ORIGINAL THEME WITH VARIATIONS, Op. 15, by Wieniawski: The name of this composer is an all sufficient guarantee of something good for the violin – and in this particular composition there is to be found a fund of delights – more especially to the player who revels in virtuoso pyrotechnics. At a much later period he remarked…that even he would not attempt to play it.” – “Violin Solos for Advanced Students,” The Strad, January 1911
Where the 19th-century Polish composer and violin virtuoso Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) paused, 17-year old Heifetz student Mark Karlinski plunged in, dazzling the Francis Auditorium faithful a work that’s still on every budding young fiddler’s shortlist of showpieces.
Karlinski, who hails from Jerusalem, is joined on the Wieniawski journey by our faculty pianist Andrew Rosenblum, in concert at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, VA, home to the Heifetz Institute. Take a look and listen, and if you want to see more, check out our entire page of previous Videos of the Week . You can also subscribe to get them delivered to your inbox every week!