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On January 19, 2021 Salon de Virtuosi was delighted to present a special virtual New Year's celebration, featuring performances and interviews with two exceptional young artists - Kevin Zhu, violin, winner of the 2018 Paganini competition, who is hailed by the press for his "awesome technical command and maturity" and "absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” and Jonah Ellsworth, cello, a fast-rising star whose performances have been compared to Yo-Yo Ma and Misha Maisky. Kevin was joined by renowned pianist Rohan De Silva, and Jonah performed with his colleague, pianist Chungho Lee.



ENJOY WATCHING THE ENTIRE CONCERT HERE

NEW YEAR'S CONCERT

The artists performed from Rare Violins of New York in a program recorded especially for the Salon de Virtuosi audience, members, and benefactors.  


The festive program featured works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, and Faure. Learn more about Kevin Zhu HERE and Jonah Ellsworth HERE.  


We are immensely grateful to these artists for sharing with us their music and inspiration, especially during these still-challenging times, and to all of our sponsors and benefactors for making it possible.


As a special bonus for our members, we are including recent interviews with the artists where they share insights about their lives, musical inspiration, hobbies, and how they are adapting to life during this period.  


PROGRAM


JONAH ELLSWORTH, cello

CHUNGHO LEE, piano


Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Adagio and Allegro


J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011


Prelude

Courante


P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Mélodie, Op. 42, No. 2


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Papillon



KEVIN ZHU, violin

ROHAN DE SILVA, piano


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonatensatz in C minor, WoO 2


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1


Allegro con brio

Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto

Rondo: Allegro


Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840), arr. Fritz Kreisler: "I Palpiti", Op. 13

Lora Tchekoratova interviews Kevin Zhu

Lora Tchekoratova interviews Jonah Ellsworth