May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op. 47, D Minor
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Respighi Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)
Sandy Cameron, Violin
Declared “brilliant” by the Washington Post, violinist Sandy Cameron is one of the most strikingly unique artists of her generation. Since her debut at the age of 12 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Ms. Cameron has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Korea. At 15, Sandy was a featured guest at the famed White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She has toured North America with renowned conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra, and made other solo appearances with orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Ms. Cameron was a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Los Angeles based show, “IRIS”, and is a featured soloist in Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concerts and The Nightmare Before Christmas Live at The Hollywood Bowl.
Ms. Cameron is currently touring the world with jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti, performing jazz standards and classical repertoire. She also performed as a part of Tan Dun’s Hero Concerto and The Triple Resurrection in China. Her work has been featured on a number of major film scores including Rio 2, The Peanuts, Straight Outta Compton, Goosebumps, The 5th Wave, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fantastic Four and The Cobbler. She will also be touring with composer Austin Wintory performing his score for the video game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
Ms. Cameron has earned numerous awards and honors, including the title of Presidential Scholar, and graduated from Harvard University (’09) and New England Conservatory (’10). A firm believer in giving back to the community, Ms. Cameron created her own Music Benefit Fund in 2004, which provided funding for musical education and activity in the schools and community of Poolesville, MD, and continues to participate in a number of charity events.
The outstanding violin used by Ms. Cameron, crafted by Pietro Guarnerius of Venice, c. 1735, is on extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society® of Chicago.