January 23, 2001

Violinist Judith Ingolfsson to Perform Feb. 9 

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Judith Ingolfsson, 1998 winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the violin world’s most prestigious prize, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Concert Hall of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). The concert is free and open to the public.

She will be accompanied by Ronald Sat on the piano, and will play the 1683 Stradivarius instrument formerly owned by Josef Gingold and currently on loan from the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. They will perform the three sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms.

Ingolfsson, a native of Iceland, studied at the Curtis Institute and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She made her solo orchestral debut at the age of eight in Germany, and has since appeared with many orchestras internationally, including recent performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Wolfgang Sawallisch, the St. Louis Symphony conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos, and the Indianapolis, San Diego, Kansas City, and Pacific Symphonies. Beginning in October of last year, Ingolfsson traveled with the Iceland Symphony to14 North American cities on a tour that included stops at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

After her Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Times called her "technically assured and interpretively astute."

Judith Ingolfsson and Ronald Sat are the fifth offering of the Brainerd Commons Presents! Series, supported generously by the Christian A. Johnson Foundation. Brainerd Commons is part of the Middlebury College commons system, which divides the campus into five groups of dorms housing approximately 400 students each.

For more information about the concert, please contact Jennifer Nelson, Brainerd Commons co-faculty head, at 803-443-3321.

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