Small nws excemption3 Sibelius: Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt

Master Classes | James Ehnes, Violin
Bt movie not in use Figuring out how the opening line grows 00h:03m:12s
Bt movie not in use No rests for many measures 00h:06m:05s
Bt movie not in use Slurs over rests! Suggesting waves 00h:08m:54s
Bt movie not in use In cadenza, musical tension needs to be sustained 00h:10m:56s
Bt movie not in use Two different violins in opposite registers 00h:11m:40s

James Ehnes, violin soloist, works with NWS fellow Christen Greer on the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto D minor, op. 47. (With Michael Linville, accompanist.)

Jean Sibelius



Recorded Date: 09-12-2016

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James Ehnes

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.