Liza Ferschtman

Liza Ferschtman – violinist

Renowned for her strong musical personality and the versatility of her musicianship, which combines powerful dynamism and intense lyricism, Liza Ferschtman has been praised in the international musical press, with The New York Times describing her as ‘nothing short of revelatory’, and referring to the ‘laserlike intensity, purity and refined beauty of her playing’, while The Guardian commended her ‘vivacious musical personality’ and ‘lovely lyrical quality’.

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The daughter of prominent Russian-Jewish musicians, Liza grew up in a musical environment and as a young child she was soon taking her first violin lessons from the legendary violinist and family friend, Philip Hirschhorn. After his death she studied with Herman Krebbers, Ida Kavafian at the celebrated Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and David Takeno in London.

Since winning the Dutch Music Award, the most distinguished prize for Dutch musicians, in 2006 Liza has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Warsw Philharmonic and Brussels Philharmonic, collaborating with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Iván Fischer, Stéphane Denève, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jun Märkl, Frans Brüggen, Neeme Järvi, Otto Tausk, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Thomas Søndergård.

Liza Ferschtman is also a passionate chamber musician and a popular guest at festivals and concert venues throughout the world. Since 2007 she has been artistic director of the Delft Chamber Music Festival, an internationally renowned festival that invites world-class musicians to present a captivating, strongly thematic programme each summer. Liza Ferschtman’s chamber music partners include Elisabeth Leonskaja, Jonathan Biss, Alisa Weilerstein, Christian Poltera, Julius Drake, Martin Roscoe, Nobuko Imai, Lars Anders Tomter, Marie Luise Neunecker, Sharon Kam and Amihai Grosz. Her Wigmore Hall debut with Roman Rabinovich in December 2017 received glowing reviews, including 5 stars in The Independent.

Liza Ferschtman has an impressive discography. Her CDs under the Challenge label feature violin concertos by Beethoven, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Korngold and Bernstein (Serenade). She has also recorded chamber music on CD, including Mendelssohn’s octet, works by Schubert and Beethoven performed with Inon Barnatan and the Kodaly, Ravel and Schulhoff duos performed with her father, the cellist Dmitri Ferschtman. Liza’s CD featuring solo works by Bach and Ysaÿe was chosen as ‘CD of the Month’ by The Strad magazine. Her latest recording (Korngold Concerto anmd Bernstein Serenade) has also been highly acclaimed by the international press.

July 2018

 

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Videos

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Kammerakademie Potsdam, Antonello Manacorda (Apr 2017)
Bernstein: Serenade (finale)
Het Gelders Orkest, Christian Vasquez (Jan 2018)
JS Bach: Sonata no.3 (adagio),
with Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord (June 2016)
JS Bach: Partita in D minor 1004, Chaconne
Amsterdam, 2014
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Delft Festival, 2016
Interview: Liza Ferschtman & Mahan Esfahani
Risør Chamber Music Festival, June 2016


Repertoire

Solo Works with Orchestra
      • Adès, Thomas

    Violin Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’

      • Bach, Johann Sebastian

    Concertos in E and in A minor
    Double Concerto in D minor
    Concerto for 3 Violins

      • Barber

    Violin Concerto, Op.14

      • Bartok

    Concerto No. 1

      • Beethoven

    Concerto in D, op. 61
    Romances No. 1 and No. 2

      • Berg

    Violin Concerto
    Kammerkonzert for Piano and Violin with 13 wind instruments

      • Bernstein

    Serenade

      • Bloch

    Violin Concerto

      • Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
    Double Concerto

      • Britten

    Violin Concerto

      • Dirk Brosse

    Sophia (Symphonic Poem for Violin and Orchestra), 2001

      • Bruch

    Concertos in D and in G minor

      • Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

      • Glazunov

    Violin Concerto

      • J. Haydn

    Violin Concerto in C

      • M. Haydn

    Violin Concerto A

      • Henkemans

    Concerto, 1950

      • Hindemith

    Kammermusik No. 4

      • Korngold

    Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35

      • Mendelssohn

    Violin Concertos in E minor and D minor
    Double Concerto in D minor for Violin and Piano

      • Mozart

    Violin Concertos No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5
    Sinfonia Concertante

      • Piazzola

    The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. L. Desyatnikov for Violin and String Orchestra)

      • Prokofiev

    Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2

      • Ravel

    Tzigane

      • J. Röntgen

    Suite for Violin and String Orchestra
    Violin Concertos in A minor and F minor
    Ballade

      • Saint-Saëns

    Violin Concerto No. 3
    Havanaise Op. 83
    Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso

      • Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 (Gipsy airs)

      • Sibelius

    Violin Concerto
    Humoresques Op. 87 and Op. 89

      • Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No. 1
    Violin Concerto No.2

      • Schnittke

    Concerto grosso No.6

      • Schubert

    Rondo in A with String Orchestra

      • Stravinsky

    Violin Concerto

      • Suk

    Fantasie For Violin & Orchestra in G minor, Op.24

      • Szymanowski

    Violin Concerto No. 2

      • Takemitsu

    Nostalgia for Violin and String Orchestra

      • Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto
    Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher, Op. 42 (arr. A. Lascae with String Orchestra)
    Sérénade mélancholique in B minor, Op. 26 (for Violin and Orchestra)

      • Vieuxtemps

    Violin Concertos No. 4 and No. 5

      • Vivaldi

    Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
    Concerto for 4 Violins
    The Four Seasons

      • De Vries

    Violin Concerto, 2007

      • Wieniawski

    Fantasie brillante on a Theme from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20
    Polonaise brillante Nr. 1 in D, Op. 4

Concert Dates

September - December 2018
Date & Time Venue Details
Sunday, 9 September
17:00
Großes Haus
Hamburg, Germany

BERNSTEIN : Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

conductor: Garrett Keast

Tuesday, 11 September
19:30
Großes Haus
Hamburg, Germany

BERNSTEIN : Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

conductor: Garrett Keast

Thursday, 13 September
19:30
Großes Haus
Hamburg, Germany

BERNSTEIN : Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

conductor: Garrett Keast

Friday, 14 September
19:30
Großes Haus
Hamburg, Germany

BERNSTEIN : Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

conductor: Garrett Keast

Saturday, 15 September
19:30
Großes Haus
Hamburg, Germany

BERNSTEIN : Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

conductor: Garrett Keast

Wednesday, 26 September
19:30
St Mary’s Church
Beverley, United Kingdom

JANÁČEK : Violin Sonata
SCHUMANN : Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105
YSAŸE : Sonata for Solo Violin, op.27, no.2, ‘Jacques Thibaud’
FRANCK : Violin Sonata in A major

piano: Martin Roscoe

Friday, 5 October
20:15
Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Saturday, 6 October
20:00
Wilminktheatre en Muziekcentrum
Enschede, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Sunday, 7 October
15:00
TivoliVrendenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Tuesday, 9 October
20:15
Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Thursday, 11 October
20:00
Musis Sacrum
Arnhem, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Friday, 12 October
20:15
Stadsgehoorzaal
Leiden, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Saturday, 13 October
20:30
Concertzaal Tilburg
Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Sunday, 14 October
15:00
Odeon De Spiegel Theaters
Zwolle, Netherlands

SHOSTAKOVICH (arr.ZINMAN) : Violin Sonata op.134 (arr for Violin, Perc & Str Orch)
PART : Fratres

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Director/Leader: Candida Thompson

Monday, 22 October
19:30
Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester, United Kingdom

BRITTEN: Suite for Violin and Piano op.6
ELGAR: Violin Sonata in E minor, op.82
YSAŸE: Sonata for Solo Violin, op.27, no.2, ‘Jacques Thibaud’
FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major

piano: Martin Roscoe

Thursday, 25 October
19:00
Konsert and Kongress
Uppsala, Sweden

SAINT-SAËNS : Violin Concerto no.3 in B minor, op.61

Uppsala Chamber Orchestra

conductor: Rebecca Miller

Friday, 2 November
20:15
Kerkgebouw de Morgenster
Hilversum, Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Saturday, 3 November
20:00
Parkgebouw Rijssen
Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Tuesday, 6 November
20:00
BR-Klassik Funkhaus Studio 2
Munich, Germany

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Friday, 9 November
20:15
Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Saturday, 10 November
20:15
Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Tuesday, 13 November
19:30
Alte Aula – Universität Heidelberg
Germany

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Friday, 16 November
20:15
TivoliVrendenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands

BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor: Dima Slobodeniouk

Thursday, 22 November
19:30
Kulturhuset Suldal
Sand, Norway

MOZART : Violin Concerto no.4 in D major, K.218

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Andrea Marcon

Friday, 23 November
19:30
Stavanger Konserthus
Stavanger, Norway

MOZART : Violin Concerto no.4 in D major, K.218

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Andrea Marcon


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Links

Useful links

Brinks Artist Management (management for BeNeLux)
www.brinksartists.nl/index.php?page=instrumentalists&serial=1279022407

Schmidt Artists International (management for the Americas)
www.schmidtart.com/artists/liza_ferschtman

Liza Ferschtman’s website
www.lizaferschtman.com/

Challenge Records
www.challengerecords.com/artists/1184246532

Delft Chamber Music Festival
https://delftmusicfestival.nl/en/