Middlebury

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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