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27.1.14

Miranda Cuckson @ Embassy of France



Charles T. Downey, American violinist Miranda Cuckson kicks off Embassy of France’s Fusion program
Washington Post, January 27, 2014

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Nono, La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura, M. Cuckson, C. Burns
(2013)
The concert series at the Embassy of France has been reborn. On Friday night, the new cultural attaché, Catherine Albertini, appointed in 2012, introduced the first concert of a program called Fusion, intended to promote young French and American musicians in a spirit of international cooperation. While Quatuor Eclisses, a quartet of French guitarists, was slated to perform at the Phillips Collection on Sunday, American violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Yegor Shevtsov took the stage of the embassy’s auditorium. The series is presented under the aegis of France Musique, the French public radio station, which may broadcast these concerts in the future.

Cuckson’s program likewise highlighted the interchange of compositional ideas between France and the United States. The foundation of this 20th-century program was Claude Debussy, represented by his extremely late violin sonata, given a gauzy, subdued performance that suited Cuckson’s elegant, ribbon-like tone, which Shevtsov never overpowered from the keyboard. [Continue reading]
Miranda Cuckson (violin) and Yegor Shevtsov (piano)
Fusion
Embassy of France

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