This program brings together two perennial favorites, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven. Our performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major will feature the violin winner of the Johansen International Competition, Lara Boschkor from Germany, as our special guest soloist. We are looking forward to collaborating with this promising young player! We will also play Beethoven’s elegant and programmatic Symphony No. 6 in F Major, “Pastoral”. The work presents the composer’s interpretation of the joy of being in the countryside, the beauty and power of nature, and the fun and creativity of the country folk.
This event is supported in part by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington.
Our soloist, Lara, tells us "Playing the great Brahms Concerto with this wonderful orchestra will be a memorable experience. I am very grateful to everyone who made this possible and I feel very excited about meeting and playing with these wonderful musicians."
Visit the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office to buy your tickets today. You may call the box office at 202-399-7993. The box office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays. The box office is also open one hour before each performance. Adult tickets $25, student tickets $15, FREE tickets for kids age 16 or under.
Great Masters, Young Stars is a Capital City Symphony Main Season event.
About Lara Boschkor
Violinist Lara Boschkor, then 15, won first prize violin and $10,000 at the 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players. She came to wide attention at the age of 13 in 2013 when she won first prize at the 7th Henryk Szeryng InternationalViolin Competition in Mexico, as well as first prize at the 12th Carl Flesch InternationalViolin Competition in Hungary.
Ms. Boschkor was born in Germany in October 1999, and is of German-Hungarian parentage. She began her violin studies at the age of four, and won first prize at several European competitions at an early age. In 2012, she won first prize at the Jeunesses International Violin Competition in Bucharest, Romania.That same year, she became the youngest prize winner at the 19th International Brahms Violin Competition in Austria. In 2013, she was invited to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Japan with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yuki Miyagi.
Ms. Boschkor started her studies at an early age at the Precollege Division of the Hochschule für Musik Cologne and Detmold, and then went on to study with Liviu Prunaru at the Con- servatorium van Amsterdam. Other important musical mentors include Erik Schumann at Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt and Kolja Blacher at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. She has received support from the Bruno Frey Foundation and the Foundation Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She plays on a 1740 Carlo Antonio Testore violin generously loaned by the Foundation Stiftung Musikleben.