Viviane Hagner, Violinist at PSC

February 5th, 2001 by Adam

Betsy Cheney

(603) 535-2643

February 2, 2001

Young artist performs on cherished Stradivarius “Sasserno” violin.

Viviane Hagner, winner of the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will perform at Plymouth State College’s Silver Cultural Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, February 16.

Ms. Hagner, who was born in Munich, made her debut at the age of twelve with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The next year she performed at the legendary concert in Tel Aviv, at which the Berlin Philharmonic performed in Israel for the first time. This seasonHagner, who performs on a Stradivarius “Sasserno” violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, will make her New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston debuts.

The young violinist often performs with her sister, pianist Nicole Hagner. The duo’s first compact disc recording was recently released as part of the EMI Classics Debut Series. In New York, Ms. Hagner performs chamber music as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two.

The New York Times says, “Viviane Hagner’s tone is special: vibrant but slightly dark, almost plaintive. This color of her sound lends a poignancy to her playing which is deeply affecting.” Her playing is also described as “… natural, with unaffected musicality and unlimited technical ease,” and her interpretation as “…accented with restless rhythms and the harmonic boldness while maintaining the great flow of the work.”

Tickets for Viviane Hagner’s performance at Plymouth State College are $12, general admission at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, (603) 535-ARTS. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday). If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance.