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Kurt Nikkanen

Violin | Orchestra

Other contemporary projects include Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Concerto for Violin & Guitar,” performed at the 1998 Aspen Festival with conductor Hugh Wolff, and HK Gruber’s violin concerto, “Nebelsteinmusik,” performed with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the composer’s direction in 1999. In the year 2000, he recorded Steven R. Gerber’s violin concerto, which was written for Kurt and continues to receive performances.

Since becoming a frequent soloist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra in 2003, Kurt has performed several concertos with the orchestra, including those by Stravinsky, Berg, Bach, andVivaldi. In 2006 he premiered a new Peter Martins ballet set toCorigliano’s “Red Violin” Concerto.

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