Ilya Gringolts Concert
presented by Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra presents virtuoso violinist Ilya Gringolts  who will thrill the audience as he plays his Stradivarius.  This young performer, Itzhak Perlman’s protégé and a Paganini 1st place winner, is the youngest performer to be signed by Deutsche Grammophon records. Ilya performs with major orchestras around the world, and is increasingly sought after.  Attend his very special recital in the Great Room on Saturday November 13, 11:30 am to 1 pm.  Adults $20 (Youth 5 to 12: $10).  Tickets available at the door.  All proceeds benefit the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Music in Education Programs.  For more information about Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, including upcoming concerts and activities, visit

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Ilya gringolts

Winner of the 1998 International Violin Competition ‘Premio Paganini’ at the age of 16, Ilya studied violin and composition at the St. Petersburg Special Music School with Tatiana Liberova and Jeanna Metallidi and at the Juilliard School in New York with Itzhak Perlman and the late Dorothy Delay. He was also one of the twelve young artists selected by the BBC for their New Generation Artists Scheme.

Ilya has been invited to perform with many world-class orchestras and conductors, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim, UBS Verbier Orchestra under Kurt Masur and Mstislav Rostropovich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, and the BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, and BBC Symphony Orchestras.

Ilya regularly gives recital broadcasts on the BBC and has appeared at prestigious venues such as the Louvre Paris, Palais des Beaux Arts and the Wigmore Hall. He is also a regular guest at many international festivals where he has collaborated with artists such as Levine, Shaham, Kirschbaum and Ax.

Ilya’s debut recording of the Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich 1 concerti received outstanding reviews when released last season, and his second recording for Deutsche Grammophon of solo Bach was released this season to great critical acclaim. Ilya Gringolts plays the ex-Kiesewetter Stradivari, Cremona c.1723, which is on extended loan from Clement Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.


"a violinist of great virtuosity…who has the intellect and sensibility to apply it to expressive purpose"
 - The Daily Telegraph

“Ilya Gringolts has set sparks flying with his daring musicianship and incandescent technique…”
- The Strad, 01 June 2003

“Gringolts certainly has the guts to be one of the great ones”
 - Berliner Tagesspiegel, May 2003, reviewing Bach

“One of the finest young players around”
Musik Week August 2003, reviewing Bach


Ilya Gringolts - some of his CD's

COMPOSER: Johann Sebastian Bach
TRACKS: Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor BWV1002. Sonata for Violin Solo No.2 in A minor BWV1003. Partita for Violin Solo No.3 in E BWV1006.
ARTISTS: Ilya Gringolts      
COMPOSER: Luciano Berio  (other composers in brackets after works)
TRACKS: Duetti per due violini (Berio). Sonata for Two Violins (Denisov).
ARTISTS: Ilya Gringolts   Alekandr Bulov
COMPOSER: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  (other composers in brackets after works)
TRACKS: Violin Concerto in D op.35 (Tchaikovsky). Violin Concerto in A minor op.99 (Shostakovich).
ORCHESTRA: Israel Philharmonic
CONDUCTOR: Itzhak Perlman
ARTISTS: Ilya Gringolts
COMPOSER: Sergei Prokofiev  (other composers in brackets after works)
TRACKS: Violin Concerto No.1 in D op.19 (Prokofiev). 6 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra : Humoresque No.4 op.89 / No.2 - Andantino / No.5 op.89 No.3 - Commodo / No.6 op.89 No.4 - Allegro. Violin Concerto in D minor op.47 (Sibelius).
ORCHESTRA: Gotesborgs Symfoniker
CONDUCTOR: Neeme Jarvi
ARTISTS: Ilya Gringolts



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