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Paganini and Cinderella
Virtuosity and romance. What a pair! Kevin Zhu performing Paganini’s fiery first concerto coupled with Prokofiev’s magical Cinderella told in its entirety through selected excerpts from the ballet.
It was 2018. The 55th International Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy. 17-year-old Kevin Zhu took the stage to perform Niccolo Paganini’s first violin concerto. It was stunning. He took first prize that year, and now brings the same piece to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, performed on the 1722 ‘Ex-Lord Wandsworth’ Stradivarius violin, which preceded Niccolo Paganini by several generations. A violinist and composer, Paganini was a musical genius and sensation in his own timeView more
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Join us for Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pre-Concert talks. Go behind the curtain and inside the score with these 30-minute pre-concert conversations featuring conductors and guest artists giving their take on the program. Talks begin one hour before performance time.
190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903