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Jason Horowitz

Mary B. Saltonstall chair, endowed in perpetuity

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Violinist Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season. His many appearances in Boston's Jordan Hall have included solo recitals, concertos ranging from Bach to Scelsi and Schnittke, chamber music, and several world premieres, including the Violin Concerto of Donald Sur. Long involved with music of the Second Viennese School, he learned the violin concertos of Berg and Schoenberg from the legendary Louis Krasner. Mr. Horowitz received the New England Conservatory's highest performance honor, the Artist Diploma, in 1998; he joined the Munich Chamber Orchestra shortly thereafter, working privately with music director Christoph Poppen in Berlin and Munich. Mr. Horowitz has participated in the Tanglewood, Norfolk, and Banff festivals, and has performed chamber music across America, Europe, and Asia. Formerly assistant concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony, he has also been guest concertmaster for such orchestras as the BBC Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Hartford Symphony, and Rochester Symphony. Recent solo engagements have included the Mendelssohn concerto in the Czech Republic; the Menotti concerto with the Charleston Symphony; concertos by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Mozart and Berlioz's Réverie et Caprice with the Breckenridge Chamber Orchestra; the concerto Distant Light by Peteris Vasks with Boston Ballet to choreography by Peter Martins; a series of performances of Corelli violin sonatas also with Boston Ballet; and Barber's Violin Concerto with the Lexington Sinfonietta in spring of 2006.

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