Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music. Chalifour is also a 2018 Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.
Martin Chalifour visited Studio A to perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.
Chalifour also talked about the skills he tries to impart on the young musicians at Interlochen. He also explained why playing a Stradivarius doesn't necessarily guarantee a great sound.
Hear the entire conversation and excerpts of the performance below.
Martin Chalifour’s residency at Interlochen is supported by the Valade Fellows Teaching Endowment.
Brock Morman engineered the sound recording. Madeline Merwin provided production assistance.