LAWRENCE LOH | conductor
WILLIAM HAGEN | violin
PROGRAMVERDI: La forza del destino: Overture
PAGANINI: Concerto, Violin, No.1, op.6, D major
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.4, op.90, A major (Italian)
WILLIAM HAGENThe riveting 26-year-old American violinist William Hagen was the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. Already a seasoned international performer, William has been hailed as a “brilliant virtuoso...a standout” (The Dallas Morning News) with “an intellectual command of line and score, and just the right amount of power” (violinist.com). William performs on the 1732 ‘Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan’ Stradivarius, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.