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La Jolla Music Society

Maria Ioudenitch, violin

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024 · 3 PM


Musical Prelude · 2 PM
Featuring students from The Colburn School

Sonatina in G Minor, D.408

Violin Sonata No. 1


Soleils couchants

Violin Sonata, FP 119

Violin Sonata No. 2




First Prize, Ysaye International Music Competition

Described as “phenomenally musical,” (Daily Journal), dynamic young violinist Maria Ioudenitch has won multiple awards and is poised on the cusp of a major international career.

Born in Russia, Ioudenitch immigrated with her musical family to the US at the age of two and grew up in Kansas City. In 2021, she received first prizes in the Ysaÿe International Music Competition, the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, and the Joseph Joachim International Competition. She also received numerous special prizes at these competitions, including Joachim’s Chamber Music Award, the prize for Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work, the Henle Urtext Prize, and a recording deal with Warner Classics.

Maria is recognized for her innovative programs. Her first album on Warner, Songbird, with pianist Kenny Broberg, released in 2023, spans Franz Schubert, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Clara Schumann to Nikolai Medtner, Richard Strauss, and Nadia Boulanger. In upcoming concerts, she performs the Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, and Barber concertos as well as Haydn’s G-Major and Mozart’s D-Major concertos and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, while this season’s recital programmes include works by George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Dolores White and Fazil Say, alongside standard violin repertoire.

In the coming months, Maria Ioudenitch makes her debuts with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (at Berlin’s Philharmonie), MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Münchner Symphoniker and returns to Kansas City Symphony. Recent engagements have taken her to the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Lithuania Chamber Orchestra and Utah Symphony, while her growing list of conductors includes names like Andrey Boreyko, Alpesh Chauhan, Kevin John Edusei, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Andrew Manze, Ruth Reinhardt and Hugh Wolff. She is also an active chamber musician and will take part in the chamber music tours of the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute with Miriam Fried in March and Marlboro Music Festival with Christoph Richter in November 2023.

Maria plays a violin by the Brothers Amati from ca. 1624, courtesy of Guarneri Hall NFP and Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago.