J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
Cecylia Arzewski was concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1990 -2008, and was previously a member of the Boston Symphony, becoming the BSO's Assistant Concertmaster. In 1987, she joined the Cleveland Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster for three years before coming to Atlanta. Born in Krakow, Poland, Ms. Arzewski began her violin studies at the age of five, studying at the Tel Aviv Conservatory with Odeon Partos; Ivan Galamian at Juilliard and Meadowmount; and Joseph Silverstein, at the New England Conservatory of Music. Ms. Arzewski was also coached by Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz. She retired from her position with the Atlanta Symphony in order to devote her time to the recording of the present project, Bach's monumental Sonatas and Partitas.
“I haven’t heard such perfection in these pieces since Lara St. John’s top-of-the-line release, and I have heard a lot recently. This is one of my top releases of the year.” - Audiophile Audition
“With more than 70 recordings of this ultimate challenge for solo violin available, it’s hard for another to offer something new. Cecylia Arzewski takes her place among the top ranks for her disciplined approach and almost effortless technique.” - BBC Music Magazine
“This refreshingly clean-edged and natural recording is a delight to experience.” - International Record Review