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Performer on Historical & Modern Violins

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Performer on Historical & Modern Violins

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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

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Violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for
her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire
ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.

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Violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for
her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire
ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.

 

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Baroque

 

Contemporary

 
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A performer on both historical and modern instruments,
Silverstein is equally at home as a soloist with orchestra,
giving recitals and playing chamber music.

Photos


A performer on both historical and modern instruments,
Silverstein is equally at home as a soloist with orchestra,
giving recitals and playing chamber music.

 

Photos


 
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About


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. 

About


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. 

 

Bio

A rising star on the European early music scene, violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.  A performer on both historical and modern instruments, Silverstein is equally at home 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. 

In autumn 2018, Silverstein will release her first solo album, 'The Dreams and Fables I Fashion', featuring works by Biber, Sciarrino, Pandolfi-Mealli, Berio and Bach for the new UK label Rubicon Classics.

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. She currently resides in Italy with her husband, the baroque cellist Mauro Valli. 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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Concerts


Upcoming Concerts

Concerts


Upcoming Concerts

2017


10th September @ 6:00pm  Larvik, NO

Larvik Barokk: Bach A minor Concerto with Barokkanerne & Christopher Bucknall, harpsichord & organ; Edvard Grieg Kor

Bach Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 35
Bach Motets: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 & Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041
Bach Wedding Cantata, BWV 202

https://www.bolgenkulturhus.no/event/larvik-barokk-leipziger-galla/

Langestrand Kirke


17th September @ 11:00am  Ravenna, IT

TAMO Barocco: Silverstein Valli Duo & Friends

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Elicia Silverstein & Varoujan Doneyan, violins; Diego Mecca, viola; Elinor Frey & Mauro Valli, violoncelli 

www.accademiabizantina.it

Museo TAMO
Via Rondinelli 2, Ravenna


24th September @ 6:00pm  Zurich, CH

Atelier 17a presents: Silverstein Valli Duo plays Bach

Bach Two-voice inventions Nos. 4 & 13
Bach Suite No. 5 for Cello Solo in C minor, BWV 1011
Bach Partita No. 1 for Violin Solo in B minor, BWV 1002
Bach Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 for Violin Solo in D minor, BWV 1004
Bach Two-voice inventions Nos. 9 & 8
with Mauro Valli, violoncello

Atelier 17a
Schrennengasse 17a, Zürich


14th October @ 5:30pm  Rome, IT

Accademia degli Astrusi

Music by Biber, Monteverdi, Corelli & Colonna

Sapienza Università di Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma


17th October @ 9:00pm  Imola, IT

Accademia degli Astrusi

Music by Biber, Monteverdi, Corelli & Colonna

Teatro Ebe Stignani, Imola


26th November @ 5:00pm  Lutry, CH

Les Inventions with Patrick Ayrton [Stephanie True, soprano; Alex Potter, countertenor; Jakob Pilgrim, Tenor; Peter Harvey, bass]

Bach Cantatas BWV 75 &76
Varoujan Doneyan & Elicia Silverstein, violins; Salomé Gasselin, viola da gamba; Anton Babba,violoncello; Pierre Feu, violone
Niccola Barbagli & Bethan White, oboes; Danny Teong, trumpet

Temple, Lutry


30th November @ 7:30pm  Bologna, IT

La Società di Musica Antica di Bologna Presents: 
Elicia Silverstein // Memos for a New Millennium (in homage to Italo Calvino)

{Visibility}:     Westhoff Suite No. 1 in A minor
{Exactitude}:  Berio Sequenza VIII
{Multiplicity}: Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

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


15th December @ 8:00pm  New York, NY, USA

Bargemusic 'Masterworks Series' Presents: 
Elicia Silverstein // Memos for a New Millennium (in homage to Italo Calvino)

"There are always new avenues to be explored, both very recent and very ancient, styles and forms that can change our image of the world." ~Italo Calvino, 'Six Memos for the Next Millennium'

{Visibility}:       Westhoff Suite No. 1 in A minor (1682)
{Quickness}:    Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin Greenway (2012) **World Premiere**
{Consistency}: Biber Passacaglia, 'Guardian Angel' (1676)
{Exactitude}:    Berio Sequenza VIII (1976)
{Multiplicity}:   Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (1720)

http://bargemusic.org/calendar.html

Bargemusic
1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY


2018

25th January @ 8:30pm  Bologna, IT

San Colombano/Collezione Tagliavini Presents: 
Giacomo Puccini musica sacra e cameristica

Elicia Silverstein & Varoujan Doneyan, violins
Gianni Maraldi, viola
Mauro Valli, violoncello

http://www.genusbononiae.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/GB_17_PIEGHEVOLE-A5_STAGIONE-CONCERTI-S-COLOMBANO_25-10.pdf

San Colombano
Via Parigi 5, Bologna


26th February  Diemen, NL

Recording for Rubicon Classics

Berio Sequenza VIII (1976)
Sciarrino Caprice No. 2 (1976)

Schuilkerk De Hoop, Diemen


24th March  Diemen, NL

Recording for Rubicon Classics

Biber Mystery Sonata X, 'Crucifixion' (1676)
Pandolfi-Mealli Sonata Op. 3 No. 2, 'La Cesta' (1660)

with Mauro Valli, violoncello & Michele Pasotti, theorbo

Schuilkerk De Hoop, Diemen


1st - 13th April  London (UK), Monte-Carlo (MC), Linz (AT), Budapest (HU), Manchester (UK)

Mozart Tour with OAE & Sir Roger Norrington

www.oae.co.uk


29th April @ 3:00pm  Dorchester (Dorset), UK

Dorchester Arts Presents: Elicia Silverstein & Christopher Bucknall Play Bach

Bach Sonata for Violin and Basso continuo in E minor, BWV 1023
Bach French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
Bach Fugue in G minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1026
Bach Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Bach Sonata for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017

dorchesterarts.org.uk
Dorchester Arts


15th May  Diemen, NL

Recording for Rubicon Classics

Biber Passacaglia, 'Guardian Angel' 
Bach 'Ciaccona' from Partita No. 2 for Violin Solo in D minor, BWV 1004

Schuilkerk De Hoop, Diemen