Final Music in the Mountains weekend blazes

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Final Music in the Mountains weekend blazes

Quint arrives to close The Summer of the 416 Fire
Violinist ascending

Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), in 1974, Philippe Quint first studied at Moscow's Special Music School for Gifted Children. At age 9, he made his orchestral debut. After moving to the United States, Quint earned bachelor's and Mmaster's degrees from The Juilliard School in New York. It was there he won the Competition and became the Career Grant Recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi.

Quint has been a soloist at festivals around the world, from Leipzig, Germany, to London, Bournemouth, England, to Berlin. He's performed with orchestras in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the United States. This fall, he will be an artist in residence with the Utah Symphony.

His recording, 'Bach XXI,' features reimagined Bach arrangements by composer/pianist Matt Herskowitz. It debuted with a live performance at Lincoln Center.

The Colorado-California Bolcom performances highlight Quint's accelerating career. In the last year, he's performed concertos by Beethoven, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Korngold and John Corigliano's 'The Red Violin.'

Since early spring, Quint has been constantly traveling. He's performed in Poland, Norway and all over the U.S., including Durango on Sunday and Santa Cruz next week.

If you go

WHAT: The Festival Orchestra with Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, July 27 - violinist Sirena Huang, works by Brahms, Barber, Mendelssohn; July 28 - Guest Conductor Thomas Heuser, piano and vocals Tony DeSare, works by Gershwin, Debussy, Prince; July 29. Conductor Guillermo Figueroa and violinist Philippe Quint, works by Beethoven, Bolcom, Dvorák.

WHERE: Festival Tent at Purgatory.

TICKETS: Ranging from $5 Grass Pass to $56. For information visit www.MusicintheMountains.com or call 970-385-6820.

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