Art of the Recital

Art of the Recital presents:

Winter/Spring, 2020: Vibrations

Violinist Joshua Peckins is currently presenting Vibrations, an exciting violin and piano recital program inspired by French Impressionism.  This expressive and charming program features French impressionist chamber music by Ravel, violin virtuoso works by Saint-Saëns and Ysaÿe, and a full set of delightful salon pieces by Debussy, Kreisler, and others.  The term “Vibrations” has dual meaning: on one hand it expresses the impressionistic idea that composition, performance, and our emotional response are the same thing as the sound itself.  On the other hand, it suggests a blurring of any preconceived distinction among these things.

Listen to Peckins play the Ravel Sonata “Blues” Movement, featured on this program:

Click here for details and full program info.

For all booking inquires, please contact Anne Christiansen at:

booking@joshuapeckins.com  |  (617) 383-4556

For an electronic press kit, or to request a hard copy, please click here.


Solo performances of “…particular brilliance.”  – Worcester Telegram

Art of the Recital is Joshua Peckins’ concept program, featuring masterpieces of the violin/piano recital repertoire in electrifying duo performances by award-winning concert musicians Joshua Peckins, violin, and Eliko Akahori, piano.

Drawing on a traditional classical repertoire studied in Vienna and performed in recitals internationally (on tour in Japan, Europe, and North America), Peckins engages modern audiences with innovative programming and by speaking from the stage, inviting them into a rich and personal experience of hearing the performance.

Above all, invigorating audiences with passionate, world-class performances of the most powerful and moving violin/piano recital repertoire is the goal of every performance.

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

“His way of making music intensive, profound, intelligent and on stage he shows a sensitiveness and poetic phantasy in his performances which rarely are to find among the young violinists of our time.” – President of the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, M. Frischenschlager


“A gift for capturing audiences’ attention…”

Joshua Peckins connects with audiences by speaking from the stage, inviting them into a richer and more personal experience of hearing the performance.

Watch the video below to hear Peckins engaging the audience with a story about Tartini’s “Didone Abbandonata” at a recent recital in Cambridge, MA:


Art of the Recital: 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 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
  • Celebrate the historical importance and modern relevance of the recital format

Art of the Recital performances have reached hundreds of audience members in the pursuit of this mission.


Music / Programming

The recital is the purest expression of a musician’s soul.  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, and argue for the relevancy of the recital format in our modern life.

For Spring 2020, Peckins is presenting: Vibrations!  Click here for details and full program info.

Past Performances / Repertoire:

Spring 2020: Vibrations

Winter 2019: Bach.Beethoven.Brahms.Mozart

Spring, 2019: Liberation

December, 2018: Kreutzer

May, 2018: Spring and Fire

November, 2017: Passion

December, 2016: Old World Recital

Art of the Recital, Joshua Peckins, violin

 

Joshua Peckins, Violinist

Joshua Peckins is among the most active recitalists in New England today.  Having performed as soloist in North America, Europe, and Asia, Peckins is committed to invigorating audiences with passionate performances of the great works.

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Click here for audio/video recordings, including live.


Booking / Press Kit

For all booking inquires, please contact Anne Christiansen at:

booking@joshuapeckins.com  |  (617) 383-4556

For an electronic press kit, or to request a hard copy, please click here.

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Lecture Recital, Joshua Peckins, violin

Above, Peckins speaking about Bach at a recital in Providence, RI.

Duo Photo 1

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

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Above, Peckins and Akahori warming up for a recent recital in Topsfield, MA.

Boxford Church Recital

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

warm-up