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.

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Videos

Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Dima Slobodeniouk (Nov 2018)
Bernstein: Serenade (finale)
Het Gelders Orkest, Christian Vasquez (Jan 2018)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Kammerakademie Potsdam, Antonello Manacorda (Apr 2017)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
Delft Festival, 2016
JS Bach: Sonata no.3 (adagio),
with Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord (June 2016)
JS Bach: Partita in D minor 1004, Chaconne
Amsterdam, 2014


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

January - May 2019
Date & Time Venue Details
Sunday 6th January
11:00
Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

BARBER: Violin Concerto, op.14

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

conductor: Christian Arming

Wednesday 9th January
20:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Brussels, Belgium

BARBER: Violin Concerto, op.14

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

conductor: Christian Arming

Friday 11th January
20:00
Salle Philharmonique
Liège, Belgium

BARBER: Violin Concerto, op.14

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

conductor: Christian Arming

Monday 14th January
20:15
De Warande
Turnhout, Belgium

BARBER: Violin Concerto, op.14

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

conductor: Christian Arming

Monday 11th February
20:00
Teatro Principal de Alicante
Alicante, Spain

SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in B-flat major, D.898
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in E-flat major, D.929

piano: Elisabeth Leonskaja

violoncello: István Várdai

Wednesday 13th February
20:30
Sala Joaquín Turina
Seville, Spain

SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in B-flat major, D.898
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in E-flat major, D.929

piano: Elisabeth Leonskaja

violoncello: István Várdai

Thursday 14th February
19:30
Auditorio Nacional de Musica
Madrid, Spain

SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in B-flat major, D.898
SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in E-flat major, D.929

piano: Elisabeth Leonskaja

violoncello: István Várdai

Thursday 21st February
20:00
Edesche Concertzaal
Ede, Netherlands

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
BARTOK: Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
Interval
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Friday 22nd February
20:00
Beethoven-Haus
Bonn, Germany

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
BARTOK: Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
Interval
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Friday 22nd February
10:00
Festspielhaus
Baden-Baden, Germany

BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.3 in E flat major, op.12 no.3
SHOSTAKOVICH / TZYGANOV: 24 Preludes, op.34, for violin and piano (selection)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

piano: Roman Rabinovich

Sunday 10th March
20:00
Oudekerk
Oosterbeek, Netherlands

BACH: Solo Suites

Sunday 17th March
11:00
Die Glocke
Bremen, Germany

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Bremen Philharmonic

conductor: Elias Grandy

Sunday 17th March
19:30
Die Glocke
Bremen, Germany

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Bremen Philharmonic

conductor: Elias Grandy

Thursday 28th March
20:30
Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
Milan, Italy

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major, op.77

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

conductor: Claus Peter Flor

Friday 29th March
20:00
Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
Milan, Italy

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major, op.77

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

conductor: Claus Peter Flor

Sunday 31st March
16:00
Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
Milan, Italy

BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major, op.77

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

conductor: Claus Peter Flor

Saturday 6th April
20:15
Philharmonie Kleine Zaal
Haarlem, Netherlands

J.S. BACH: Partita for violin no.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
J.S. BACH: Violin Sonata no.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Interval
J.S. BACH: Partita for violin no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

conductor: Claus Peter Flor

Friday, 3rd May
20:00
Musis Sacrum
Arnhem, Netherlands

MOZART: Preludes and fugues for string trio, KV 404a (after JS and WF Bach)
BARTOK: Sonata no.2 for violin and piano BB85
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet no.2 in A major, op.26

viola: Marc Desmons

cello: Antoine Lederlin

piano: Jonathan Biss

Sunday, 5th May
15:00
Nieuwe Kerk
The Hague, Netherlands

MOZART: Preludes and fugues for string trio, KV 404a (after JS and WF Bach)
BARTOK: Sonata no.2 for violin and piano BB85
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet no.2 in A major, op.26

viola: Marc Desmons

cello: Antoine Lederlin

piano: Jonathan Biss

Tuesday, 7th May
20:15
Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

MOZART: Preludes and fugues for string trio, KV 404a (after JS and WF Bach)
BARTOK: Sonata no.2 for violin and piano BB85
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet no.2 in A major, op.26

viola: Marc Desmons

cello: Antoine Lederlin

piano: Jonathan Biss

Friday, 10th May
20:00
Theater aan het Vrijthof
Maastricht, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Saturday, 11th May
20:30
Concertzaal
Tilburg, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Sunday, 12th May
14:15
Theater aan de Parade
Den Bosch, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Friday, 17th May
20:30
Chassé Theater
Breda, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Saturday 18th May
20:00
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Heerlen, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Sunday 19th May
20:15
Muziekgebouw
Eindhoven, Netherlands

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

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

conductor: Jamie Phillips

Friday, 24th May
20:00
Wilminktheatre & Muziekcentrum
Enschede, Netherlands

BARTOK: Violin Concerto no.1 Sz.. 36, BB 48a

Orkest van het Oosten

conductor: Ed Spanjaard


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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/