Viva Italia! If you enjoy the bright sparkle of Vivaldi, come marvel at other hidden gems from the sun-drenched boot of southern Europe, a land of sensuous operas, fiery violinists and limitless jubilation in its crowd-pleasing music.
Presented 1 hour prior to performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 28 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Born in Moscow, Dmitry Sinkovsky attended the city’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, studying with Professor Alexander Kirov from 2001-2005. Combining his studies with tours to Europe, Dmitry also undertook baroque violin lessons with early music pioneer Maria Leonhardt. Since graduating Dmitry has regularly been invited to lead from the violin and to perform as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as Il Complesso barocco (Italy), Concerto Koln (Germany), Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Finland) and more.
Born in Riga, Latvia, into a family of violinists, Artur Girsky began playing violin at age 5.
Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony.
Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natasha Bazhanov began playing violin at the age of 5.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Mikhail Shmidt began his musical education at age 5 and won the Concertino Prague at age 14.
Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.
Before joining the Seattle Symphony in 2009, Assistant Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo held the title of Associate Principal Cello of the Utah Symphony for five seasons.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.
Concerto Grosso in B-flat major
Concerto for Four Violins and Cello in B minor
Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6
Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor
“Gelido in ogni vena”
Efe Baltacigil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle.