NATASHA LIPKINA and MARGRIT ZIMMERMANN

Russian violinist Natasha Lipkina received her education in the Central Special School of Music, the Moscow Conservatory, and Indiana University where she studied with Boris Belenky, Igor Bezrodny, and Miriam Fried. Ms. Lipkina has performed as a recitalist in Russia and in countries from the former Soviet Union and has performed with orchestras in Russia, Romania, Germany, Finland, Japan, and the United States. She has won prizes in the Enescu Violin Competition (Romania) and in the Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition (St. Petersburg). She performed on Moscow Radio and Russian TV. While at Indiana University Ms. Lipkina began to study viola with Atar Arad and made her viola debut in the Dubinsky Quartet later that year. She has since participated in festivals both as a violinist and violist including the Norfolk Marlboro, Rauma (Finland) Waterloo (Belgium), and Musique et Amitie (Switzerland) festivals among others. Ms. Lipkina is also a committed teacher and has been on the faculties of the music departments at New York University School of Education and the Children’s Orchestra Society. Her violin students, from the early stage of their studies, are given many opportunities to perform and compete. They have won prizes in regional and national competitions, and obtained positions in the All-State Orchestra and the NY Youth Symphony. Natasha Lipkina welcomes motivated students who are eager to work with her to achieve their goals.

Margrit Zimmerman
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Program

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
On Wings of Song (arr. Achron)

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Liebesleiden
Schon Rosmarin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Valse-Scherzo

These four lively works include a Mendelssohn art song for violin and piano, beautifully arranged by the Russian-American violinist Joseph Achron; two old favorites by Fritz Kreisler written in the style of nostalgic Viennese valses; and Tchaikovsky’s short playful piece depicting a swirling dance, whimsical jokes, and a heartfelt romance.