Violinist Michael Appleman lives
in Paris, France, where he enjoys a successful career as a soloist, chamber
musician and pedagogue. Professor of chamber music at the Regional Conservatory
of Aubervilliers-La Courneuve, Mr. Appleman has also been concertmaster of
the Colonne and Pasdeloup orchestras in Paris, assistant concertmaster of
the Lyon Opera Orchestra, as well as having been a founding member of the
St. Petersburg Chamber Players.
Critics in both the United States
and Europe have praised Michael Appleman's performances. "A firm centered
tone...with an appropriately silvery touch in the Tcherepnin and a throbbing,
Romantic sweetness in the Jongen...a precise, contoured account of Beethoven's
Sonata No. 10" (New York Times), "A rich, sonorous tone...makes music intelligently,
with great respect for the works before him" (Boston Globe), "breathtaking
emotional energy" (Ussi Suomi, Helsinki), "The wonderful violinist Michael
Appleman...the performance was as precise as it was effective" (Le Figaro,
Paris), "an engaged, passionate quality that one only encounters with seasoned
virtuosos." (Patriot Ledger, Boston)
A student of Wolfe Wolfinsohn (leader
of the legendary Stradivarius Quartet), Mischa Mishakoff (Toscanini's Concertmaster
at the NBC Symphony), and Emanuel Borok (Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra and former Associate Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra) Mr. Appleman received his bachelor's
degree in Music from Harvard University where he studied with composers Leon
Kirchner et Ivan Tcherepnine.
At the age of fifteen Mr. Appleman
made his first solo performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra after winning
the B.S.O.'s Young Artist Competition. He continues to perform as a soloist
and performed the French premier of Russian composer Andrei Golovine's "Canto
d'Attesa" for violin and orchestra in 2002. In 2003 Mr. Appleman was featured
soloist alongside Iraki violist Nadim Khalaf in the "World Peace Concert"
organised by the Italian festival "Nei Suoni dei Luoghi." The two
soloists performed Mozart's "Symphony Concertante" with the Slovenian
chamber orchestra "Camerata Labacensis" under the direction of Spanish
conductor Alfonso Saura in front of the war memorial "l'Ara Pacis Mundi"
in Medea, Italy. Mr. Appleman has also performed recitals in such prestigious
venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Purcell Room
in London, and Jordan Hall in Boston where he premiered Robert Cogan's "A
Flame in Flight" for solo violin in 2000.
At the same time chamber music
remains the most important part of Mr. Appleman's work, and after having been
a member of "The St. Petersburg Chamber Soloists" for seven years, he founded
the Appleman String Quartet and The Jefferson Ensemble in 2000.
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