Saturday, February 27

American Virtuosi wraps up chamber series Feb. 26 – 27

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Experience the grand finale of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s 2020-2021 Chamber Music Series at the American Virtuosi concerts on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Workshop, Luminary Hotel’s culinary theater.
Experience world-class chamber music from violinist Peter Winograd, violist Jim Griffith and cellist Andres Díaz. This unique engagement will also include very special guests, pianist Rohan de Silva (accompanist for Itzhak Perlman), violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt of the Dover String Quartet and co-concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Emerson Millar. Enjoy two separate unforgettable evenings of live classical music from some of the world’s leading concert artists.
Saturday’s ticket purchase includes dinner at the new Silver King Ocean Brasserie restaurant located at the Luminary Hotel and a special performance in the Workshop Culinary Theater.
Peter Winograd joined the American String Quartet as the first violinist in 1990. He gave his first solo public performance at the age of 11, and at age 17 he was accepted as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. Recognized early as an exceptionally promising young artist, Winograd was a top prizewinner in the 1988 Naumburg International Violin Competition. He then made his New York debut to critical acclaim and has since appeared as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras and in recitals across the country and abroad. Peter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and has been a member of the violin and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music School since 1990.
Jim Griffith received his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School. He also received his undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and attended Florida State University. He formerly served as principal violist of the New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the New York Virtuosi. Currently, he is enjoying his 33rd season as a violist in the Naples Philharmonic. Griffith is also the executive director of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Andres Díaz has exhilarated both critics and audiences with his intense and charismatic performances since winning the first prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition. He was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was nominated for a 2009 Latin Grammy.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers River District. For tickets and info, visit www.sbdac.com

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