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Liza Ferschtman

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Liza Ferschtman is known for her strong musical personality and the versatility of her musicianship, which combines powerful dynamics and intense lyricism. The New York Times called her »nothing short of a revelation« and referred to the »laser-like intensity, purity and refined beauty of her playing«, while The Guardian praised her »vivid musical personality« and her »lovely lyrical quality«.

Since winning the 2006 Dutch Music Award, the most prestigious prize for Dutch musicians, Liza has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic and Brussels Philharmonic. She has worked with conductors such as Jaap van Zweden, Iván Fischer, Stéphane Denève, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jun Märkl, Frans Brüggen, Neeme Järvi, Otto Tausk, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Thomas Søndergård. Liza Ferschtman is also a passionate chamber musician and a welcome guest at festivals and concerts around the world; since 2007 she has been artistic director of the Delft Chamber Music Festival. Liza Ferschtman has an impressive discography. Her CDs for Challenge Classics include violin concertos by Beethoven, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Korngold and Bernstein (Serenade). She has also recorded chamber music on CD, including the Octet by Mendelssohn, works by Schubert and Beethoven with Inon Barnatan and the duos by Kodaly, Ravel and Schulhoff with her father, the cellist Dmitri Ferschtman. Her most recent CD, featuring the Bernstein Serenade and Korngold Concerto, received critical acclaim, including five stars in Fono Forum and »Album of the Month« in Die Welt. Her earlier CD with solo works by Bach and Ysaÿe was voted »CD of the Month« by The Strad.