The Brettybang Show
About This Show
Listen to the secrets of the greatest musicians, artists and creatives of our time with interviews by Brett Yang. Brett is best known for his Internet Personality at TwoSet Violin and the Co- Founder of The Practice Journal. He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician around the world and is featured on no.1 New York Classical Radio Station WQXR.
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#20 Arnaud Sussmann talks about sound and different teaching methods from the Russian and American school
Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura and profound musicianship. Minnesota’s Pioneer Press writes, “Sussmann has an old-school sound reminiscent of what you'll hear on vintage recordings by Jascha Heifetz or Fritz Kreisler, a rare combination of sweet and smooth that can hypnotize a listener. His clear tone [is] a thing of awe-inspiring beauty, his phrasing spellbinding.” A thrilling young musician capturing the attention of classical critics and audiences around the world, Arnaud Sussmann has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Minnesota Sinfonia, Lexington Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and France’s Nice Orchestra. Further concerto appearances have included a tour of Israel and concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Dresden Music Festival in Germany and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sussmann has been presented in recital in Omaha on the Tuesday Musical Club series, New Orleans by the Friends of Music, Tel Aviv at the Museum of Art and at the Louvre Museum in Paris. He has also given concerts at the OK Mozart, Mainly Mozart and Moritzburg festivals and appears regularly at the Caramoor, Music@Menlo, La Jolla SummerFest, Seattle Chamber Music, Moab Music and Bridgehampton Chamber Music festivals. Arnaud Sussmann’s 2015-16 season includes debut performances with the New World Symphony on Tchaikovsky Concerto under Cristian Macelaru, Jacksonville Symphony on Prokofiev 2 under Courtney Lewis, Grand Rapids Symphony on Bartok 2 under Marcelo Lehninger, Cheyenne Symphony on Saint-Saens 3 under William Intriligator and at the Brevard Music Festival on Tchaikovsky Concerto under Rune Bergmann. He returns to Chattanooga Symphony on Beethoven Concerto under Kayoko Dan and performs recitals with pianist and regular collaborator Orion Weiss in New York and Palm Beach, FL. Abroad he plays Brahms Double Concerto in Tel Aviv with cellist Gary Hoffman and in September, he returns to his native France to work closely with violinist Kolja Blacher and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris for intensive training on the play-direct technique. Highlights of the 2014-15 season included a Mozart concerto appearance at the Festival of the Arts Boca and recitals at University of Chicago, Cosmos Club in Washington D.