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Emil Chudnovsky

Emil Chudnovsky, violinist

 “To pull off the kind of program that violinist Emil Israel Chudnovsky brought…the musician has to nail every piece. Virtuosity is just the start. Then there’s showmanship, artistry, a sense of humor and a little bit of ham. There’s a perfect sense of timing and, finally, commitment. That Chudnovsky has a lot of this was evident in sharply etched runs, broadly bowed phrases and a compelling sense of momentum.” The Washington Post

“The concert also featured violinist Emil Chudnovsky in a smart, scintillating ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’ by Saint-Saens…” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cheers for Chudnovsky…Saturday’s IPO concert may be remembered as the night Emil Chudnovsky came to town…to say he was soloist would be to miss the point. Chudnovsky was the center of the music…The flamboyant cadenza by itself was worth the price of admission…a wonderful performance…a sublime, almost erotic sound.” The Star Newspapers

Emil Israel Chudnovsky hearkens back to the grand romantic tradition of the golden age of violinists. His lush sound and inimitable ability to connect with audiences have garnered him accolades from listeners, presenters, and critics alike. Recent seasons have included his debut at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea with the KammerSymphonie Berlin, and his inaugural recording with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Equally notable benchmarks include Chudnovsky’s debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Mexico, when he replaced an indisposed soloist for a previously unknown concerto on ten days’ notice. Other noteworthy appearances included Chudnovsky’s recital debut in New Zealand, and concert debuts with the Macon Symphony, the Palm Beach Symphony and the Orquesta de la Ciudad de los Reyes in Lima, Peru. His chamber music activity has also been intense, with repeated festival appearances at the famed Newport Music Festival and at Germany’s Henselt Festival, as well as concerts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New York’s Merkin Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.

A veteran of the competition circuit, Chudnovsky holds nine international awards, including top prizes from the Paganini, Szeryng and Enescu international competitions and 1st Prizes from the Curci (Naples), Valsesia-Musica (Milan), and the Young Artists Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Chudnovsky has performed throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. In the United States, he has played recitals and concerts with orchestra in Washington DC, California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, South Dakota, and New York – including multiple appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall. At the Encore Summer Festival in Ohio, his debut performance gave him the unique distinction of being the only non-CIM student or alumnus invited to appear on the Festival’s Blue Ribbon series.


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