Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Local violinist to perform in San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival

Bradenton's own world-renown violinist, James Ehnes, has been invited to perform as a guest violinist in the prestigious 22nd annual Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.

Ehnes has performed in the world's popular international music festivals. Claims to fame include being the youngest musician to win first prize in strings at the Canadian Music Festival and the youngest to be elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. Ehnes has also won a Grammy, a Gramophone and six JUNO Awards.

Other artists at the event include British pianist John Lill, violinist Sarah Chang and world renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.

Ehnes will perform June 19.

The festival runs June 8-19. Tickets are $20-$120. For more information, call (619) 239-0100 or visit www.mainlymozart.org.

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