Guest Concertmasters 2017
Camilla Kjøll, violin
Will appear on stage:
January 12, 2017
January 14, 2017
January 15, 2017
Camilla Kjøll was recently appointed as 1st concertmaster of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and will have her first season with LSO in 2016/17. She is an established chamber musician and orchestra leader, having served as the 1st Concert Master of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet since 2012. She has held recitals at numerous international festivals and performed either as a soloist or as a member of all the major chamber orchestras and symphonic orchestras in her native Norway.
Notable performances at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet include the demanding violin stage role in Berg's Lulu in 2010, to critical acclaim. In 2015, she recorded a violin concerto by Mark Adderley’s, written especially for her, which received excellent reviews.
Kjøll currently plays on a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1747) courtesy of Dextra Musica/Sparebankstiftelsen.
Marc Rovetti, violin
Will appear on stage:
January 27, 2017
January 28, 2017
January 29, 2017
Violinist Marc Rovetti has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2007 and was promoted to his current position of Assistant Concertmaster in 2009. Prior to that he was a member of the New World Symphony and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He also performed as a member of the award winning Rothko String Quartet in addition to touring with the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble.
As a soloist, Mr. Rovetti has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta and New World Symphonies and on Chicago Public Radio with ICE. Most recently, he participated in a gala performance celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas’ 70th birthday playing the Brahms Double Concerto with the New World Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Anne-Marie McDermott, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg at the Bravo Vail festival and performed with the Dolce Suono Ensemble and Lucy Shelton.
Mr. Rovetti spent four summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, both as a fellow and as a member of the New Fromm Players, Tanglewood’s resident new music ensemble. A passionate advocate for new music, he has worked closely with composers Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, and Magnus Lindberg, and has collaborated with many young composers during ICE residencies at New York, Columbia and Northwestern Universities.
Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Rovetti holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Ronald Copes, Pamela Frank and Louise Behrend.
Igor Yuzefovich, violin
Will appear on stage:
February 2, 2017
February 3, 2017
February 4, 2017
Internationally acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich was most recently appointed Concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as Concertmaster with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Assistant Concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Moscow, Russia into a musical family, Mr. Yuzefovich began his violin studies at the age of 5, and soon after enrolled at the Gnessin Music School, studying with Irina Svetlova. In 1991, Mr. Yuzefovich moved to the United States where he continued his violin studies and later earned advanced degrees from The Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of world renowned pedagogue Victor Danchenko.
A winner of numerous competitions, Mr. Yuzefovich’s concerts and recitals have taken him from Carnegie Hall in New York to Cairo Opera House in Egypt, across Europe, South Africa and Asia.
As an active chamber musician, Igor Yuzefovich co-founded the Monument Piano Trio in 2004, which debuted to critical acclaim in Baltimore, Maryland and has since captivated audiences across the United States. In 2011 the Trio released their debut recording, featuring works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Schoenfield.
In addition to a busy performing schedule with the SSO, Mr. Yuzefovich is a member of the Artist Faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and leads numerous solo and chamber music masterclasses around the world.
Mr. Yuzefovich is a sought after guest concertmaster and in that role has led some of the world’s prominent orchestras, including the London Philharmonic and both the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Symphony, among others.
One of Mr. Yuzefovich’s passions in his rare free time is sailing – a sport in which he enjoys close ties to violin playing.