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Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® winner and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and he regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.

Pianist Eri Kang’s tone beauty and compelling musicality have been hailed by audiences throughout the world, having performed in numerous countries. She has also served as an official pianist for various international string instrumental competitions. As a superb chamber musician, she has extraordinary knowledge of piano and strings literature, which she gained from working with world-renowned instructors and their students at the Juilliard School, where she received a master’s degree.


Fritz Kreisler: Präludium and Allegro

Arvo Pärt: Fratres

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Meditation from Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher

Scott Wheeler: Isolation Rag

Max Raimi: Violin Etude: Anger Management

Reena Esmail: When the Violin

César Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major


Virginia G. Piper Classical Concert Series Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsor

The Dayton Fowler Grafman Endowment for Classical Music logo


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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