Art of the Recital

The Concept

Concert violinist Joshua Peckins performs masterpieces of the violin and piano repertoire in electrifying duo performances with pianist Eliko Akahori.

From the most passionate and expressive sonatas, to dazzlingly virtuosic showpieces, to intimate and lyrical salon pieces written for simple pleasure – these programs present a wide range of experiences for listeners, all celebrating the wide artistic potential of the violin.

Watch this video for recent performance highlights and stories from Peckins about what Art of the Recital means to him.


Art of the Recital presents:

Fall/Winter, 2018: Kreutzer

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Sunday, December 2, 3:00 PM – Congregational Church of Topsfield, MA

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 PM – Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA


Art of the Recital presents:

Spring, 2019: Liberation

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Sunday, May 19, 3:00 PM – Congregational Church of Topsfield, MA

Friday, May 24, 7:00 PM – Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA


The Mission

Joshua Peckins launched the “Art of the Recital” concert series in 2016, with a mission to:

  • Invigorate audiences with passionate, world class performances of the most powerful and moving violin recital repertoire
  • Stimulate community interest and engagement in attending live classical concerts by performing live, in intimate recital venues, and communicating actively with audiences about the power, purpose, and value of live classical music

Having performed as soloist in North America, Europe, and Asia, Peckins is committed to invigorating audiences with passionate performances of the great works.  Click here for a full concert bio.

Peckins was quoted by the Tritown Transcript (“Boxford Violinist to Perform Recital,” 11/7/2017) about one of the first performances:

“I hope people will come out to hear the first performances this year and will sense that they are not only attending one concert, but also participating in the community’s vibrancy and artistic health by buying a ticket and helping to spread the word,” Peckins said. “We are blessed with a profound cultural legacy that is Classical Music — having this music performed live, frequently and in the community, accessibly and affordably, adds so much to the richness of our lives.”

Joshua Peckins connects with audiences by speaking from the stage, inviting them into a richer and more personal experience of hearing the performance.  In the video below, Peckins speaks about Ÿsaye’s “Obsession” at a recent recital in Belmont, MA.

The Music / Programing

Peckins and Akahori present several unique programs each season.  The 2018/2019 season includes Art of the Recital: Kreutzer and Art of the Recital: Liberation.

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The 2017/2018 season included Art of the Recital: Spring and Fire and Art of the Recital: Passion.

The Details / Booking

For all booking inquires, please contact Anne Christiansen at: booking@joshuapeckins.com  |  (617) 383-4556

Duo Photo 1

Above, a recent performance by Peckins and Akahori in Belmont, MA

Boxford Church Recital

Above, a recent performance by Peckins and Akahori in Boxford, MA


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Previous Performances/Repertoire

May, 2018: Spring and Fire

November, 2017: Passion