February 6 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
February 8 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz attracts audiences worldwide with compelling artistry and a fresh approach to repertoire. In recognition of her advocacy of contemporary music, Ms. Josefowicz received a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She has collaborated with many composers, including John Adams and Oliver Knussen, and premiered concertos written for her by Luca Francesconi, Steven Mackey, Colin Matthews, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In 2018, she received the Avery Fisher Prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in music. Ms. Josefowicz made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in July 1991 and most recently performed here in December 2018. She performs with the world’s major orchestras and regularly appears in recital around the globe The current season includes world premiere performances of a new chamber work by Thomas Adès, in Paris and Tokyo. Leila Josefowicz’s award-winning discography includes concertos by Adams, Glazunov, Knussen, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, and Salonen. In addition to several Grammy nominations, she has received an Echo Award and the Diapason d’Or. For more information, visit www.leilajosefowicz.com.