James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors, including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Denève, Dutoit, Elder, Ivan Fischer, Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles.
Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four, became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin when he was nine, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at age 13, and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. He plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.
The President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series offers a wide-ranging selection of events annually. These events are designed to appeal to our faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and our community in Northeast Oklahoma.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center (John H. Williams Theatre)
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