Video: Christian Tetzlaff plays Bach, Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Meet a classical violin superstar whose violin is only a few decades old, not centuries—he rejects “the cliché of the Stradivarius.” He’s Christian Tetzlaff, one of 92Y Concerts’ most devoted guest artists, and he’s profiled in a fascinating article in the current issue of The New Yorker:
Since the time of Paganini, violin virtuosos have tried to overwhelm audiences with feats of agility. Tetzlaff is after something different. A character actor in a field of matinée idols, Tetzlaff prefers to disappear into the sound world he creates onstage. “You become the thing,” he says. “Or, that’s the hope.”
Mr. Tetzlaff returns to 92Y in April for a 3-concert series of chamber music.