Violinist Gandelsman performs Bach cannon at MSU

Jan 13, 2015

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman performs the complete catalog of Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin tonight and tomorrow at MSU.

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. His father Yuri is a professor of viola here at Michigan State University.  His mother Janna is a pianist, and his sister Natasha is a violinist as well.

Johnny Gandelsman is well known for his roles in the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and the multi-faceted Silk Road Ensemble, two of today’s notable stereotype-defying music groups.

Gandelsman performs one of his instrument’s most soul-searching and technically challenging bodies of work tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Cook Recital Hall at MSU--Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.