Alexander Shonert plays Jewish Music, Gershwin and the Classics

Har Tzeon Agudath Achim

Dates: Sunday, November 02, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Shonert

Born in Russia in 1972, Alexander Schonert is a Jewish violin virtuoso of extraordinary talent, known for his magical, brilliant rich tone, lively onstage personality and sensational improvisational ability.  Alexander is a graduate of the Novosibirsk Russian State Conservatoire. He has also obtained a doctorate at that same institution.
 
Shonert has received many accolades. He has received several prestigious national rewards:  Laureate of International Competition (Berlin), Laureate of World prize of Antonin Dvorak (Prague), Laureate of European prize of Gustav Mahler (Prague). Since 1999, Schonert has made the musical city of Prague his home. In recognition of his substantial contribution to Czech culture, the right of dual citizenship (Czech and Russian) was conferred upon him in 2010.
 
Shonert performs throughout Europe, both as a soloist and as a guest soloist of philharmonic and chamber orchestras. He has played numerous concerts in the United States as well. Shonert also performs in a Jazz duo with the popular Russian piano virtuoso, Leonid Ptashka and in Trio Di Levone, featuring Russian vocal tenor great Ilya Levinsky and pianist Alina Levinsky. 
 
Shonert's emotionally rich tone, his intensity of feeling and the striking originality of his interpretative style, combined with enchanting improvisations, make him a premier violinist. Shonert embodies the deep Jewish soul like no other. In his playing you will hear the love, the tragedy, the laughter and the future of the Jewish people.
 
Prior to the concert, Mr. Shonert will conduct a Master Class for sponsors from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
 
Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 301-649-3800.
 
Ticket Pricing:
 
$25 - General Public
$10 - Youth (under 13)
 
$18 - Friends of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, and Har Tzeon Members
$5   - Friends of the Foundation for Jewish Studies, and Har Tzeon Youth (under 13)
 
Sponsors of $50 or more may attend Master Class and reception following concert.

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