March 9, 2018, at 8:00 pm
Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra- Lineage & Heritage: On the Souls of Black Folks
Guest concertmaster in a program of works by Harry T. Burleigh and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Calvary- St .George's Church
277 Park Ave South (at E. 21st Street)
New York, NY
April 8, 2018, at 5:00 pm
Midtown Opera Festival – New American Music for Voice and Violin
Presented by Opera Memphis, featuring new works commissioned by Hajnal Pivnick and Kayleigh Butcher for violin and voice. Composers include Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Joel Thompson, Luis Amaya, and Shelley Washington.
Festival Lounge - Playhouse on the Square
Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Kármán Pivnick was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She advocates the performance and promotion of music written in the 20th and 21st century, and works extensively as an educator and arts administrator. She is co-founder of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that presents new music in New York City.
Hajnal performs regularly with IRIS Orchestra, ensemble mise-en, and Quartet Metadata, and has played with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and the Hungarian New Music Chamber Ensemble (UMZE). In New York, she performs in venues ranging in scope from The Park Avenue Armory to Joe’s Pub to Carnegie Hall.
As a soloist, she has performed with the Association for the Promotion of New Music, the New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, Æpex Contemporary Performance, the Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba, and the Tribeca New Music Festival.
Hajnal is a member of the violin faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, and maintains a violin studio at Greenwich House Music School, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, and Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center. She is also a chamber music coach with the Face the Music/Kronos Quartet program. She holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major op. 100 I. Allegro amabile
Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento IV. Pas de deux – Adagio