The Children’s Pillow Concerts – Celebrates Westport

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The Children's Pillow Concerts - Celebrating Local!

Join us as we celebrate the international talent of our local community with virtuoso violinist, Igor Pikayzen

The series opens with the Violin Channel's "Young Artist" Igor Pikayzen in a program of virtuoso showstoppers Paganini, Wieniawski, Bach and Kriesler

Bring a pillow and sit with the performers. ....suitable for children 4 and older all concerts last around 50 minutes.

Violin Cannel Young Artist Igor Pikayzen

Igor Pikayzen, 2023-24 Artist in Residence

Award-winning Russian-American violinist Igor Pikayzen is confidently establishing himself as one of the most prodigious and in-demand soloists of his generation. Praised on four continents by critics and audiences alike for his “astounding technical ability and a majestically lush tone” Igor Pikayzen is “surely at the forefront of a major musical career” (Moscow Times). 2023 sees the release of Igor Pikayzen’s recording of works by Glazunov and Tchaikovsky with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Warner Music, as well as a CD of violin-piano fantasies with longtime collaborator, Tatyana Pikayzen. Upcoming and recent appearances include debuts and re-engagements with Sinfonia Toronto, Filarmonica de Boca del Rio, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Yokohama Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra of Georgia, Bialystok Philharmonic, Bucharest Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Istanbul Symphony, Moscow Radio Symphony, Sinfonica Nacional de Chile, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony; solo recitals at the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, Gina Bachaeur in Salt Lake City and Bargemusic in New York; debuts at the “Ohrid Summer” festival in Macedonia and Solisti festival in France, etc Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor Pikayzen was born in Moscow, Russia. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Juilliard, as well as a Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, he was the recipient of the coveted Enhanced Chancellor Fellowship while working on his DMA at the CUNY Graduate Center where he was also on the faculty of Brooklyn Conservatory. Pikayzen is the 1st prize winner of the 2015 Edition of the International Violin Competition Luis Sigall in Viña del Mar, Chile as well as the Wronski International Violin Competition in Warsaw, in addition to being a silver medalist at the Szeryng and Kloster-Schöntal international violin competitions. A Violin Channel Artist, Mr. Pikayzen shares his time between New York, Denver and Westport, CT, where he launched an annual summer music festival, Edelio. In 2019 he was announced as the new Professor of Violin at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.