Violin Prodigy Maria Duenas Performs Mendelssohn
Celebrated German-Polish conductor Marek Janowski and the San Francisco Symphony welcome teenage prodigy Maria Duenas, the Spanish violin virtuoso, to the stage for a rousing program of Hindemith, Mendelssohn and Mozart this fall. Following a performance of Hindemith's sweeping Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Duenas will join proceedings to perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, a romantic era masterpiece that remains a cornerstone of the instrument's repertoire. The evening comes to a close with the last and greatest of Mozart's epic works, the Jupiter Symphony.
A rising star whose spectacular sense of musicianship, technical prowess and affinity for her instrument belie her young years, Duenas studied under Austrian-Ukrainian violin icon Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna University of Music. Amongst her many accolades, she was awarded the first and Grand Prix prize at the Leonid Kogan and Georg Philipp Telemann International Violin Competitions, as well as first prize at the prestigious Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians in China. Don't miss this chance to see a future master in concert!