Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi has captivated audiences with his heartfelt musicianship and emotional performances. Praised for his “lush sound” and “passionate playing” (CASA Magazine) and “formidable technical powers” (Santa Barbara News-Press), he has made several Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center appearances, and has performed in Europe, the Middle East, and across North America. His conviction that the impact of music serves people beyond the concert stage motivates him to collaborate on projects that create a strong emotional bond with his audience.
On April 25th, 2020, Niv will perform the Theme from Schindler’s List with Eckart Preu, conductor and the Long Beach Symphony. This will be the culminating concert for Violins of Hope LA.
From September 2019 to March 2020 Niv will serve as The Soraya’s first Artist in Residence. This residency will include education workshops at 40-50 schools as well as a matinee performance at the Soraya and will reach 10,000 students.
The LA Times announces Violins of Hope LA from March 22nd through April 26th 2020 and the educational workshops led by Niv Ashkenazi through The Soraya leading up to March 2020.
Niv Ashkenazi, violinist
Leah Kohn, bassoon
Dyad at Laemmle Live
11am at Monica Film Center 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401