ARTISTS - MARIA BACHMANN, Artistic Director Telluride Musicfest
Artistic director of Telluride Musicfest and a violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence, Maria Bachmann has received critical accolades since the beginning of her career. The New York Times hailed her as "a violinist of soul and patrician refinement... warmly lyrical, and unexpectedly sensuous." Ms. Bachmann has forged a unique profile as violinist of Trio Solisti, a solo artist, and a proponent of new music. As the artistic director of New York Friends of Chamber Music she curated a three-concert series in 2015 of the complete piano chamber music of Johannes Brahms, performed to critical acclaim by Trio Solisti and guest artists at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall.
Ms. Bachmann has made acclaimed debuts with The National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, the St. Louis Symphony, the Taipei Symphony and the Shanghai Symphony, and she performed Philip Glass's Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with the Orchestra of The Hague in The Netherlands. Since her recital debut at New York’s Town Hall, Maria has performed recitals in Tokyo, London, Paris, Shanghai, Taipei, The Kennedy Center, New York's Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall. Of Hungarian descent, Ms. Bachmann was invited by the Library of Congress to recreate the legendary Bartok/Szigeti recital of 1940 for a nationally broadcast performance. As a leading advocate of new music she has premiered and recorded works by Philip Glass, Lowell Liebermann, Paul Moravec, George Rochberg, and Leon Kirchner, among others.
In 2016, Ms. Bachmann's CD releases include the world premiere recording of Paul Moravec's Violin Concerto with Rossen Milanov conducting Symphony in C on Naxos, and Trio Solisti's Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff Piano Trios. Her recordings encompassing works from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto to new music can be found on Sony Masterworks, Sony/RCA Red Seal, Naxos, Endeavour Classics, Orange Mountain Music, and Bridge Records.
Upon completing her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ivan Galamian and Szymon Goldberg, Ms. Bachmann was awarded the Curtis Institute’s Fritz Kreisler Prize for outstanding graduating violinist. She performs on a 1782 violin by Niccolo Gagliano.