Rudi Stephan / Abéric Magnard 'Concert-Centenaire Vol. I' Judith Ingolfsson & Vladimir Stoupel
- Rudi Stephan (1887-1915):
- 1"Groteske" for Violin and Piano09:27
- Albéric Magnard (1865-1914): Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 13:
- 2I. Large - Animé11:02
- 3II. Calme14:36
- 4III. Très Vif03:59
- 5IV. Large - Lent15:40
Info for Rudi Stephan / Abéric Magnard 'Concert-Centenaire Vol. I'
Violinist Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel are both accomplished soloists with international concert careers. In 2006, they began a successful collaboration, searching for new paths in chamber music and devoting themselves to the cultivation of an uncommon repertoire. One of their projects is “Concert-Centenaire,” dedicated to composers whose lives were influenced by the First World War.
The German composer Rudi Stephan, who died at a young age, was one of the great hopefuls among the composers of the pre-war era. The Grotesque for violin and piano, which is his only surviving work for chamber music, is a fascinating testimony of his very unique, colorful and contrasting musical language, whose extremes of expression are an exciting challenge for every artist. Albéric Magnard was one of the greatest French composers of that era: Expansive, noble themes with a powerful style, expressive harmonies and contrapuntal finesse – these outstanding qualities of his work are also brought to light in his Violin Sonata.
“Ingolfsson’s playing is simply superb throughout a fascinating CD, with Stoupel providing terrific support.” (The Whole Note)
Judith Ingolfsson, violin
Vladimir Stoupel, piano
is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style. Based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, she performs regularly as a soloist chamber musician as well as in recitals as part of Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel, founded in 2006. Judith Ingolfsson appears regularly at major concert venues throughout the world, including Konzerthaus Berlin, Tokyo Opera City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York. Concert tours have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe, Israel, Iceland, Russia, China, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Macao, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and Brazil. She frequently performs as a soloist with leading orchestras and renowned conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch or Leonard Slatkin. Judith Ingolfsson completed her music studies with the legendary violinist and teacher, Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia as well as with David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to winning the Gold Medal at the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1998, she has won numerous prizes and honors, including First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York and Third Prize at the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa. Judith Ingolfsson has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart since October 2008 and at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University since 2019. She plays a 1750 Lorenzo Guadagnini violin.