LACO joins the Los Angeles arts community in congratulating violinist Nigel Armstrong for placing fourth in the violin category of the 14th Tchaikovsky International Competition in Russia. Armstrong is the highest ranked American in the world’s oldest and most prestigious competition, which is held every four years in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Armstrong also received a special prize for his performance of John Corigliano’s Stomp, a piece written specifically for the competition.
On January 21 & 22, 2012, Armstrong will join conductor Andrew Schulman for Mozart, as part of LACO’s Orchestral Series. The evening will feature Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, which Armstrong performed to great acclaim at the Tchaikovsky Competition during the semifinals. A recent graduate of The Colburn School, Armstrong has frequented the international competition circuit, taking home silver medals for both the 2010 Menuhin Competition and the First International Violin Competition of Buenos Aries. Nigel writes, “I’m truly honored and thankful to have made it . . . and thrilled to have been awarded the special prize for performance of John Corigliano’s Stomp. I’d like to give a special thank you to my teacher, Robert Lipsett.”
Watch the video below to see Armstrong perform at the First International Violin Competition of Buenos Aries.
Learn more about Armstrong and Mozart (Mostly) and the save the dates (January 21 & 22) on your calendar.
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