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Leila Josefowicz

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May 2002

At the age of 24, Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity.

Ms. Josefowicz came to national attention in 1994 when she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The performance was immediately followed by her debut recording of the Tchaikovsky and the Sibelius concertos for Philips Classics. Since that time, she has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the Boston and Chicago symphonies, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Deutsches-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the NHK Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Sanderling and Franz Welser-Moest among others.

Recent engagements in North America include appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Louis, Dallas, Montreal, National, Detroit and Baltimore symphonies, as well as recitals in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York. Highlights of Ms. Josefowicz’s 2002/03 season include performances at the Hollywood Bowl and La Jolla Chamber Music Festival; with the Atlanta, Cincinnati, Vancouver, Toronto, Indianapolis, New Jersey, New World and Colorado symphonies; and an appearance at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Seminar.

Leila Josefowicz’s recent and upcoming European engagements include orchestral appearances in Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Zurich, Munich and London and recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She also toured throughout the Far East with the Asian Youth Orchestra during the Summer of 2001.

No stranger to television, Ms. Josefowicz has appeared on numerous national broadcasts such as The Tonight Show, Evening at Pops and America’s Tribute to Bob Hope. Her most recent appearance in the US was as featured guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center. In January 2002, her performance of John Adams’ Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony, John Adams conducting, was televised and broadcast by the BBC throughout Europe.

A Philips/Universal recording artist, Ms. Josefowicz’s debut recording of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius with Sir Neville Marriner was followed in 1996 by her second disc, Solo, which features unaccompanied violin works by Bartok, Kreisler, Ysaye, Ernst and Paganini. Both releases were awarded the Diapason d’Or prize. Subsequent releases include Bohemian Rhapsodies, a collection of virtuosic violin works with orchestra, For the End of Time and Americana with pianist John Novacek, and the Mendelssohn, Glazunov and Prokofiev concertos with the Montreal Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducting. A live recording of her performance of the Adams Violin Concerto, with John Adams conducting, has recently been released on the new BBC label.

Ms. Josefowicz is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Jaime Laredo and Jascha Brodsky. In addition to her solo work, she studied chamber music at Curtis with Felix Galimir and participated at several Marlboro Music Festivals. In recent seasons she has collaborated with artists such as Martha Argerich, Thomas Hampson, Jaime Laredo, Sylvia McNair, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida and Andre Watts.

A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994, Leila Josefowicz performs on the 1739 “Ebersolt” Guarnerius del Gesu violin.

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