Friday, April 23
Live broadcast 13.00
Gavle Symphony Orchestra
Elena Schwartz is a conductor
Clara Jumi Kang Violin
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
WIENIAWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2
ZEMLINSKY Sinfonietta. 23
On Friday, the Javel Symphony Orchestra will play with Swiss-Australian conductor Elena Schwartz and German violinist Clara Gumi Kang. The program includes the talented Violin Concerto No.2 by Henrik Wieniawski in D minor, flanked by Alexander von Zimlinski’s Sinfonietta op 23 and Dumbarton Oaks by Igor Stravinsky.
The concert is broadcast live at 13:00 and retransmitted at 19:00
You can watch the concert on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, or on the Gävle Symphony Orchestra website.
Clara Gumi Kang was born in Germany and raised in a family of musicians. She actually started playing the violin when she was three years old, and the following year she started at Mannheim Musikhochschule, and was accepted as the youngest student ever. At the age of six, she appeared on the cover of the German newspaper Die Zeit and at the age of seven she was accepted into the Juilliard School. Clara Gumi Kang has won a plethora of awards, including the 2007 Tibur Varga Violin Competition, the 2009 Seoul Violin Competition and first prize at the 2010 Indianapolis International Violin Competition. Clara Jumi Cang plays the role of Antonio Stradivarius, the former “Strauss” from 1708.
During her short career so far, Swiss-Australian maestro Elena Schwartz has made a name for herself around the world for her unique ability and insightful interpretations of many contemporary composers, along with classical music. She is the co-leader of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, was a member of the Dudamel Fellowship Program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and led orchestras in Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.