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Stella Chen (Violin) & Boris Kusnezow (Piano)
February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Stella Chen is the first prizewinner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 and has been lauded for her “phenomenal maturity” and “fresh and spontaneous, yet emotionally profound and intellectually well-structured performance.” She is also the top prizewinner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and the youngest ever prizewinner of the Menuhin Competition. In the 2019/20 season, she has tours of Korea and Japan, multiple European tours and numerous performances in the U.S. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from Harvard University and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Juilliard School. Her former teachers include Itzhak Perlman and Miriam Fried. Chen plays on a 1708 Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. Boris Kusnezow made his debut at the Carnegie Hall in 2009 after winning the German Music Competition Prize. Born in Moscow, he studied at the renowned Gnessin Academy and completed his studies in Germany. The first prizes he has won in international competitions and multiple CD recordings constitute important milestones in his musical career. Apart from solo performances, he has developed a passion for chamber music and performs worldwide in various chamber music ensembles and with notable soloists. He currently lives and teaches in Hanover.
A Mehli Mehta Music Foundation Presentation