Rena Kimura wins the Jacobs School’s Glazunov Violin Concerto Competition

Congratulations to violinist Rena Kimura, a student of Kevork Mardirossian, who has won the Jacobs School’s Glazunov Violin Concerto Competition and will perform as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by guest David Hayes, on Dec. 4 at 8:00 p.m.

The free concert will include the Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82, as well as the Tchaikovsky Sixth Symphony and “(K)ein Sommernachtstraum” (“Not a Midsummer Night Dream”‘) by Schnittke.

“I’m so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to play this beautiful concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Kimura, “And I’d like to thank my teacher, Prof. Kevork Mardirossian, my family, studio colleagues, friends, and mentors for all their guidance and support.”

From the Washington, D.C., area, Kimura was the fifth prizewinner at the 2011 Pancho Vladigerov International Violin Competition in Bulgaria and third prizewinner at the 2008 Beethoven Hradec International Violin Competition in the Czech Republic. She has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Landon Symphonette, Fairfax Symphony, and the NSO/Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute Orchestra. Kimura has given recitals at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Va., and the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Va.) for the 2007-08 season.

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