Ariadne Daskalakis, violin and Anthony Spiri, piano
Presented by Suzuki School of Newton
March 2, 2014
Internationally renowned violinist Ariadne Daskalakis returns to her home town this March in a benefit concert presented by the Suzuki School of Newton. The venue is reachable by the green line Newton Centre T stop.
Ms. Daskalakis, who lives in Germany from where she pursues a busy career both as a soloist and Professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik Köln said: "I started violin when I was almost six years old. There was no Suzuki School in Newton at the time but I started lessons with Emily Sandler, whom I loved. I loved my lessons but I disliked practicing and kept that to a minimum." she added. At the age of nine she started studying with Eric Rosenblith at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. "Many people at NEC Prep were very supportive of my development." Rosenblith consistently encouraged her to pursue a career as a professional musician. At age 16, Ms. Daskalakis performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra with Harry Ellis Dickson, conducting.
Daskalakis will be joined by the American born international pianist Anthony Spiri. The two will perform a classical program with pieces by Faure, Handel, and Schreker.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the school's need-based scholarship fund. This enables financial assistance to ten percent of the Suzuki School of Newton student body who would otherwise not be able to afford the benefits of a comprehensive music education program.