Michi Wiancko | Platinum Spirals

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Platinum Spirals

by Michi Wiancko

A beautiful collection of famous gems from the violin recital repertoire from Beethoven to Ravel to Prokofiev, plus a modern work by renowned American composer Joan Tower.
Genre: Classical: Sonata
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1. Tzigane
10:13 album only
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2. Violin Sonata in F Major Spring, Op. 24: I. Allegro
7:14 album only
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3. Violin Sonata in F Major Spring, Op. 24: II. Adagio molto espres
5:20 album only
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4. Violin Sonata in F Major Spring, Op. 24: III. Scherzo
1:16 album only
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5. Violin Sonata in F Major Spring, Op. 24: IV. Rondo
6:45 album only
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6. Platinum Spirals
6:26 album only
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7. Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
3:56 album only
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8. Girl With the Flaxen Hair
2:26 album only
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9. March (from the Opera Love for 3 Oranges)
1:44 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recently described in Gramophone Magazine as an "alluring soloist
[with] heightened expressive and violinistic gifts," violinist Michi
Wiancko has performed concertos with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philarmonic, and in recital and chamber appearances across the nation. An artist with a unique vision and deemed "Pure Gold" by the Des Moines Register, Michi was winner of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and made her recital debut on Carnegie Hall’s recital stage, Weill Hall. She has performed in venues such as the Library of Congress, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Town Hall, National Gallery, Severance Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Banff Centre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Center in Pittsburgh, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, BargeMusic, and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. Michi was featured as an "Artist to Watch" on the cover of the January 2007 issue of SYMPHONY Magazine.

Her current season highlights include a performance of the Brahms Concerto with the Columbus Symphony in Georgia as well as the Omaha Symphony, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen and Carmen Fantasy with the Victoria Symphony in Texas. Michi will also be performing with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble as well as the International Contemporary Ensemble. In the 2006-2007 season she embarked on a multi-city recital tour of the US in conjunction with Live on Stage and appears on Concert Artist Guild’s lauded New Music/New Places initiative as part of the Barbes Classical Series.
In 2007, Michi gave the world premiere of composer Margaret Brouwer’s Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra with CityMusic Cleveland and conductor James Gaffigan. The concerto was written for her and incorporates contemporary classical, gypsy, folk, jazz and pop influences.

Michi is a member of the renowned Los Angeles Piano Quartet (now east-coast based) with whom she has toured the country for the past 5 years. She is also a founding member of ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra), a young conductorless string ensemble that tours twice yearly in venues such as The Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Convention Center, New York’s Town Hall, Barge Music, among others. Last season, Michi arranged a version of Corelli/Geminiani’s La Follia for ECCO, a live performance of which was broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today.


Michi has attended the Marlboro Music Festival and toured several times with Musicians from Marlboro. She was a participant in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall, as well the Aspen Festival Center for Advanced Quartet Studies and Music Academy of the West. She has been a guest artist at the Lincoln Center Outdoor Series, Olympic Music Festival in Seattle, Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and the Tucson Chamber Music Festival, and has performed and toured regularly with the Mark Morris Dance Group.

A native of Southern California, Michi began playing the violin at the age of 3, and her early teachers include Haroutune Bedelian, Sharon Holland, and Mehli Mehta. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein, and earned her master of music degree at The Juilliard School, working with Robert Mann.

As a world traveler, many influences inspire Michi to push the boundaries of classical repertoire and explore new genres. She has performed in numerous alternative venues (including The Blue Note, Knitting Factory, and the Village Underground) as a member of different bands, but currently she is a singer/songwriter composing, producing, and recording for her own alternative pop project, Kono Michi, comprised of string quartet, drums and bass. She will be releasing her first Kono Michi E.P., titled “The Livingroom Disappearance,” with the UK-based independent label, Shark Batter Records. Kono Michi has performed in Brooklyn’s Barbes, NYC’s Pianos, BAM Café, and the World Café Live in Philadelphia.

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