Spoleto 2010 Finale

Chamber Music Artists

    Livia Sohn Livia Sohn
    LIVIA SOHN (violin) has graced the international stage as a soloist with over eighty orchestras on five continents. She started playing the violin at age five, gave her first public performance three years later, and captured First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at 13. An avid chamber…
    St. Lawrence String Quartet St. Lawrence String Quartet
    The St. Lawrence String Quartet has spent 15 seasons as the Spoleto Festival USA's Quartet in Residence. Having walked on stage together nearly 2000 times in the last twenty years, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. The group continues to…
    Alisa Weilerstein Alisa Weilerstein
    ALISA WEILERSTEIN (cello) has, at a young age, established herself as a dedicated chamber musician, performed with the nation's top orchestras, given recitals throughout the United States and Europe, and appeared at prestigious festivals. She makes her debuts this season with the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, also performing with…
    Geoff Nuttall Geoff Nuttall
    Beginning with the 2010 season, GEOFF NUTTALL is the Artistic Director for Chamber Music at the Spoleto Festival USA.   Geoff began playing the violin at the age of eight after moving to London, Ontario from College Station, Texas. He spent most of his musical studies under the tutelage of Lorand…
    Hsin-Yun Huang Hsin-Yun Huang
    HSIN-YUN HUANG (viola) has appeared as a soloist with the Berlin Radio Symphony, the Russian State Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony of Taiwan, among others. She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Juilliard, Brentano and St. Lawrence quartets, and was the Borromeo Quartet's violist…
    Charles Wadsworth Charles Wadsworth
    CHARLES WADSWORTH (Artistic Director for Chamber Music) is a Festival favorite as pianist and host of the twice-daily chamber music concerts, a role he began-in a perfectly understandable mix of English and Italian-at the Spoleto Festival in Italy in 1960. As the founding Artistic Director of The Chamber Music Society…
    Tara Helen O'Connor Tara Helen O'Connor
    Tara Helen O'Connor (flute) has performed in 14 festivals in Charleston, returning this year for a 15th performance. She recently performed in New York (the 30th anniversary of "Wall to Wall Bach" at Symphony Space) and Paris (the premiere of a new work written for her by composer John Zorn).…
    Daniel Phillips Daniel Phillips
    DANIEL PHILLIPS (viola and violin), winner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in 1976, participated in the first Spoleto Festival USA chamber music concerts in 1977. He is a co-founder of the Orion String Quartet, the resident quartet of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They have toured internationally…
    Kenji Bunch Kenji Bunch
    Heralded as “A Composer to Watch” by the New York Times, Kenji Bunch has quickly emerged as one of the most prominent American composers of his generation, appealing to audiences and performers alike with a distinctive, vibrant voice in contemporary American music. Recent commissions have come from the English Chamber…
    Stephen Prutsman Stephen Prutsman
    STEPHEN PRUTSMAN (piano), an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and medal winner in the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth piano competitions, has performed in recital, as a concert soloist and with his trio Nobilis throughout the United States and Europe. He has curated programs featuring music from India, Iraq, Iran and…
    Todd Palmer Todd Palmer
    TODD PALMER (clarinet), a three-time Grammy nominee, returns to Spoleto Festival USA for his 14th chamber music series. Highlights of his most recent concert season include performances of Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind with the BBC Scottish and Atlanta symphony orchestras under conductor Robert Spano,…
    Joshua Bell Joshua Bell
    For more than two decades, violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie…