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French Fantasy
Claude Debussy - César Franck - Camille Saint-Saëns

French Fantasy

Maria Bachmann

Label: Bridge
Format: CD
Barcode: 0090404939426
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Catalog number: BRIDG 9394
Releasedate: 02-10-15
- this recording presents the duo performing a collection of French masterpieces by Debussy, Franck and Saint-Saëns
The New York Times hailed Maria Bachmann as "a violinist of soul and patrician refinement", and The Boston Globe as "astonishing in every musical and technical regard." Maria Bachmann studied at The Curtis Institute of Music with Ivan Galamian and Szymon Goldberg, and was awarded Curtis's Fritz Kreisler Prize. Mr. Neiman has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Belgrade, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Saint Louis, San Francisco, and is a highly-acclaimed recitalist. This recording presents the duo performing a collection of French masterpieces by Debussy, Franck and Saint-Saëns.
A violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence, Maria Bachmann has received critical accolades from the beginning of her career. The New York Times has hailed her as
"a violinist of soul and patrician refinement...warmly lyrical, and unexpectedly sensuous." Ms. Bachmann has forged a unique profile as a soloist, violinist of Trio Solisti, recording artist, eminent proponent of new music, and Artistic Director of Telluride MusicFest in Colorado.
Among Maria's latest CD releases are Trio Solisti's Ravel & Chausson Piano Trios on Bridge, and French Piano Quartets with pianist Adam Neiman, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Edward Arron on the Aeolian Classics label. In 2016, CD releases include her recording of Paul Moravec's Violin Concerto with Rossen Milanov conducting Symphony in C for NAXOS, and Trio Solisti's Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Piano Trios. Her recordings encompassing works from Beethoven to new music can be found on Sony Masterworks, Sony/RCA Red Seal, Naxos, Endeavour Classics, Orange Mountain Music, and Bridge Records.
Ms. Bachmann has made acclaimed debuts with The National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, The St. Louis Symphony, the Taipai Symphony and Shanghai Symphony, and has worked with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop. In 2010, Ms. Bachmann performed Philip Glass's Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with the Orchestra of The Hague in The Netherlands, and the World Premiere of Paul Moravec's Violin Concerto at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. She has performed recitals in Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Taipei, The Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, New York's Town Hall, Merkin Hall and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall.
Her competition victories include first prizes at The Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, The Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York and The Pro Musicis Award. Maria Bachmann studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ivan Galamian and Szymon Goldberg, and was awarded the Fritz Kriesler Prize for outstanding graduating violinist. She performs on a 1782 violin by Niccolo Gagliano. www.mariabachmann.com