Lucia Hall, violino

Nata in Canada, Lucia Hall ha studiato con il Prof. T. Gabora e il Prof. E. Turovsky, oltre che con Dora Schwarzberg all'Università di Vienna.
Ha seguito masterclass con Igor Ozim, Michael Kugel, Yuri Bashmet, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet) e le è stata offerta la borsa di studio presso la Yehudi Menuhin Music Academy a Gstaad da Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Lucy Hall ha vinto molti concorsi nazionali e internazionali come “Romano Romanini” (Italia), “Brahms Wettbewerb” (Austria) e “Mozart International Festival for Young Artists” (USA) così come il Premio Speciale del Pubblico al ńĆajkovskij International Violin Competition. Ha ricevuto la borsa di studio dal “Canada Council” e dal “Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec”; è stata inoltre premiata con lo Special-Merit Prize dal Ministero Austriaco della Cultura e Istruzione.
Lucia Hall si è esibita come solista e camerista in Europa, Nord America e Russia, in prestigiose Sale come Bolshoi Saal, Kölner Philharmonie, Place des Arts, Vienna Konzerthaus e ha partecipato a molti Festivals tra cui “Martha Argerich and Friends”, “Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt”, “Montreux Festival”, “Oleg Kagan Festival”, “Klangbogen Wien” e “Progetto Martha Argerich” Festival a Lugano.
Ha suonato in varie formazioni cameristiche esibendosi accanto a musicisti come Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Ivry Gitlis, Nobuko Imai, Lilya Zilberstein, José Gallardo, Polina Leschenko, Milan Turkovitch, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Mogilewsky, Mark Drobinsky, Lars Anders Tomter, Torleif Tedéen e Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky.
È stata membro fondatore della rinomata orchestra da camera “I Musici de Montréal”, primo violino e direttore di varie orchestre da camera (“Ensemble 20th Century”, ”Frauen Kammerorchester”, “die Reihe”) e ha suonato con la Radio Symphony Orchestra Wien e la London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nel 2011, dopo molti anni come assistente della Prof. Dora Schwarzberg presso la “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien”, alla Signora Hall è stata offerta una classe nel Young Masters Program per giovani molto dotati – un progetto comune dell’Università di Vienna e della “Johann Sebastian Bach Musikschule”.
I suoi studenti hanno ottenuto molti successi vincendo i premi più importanti in prestigiosi concorsi come “Grumiaux International Competition” a Bruxelles, “International Cooper Violin Competition” negli Stati Uniti, “International Nutcracker Competition” a Mosca, “Young Virtuosos” di Sofia e “die Goldene Note” a Vienna, per nominarne solo alcuni.
Hanno avuto l’opportunità di esibirsi con rinomate orchestre come Cleveland Symphony, Moscow Symphony Philharmonic, Orquestra Filarmonica di Bolivia, Surgut Philharmonisches e Talich Philharmonic.
Lucia Hall ha tenuto masterclasses in Canada, Venezuela, Ecuador, Russia, Croazia, Francia, Svizzera, Norvegia, Italia e Austria.
Ha suonato molti brani in prima assoluta, alcuni scritti per lei, come il duo per violino e violoncello di Lucio Bruno Videla eseguito al Musikverein, la Prima austriaca del concerto per violino di Hans Kunstovny sempre al Musikverein, “Mavrya” di Andrea Liberovici in onore di Martha Argerich e Ivry Gitlis eseguito a Lugano, la Première di “Die Zeit, for piano, violin, cello and celesta” di Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, da cui è stato prodotto un CD live per “MegaDisc”.
Così come registrazioni per la TV e la Radio, Lucia Hall ha partecipato alla produzione di molti CD per “Chandos”, “Gramola” e “EMI Classics”.  

A native of Canada, Lucia Hall studied with Prof. T. Gabora and Prof. E. Turovsky, as well as at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien” with Prof. D. Schwarzberg.
She also profited from Master classes with Igor Ozim, Michael Kugel, Yuri Bashmet, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet) and was offered a position as scholarship student in the Yehudi Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Lucy Hall is prize-winner of several national and international competitions such as the “Romano Romanini” (Italy), the “Brahms Wettbewerb” (Austria) and the “Mozart International Festival for Young Artists” (USA) as well as a special “Audience Award” at the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. She was granted scholarships from the “Canada Council” and the “Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec” and was awarded upon graduation a Special-Merit Prize by the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Education.
Ms Hall has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America and Russia in venues such as the “Bolshoi Saal”, the “Kölner Philharmonie” , “Place des Arts”, and Vienna “Konzerthaus” and  participates in numerous Festivals including “ Martha Argerich and Friends”, the “Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt”, the “Montreux Festival”, the “Oleg Kagan Festival”, the “Klangbogen Wien”  and the “Progetto Martha Argerich” Festival in Lugano.
In chamber music she has performed with musicians such as Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Ivry Gitlis, Nobuko Imai, Lilya Zilberstein, José Gallardo, Polina Leschenko, Milan Turkovitch, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Mogilewsky, Mark Drobinsky, Lars Anders Tomter, Torleif Tedéen and Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky.
She was a founding member of the well known chamber orchestra “I Musici de Montréal”, concertmistress and leader of various chamber orchestras (“Ensemble 20th Century”, “Frauen Kammerorchester”, “die Reihe”) and she held positions in the Radio Symphony Orchestra Wien as well as the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2011, after several years as assistant to Prof. D. Schwarzberg at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien”, Ms Hall was offered a class in the Young Masters Program for the Highly Gifted- a joint endeavor of the University for Music in Vienna and the “Johann Sebastian Bach Musikschule”.  
Her students have enjoyed much success winning top prizes in competitions such as “the Grumiaux International Competition” in Brussels, “the International Cooper Violin Competition” in the US, “the International Nutcracker Competition” in Moscow, “the Young Virtuosos” in Sophia and “die Goldene Note” in Vienna to name but a few.
They have had the opportunity to perform with such renowned orchestras as the Cleveland Symphony, Moscow Symphony Philharmonic, the Orquestra Filarmonica di Bolivia, the Surgut Philharmonisches and the Talich Philharmonic Orchestras.
Ms Hall has given Master Classes in Canada, Venezuela, Ecuador, Russia, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Norway, Italy and Austria.
Many of the students she has coached at the mdw have won important competitions and several have secured leading orchestral positions.
She has premiered many new works, some written for her, such as the Duo for Violin and Cello by Lucio Bruno Videla performed in the Musikverein, the Austrian Première of Hans Kunstovny Violin Concerto also in the Musikverein, “Mavrya” by Andrea Liberovici in honor of Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis performed in Lugano, the Première of Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky’s composition “Die Zeit, for piano, violin, cello and celesta”, from which a live CD for” MegaDisc” was produced.
As well as recordings for TV and Radio, Lucia Hall has participated in several CD productions for the “Chandos”, “Gramola” and “EMI Classics” labels.   

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