Performance preparation

Reflections | James Ehnes, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use Dealing with an audience familiar with the piece 00h:00m:17s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Thoughts about recording the Tchaikovsky concerto 00h:01m:50s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Ehnes' opinions of the New World Symphony 00h:03m:22s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Ehnes' new experiences with conducting 00h:05m:33s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Discussion of his golden period Stradavarius 00h:06m:40s


Violinist James Ehnes shares his thoughts on live performance preparation

Instruments:
Violin



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James Ehnes
Violin

James Ehnes was born in Manitoba, Canada. He began violin studies at the age of four, and at age nine became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin. He studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and from 1993 to 1997 at The Juilliard School, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music upon his graduation. Mr. Ehnes first gained national recognition in 1987 as winner of the Grand Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Competition. The following year he won the First Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Festival, the youngest musician ever to do so. At age 13, he made his major orchestral solo debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He has won numerous awards and prizes, including the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, the Canada Council for the Arts’ Virginia Parker Prize, and a 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant. James Ehnes plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715. He is a member of the Ehnes Quartet.