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Mon October 28, 2013
Violin Soloist Kevin Lawrence Performs Bach's Solo Sonatas
Praised for his "vibrant intensity," (The Times, London) and playing "supremely convincing in its vitality," (Cleveland Plain Dealer) violinist Kevin Lawrence has consistently elicited superlative responses for his performances throughout the United States and Europe. His assertive style and strong musical personality have thrilled audiences at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and in Houston, Chicago, London, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Rome, Prague, Bucharest, Sofia, St. Petersburg, and Amsterdam, where the Dutch press described him as "simply miraculous."
Kevin's release of the complete violin works of the American composer Arthur Foote on the New World label was "highly recommended" as "beautifully played" by the Washington Post, and heard on the Ken Burns series “Not for Ourselves Alone,” broadcast on PBS; his second CD of American violin sonatas, recently released by New World, was hailed as “vital playing” and “a labor of love” by Classics Today.com.Kevin currently chairs the string department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which recognized him with its Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. It’ll be on the UNC at Greensboro campus in Organ Hall where on Tuesday evening, October 29, at 7:30 you can hear Kevin in recital. He’s tackling what many consider the most demanding music for the instrument: the solo violin sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Kevin joined David Ford Live in Studio A to share this wonderful music with us. Violinist and University of North Carolina School of the Arts string department chair, Kevin Lawrence. On Tuesday evening, October 29, at 7:30 you can here Kevin in recital performing Bach’s incredible solo sonatas for violin. He’ll perform in Organ Hall on the University of NC at Greensboro campus.