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May 25 From The Top concert with Host Jeremy Denk kicks off violinist Robyn Bollinger's 2019 Summer

May 22, 2019 | By Grant Communications
 
From the Top alum violinist Robyn Bollinger makes her fifth appearance on the prestigious, long-running NPR radio program From The Top this Saturday, May 25th in Hanover, New Hampshire at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center for the Arts. She joins violist Matthew Lipman, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, and pianist Jeremy Denk, who also hosts the concert, in a performance of the fourth movement, Rondo alla Zingares: Presto (G minor) of Johannes Brahms'  Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25. The concert, Show 372, will be released to NPR stations on September 2, 2019, and will feature cellist Nygel Witherspoon, 17, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, pianist Roxane Park, 11, from Hanover, New Hampshire, violist Jack Kessler, 17, from Miami, Florida, and flutist Subin Cho, 17, from Keller, TX, along with guest cellist Gabriel Cabezas and the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Filippo Ciabatti.
 
The concert kicks off Ms. Bollinger's 2019 summer, which includes performances at New Hampshire's Halycyon  and Monadnock Music Festivals, North  Carolina's Highlands-Cashiers Festival  and Washington State's Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.  
NPR's From the Top: Hanover, NH / Show 372
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM   
Presented by The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 
Details - Click here  
 
Halcyon Festival, Portsmouth, NH
June 20 - "Manifesto on Love" 
June 21 - "The Colors of Spain"
June 22 - "Tempest and Serenity" 
St John's Episcopal Church
all concerts 7:30 PM  
 
Monadnock Music, Peterborough, NH
Late June - Details To Be Announced  
 
"Anything You Can Do"  
August 4 - Highlands Performing Arts Center
August 5 - Albert Carlton Library, Cashiers  
 
Eastsound, WA 
"Orcas~trations: Music, Magic and Movies"  
Orcas Center  
August 9 at 7:30  PM
August 10 at 5:30 PM
  
Season Final Concerts 
Orcas Center Eastsound, WA 
August 16 at 7:30 PM
August 17 at 5:30 PM 
Daring, versatile, charismatic and passionate, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise. Already recognized for her musical creativity, rich tones, emotional depth, and technical mastery, she is a recipient of a prestigious 2016 Fellowship from the Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship Fund for her multimedia performance project entitled "CIACCONA: The Bass of Time," which she began touring in 2018. Having made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age twelve, Ms. Bollinger has since performed with orchestras and at festivals nationwide, among them the Boston Pops, the Grand Tetons Music Festival Orchestra, and the music festivals of Aspen, Lake Champlain, Maui, Marlboro, and Rockport.   
 
2018-19 performance highlights included appearances at the Halcyon, Marlboro and Orcas Island Music Festivals; debuts with the symphony orchestras of Knoxville (Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto), Helena (Piazzolla, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires ), Charleston (Paganini, Violin Concerto No. 1), and California (world premiere by composer-in-residence Katherine Balchwritten specifically for her); and a six-city tour of the East Coast with the Musicians from Marlboro that includes concerts at Connecticut's Greenwich Library Series, Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in New York City,  Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Series, the Smithsonian Museum's Freer Gallery in D.C., the Union College Concert Series in Schenectady, NY, and Boston's Isabella Steward Gardner Museum's Sunday Afternoon Series. Ms. Bollinger also performed in and around Boston with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble and the Grammy- nominated ensemble A Far Cry, among other engagements.
 
Robyn Bollinger records for Crier Records. Last season she released her debut solo CD and DVD, both titled "CIACCONA: The Bass of Time." James Oestreich of The New York Times reviewed the CD, and selected her performance of Biber's Sequenza VIII as one of "8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week on YouTube," writing: "It was the concept that drew me to the new CD, CIACONNA: The Bass of Time, from Crier Records, but it was the young violinist Robyn Bollinger who held me captive. Through solo works of Biber, Bach, Bartok and Berio, Ms. Bollinger explores the lineage of the chaconne or passacaglia, call it what you will, with its often obsessive focus on a bass figure."  As a member of A Far Cry, she recorded the Grammy nominated "Dreams and Prayers" and "Visions and Variations."The all- premieres CD includes arrangements of works by Hildegard von Bingen and Ludwig van Beethoven and Osvaldo Golijov, as well as works by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol written for and premiered by A Far Cry.
 
A sought-after collaborator, Ms. Bollinger is a popular figure on the chamber music stage, both as a member of the renowned, Grammy-nominated Boston-based ensemble A Far Cry, and for her work at Festivals, and on chamber music series. She has performed in Midori's Music Sharing International Community Engagement Program "ICEP" in Japan, performed in recital in Japan's Phoenix Hall, (Osaka), Oji Hall, (Tokyo), and Tokyo National Arts Center, and served as a Young Artist Fellow for Music for Food, the national musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. A former member of the Newman String Quartet, which took the silver medal at the 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, she has also served as a member of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival's Young Trio in Residence (2015 - 2017). Collaborations include the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Jupiter Chamber Players at Lincoln Center, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Mistral Music, and with members of the Borromeo, Cleveland, Juilliard, Johannes, Lydian, Mendelssohn, and Pro Arte quartets, among others.
 
In addition to the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship, Ms. Bollinger's talent has been recognized with numerous awards, among them an Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant from New England Conservatory for her ground-breaking "Project Paganini," a performance project featuring all twenty-four Paganini Caprices. Ms. Bollinger has received top prizes at many international competitions, among them the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in France, and the Louis Spohr International Competition in Germany. She has been specially recognized with prizes for her performances of Bach and Beethoven works at several competitions. A familiar figure on radio, Ms. Bollinger came to national attention through her 2014 residency on PRI's "Performance Today" and several appearances on NPR's "From the Top."  
 
Born in Philadelphia in 1991, Robyn Bollinger is a former recipient of the Laurence Lesser Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees with honors. Ms. Bollinger's former teachers include Miriam Fried, Soovin Kim, and Paul Kantor. From July 2013 to May 2017, Ms. Bollinger played a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin on generous loan from the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute Instrument Bank. As of May 2017, she now performs on a beautiful 2017 violin made by the world-renowned luthier Samuel Zygmuntowicz, on loan from a private collection.  
Press Contact : 
Laura Grant, Grant Communications
TEL: 917.359.7319; 212.600.0649 E-mail: Laura@grant-communications.com

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