Russia:BPO's Ludwig to perform in Russia

Michael Ludwig, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s concertmaster and principal violinist, should be writing his Russian debut later this month.

Ludwig ought to be performing with the acclaimed St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on June 22 within the duration of the prestigious XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Ludwig is performing at the request of composer John Corigliano, who is as well a jurist in the competition.

Ludwig ought to solo on Corigliano’s “Red Violin Concerto,” a piece he recorded amid JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for the Naxos label. The BPO performed the “Red Violin Concerto” within its 2009-2010 season.

Ludwig’s Russian debut caps a busy year for the musician which included guest stints in the U.S. and Europe and soloing within the duration of the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s “Songbook” violin concerto so he performed with the BPO in mid-May.

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