KINGSTON, R.I. – June 20, 2014 — World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn will make her Rhode Island debut at the 26th annual Kingston Chamber Music Festival, from July 23 to Aug. 3, at the University of Rhode Island. She will appear at the first three of six subscription concerts on July 23, 25 and 27. The remaining subscription concerts will be on July 30, Aug. 1 and Aug. 3. All begin at 8 p.m. at the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
According to Brian Mitchell, managing director of the festival, Hahn is “a superstar in the classical music world” who performs concertos with major orchestras all over the world. She recently completed an extraordinarily ambitious project of commissioning composers to create 26 encore pieces for violin and piano.
At the festival, Hahn will reunite with her former recital partner, Natalie Zhu, the festival’s artistic director, who she performed with for more than 10 years earlier in her career. At the July 25 concert they will perform one of Mozart’s violin sonatas.
In addition to Hahn’s performances, the festival will feature two special events: a solo piano recital – the first in the festival’s history – by young, Russian-born pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine on July 26 at the concert hall, and a concert featuring the music of award-winning contemporary composer David Ludwig on July 31 at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Kingston.
Among the other musicians performing will be festival founder and Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim, pianist Stewart Goodyear, clarinetist Ricardo Morales, flutist Mimi Stillman, guitarist Jason Vieaux, cellist Efe Baltacigil and Kansas City Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller.
For tickets or more information, visit the festival’s web site at Kingston Chamber Music, or call the box office at 401-874-2106. The box office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.