“Bella: Unaccompanied,” the new CD by 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite Bella Hristova is now available! Recorded in Reno in 2012 and released on the A.W. Tonegold label as the first entry in the “Nevada Chamber Music Festival Series,” this stunning recital of music for solo violin is already receiving rave reviews.
This recording is very closely tied to the RCO. Scott Faulkner and Phillip Ruder served as Assistant Producers, Chris Morrison provided the program notes, and Stuart Murtland’s photographs grace the cover and booklet. We are very proud of this CD, and know that you will be thrilled by it!
The CD includes:
John Corigliano – The Red Violin Caprices
Kevin Puts – Arches
Astor Piazzolla – Tango Etudes Nos. 3, 4, 6
Nathan Milstein – Paganiniana
Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Listen or download your copy through the following links:
Or you can order a copy of the CD at the A.W. Tonegold website.
With her “impeccable sound and technique” (The New York Times), Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova engages audiences with her “commanding stage presence” (The Strad), and with an equal mastery of “impressive power and control” (The Washington Post). Ms. Hristova has performed extensively as soloist with orchestra including appearances with the New York String Orchestra with Jaime Laredo at Carnegie Hall and with Pinchas Zukerman and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center. She has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, The Nevada Chamber Music Festival and Music@Menlo. Ms. Hristova was selected as a member of CMS Two and frequently performs chamber music at Lincoln Center. First Prize Winner in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ms. Hristova made her Young Concert Artists Series debut during the 2009-10 season at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. At these auditions, she was the first recipient of the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. As Winner of First Prize in the 2007 Michael Hill International Competition (New Zealand), Ms. Hristova made a concert tour of the country and recorded a CD of music by Charles de Bériot for Naxos. Born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1985, Ms. Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. At 12, she participated in master classes with Ruggiero Ricci at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 2003, she entered The Curtis Institute, where she worked with Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom. She received her Artist Diploma with Jaime Laredo at Indiana University in 2010. Read more at Bella Hristova’s website.