Artist in Residence Joanna Kurkowicz is posting a video on December 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on the college’s YouTube channel.
The 2020 Paganini Marathon Project hosted by Joanna Kurkowicz brings 16 participating violinists who are Ms. Kurkowicz’s current Williams College students, Williams Alumni, and students she has mentored and taught at the International Masterclasses in the US and Europe. They represent different countries and continents including USA, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Poland, and Austria.
The program includes 16 caprices selected from Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Caprice No. 24 performed by 12 players as well as Milstein’s Paganiniana. The project was inspired by the work of the violinist Nicola Benedetti and her foundation. It is a virtual meeting of talent and creativity from all over the world.