Press Release (10-12-2016) (for immediate release)
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David Michael Wolff, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
Subject: Orchestra 2100 presents duo recital in Leesburg
When: Thur., Nov. 3, 2016, 7-9pm
Where: Stone Tower Winery (www.stonetowerwinery.com), 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA.
How Much: $50
Get Tickets: online at www.orchestra2100.com (or direct link: https://orchestra2100.yapsody.com/event/index/51285/encore-kids-benefit-concert)
Quote from Maestro David Michael Wolff: “Orchestra 2100 aims to present exceptional music to audiences of all ages, stripped of the pretense and stiffness often associated with classical music and symphony orchestras. Our Mission is to transform the lives of children through interactive orchestral experience programs. The organization was looking for a home base in NOVA from which to serve the local region as well as all of Virginia; the idyllic Leesburg was the obvious choice. If the local community embraces and shares our vision, we hope to in some way add another voice to this vibrant region.”
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Orchestra 2100 presents Duo Recital in Leesburg
Orchestra 2100 makes a home in Leesburg, VA, starting its 2016/17 season with an intimate Duo Recital on Nov. 3, 7pm, by Natasha Korsakova, violin, and Maestro David Michael Wolff, piano. The internationally renowned Korsakova, traveling in from Switzerland, is the Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence, and Wolff is the Artist Director & Principal Conductor of both Orchestra 2100 and The Carolina Philharmonic.
The event will take place at the iconic Stone Tower Winery, Leesburg, and begins with a wine reception at 7pm before the hour-long performance at 7:45, followed by a brief meet and greet with the artists.
Proceeds will benefit Encore! Kids, an interactive orchestral experience program for children grades K-2. The program, created by Maestro Wolff, has already served thousands of children in North Carolina, and is now launching in Virginia. Visit the Orchestra’s website for more info and to watch a short video about Encore! Kids.
Join us at Stone Tower Winery on Nov. 3 for a night to remember, for a cause that transforms children's lives. Get tickets ($50) online at www.orchestra2100.com.
Seating is very limited - reserve your place while they last. Special Thanks to the event's Main Sponsor, WiSC Enterprises (www.wiscenterprises.com).
David Michael Wolff:
David Michael Wolff is a musician, educator, pianist, conductor and entrepreneur, now in his eighth season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of The Carolina Philharmonic. Under Maestro Wolff’s leadership, the orchestra has rapidly grown from a small chamber orchestra into one of the leading symphony orchestras in North Carolina. Two of the Philharmonic’s first concerts were at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, and in the past year the orchestra has come full circle with a meaningful partnership with the famed hall, bringing its education programs to the children of North Carolina. Along the way, Wolff was asked to create an interactive orchestral experience program for K-2 students called Encore! Kids, now serving thousands of children annually.
Orchestra 2100 is the next step in Wolff's mission to reach at least one million children through music and technology within the next ten years. Wolff is rapidly assembling a consortium of technology vanguards, music educators, world-class performers, and entrepreneurial business leaders around this project of creating new possibilities for music education. The ensemble seeks to explore the future of the symphony orchestra as it tumbles into a world dominated by exponential developments in AI, VR, robotics, and nanotechnology. Wolff keenly believes that every tool, including nascent technologies, is invaluable to the symphony orchestra if it can enable the concert experience to tell a story, and give you a story to tell.
Wolff made his orchestral début as piano soloist at the age of twelve. Three years later he entered the University of Washington on full scholarship majoring in Romance Languages and Piano Performance. After obtaining his Master’s Degree in NYC under the direction of Byron Janis, celebrated pupil of Vladimir Horowitz, Wolff took up the baton. Three years of study in Rome led to performances throughout Italy, conducting opera and symphonic works, as well as leading piano concertos from the keyboard.
Along the way, Wolff won numerous prizes in international competitions, including grand prize in the Naomi Management International Competition in New York City. Hundreds of performances across North America, Europe and Asia solidified his reputation as one of the foremost performing artists of his generation. He has appeared over a dozen times at Carnegie Hall, both as pianist and conductor. Wolff resides in Pinehurst, NC with this wife and daughter.
An avid linguist, Wolff is fluent in five languages and has been a sought-after coach of international opera stars as well as aspiring concert pianists. His diverse interests have led to collaborations with such artists as dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and choreographer Ruth Davidson Hahn and to numerous commissions to arrange and compose works for opera, modern dance and other multi-media projects. Career highlights include a return to Carnegie with the Carolina Philharmonic, a performance for President Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative in Arkansas, and performances in Shanghai at the World Expo and at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with renowned Diva, Angela Brown. Wolff is author of Zen and the Art of Piano.
Natasha Korsakova bio:
Virtuoso Natasha Korsakova, of Russian-Greek decent, is one of most popular violinists of her generation. The German Süddeutsche Zeitung describes her ability to play the violin as a "sinfully beautiful listening experience". The young violinist who speaks five languages is currently a coveted guest for national and international orchestras, music festivals and concert events. The artist stands for “Perfect technique, bold stylistic sense and musical intuition (FAZ) as well as for a charisma that without equal.
Her repertoire includes ca. 60 Concertos for Violin and Orchestra as well as numerous chamber-music works.
The award-winning violinist has appeared in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorium di Milano, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Martinu Hall in Prague, Tokyo's Santory Hall, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt etc.
Among the international festivals are Uto Ughi per Roma, the Ludwigsburger Festspielen (Germany), Incontri Asolani (Italy), the Schleswig-Holstein Festival (Germany), Music in Country Churches (UK) and the Lockenhaus-Festival (Austria). Upon invitation from Mrs. Irina Schostakowitsch, Natasha Korsakova appeared in Paris as part of a festival concert honoring Dmitri Schostakowitsch, together with pianist Kira Ratner.
She has co-operated with renowned conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Alain Lombard, Stefan Vladar, Alun Francis, Steven Byess, José G. Flores, Leif Bjaland, Charles Olivieri-Munroe and David Wiley.
Natasha Korsakova plays with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G.Verdi, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Tainan Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Royal Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Dutch Radio Broadcasting, the Mainz and the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Orquesta della UNAM (Mexico), the Queretaro Philharmonic (Mexico), the Cape Cod Symphony, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Verona, the Evansville Philharmonic and many others.
She is also an enthusiastic chamber musician.
The violinist was the first musician to receive the "Russian Muse" Prize.
In 1998, she became “Artist of the Year” in Chile.
In the year 2004, she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto in Berlin for the 15th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall.
Since 2008, Natasha Korsakova developed a particular connection to Italy, where she was awarded the «Premio Sirmione Catullo» and became «Artist of the Year». Recitals followed in Palazzo Quirinale and at the famous Piazza Campidoglio in Rome, both concerts were in the presence of the Italian State-President.
Natasha Korsakova is a cultural ambassador of "Fondazione Sorella Natura" in Assisi, Italy.
In the connection with the Audience for Fondazione Sorella Natura, she played for the Pope Benedict XVI at the Sala Nervi in Vaticano (2011), together with the outstanding swiss violinist Manrico Padovani.
A passionate communicator, Natasha followed the invitation to the International Conference "21minutes Knowledge of Excellence" in Milan. Among participants David Gross (Nobel Physics Prize 2004), Woodrow Clark (Nobel Peace Prize 2007), Susan Polgar (Chess Grandmaster), Mario Brunello (Violoncellist).
She is often invited for guest-appearances at the Italian TV-transmissions and talkshows for programs RAI and SKY.
Internationally renowned composers such as Daniel Schnyder and Robert Vinson have written and dedicated Ms. Korsakova the Violin Concertos “Mozart in China” and “Concerto in F – Tribute to G. Gershwin“.
The violinist was born into a music family in Moscow and began playing the violin at the age of 5. Her first teacher was her grandfather Boris Korsakov. He was followed in her musical education by her father, the well-known Russian violin virtuoso Andrej Korsakov. Her mother is the pianist Yolanta Miroshnikova-Caprarica. After the early death of her father, Natasha Korsakova studied under the tutelage of Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer in Nuremberg and then later with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff in Cologne.
Natasha Korsakova plays a precious instrument made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1851).
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Natasha Korsakova: (see link for image credits and additional images: http://www.natashakorsakova.com/gallery/)