‘I am striving to sound like a voice’ - Session Report: Maria Ioudenitch

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Rita Fernandes talks to violinist Maria Ioudenitch about her forthcoming album

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Russian-born American violinist Maria Ioudenitch graced the competition headlines so often in 2021 that The Strad quickly ran low on unique photos of her to publish. She scored a hat-trick of first prizes: at the Ysaÿe competition in July, the Tibor Varga in September and the Joseph Joachim in October. In the last, she won not only the coveted Joseph Joachim Award but also several of the additional special prizes, including the opportunity to record for Warner Classics – the result of which is her debut album, Songbird…

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