September 17, 1998

Violinist Leila Josefowicz to Perform at Middlebury College Center for the Arts

"Josefowicz has all the virtuosity the devil himself could wishÂ…And she can send a sweet, creamy line soaring with the best of 'em." --Kansas City Star

A remarkable young violinist, 20-year-old Leila Josefowicz will perform a program that includes works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Gershwin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30).

Included in the BBC Music Magazine's 1997 list of the world's greatest musicians, Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic, fiery virtuosity. Her career has already taken her throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan in recitals and concert appearances. In recent seasons she has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, appearing in such places as Carnegie Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Josefowicz records exclusively with Philips Classics. Her debut recording of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, released in 1995, was followed in 1996 by her second disc, "Solo," which features unaccompanied violin works. Both releases were awarded the Diapason d'Or prize.

Josefowicz has been featured on numerous television programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her appearance on the NBC television special "America's Tribute to Bob Hope" at the age of 10 brought her to immediate national attention.

Tickets for this Middlebury College Concert Series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. A pre-performance dinner at 6 p.m. at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts is also available. To order tickets or make dinner reservations, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.