At Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., Aspect Chamber Music Series features several GRAMMY-nominated violinists Philip V at the highly anticipated New York premiere of Philip V in Charlie Chaplin‘s Smile with the pianist Jun Choon the occasion of Chaplin’s 133rd birthday.
The critically acclaimed multimedia docu-concert experience – inspired by Quint’s 2019 album Chaplin’s smile (Warner Classics) – features new arrangements of works and music videos from Chaplin’s most famous films – Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux, The Kid, Limelight and A King in New York – interspersed with music by composers who had a great impact on Chaplin’s style of composition: Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Stravinsky and Gershwin. During the performance, Philippe Quint will also tell the stories he wrote and based on Chaplin’s My Autobiography, and will be joined by surprise guests.
Quint’s debut on the Warner Classics label, Chaplin’s smile – an ambitious project that had been in development for over three years – featured 13 original arrangements of internationally acclaimed original Chaplin songs. Chaplin’s granddaughter, Kiera Chaplinsaid in Forbes magazine: “I think it’s amazing that in 2019, one hundred and thirty years after he was born, my grandfather Charlie Chaplin is still around and so loved that even a hundred and five years after the making of its first film, it still surprises people. Philippe Quint’s new album, Chaplin’s Smile, allows him to be discovered by a whole new audience as a talented composer, a side of him that many people did not know.” Watch Strings Magazine’s first video for Chaplin’s Smile.
Philippe Quint’s busy 2021-2022 season includes his debut with the Orchester Symphonique du Nouveau Monde, conducted by Richard Kaufman, on March 19, 2022, and the Spanish Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, conducted by Thierry Fischer, on April 1 and 2, 2022; a special performance of his new multimedia show, Astor Piazzola at 100: Between Angels and Demons, May 18, 2022, featuring The Quintet Quintet and members of the Joffrey Ballet, to be presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County in Irvine, CA; and Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin‘s Smile performed by the Szczecin Philharmonic and Rune Bergmann on May 27, 2022, and the Jerusalem Symphony conducted by Steven Sloane on July 1, 2022.
Philip V in Charlie Chaplinsmile
Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Bohemian National Hall | 321 E 73rd Street | New York, NY
Tickets: $30 to $70
Philippe Quint, violin
Jun Cho, piano
Concept, narrations and visuals by Philippe Quint
CHAPLIN: City Lights Suite
CHAPLIN: “Bitter Tango” by Monsieur Verdoux
STRAVINSKY: Tango 1940
GERSHWIN (arr. Heifetz): This is not necessarily the case
CHAPLIN: “Terry’s Theme (Forever)” from Limelight
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5
CHAPLIN: The Fantasy Kid
CHAPLIN: Modern Times Theme “Smile”
One of the most versatile and imaginative performers on the concert scene today, multi-Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint is internationally recognized for his unique approach to the core classical repertoire, championing new music , rediscovering neglected works and creating a new docu-concert format. experience; multimedia journeys on the life of Astor Piazzola and Charlie Chaplin. BBC Music Magazine recently described it as “truly phenomenal”, adding that “Quint’s tonal opulence, generously inflected with subtle portamentos, sounds like a throwback to the glory days of Fritz Kreisler.”
Philippe Quint is constantly in demand and performs regularly with major orchestras and conductors around the world in venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, while making frequent appearances at the most prestigious festivals, including Verbier, Aspen, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele. Quint’s concerto appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Philharmonic of Russia, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony , Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool. Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra and MDR Leipzig performing under renowned conductors such as Kurt MasurEdo De Waart, Vladimir Spivakov, Andrew Litton, Marin AlsopTugan Sokhiev, Ludovic Morlot, James Gaffigan, Carl St Clair, Michael SternCristian Macelaru, Kristjan Jarvi, Krzysztof Urbanski, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Tito Munoz, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.
Quint’s chart-topping discography includes 18 award-winning commercial releases. He recently made his debut on the Warner Classics label with a CD entitled Chaplin’s Smile, a compilation of 13 original arrangements of songs by Charlie Chaplin which has received worldwide acclaim in publications such as Forbes, Gramophone, Limelight Magazine, The Strad and Strings Magazine. Earlier releases include CDs of Mendelssohn’s and Bruch’s violin concertos paired with Beethoven’s romances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto; original arrangements of works by Bach by composer and pianist Matt Herskowitz titled Bach XXI; Opera Breve with pianist Lily Maisky; Violin Concertos by Glazunov and Khachaturian with the Bochumer Sinfoniker conducted by Steven Sloane; and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by conductor Martin Panteleev, paired with Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35; all on the Avanti Classics label. Other critically acclaimed albums on the Naxos label include the world premiere recording of John CoriglianoCaprices for Red Violin by Korngold, Violin Concerto by Korngold (Prieto/Mineria), Violin Concerto by William Schuman, Ned RoremViolin Concerto by, Complete Works for Violin and Piano by Miklos Rozsa with pianist William Wolfram, Serenade by Bernstein (Alsop/Bournemouth) and a unique compilation of works by Paganini arranged by Fritz Kreisler.
Philippe Quint is the first classic artist to star in a major independent film, Downtown Express co-starring Nellie McKay from producer Michael Hausmann (Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain and Amadeus) and multi-Emmy Award-winning director David Grubin. The 2012 film premiered in New York and Los Angeles as well as a number of national and international film festivals, including Woodstock, New York, Houston, Mons (Belgium), Cuba, Vermont and Florida. .
Philippe Quint studied at the Special School of Music for the Gifted with the famous violinist Andrei Korsakov. A US citizen since 1991, he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Juilliard School. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, isaac stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir. Among his many accolades, Quint was a winner of the Juilliard competition and the recipient of a career grant from the Salon foundations of Virtuosi, Bagby and Clarisse Kampel. He was also the recipient of the 2014 Ambassador of Arts Award, presented by Brownstone and Gateway Organizations at the United Nations. He plays the magnificent 1708 Antonio Stradivari “Ruby” violin which was loaned to him through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society. Learn more about www.philippequint.com.
Pianist Jun Cho has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Spain and South Korea. He is widely active in New York, performing a wide range of repertoire in major venues, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. An avid collaborator, Mr. Cho has performed with renowned musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Philippe Quint and Kathleen Winkler. He has given numerous collaborative performances at the Aspen Music Festival and the Sejong Music Festival, and was a collaborative piano teacher at the Heifetz Institute. He is currently a faculty member of the Perlman Music Program and current studio pianist to the Violinist Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School.
Jun received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and a doctorate from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His mentors include Julian Martin, Jon Kimura Parker and Seymour Bernstein. Learn more about www.junchoiano.com.