeared as a recitalist and as a soloist with orchestras across the US, South America, Europe and Israel, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Vienna Konzerthaus, and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, the Saint-Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2018-2019 Dobrow Series.

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