New IRIS Season opens with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

Oct 10, 2014

The fifteenth IRIS Orchestra season opens on October 16 with the IRIS debut of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and his acclaimed cellist wife Amanda Forsyth.

Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth

The IRIS Orchestra is concentrating on Beethoven and his influence in this fifteenth anniversary season. This opening concert features violinist Pinchas Zukerman's debut with IRIS performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto, then he's joined by his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, for the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello.

Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

The effusive critical acclaim for cellist Amanda Forsyth’s playing and technique is as varied as the range she displays as an internationally in-demand soloist, chamber musician and principal cello of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. Critics have praised her vibrant, assertive and energetic sound while also hailing her as a warm, lyrical, articulate and gracious musician. In all roles, she is noted as a performer of distinction and dedication with impeccable technique and command.

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