EMCY

Phoenix Avalon

All prize winners
FirstPrize
2019
Nationality: USA
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2001/01/16

Phoenix Avalon, is passionate about his study of the violin, being the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School, studying with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin.

Previously, he was a scholarship student at the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman. Phoenix studied chamber music with members of the Cavani and Cleveland Quartets and attended the Meadowmount School of Music and the Perlman Music Program.

Phoenix has enjoyed solo performances with the Jena Philharmonic, the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, the Boulder Symphony, the Arapahoe Philharmonic, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and Performance Santa Fe Orchestras. He has been featured on USA national radio programs Performance Today and From the Top, as well as giving a solo presentation for TedXABQ.

Phoenix has won numerous competitions, most recently receiving first place at the Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, third place at the Johansen International Competition and Silver Medal at The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association as a member of the Razumovsky Quartet. He is honored to also be a recipient of a 2019 EMCY Prize.

Actively dedicated to community service, Phoenix has played for numerous fundraisers and outreach programs, and has developed and toured an interactive presentation of classical music history for school children as part of ‘From the Top’s Leadership Training’. Phoenix is grateful to be playing on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, c. 1850, generously loaned by Kenneth Warren and Son Ltd. of Chicago. In addition to violin, enjoys philosophy, history and cooking.

If you are interested in working with Phoenix, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo

J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B Major
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in D minor
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor
J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A minor
E. Carter, Four Lauds
H. W. Ernst, Variations on the “Last Rose of Summer”
N. Paganini, Caprice Nos. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
N. Paganini, Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento
H. Wieniawski, Caprice No. 5
E. Ysaye, Sonata No. 3 “Ballade”

With Piano

J. S. Bach, Concerto No. 2 in E Major
L. v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 4
J. Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5
J. Brahms, Sonata No. 1
J. Brahms, Sonata No. 3
C. Debussy, La Plus Que Lente
E. Elgar, La Capricieuse
C. Franck, Violin Sonata in A major
F. Kreisler, Danse Espagnole
W. A. Mozart, Sonata K 378
A. Piazzolla, Nightclub 1960
M. Ravel/J. Heifetz, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Nos. 6 and 7
P. de Sarasate, Malaguena
F. Schubert, Die Biene (Op. 13, No. 9)
D. Shostakovich, Prelude No. 10
J. Sibelius, Humoresque No. 5
T. Vitali, Chaconne in G minor
H. Wieniawski, Legende

Chamber Music

G. Bacewicz, Quartet for 4 Violins (first violin)
J. S. Bach, Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin, 2nd Mvmt
J. S. Bach, Musical Offering (second violin)
S. Barber, Adagio for Strings
L. v. Beethoven, Grand Trio (Op. 87)
L. v. Beethoven, Grosso Fuge (first violin)
L. v. Beethoven, String Quartet (Op. 127) (second Violin)
L. v. Beethoven, String Quartet No. 15 in A minor (Op. 132) (second violin)
L. v. Beethoven, String Quartet (Op. 53, No. 3) (second violin)
A. Borodin, String Quartet in D Major No. 2 (second violin)
J. Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor (Op. 25)
J. Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major (Op. 26)
J. Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor (Op. 60)
J. Brahms, Piano Quartet in F minor (Op. 34) (first and second violin)
J. Brahms, String Quartet (Op. 51, No. 1) (first violin)
B. Britten, Phantasy Quartet
A. Corelli, Sonata (Op. 3, No. 1) (second violin)
A. Corelli, Trio Sonata in C Major (Op. 1, No. 7)
A. Dubensky, Fugue for 9 violins
A. Dvorak, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major (Op. 81) (first and second violin)
J. Haydn, String Quartet in C Major (Op. 74, No. 1) (second violin)
J. Haydn, Sunrise Quartet #23 (Opus 76, No. 4) (first violin)
F. Hermann, Capriccio (Op. 5) (first violin)
F. Mendelssohn, Octet in E Flat Major (Op. 20) (first, second, third and fourth violin)
F. Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor (violin)
F. Mendelsohn, String Quartet in A minor No. 2 (Op. 13) (first violin)
W. A. Mozart, Duos for Violin and Viola, No. 1
W. A. Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (first violin)
W. A. Mozart, Quartet for Oboe and Strings (K. 370)
W. A. Mozart, String Quartet (K. 590) (first violin)
W. A. Mozart, String Quartet No. 15 in D minor (K. 421) (second violin)
W. A. Mozart, String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major “The Hunt” (K. 458)
C. Orff, Carmina Burana – O Fortuna (second violin)
A. Part, Summa
M. Ravel, String Quartet in F Major (first violin)
F. Schubert, Trout Quintet (Op. 114) (first and second violin)
R. Schumann, String Quartet in A minor, No. 1 (first violin)
R. Schumann, Piano Quintet in E Flat Major (Op. 44) (first and second violin)
D. Shostakovich, Five Pieces (first violin)
D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 (second violin)
D. Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor (Op. 57) (first and second violin)
D. Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor (violin)
I. Stravinsky, Petrouchka, Shrovetide Fair (first violin)
I. Stravinsky, Petrouchka, Russian Dance (third violin)
I. Stravinsky, Petrouchka, Gypsies and Coachmen (first violin)
P. Trapkus, Trio for 3 Violins (second violin)
A. Webern, Langsamer Satz (second violin)

With Orchestra

J. Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major
M. Bruch, Concerto No. 1, G minor
M. Bruch, Scottish Fantasy
E. Chausson, Poeme
A. Dvorak, Romance in F minor (Op. 11)
A. Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A minor
A. Glazunov, Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 82)
E. Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole
F. Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor (Op. 64)
N. Paganini, Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 6)
N. Paganini, Il Carnevale de Venezia
C. Saint-Saens, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
P. de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen
D. Shostakovich, Violin Concerto in A minor
J. Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor
C. Sinding, Sinding Suite
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major
H. Wieniawski, Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp minor
H. Wieniawski, Concerto No. 2, D minor (Op. 22)

Video

SPOHR Violin Competition: Phoenix Avalon plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto E minor