Houghton College, The Wesley Chapel
May 30, 2012
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Houghton College is pleased to welcome
award winning violinist Arnaud Sussmann and award winning pianist Michael Brown to perform at Wesley Chapel at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 17 as part of the 2012 Artist Series. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.
Arnaud Sussmann is quickly establishing a reputation as a multi-faceted and compelling artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike. "The stature of a handsome young gentleman, the allure and assurance of an artist...He displayed the confidence, beauty of sound and elegance of the great violinists," says Nice Matin, acclaimed critic. Arnaud has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has recently appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Monaco Chamber Orchestra, Nice Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and presented recitals in numerous cities around the world including New York, Memphis, Chicago, Panama City, San Salvador, London, Paris, and St Petersburg.
Mr. Sussmann is a winner of several international competitions and awards including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy, and the Vatelot/Rampal Competition in Paris, France. He is also the recipient of the David Gritz Violin Award given by the Tanglewood Music Center for his extraordinary commitment, talent and energy. Most recently the New York Salon de Virtuosi concert series awarded him with their fellowship grant, resulting in a live concert broadcast on WQXR's "Young Artists Showcase" radio show. He was also chosen to perform on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago which was broadcast live on television and on WFMT radio.
Michael Brown, hailed as a "vividly characterized and rhythmically free-spirited" pianist by The New York Times, is the First Prize Winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Noted for his "great confidence and rhythmic flair" by Gramophone, he has appeared in many major venues including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and has appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall under the baton of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert.
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