Two Glorious Strands in the Musical History of AFCM Converge
The Juilliard String Quartet was founded in 1946. The initial members were violinists Robert Mann and Robert Koff, violist Raphael Hillyer, and cellist Arthur Winograd. This legendary quartet first played in Tucson for the AFCM in 1967 and again in 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992 and 2000. And through the 1992 concert, Bobby Mann was still the first violin! He continued in that role for more than 50 years. Check out our online database and see what they played!
Joseph Lin first played for AFCM in 2003 in the series Piano and Friends. Since then we have brought him back for four Festivals. He has performed in the world premieres of two AFCM-commissioned works, Jeffery Cotton’s Duo for violin and percussion, “Meditation, Rhapsody, and Bacchanal” (2005) with Svetoslav Stoyanov, and Thomas Schuttenheim’s “Duo for Violin and Bass” (2009) with Volkan Orhon.
Last year he premiered his own composition, “Trio for Friends” with Paul Coletti and Antonio Lysy. Joseph has confided to us that the “friends” in the title include the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. He has been a part of every strand of AFCM’s musical life.
“Trio for Friends”: Rehearsal
This year the Juilliard is back, now with Joseph Lin in his first year as first violin!
He joins Ronald Copes, second violin, Samuel Rhodes, viola, and Joel Krosnick, cello.
We are overjoyed to be welcoming them all back to Tucson – together!