Acclaimed performer Salerno-Sonnenberg plays recital on Thursday, June 30


"(GREENSBORO, NC) – Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform a recital on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. in Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium as a part of the opening week of the Eastern Music Festival. Salerno-Sonnenberg, accompanied by pianist Marika Bournaki and the EMF String Fellows, presents a program of Pärt, Fauré, Elgar, Grieg and Schnittke.

“Salerno-Sonnenberg is a rock star of classical music,” says EMF Executive Director Chris Williams. “We’re thrilled that she’s coming to share her passion and talent with EMF students and audiences.”

The recital is part of Salerno-Sonnenberg’s residency with the Festival made possible in part through the generosity of the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. She will give a master class on July 1 and a second performance at UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance Recital Hall on July 3 at 3 p.m. as part of the 2016 Eastern Chamber Players series.

Salerno-Sonnenberg is widely recognized for her work on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and as music director of the San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra. She receives consistent praise for her compelling, emotional performances at music festivals and in solo and chamber performances around the globe. Salerno-Sonnenberg continues to expand the offerings of her own record label, NSS Music, where she collaborates with world-class artists. In August 2015, she began a multi-year engagement as a resident artist with Loyola University New Orleans and will be working with string orchestras through guest residency programs in several American universities.

“We’re fortunate to have such a dedicated performer and educator sharing her experiences, time and knowledge with our faculty and students,” Chris Williams adds. “It’s a wonderful sign for the future of musical education and excellence at EMF.”

About Eastern Music Festival:
Eastern Music Festival stands among the country's premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. With a 55-year history of both artistic and educational excellence, EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its five-week festival. EMF’s 2016 performances begin on Monday, June 27 and continue through Saturday, July 30. Concerts are presented at Guilford College, UNCG, High Point University, Appalachian State University and in venues throughout the community such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church and in public libraries. Over 65 performances, workshops, seminars and master classes will be presented.

Beyond the Festival, EMF produces and presents Fringe series and other programming throughout the year.

For more information about Eastern Chamber Players and the 2016 EMF season,

To purchase tickets or for ticket information visit our website or call Triad Stage at 336-272-0160."

- A Press Release

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