Elves, Trolls, and the Last Dance with Violinist Eva Ingolf
Though she’s known as a Bach specialist, classical violinist Eva Ingolf also creates sonic memories of her Icelandic homeland with solo performances featuring haunting folk melodies as well as contemporary pieces like “A Troll in the Park.” Now based in New York, she’s released two acclaimed CDs and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, among other famed venues across the globe. She’ll the Nordic Hall to play a concert entitled Elves, Trolls and the Last Dance.
Saturday, November 12th | 1pm | tickets $15; $7 for SCC members
EVA INGOLF hails from a well-known musical family in Iceland. She began violin lessons at a very young age, and, after 6 years at the Conservatory of Reykjavik, left Iceland to study with some of the finest music pedagogues in Europe. During her years in Bruxelles, Geneva and Amsterdam, she was greatly influenced by the spirit of the Russian and East European violin schools. She won scholarships to participate in various master classes, studying with renowned pedagogues such as Stephan Gheorghiu, Victor Pikaizen, Zachar Bron and Tibor Varga Ms. Ingolf has traveled extensively, teaching and performing in such diverse places as Pakistan, Japan, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Her concerts in major music halls have received acclaim from music critics and audiences alike. In 1995-1996, Ms. Ingolf undertook studies in composition, conducting and orchestration at Harvard University. Her two CDs on the JAPIS label in Iceland feature music by Debussy, Chausson, Tartini, Wieniawski, Massenet, Franck, J.S. Bach and Shostakovich. Previous New York appearances include several recitals in Weill Hall @Carnegie Hall and other venues, a performance as soloist with the New York Scandia Symphony at Trinity Church, and an all-Szymanowsky evening with pianist Roman Markowicz at the Kosciuszko Foundation.