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Musicians from Marlboro Masterclass | Kim Kashkashian, viola
Monday • December 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Kim Kashkashian, viola, is internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola. She studied with Karen Tuttle and Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory. Hailed as an artist who combines a probing, restless intellect with enormous beauty of tone, Ms. Kashkashian’s work has been recognized with awards such as the George Peabody Medal and Switzerland’s Golden Bow Award. In 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has appeared in recital in the world’s great halls, with the trio Tre Voci, and in duo partnerships with pianist Robert Levin and percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky. Ms. Kashkashian has forged creative relationships with composers such as Kurtág, Penderecki, Schnittke, Kancheli, and Pärt and commissioned compositions from Eötvös, Ueno, Olivero, Larcher, Auerbach, Mansurian, and Hosokawa. Her long association with ECM Records has yielded a discography that has garnered numerous international awards, including a Grammy in 2013 for her solo recording of works by Ligeti and Kurtág. Ms. Kashkashian’s recording of the unaccompanied suites of J.S. Bach was released in October 2018. She coaches chamber music and viola at New England Conservatory of Music and is founder and artistic director of Music for Food, a musician-led hunger relief initiative. For more information, visit musicforfood.net. In recent years Kim Kashkashian has returned to the Marlboro Music School and Festival as a Senior Artist—as have other distinguished artists—to share what they gained from Marlboro as well their own new perspectives.