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Leila Josefowicz, violin and John Novacek, piano

“One could only marvel at Josefowicz’s technical prowess and expressive depth.” – San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

Canadian-American violinist Leila Josefowicz enjoys a busy international schedule as a soloist, performing regularly around the world.  She has a strong interest in jazz, improvisation, and new music, and is a favorite of living composers, including John Adams, Luca Francesconi, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.  Her diverse program will include a new work by Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür, Conversio.  Tüür founded a chamber rock group which quickly became one of the most popular groups in his country.  

In recognition of her outstanding achievement and excellence in music, Josefowicz won the 2018 Avery Fisher Prize and was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, joining prominent scientists, writers and musicians who have made unique contributions to contemporary life.

John Novacek

Josefowicz will be performing with Grammy-nominated pianist John Novacek. Novacek is a highly sought-after collaborator and chamber musician who has performed with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Cho-Liang Lin, Lynn Harrell, and Jeremy Denk, as well as with members of the Emerson, Pacifica, St. Lawrence, Guarneri, Miró and Tokyo String Quartets. 


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Note: This concert will be live-streamed; tickets are available through the “Buy Tickets” link.

PRE-CONCERT TALK:  Join us at 6:20 PM for a pre-concert talk. The evening will begin at 6:20 PM with a Pre-Concert Talk. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Leila Josefowicz will be joined by Linda Wang (String Chair and Professor of Violin, Lamont School of Music), Catherine Sailer (Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Studies, Lamont School of Music), and Alix Corboy (FCM Board President), in a panel discussion about women in music.

Linda Wang

Catherine Sailer

Event Details

March 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
$40 general admission; $15 for guests 30 and younger: $5 for students (with ID)

Venue Information

Gates Hall, Newman Center
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208 United States


  • Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata
  • Karol Szymanowski: Myths, Op. 30
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür: Conversio
  • Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss
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