James Greening-Valenzuela, Violin


 

James Greening-Valenzuela, Violinist

Since his critically acclaimed debut recital at Symphony Hall in Boston, he has become a prominent concerto soloist and recitalist, and has performed throughout the United States and Europe.

Hailed by critics for his unique and sensitive interpretations, James has premiered many works, such as Ernst Bacon's "Sonata for Violin and Piano," and Gustav Holst's "A Song of the night."

He is a prizewinner of national and international competitions, and has worked with Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Silverstein, Henryk Szeryng, and Zaven Melikian. Known for his innovative programming, his vast repertoire includes rarely heard masterworks of great composers.

Currently, James is on the Adjunct Faculty of Queens College, and he is the Artistic Director of the Great Composers Summer Festival at Pepperdine University in California.

Mr. Greening has performed as concerto soloist with the Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco, on the Dixie College Celebrity Artist Series, at Hofstra University International Concert Series, and the Festival Internacional de Musica in Costa Rica. His new CD features Faure: Sonata in A Major, Op. 13 and Brahms: Sonata in A Major, Op. 100.

 

"...a violinist with a sound technique...his musicianship is acute and mature... We are in Greening's debt."- BOSTON GLOBE
 
"...Greening's performance was like a fireworks display...each number exceeded the first in beauty and eloquence. One witnessed the soul of a great musician as he gave each phrase and amazing dept of feeling."
-THE SPECTRUM

CONCERT PROGRAMS
 
CONCERT PROGRAM #1
Ciaccona in G Minor ......Tommaso Vitali
Sonate No. 1, for violin and piano...... Ernest Bloch
INTERMISSION
Sonate in D Minor for solo violin, Op. 27, No. 3 ("Ballade")......Eugene Ysaye
Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 ("Kreutzer")...... Ludwig van Beethoven
 
CONCERT PROGRAM #2
Sonata in G Minor, K. 379 ......Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in F Minor, Op. 80 ......Serge Prokofiev
Aus der Heimat ("From the Homeland") ......Bedrich Smetana
INTERMISSION
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 121 ......Robert Schumann
Three Pieces, Op. 81 ......Jean Sibelius
 
CHILDREN'S CONCERTS AND MASTER CLASSES
A much sought-after pedagogue, Mr. Greening-Valezuela presents a wide variety of children's concerts for schools and other programs, as well as master classes.
 
"THEME" CONCERTS
 
MUSIC OF THE NINETIES
(1690s, 1790s, 1890s!1)
Sonata Representativa in A Major (1690) ......Heinrich von Biber
Sonata in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1 (1797) ......Ludwig van Beethoven
INTERMISSION
Morceau de Salon, Op. 6 (1893) ......Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sonata in E-fiat Major, Op. 102 (1894) ......Camille Saint-Saens
(Encore: Meditation from "Thais" (1892), by Jules Massenet)
 
CESAR FRANCK: THE COMPLETE WORKS FOR VIOLIN & PIANO
Andante quietoso, Op. 6
Grand Duo, Op. 14
INTERMISSION
Sonata in A Major
 
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE!!!
Your audience is given a program of approximately sixty selections -- and THEY choose the program! An evening of fun and great music!


 

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