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Violin Virtuoso: Recital by Iskandar Widjaja

  • Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)
Iskandar Widjaja. Photograph by Hendra Kusuma

Iskandar Widjaja. Photograph by Hendra Kusuma

From Bach to Dvorak to contemporary living composers, Indonesian-German violin virtuoso Iskandar Widjaja explores the range of classical and non-traditional music that make his instrument sing.  In a tribute to idealism and freedom of all ages, Iskandar captures meditative sounds that have a transcendental quality and focus, incorporating personal arrangements and transcriptions that provide a new vibe for today’s audiences. In this rare performance at Bohemian National Hall, discover the repertoire and charisma of a stellar young musician who has been attracting wide international attention.

Iskandar plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin dating from 1875.

Iskandar Widjaja […] emerges as a true force of nature. […] Without in any way losing the structural focus and grip […] he plays with a Grappelli-like fantasy and freedom, that is deeply beguiling. […] There is no doubting the hypnotic intensity of the results, nor Widjaja’s engrossing imperativeness.
— The Strad, December 2011

This event is organized by Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA), with support of BBLA.