Jennifer Pike

It’s a big coup for Oxford Sinfonia to have famous violinist Jennifer Pike taking centre stage at their Grand Spectacular Concert at The Sheldonian on January 28..

Renowned for her “dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day.

In demand as a soloist and recitalist all over the world, she is known as an artist of exceptional integrity and depth, whilst her ability to “hold an audience spellbound” and “luminous beauty of tone” have established her as one of the most exciting artists performing today.

“Every so often the orchestra has the chance to work with a really special soloist. This concert is one of those times”

Oxford Sinfonia chair Neil Halliday says: “Every so often the orchestra has the chance to work with a really special soloist, someone who has achieved recognition as one of the masters. This concert is one of those times. We are truly thrilled to make music with Jennifer, and especially in Khachaturian’s dazzling violin concerto.”

Jennifer first gained international recognition in 2002, when, aged 12, she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prize winner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition.  

Since then, she is a regular at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall and with major orchestras worldwide. Jennifer was awarded an MBE for services to Classical Music in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Set in the magnificent Sheldonian Theatre, this will certainly be a concert to remember, especially with a musical line-up that includes Khachaturian  Adagio from Spartacus  9’, Khachaturian  Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky  Symphony No 5.

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