Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Bella Hristova
Artistic Director: Gilan Tocco Corn
Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist. The Strad has praised, “Every sound she draws is superb,” and The Washington Post noted that she is “a player of impressive power and control.”
Hristova has performed as a soloist with orchestras including Pinchas Zukerman and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, as well as the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo at Carnegie Hall. She is the recipient of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2009 Young Concert Artists First Prize.
Born in Bulgaria, Hristova began violin studies at age six. At 12, she participated in master classes with Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Hristova studied with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Jaime Laredo at Indiana University. She plays a 1655 Nicolò Amati violin, once owned by the violinist Louis Krasner.
The Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series is made possible by support from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson and the members of NMWA. Additional support is provided by Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square.