Encore Solo Recital by Nigel Armstrong

Nigel Armstrong, Sonoma’s own internationally acclaimed violinist, will perform an “encore” solo recital in Sonoma on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 3:00 pm in Burlingame Hall, 256 West Spain Street, Sonoma. This will be Nigel’s last appearance in the States before his return to Europe for the year. Nigel will perform a varied program, including works by Biber, Bach Ysaye, and some surprises. Tickets for this special recital are $35 for adults, $30 for members of the Sonoma Classical Music Society, and $10 for students.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Hailed as “an astonishing talent with exquisite technique” and as “gifted” and “blazing” by the Chicago Tribune, Nigel Armstrong began his violin studies here in Sonoma at the age of five with Leta Davis. He made his debut in 2002 with the Baroque Sinfonia and has since performed with the Boston Pops and Norwegian Radio Orchestras, the Reno and Burbank philharmonic symphonies; the Berkeley and Downey symphony orchestras; Bozeman Symphony, San Francisco Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon, Argentina; the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County, with which he performed for two seasons, the Marin Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony for which he was concertmaster from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he achieved silver medal wins in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Oslo, Norway, and The First International Violin Competition in Buenos Aires. In both competitions, he won additional prizes, including the Premio Tango award in Buenos Aires, and the Ole Bull and Nordheim awards in Oslo. He was a finalist in the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, receiving Fourth Prize and winning Best Performance of a Commissioned Work by John Corigliano with “Stomp.

Come hear Nigel again on October 26th at Burlingame hall and enjoy a performance by one of the most talented young violinists in the world!

Mark Your 2015 Calendars!


1. January 18. The Farallon Quintet. Program to include Weber's Clarinet Quintet.

2. February 22. Musica Pacifica. Program to include Bach's Brandenburg Concertos #4 and #5.

3. April 26. Italian Saxophone Quartet. A return engagement with classical, contemporary, and film music, accompanied with superb hijinks.

4. May 17. Alexander String Quartet. Program TBA.

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About the Sonoma Classical Music Society

The Sonoma Classical Music Society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts in Sonoma of the highest professional quality. An application for membership in the Sonoma Classical Music Society may be obtained at the website: www.sonomaclassical.org. .

Detailed press releases for each concert will be issued approximately six weeks before the performance date. If you have questions, please call (707) 939-3683, or e-mail
wa11yb@hughes.net.