In preparation for its 2019 Summer Festival – Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s Fifteenth Anniversary Season – Executive Director Justin John Moniz welcomes violinist Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and pianist Cary Lewis of The Lanier Trio, back to the Big Island to wrap up the festival’s 2018/19 High Season Series. HPAF will present Stradivarius! on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Ticket info below.
Martin Chalifour began his tenure as Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1995. The recipient of various grants and awards in his native Canada, he graduated with honors from the Montreal Conservatory at the age of 18 and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Cary Lewis is in constant demand as a collaborative pianist for soloists and chamber music groups. He joined William Preucil (concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra) and Dorothy Lewis as members of the Lanier Trio, which was featured on NPR’s Saint Paul Sunday broadcast. Their recording of the complete Dvorak Trios was honored by TIME magazine as one of the ten best music recordings of any kind in 1993. With degrees from the University of North Texas as well as a doctorate and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, he was a Fulbright scholar for two years in Vienna. His teachers included Eugene List, Brooks Smith, and Dieter Weber.
If You Go
Martin Chalifour will play on the 1711 Kreisler Stradivarius, featuring works by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Saint Saëns and Kreisler. Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will present Stradivarius!on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00pm, at a private home in Kohala Ranch. Tickets are $85.00 (including dessert and champagne) and available for purchase by visiting: http://www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org/upcoming-events/
About The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
HPAF is a non-profit organization whose missions is to offer a world-class music training and performance program in the inspirational setting of Hawaii, and to improve the education and elevate the spirit of all who participate, especially the local community.
Now preparing for its fifteenth season on the Big Island, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival brings together talented young musicians from Hawaii, the U.S., Canada, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe to Hawaii Island between late June and late July to study, grow and perform with professional musical performer/teachers. The results are astonishing. During the 2019 Festival — June 24 through July 21 — more than fifteen live concerts and fully staged performances will be presented, giving the students invaluable experience and the privilege of appearing on stage with some of the top musical artists in their field. Performances are held around Hawaii Island.
Between Summer Festivals, HPAF offers its High Season Series, featuring exceptional performances by visiting artists like Jake Shimabukuro, ULTIMI – Three Tenors, Amy Hanaiali‘i, as well as the popular Stradivarius concerts. The festival’s major benefit concert, held each winter, features a celebrity performer and raises funds for scholarships and festival activities. HPAF’s Annual Online Auction also provides much needed financial support.
HPAF’s official website: http://www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org