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The Interlochen Collection: Margaret Batjer

Photo by Michael Burke

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's the career of violinist Margaret Batjer from her time as a camper and Academy student to her current work as a performer and educator. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist
Henryk Wieniawski, Violin concerto no. 2 in D minor, first and second movements
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, violin
Byron Hanson, conductor
May 1975

Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for 3 Violins, Strings, and Continuo
I Solisti di Napoli
Salvatore Accardo, Margaret Batjer and Ida Levin, violins

Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto for 2 violins in D minor (BWV 1043)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn and Margaret Batjer, violins
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts
Margaret Batjer teaching a masterclass at Interlochen in 2011

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5, first movement
Margaret Batjer, violin
Robert Koenig, piano
August 2018 IPR Studio A performance

Clara Schumann, Romance no. 1
Margaret Batjer, violin
Robert Koenig, piano
August 2018 IPR Studio A performance

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks to generous support from our listeners, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica Yost helped produce this episode.

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Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.