Abused, then Mocked: Acclaimed violinist says she was sexually assaulted by her renowned teacher at the Curtis Institute, and then disregarded when she reported it.
November 2018: Lara did the world premiere of composer Avner Dorman's Nigunim (Violin Concerto # 2) at Maison Symphonique in Montreal, with Orchestre classique de Montréal at the Azrieli Prize Gala.
It was recorded in March 2019 and will be released September 2019, as well as premiered in Poland and the Czech Republic in Fall of 2019.
St. John serves as Wolf Trap’s artistic advisor for chamber music at the Barns, and she made her debut on its stage in 2009 performing works by Bartok, Schoenberg and playing a premiere by Matthew Hindson, which inspired by nuclear testing in the Australian province of Maralinga. She feels the Barns is an amazing place to perform.
Performers include the Attacca Quartet, clarinetist David Krakauer, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, members of the Sphinx Ensemble, cellist Cameron Crozman, a retrospective of John Corigliano’s chamber music in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday and St. John herself with pianist Matt Herskowitz