Kim Kashkashian Wins Grammy Award for Best Classical
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:08 AM
Kim Kashkashian Wins Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Posted by Weekly Staff on February 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—On Feb. 10, Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
The award for Kashkashian’s recording “Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola” was announced at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in LA.
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Kim Kashkashian (Photo by Steve Riskind)
Kashkashian has established herself as one of the most accomplished artists of her generation. Inspiring world-wide critical acclaim, she has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “an artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone.” The New York Times has joined in these accolades, praising her “rich, mellow timbre and impressive artistry.”
In recent seasons, Kim Kashkashian has appeared as soloist with the major orchestras of New York, Berlin, London, Munich, and Tokyo. Her recital appearances take her to Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.
Kashkashian has made guest appearances with the Tokyo, Guarneri, and Galimir Quartets and toured with a unique quartet that included violinists Gidon Kremer and Daniel Phillips and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Her June 2000 recording of concertos by Bartók, Eötvös and Kurtág won the 2001 Cannes Classical Award for a premiere recording by soloist with orchestra. In January 2002, ECM New Series released Voci, her recording of two large works by Luciano Berio. The album comprises the title work for viola and orchestra as well as Naturale, a related work for viola and percussion (Robyn Schulkowsky), and archival field recordings of Sicilian folk music. Hayren and Monodia, released in 2003 and 2004, respectively, focus on Kashkashian’s work with the Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian.
Kashkashian’s extensive teaching activities have included professorships at the University of Indiana in Bloomington and at Conservatories in Freiburg and Berlin, Germany. In September 2000, she began teaching viola and chamber music at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Born in Detroit, Mich., of Armenian descent, Kashkashian graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Walter Trampler and Karen Tuttle.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:33 AM
And the Grammy goes to: Kim Kardashian (wait, make that violist Kashkashian)
Detroit Free Press February 11, 2013 By Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer The Detroit-born violist Kim Kashkashian took home a Grammy Award Sunday for best classical instrumental solo. But her win apparently led to confusion backstage as members of the pop music media and assorted publicists thought the prize went to reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian. The only thing Kashkashian, one of the world's great violists, and the cello-shaped Kardashian have in common is their Armenian heritage. Kashkashian won for her album =80=9CKurtag/Ligeti: Music for Viola' (ECM), which features music for unaccompanied viola by two contemporary Hungarian composers that she has long championed, György Kurtág and György Ligeti.
Edited by Arpa, 12 February 2013 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:38 PM
Did you this on Groong, where an idiot wrote the name of like that ho... “kar-DASH-ian"?
At least it's not kir-a-kosian
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:35 PM
Sip, you devil, you get KIR-soun qarsun lashes with a wet noodle.
At least it's not kir-a-kosian
Some of us know what that means.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:49 PM
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