Mother and son come together for an engaging program of violin and piano sonatas by Bartók, Janácek, and Brahms.

This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center


UPDATED 5/7/08:  Due to a family emergency, this performance has been cancelled.

Generations of Talent

Biss is "a serious, accomplished artist who puts the composer before the player."  
--Los Angeles Times

Fried displays "fiery intensity and emotional depth."  
--Musical America

Though only in his 20s, award-winning American pianist Jonathan Biss has already proven himself an accomplished soloist with nearly all of the world's major orchestras. His Kennedy Center appearances include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as Isaac Stern's 80th birthday concert. Noted for his electrifying technique and remarkable versatility, he represents the third generation in a musical family that includes renowned violinist Miriam Fried, his mother. Since 1993, she has been the artistic director of the Ravinia Institute, and her supreme artistry continues to inspire international audiences. Together, Jonathan Biss and Miriam Fried perform an engaging program of sonatas by Bartók and Janácek, book-ended by the second and third sonatas of Johannes Brahms.

Program and Notes

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major. Op. 100
Béla Bartók
Sonata No. 2
Leos Janácek
Violin Sonata
Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 108


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