Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.
Violinist Vivek Jarayaman joins pianist Franz Mantini for the 2020 edition of Strings in the Spring in a program featuring music by Mozart, Debussy, Kreisler, and more.
Vivek Jayaraman, violin
Vivek Jayaraman is a member of the Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg, FL and has played with several major orchestras in the United States including The Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic. Vivek was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) from 2015-2017 and has performed as concertmaster with the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, and as Guest Concertmaster of symphonies in Jacksonville, Vancouver, Shreveport, and Knoxville. He received an Artist Diploma in Concertmaster Studies in 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil. READ MORE
Franz Mantini, piano
Franz Mantini has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.
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