Posted: Monday Mar 25, 2013
March 25, 2013
Violist Veit Hertenstein will be the final presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. He will be accompanied on the piano by Pei-Yao Wang.
The program will include Sonata for solo viola by Paul Hindemith; Sonata in F-minor, Op. 120, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms; selections for Preludes, op. 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich; and Sonata for viola by Rebecca Clarke.
First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Hertenstein is one of the most exciting musicians on his instrument to emerge in years. He has already gained the recognition of important musicians for his exciting stage presence and virtuoso artistry. Hertenstein has participated in the Marlboro Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and the Verbier Festival in 2009 and 2010, where he was awarded the “Henri Louis de la Grange” special viola prize. He appeared at Seiji Ozawa’s International Music Academy in Rolle, Switzerland in 2008. He was won numerous competitions including the Pro Helvetia viola concerto commission, the New Talent Competition of the European Broadcasting Union (2009), the Tokyo International Viola Competition (2009) and the Orpheus Competition in Zurich (2007). Frequently, he has been the first violist to have ever won these competitions. His performances have been broadcast throughout Europe and he has recorded for Euro-Classics. Hertenstein will make his New York debut at Merkin Hall and his Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater this season. He plays a 1701 David Tecchler viola.
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult admission. Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, or by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings. The box office opens at 7 p.m. on performance evenings.
Group rates are also available.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. These grant funds are administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Veit Hertenstein
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