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.
Lara plays a little Vivaldi (the 'cuckoo', from Summer) for a very enthusiastic and excited parrot named Corky in LaCrosse, Wisconsin!
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.
Lara St John and Matt Herskowitz performing composer Milica Paranosic’s new violin & piano arrangement of the traditional Macedonian circle dance: 'Čoček'
"What a way to start the new year! Lara St. John will remarkably recreate the demanding solo passages depicted on screen, in what amounts to a virtuosic two-hour concerto."
Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 8:00pm
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
Lara will play the U.S. premiere of a new arrangement of Matthew Hindson's Maralinga, plus Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, with Ensemble LPR at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell.
The performance is free, and will be broadcast on WQXR radio. Hope to see you there!