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The Devil’s Violin: Edson Scheid plays Paganini (part II).

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Edson Scheid headshot squareEdson Scheid ~ period violin

Composed by the legendary violinist Nicolò Paganini, the 24 Caprices for solo violin represent the pinnacle of violin virtuosity in the Romantic Era. Published in Milan in 1820, they continue to challenge violinists and exhilarate audiences. The Midtown Concerts audience will have the rare opportunity to hear the Caprices on a period violin with gut strings and a classical bow. Watch the first half of this presentation from Spring 2022 here.

Edson Scheid has been praised for his “polished playing” (The Strad), and for being a "virtuoso violinist" (The Boston Globe). A native of Brazil, he is based in New York and frequently tours the world with ensembles including Les Arts Florissants and Il Pomo d’Oro. He holds degrees from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Yale University and the Juilliard School.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

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