Hailed by Jeffrey Kahane, Musical Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as “one of the most interesting, imaginative, and downright thrilling young violinists in America today,” and by the Los Angeles Times as having “the technical equipment and temperament for a big career,” American violinist Lindsay Deutsch, 25, brings a fresh perspective to classical performances.
Taking the listening experience to the next level, she plays with a passion and energy that has thrilled audiences throughout the United States and Canada.
The internationally known Strad Magazine featured Ms. Deutsch as their pick of “Up-and-Coming Musicians” in its April 2007 issue. In January 2010, Symphony Magazine featured Ms. Deutsch for her outreach work across the country.
Currently, Ms. Deutsch is the Principal Guest Artist for Orchestra Nova, and this season is touring the United States as a Live On Stage Artist. She is in demand as a soloist: upcoming and recent performances include the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, appearances with more than ten symphonies around the country including the Cape Cod, Las Cruces, Colorado and Forth Worth Symphonies, and a half dozen chamber music performances including the Portland, McGill and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras.
Ms. Deutsch made her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut in Los Angeles performing John Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne with the California Philharmonic. She made her first solo orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the Clear Lake Symphony in Texas.
She has appeared in numerous venues as a recitalist and chamber musician, and was honored by being invited to perform the theme from Schindler’s List for John Williams at a gala dinner in his honor.Her movie credits include the solo violin soundtrack for the 2006 movie The Good Shepherd starring Robert De Niro. She has also collaborated and is the featured “Pro” on the newly released See-Like-Me, Play Like a Pro DVD violin instruction series.
Ms. Deutsch’s performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was selected for NPR’s Symphony Cast program. Ms. Deutsch has also appeared as a soloist on the national radio program From the Top—her performance of Bartok’s Roumanian Folk Dances with Christopher O’Riley was selected for inclusion on the show’s “Best of” CD. She has been featured in numerous other performances airing on several National Public Radio stations.
Ms. Deutsch feels strongly that young people of today need to be exposed to the world of classical music. She is actively involved in outreach programs to present classical music in new and exciting ways that will thrill and inspire the young audiences of today. In 2007, she and her sister, Lauren, co-founded a non-profit organization, Classics Alive (www.ClassicsAlive.org), dedicated to building classical music audiences.
Ms. Deutsch graduated from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Los Angeles, with a Performance Diploma in violin. In addition to her passion for music, Ms. Deutsch was a formidable racquetball player. She won the gold medal in the World Junior Olympic Racquetball Championships in 1997 and was selected to the 2000 U.S. Junior Olympic Team.
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Vivian Fan, who accompanies Ms. Deutsch on the piano, currently holds the staff accompanist position at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Prior to this position, she was on the piano faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and a teaching assistant to Professor John Perry at USC. Ms. Fan has also worked as a staff accompanist at the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, International Music Course of Benidorm in Spain, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and Montecito Summer Music Festival.
She was awarded “The Best Accompanist Award” from The Edith Knox Performance Competition in 2009 and 2010. Her recent performances include recital collaborations with artists such as Paul Coletti, Shigenori Kudo, Lindsay Deutsch, and Richard O’Neill and venues such as Camerata Pacifica, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, and Violafest Los Angeles.
As a solo pianist, Ms. Fan has performed with conductors Jorge Mester, Jung Ho Pak, Mario Miragliotta, Sharon Lavery, Peter Askim, and Marc Riley. She appeared numerous times on The Hour of Power aired world wide, and on KTLA and KNBC television as well as KUSC and WFMT radio.
As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Royce Hall, Preston Bradley Hall, Barnum Hall, and the California Center for the Arts. In the summer of 2006 Ms. Fan gave a symposium presentation at the ISME World Conference in Malaysia.
Ms. Fan was awarded the Michael Kamen Music Scholarship by USC. She will receive her D.M.A. from the USC Thornton School of Music in May 2011.