On Sunday, April 3, Chamber Music Sedona will celebrate the conclusion of its first full concert season since the pandemic began with an uplifting season finale concert, “Spectacular Sextets.”
Featuring six stars of the chamber music world – violinists Arnaud Sussmann and Chad Hoopes, violists Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and Matthew Lipman, and cellists Colin Carr and Nicholas Canellakis – the concert will feature rival sextets musicals, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. “Spectacular Sextets” will take place at 3 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
As the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Fellowship in 2009, violinist Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself through his unique sound, bravery and deep musicality. An exciting musician known for capturing the attention of classical critics and audiences alike, Sussmann has performed with many of today’s leading artists and at top venues around the world. For “Spectacular Sextets,” he will perform alongside fellow violinist Chad Hoopes, who has received critical acclaim worldwide for his exceptional talent and beautiful sound.
The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Fellowship in 2017, Hoopes has remained an impressive, consistent and versatile performer with many of the world’s leading orchestras since winning first prize in the Young Artist Division of the International Music Competition. violin Yehudi Menuhin.
Viola player Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu has been hailed by the Seattle Times as “simply wonderful” and by Taiwan’s Liberty Times for “amazingly capturing the spirit of music.” With a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator across North America, Europe and Asia, Cindy has received numerous awards, including the Curtis Institute of Music’s Milka Violin Artist Prize and Third Prize of the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition. She will be joined by violist Matthew Lipman, who has earned a reputation as one of the finest musicians of his generation. Frequently appearing as both a soloist and chamber music performer in venues around the world, Lipman was named 2019 Artist-in-Residence for the American Viola Society and received a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Fellowship, among other awards. coveted.
Award-winning cellist Colin Carr performs regularly around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. Carr’s latest CD releases include the complete Bach Suites on the Wigmore Live label and the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations on the MSR Classics label with his duo partner, Thomas Sauer.
Recognized as one of the most talented and sought-after cellists of his generation, Nicholas Canellakis performs frequently as a soloist with orchestras and at renowned classical music festivals around the world. An artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Since 2018, Canellakis has served as Artistic Director of Chamber Music Sedona, working to advance the reputation of the organization as one of the leading chamber music broadcasters in the United States.
“Spectacular Sextets” is sure to dazzle audiences and provide a game-changing ending to Chamber Music Sedona’s 39th season. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for students ages 13-21 with ID. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Reserved seating is available for up to $60 per ticket. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit ChamberMusicSedona.org/2022-season-spectacular-sextets.