Leila Josefowicz

Leila Josefowicz

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Join Nuvi Mehta for "What’s the Score?" at 6:55 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church
1550 Poli Street
Ventura, California

Leila Josefowicz came to national attention in 1994 when she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has since appeared with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and eminent conductors. Recent engagements in North America include re-engagements with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Toronto, St. Louis, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Vancouver symphonies; appearances with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra; and recitals in San Francisco, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Equally active in Europe, recent and upcoming engagements there include performances with the Royal Concertgebouw and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, the London and Munich Philharmonics, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, tours with the Bergen Philharmonic in Germany and with the London Symphony and a third appearance at the London Proms.

No stranger to television, Ms. Josefowicz has appeared on numerous national broadcasts such as The Tonight Show, Evening at Pops and PBS' Live from Lincoln Center. Her most recent television appearance was Eugenia Zukerman's profile of her on CBS Sunday Morning. In January 2002, her performance of John Adams' Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony was televised and broadcast by the BBC throughout Europe.

Ms. Josefowicz made her recording debut with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 1994 for Philips Classics. Subsequent releases on that label include Solo, a disc of unaccompanied violin works by Bartók, Kreisler, Ysa˙e, Ernst and Paganini; Bohemian Rhapsodies, a collection of virtuosic violin works with orchestra; For the End of Time and Americana with pianist John Novacek; and the Mendelssohn, Glazunov and Prokofiev concertos with the Montreal Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducting. Additional releases include a live recording of her performance of the Adams Violin Concerto with John Adams conducting on the BBC label and Adams' Road Movies, which received a 2004 Grammy nomination, for Nonesuch. Her most recent CD releases are a recital disc featuring the works of Messiaen, Beethoven, Salonen, Ravel and Mark Grey and the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994, Leila Josefowicz is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Jaime Laredo and Jascha Brodsky. Ms. Josefowicz currently performs on a Del Gesu made in 1724.


Johannes Brahms Scherzo in C minor, “Sonatensatz”
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata in F minor, Op. 80
Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertante
Erkki-Sven Tüür Conversio
Franz Schubert Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895, Op. 70