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Jorja Fleezanis: Bio and recordings

  • April 18, 2008 - 3:37 PM

JORJA FLEEZANIS: A MUSICAL LIFE

Born: Detroit, 1952.

Education: Detroit public schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati College -- Conservatory of Music.

Career: Violinist for Chicago Symphony, 1975-76; concertmaster, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, 1976-80; violinist/associate concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony, 1980-89; concertmaster, Minnesota Orchestra, since 1989; adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota, since 1990.

FLEEZANIS ON CD

"Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin." With Cyril Huvé, fortepiano (Cypres, three discs).

"Aaron Jay Kernis: Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky." With Sanford Sylvan, baritone, Daniel Druckman, percussion and Robert Helps, piano (CRI).

"Richard Strauss: A Hero's Life." With the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Eiji Oue (Reference Recordings).

"John Tavener: Ikon of Eros." With the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Paul Goodwin (Reference Recordings).

"Stefan Wolpe: Violin Sonata." With Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Koch International).

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