An evening of strings awaits you as the Garden State Philharmonic brings Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to life. Each evoking a different season of the year, this series of four concerto’s for strings and solo violin will capture the hearts of first time concert goers and veterans of the symphony as well. The Garden State Philharmonic is thrilled to welcome world renowned violinist, Eiko Kano to the stage as the featured soloist in The Four Seasons. Other works featured on this concert include the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Piazzolla) and Serenade for Strings (Dvorak).
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The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
Serenade for Strings, Dvorak
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires “Spring”, Piazzolla
Praised as an artist with “electrifying intensity and lyrical expression” by Kyoto Newspaper and “mesmerizing interpreter” by Friends of Music Magazine, Japanese violinist Eiko Kano is known for her sensational and dynamic performances. Eiko has a thriving international career as a soloist as well as a chamber musician collaborating with distinguished artists such as principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Albrecht Meyer, Eugene Drucker of the Emerson Quartet and Ani Kavafian while working closely with living composers premiering new works. She is prizewinner of multiple international competitions such as the 4th International Competition of Tokyo among others. As a result of winning the prestigious Forval Scholarship, Eiko was granted the Stradivarius “Reinville violin for 2 years.
She currently serves as an assistant concertmaster in Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony Orchestra as well as regularly plays in the New York Philharmonic. She is on the artistic advisory board as well as a principal 1st violin player in the newly founded Pegasus: The Orchestra based in New York. Eiko also takes an initiative role as a leader of chamber orchestras without conductors: her performance as a guest concert master with Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra in the fall 2017 received a critical acclaim.
Eiko received BM and MM from Manhattan School of Music and is a long-time resident of New York. Her CDs of original production A Manhattan Story “Winter” (2017)and “Spring” (2019)have both been featured in audio program on all international JAL flights in 2018 and 2019.
She’s a founder of an ensemble The New Yorkers featuring Karen Hakobyan as her duo partner.
She is currently playing on Stradivarius “Wilhelmj” violin loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation. For more information, http://www.eikonyc.com