Paavo's wife, the Russian violinist Tatiana Berman, will make her North American concert debut next month with the Spartansburg [South Carolina] Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by former Cincinnati Symphony Assistant conductor, Sarah Ioannides. Here's
the scoop from writer Linda Conley:
On November 4, the orchestra will perform with Russian violinist Tatiana Berman in a show titled "Nature … Fire Works" at 7:30 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium at Converse College. The concert is Berman's debut with an American orchestra. She will play the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch.
"It has magnificent energy, with the music flowing seamlessly from one stage (movement) to the next," Berman said.
Berman recently performed with St. Petersburg [Russia] Academic Orchestra and the Parnu City Orchestra in Estonia. As a recitalist, she has performed extensively in France, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and Germany.
[Maestra Sarah] Ioannides heard Berman play in London and was impressed with her. She said Berman is a "special artist."
Berman divides her time between Cincinnati and London, where she lives with her husband, Paavo Jarvi, and her daughters, Lea, 2, and Ingrid, 1 month. Berman's husband conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.