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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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Narrator:
On Thursday, Feb. 16th, the Princeton University
Concert series presents violin virtuoso Julia

Narrator:
Fischer making her Princeton debut with pianist
Milana Chernyavska. The concert will take

Narrator:
place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Edward Skolnick:
When I found out that Julia Fischer was coming
to Princeton and was going to be playing in

Edward Skolnick:
Richardson Auditorium, I just honestly couldn't believe it.

Edward Skolnick:
When she comes to the U.S., usually she's
playing in venues like Carnegie Hall, and

Edward Skolnick:
the idea that she would be coming to Princeton
and doing a recital here is just beyond comprehension

Edward Skolnick:
for me.

Edward Skolnick:
I think what makes her performances so special
is the intensity that she brings to the music.

Edward Skolnick:
You could call it a stage presence but it
is so, so much more than that. It's just an

Edward Skolnick:
entire way of commanding an audience, the
piece, the violin, the whole package.

[music]

Edward Skolnick:
For really anyone who is or is not a fan of classical music, I can guarantee that this

Edward Skolnick:
is going to be an astounding performance.
The bar is certainly very high for this concert.

Edward Skolnick:
This season of concerts has been unlike anything
I have ever seen at Princeton University Concerts,

Edward Skolnick:
but I fully expect Julia Fischer to blow everybody's
socks off. She never disappoints.

[music]

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