James Ehnes was born in Manitoba in 1976. He began studying the violin at age 4, and at 9 became the protégé of Francis Chaplin. He graduated from Juilliard in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. He first gained national recognition in 1987 as winner of the Grand Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Competition and the following year won First Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Festival, the youngest musician ever to do so. Other awards: the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, the Canada Council Virginia Parker Prize and a 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant. His discography of over 20 recordings includes 5 Junos and the 2008 Grammy Award. Mr. Ehnes appears worldwide in recital and with orchestra and holds a Doctor of Music degree from Brandon University (honoris causa). In 2007 he became the youngest person to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He plays the Ex Marsick Stradivarius loaned by the Fulton Collection.
- pianoPROGRAMME:SCHUMANN Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Opus 105
Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
LebhaftBACH Partita III in E major, BWV 1006
Gavotte en rondeau
GigueBEETHOVEN Sonata No. 9 in A major, Opus 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Andante con variazioni