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Violin Virtuoso: Recital by Iskandar Widjaja

  • Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY, 10021 (map)
Iskandar Widjaja, Photo by Silke Woweries.

Iskandar Widjaja, Photo by Silke Woweries.

From Bach to Dvořák to contemporary living composers, Indonesian-German violin virtuoso Iskandar explores the range of classical and non-traditional music that make his instrument sing.  In a tribute to idealism and freedom of all ages, Iskandar captures meditative sounds that have a transcendental quality and focus, incorporating personal arrangements and transcriptions that provide a new vibe for today’s audiences. In this rare performance at Bohemian National Hall, discover the repertoire and charisma of a stellar young musician who has been attracting wide international attention.

Iskandar Widjaja […] emerges as a true force of nature. […] Without in any way losing the structural focus and grip […] he plays with a Grappelli-like fantasy and freedom, that is deeply beguiling. […] There is no doubting the hypnotic intensity of the results, nor Widjaja’s engrossing imperativeness


He plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin dating from 1875. For more information, visit:

This concert is produced with support from BBLA.