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Performer on Historical & Modern Violins






Performer on Historical & Modern Violins





Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1706)
Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1676)

Elicia Silverstein, baroque violin
Recorded Live on 20 June, 2014 at First Church in Cambridge, MA

Rubicon Classics presents: The Dreams & Fables I Fashion Elicia Silverstein's groundbreaking new album - a musical fantasy in which past, present and future meet and inspire each other...
Elicia Silverstein, violin & artistic direction
Mauro Valli, cello
Michele Pasotti, Theorbo
Works by Biber, Sciarrino, Pandolfi-Mealli, Berio & Bach
Filmed at Schuilkerk De Hoop, Diemen, NL
Video by Andrea Friggi & Alberto Piovesan
Post-production: Andrea Friggi

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Thoughtful... compelling - The Guardian


Thoughtful... compelling - The Guardian



(c) Axel Bernstorff 

Violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise on the international stage for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century. Recently named a 2018 BBC Music Magazine Rising Star, Silverstein is equally at home as performer on historical and modern instruments, as a soloist with orchestra, giving recitals and playing chamber music.  Her inventive and thoughtful approach to concert programming, as well as the sincerity and exuberance she brings to musical communication, distinguishes Silverstein as one of the most important voices of her generation. 

Silverstein made her London recital debut in 2015 with a sold out concert at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, performing a programme of unaccompanied works for violin from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Subsequently, she was featured as a soloist in the 21st Ambronay European Baroque Academy tour, performing the Telemann Concerto for Three Violins with Enrico Onofri and British-Italian violinist Mayah Kadish in Italy, France, Slovenia and Portugal. Over the past several seasons, Silverstein has also appeared as a soloist with groups including the Norwegian Barokkanerne, Ensemble Odyssee (NL), the Steinitz Bach Players (UK), the Cambridge Concentus (US), and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she performed as one of the two viola d'amore soloist on their 2016 St. John Passion Tour. As a recitalist, Silverstein is a regular performer at some of the most important early music festivals in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, and Poland, including the Brighton Early Music Festival (UK), The Larvik Barokk Festival (NO), Capella Cracoviensis’ Musica Poetica Festival (PL), and at venues including King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK), the Muziekgebouw Aan’t Ij (NL), and Jordan Hall (US). As a chamber musician, Silverstein has performed with such esteemed musicians as Patrick Ayrton, Richard Egarr, Robert Levin, Naruhiko Kawaguchi, Ani Kavafian, Paul Coletti, and members of the Ebène Quartet. 

Silverstein's first solo album, 'The Dreams and Fables I Fashion', will be released in October 2018 by the new UK-based label, Rubicon Classics. The album features repertoire spanning 400 years by Biber, Sciarrino, Pandolfi-Mealli, Berio and Bach.

Born in 1990 in New York City, Silverstein began playing the violin at the age of two. From age six, she studied with Ecaterina Gerson and then Louise Behrend at the School For Strings, later continuing her studies the Juilliard School's Pre-College Division (2002-2008) first with Louise Behrend, and ultimately with Curtis Macomber. Upon graduating from high school at the Professional Childrens' School in New York City, Silverstein moved to Los Angeles to pursue studies with Robert Lipsett and Arnold Steinhardt. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at The Colburn School’s Conservatory of Music, where she was selected to perform as a soloist with the Colburn Orchestra on numerous occasions. Silverstein moved to Europe in 2013 when she was awarded a Netherlands-America Foundation Fulbright grant to study connections between avant-garde twentieth century Italian music and seventeenth-century stylus phantasticus music, under the supervision of Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma and Lucy van Dael at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she completed her Master of Music degree in 2015 with the highest honours. Silverstein plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin crafted in Paris in 1856, copy of a Guarnerius del Gesu, and on bows made by René-William Groppe, Ralph Ashmead, and Gerhard Landwehr. 

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Upcoming Concerts


Upcoming Concerts


A musician of the highest level, with great sensitivity and uncommon musical and technical skills. - Ottavio Dantone, artistic director, Accademia Bizantina (IT)

20th October @ 6:00pm – new york, Ny

School for strings & elicia silverstein present
historical perspectives // lecture-masterclass: ‘The art of interpretation & the modern performer’

The School for Strings
419 W 54th Street

3rd November @ 6:00pm – New York, NY

School for strings & elicia silverstein present
historical perspectives // lecture-demo & Workshop: ‘music & rhetoric’

The School for Strings
419 W 54th Street

7th November @ 9Pm – new York, NY

WQXR Young artists showcase radio broadcast: silverstein-walden duo

Bach Fugue for Violin and Basso continuo in G minor, BWV 1026
Sciarrino Sonatina for violin and piano (1976)
Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in G minor, D. 408
Stravinsky [Selections from] Suite Italienne
Biber Mystery Sonata X 'The Crucifixion'
with Daniel Walden, harpsichord + piano

10th November @ Time tba – los angeles, Ca

k17 presents: the dreams & fables i fashion, the launch!

Biber Passagalia ‘The Guardian Angel’
Sciarrino Caprice n.2 from Sei capricci (1975)
Bach Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 for Violin Solo in D minor, BWV 1004
Mendelssohn Piano Trio N.1 in D minor, Op. 49
with Anna Drubich, piano & Evgeny Tonkha, violocello
Venue TBA

17th November @ 6:00pm – New York, NY

School for strings & elicia silverstein present
historical perspectives // lecture & Workshop: ‘understanding intonation’

The School for Strings
419 W 54th Street

1st December @ 6:00pm – New york, NY

School for strings & elicia silverstein present
historical perspectives // lecture-demo:
‘the art of ornamentation, variation and embellishment in baroque and classical repertory’

The School for Strings
419 W 54th Street

8th December @ 6:00pm – New york, NY

School for strings & elicia silverstein present
historical perspectives // lecture-workshop:
‘all about that bass - the significance and influence of basso continuo’
historical perspectives final concert

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 n.1 in D Major
Marini Passacaglio

Elicia Silverstein, violin & direction
Historical Perspectives Baroque Orchestra

The School for Strings
419 W 54th Street


5th January @ 1:00pm – London, uk

The barbican // baroque at the edge Present: elicia silverstein - ‘the dreams & fables i fashion’

Bach Sonata No.1 in G minor for Violin Solo, BWV 1001 (c.1720)
Biber Passagalia 'Guardian Angel' (1676)
Sciarrino Caprice No.2 from Sei capricci (1975)
Montanari Giga senza basso from Dresden Sonata in D minor (c.1717)
Berio Sequenza VIII (1976)
Bach Ciaccona from Partita No.2 in D minor for Violin Solo, BWV 1004 (c.1720)

Saint James's Church, Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Close,

6th January @ 6:30pm – London, uk

Classical Transmission Presents: Purcell’s pub

Instrumental and vocal music by Henry Purcell

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Elicia Silverstein & Henry Tong, violins
Jan Zahourek, cello
Toby Carr, theorbo
Aileen Henry, harp

Antenna Studios
Crystal Palace
Haynes Lane

21st January @ 11Pm – Milan, it

Rai radio3 ‘la stanza della musica’ presents: harmonical miscellany
[live radio broadcast]

Works by P. Cima, H.I.F. Biber, Vanni Moretto and A. Corelli.

Elicia Silverstein, violin
Mauro Valli, cello
Michele Pasotti, theorbo

21st February – bologna, IT

San Colombano/Collezione Tagliavini Presents: 
Suite italienne ~
Stravinski, le sue ispirazioni antiche, e il suo mondo

Works by Stravinsky, Pergolesi, Gallo & Van Wassenaer

Elicia Silverstein, violin
Alberto Stevanin, violin
Mauro Valli, violoncello
Filippo Pantieri, harpsichord & pianoforte

San Colombano
Via Parigi 5, Bologna

23rd february @ 9:00pm – bologna, It

Società bolognese per la musica antica presents:
double launch event - The dreams & fables I Fashion // Bach in Bologna

Biber: Mystery Sonata X, ‘The Crucifixion’ (1676)
Gabrielli: Ricercare primo for violoncello solo in g minor (1689)
Bach: Suite n.1 for violoncello solo, BWV 1007 (c.1717)
Sciarrino: Caprice n.2 from Sei capricci (1975)
Pandolfi-Mealli: Sonata Op. 3 No.2, ‘La Cesta’ (1660)
Gabrielli:  Ricercare terzo for violoncello solo in D Major (1689)
Berio: Sequenza VIII for violin solo (1976)
Corelli: Sonata n.12 in d minor, "La Follia" (1700)

Società di Musica Antica di Bologna
Via Armando Quadri 11, Bologna

5th april @ 7:30pm – los angeles, us

violino fantastico

Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 N.1 in D Major
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin Solo and faraway echo soloist in A Major, RV 552
Telemann: Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, TWV 53:F1
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins, obbligato cello, and strings in G minor, RV 578

Elicia Silverstein, violin & guest director
The Colburn Baroque Ensemble & Tesserae Baroque
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

Thayer Hall
200 South Grand Ave.

6th april – beverly hills, us

chiaroscuro: corelli & his world

Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 N.1 in D Major
Uccellini: Sinfonia 9 a 3
D. Gabrielli: Balletti
F. Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D minor, H. 143, “La Follia”

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A. Ragazzi: Sonata a 4, Op. 1 No. 4 in F minor, ‘Imitatio in Salve Regina’
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin Solo and faraway echo soloist in A Major, RV 552
G. Valentini: Concerto Grosso for 4 violins, Op. 7 No. 11 in A minor

Elicia Silverstein, violin & guest director
Tesserae Baroque & The Colburn Baroque Ensemble
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
504 North Camden Drive 

18th May – bologna, IT

San Colombano/Collezione Tagliavini Presents: 
Festa della musica

Bartok: Rhapsody N. 1
Bartok: Hungarian Folktunes
Ravel: Tzigane

Elicia Silverstein, violin
Filippo Pantieri, piano

San Colombano
Via Parigi 5, Bologna