Video: 'A violin virtuoso pays a visit'
Posted February 10, 2012; 03:08 p.m.
Violinist Julia Fischer will make her Princeton debut Feb. 16 in Richardson Auditorium. Edward Skolnick '12 describes why her visit to campus is so special. Read more.
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On Thursday, Feb. 16th, the Princeton University
Concert series presents violin virtuoso Julia
Fischer making her Princeton debut with pianist
Milana Chernyavska. The concert will take
place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
When I found out that Julia Fischer was coming
to Princeton and was going to be playing in
Richardson Auditorium, I just honestly couldn't believe it.
When she comes to the U.S., usually she's
playing in venues like Carnegie Hall, and
the idea that she would be coming to Princeton
and doing a recital here is just beyond comprehension
I think what makes her performances so special
is the intensity that she brings to the music.
You could call it a stage presence but it
is so, so much more than that. It's just an
entire way of commanding an audience, the
piece, the violin, the whole package.
For really anyone who is or is not a fan of classical music, I can guarantee that this
is going to be an astounding performance.
The bar is certainly very high for this concert.
This season of concerts has been unlike anything
I have ever seen at Princeton University Concerts,
but I fully expect Julia Fischer to blow everybody's
socks off. She never disappoints.