Arianna String Quartet welcomes award-winning violist to Touhill

Violist Elias Goldstein will perform at the Touhill at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets for the show are $10-$20.

The Arianna String Quartet will welcome award-winning violist Elias Goldstein Feb. 6 to the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The concert is an E3! performance, Explore – Experience – Engage. Doors will open at 6:40 p.m. for a pre-show discussion. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10-$20.

Joining Goldstein onstage will be violist Joanna Mendoza, a member of the Arianna String Quartet, the resident quartet at UMSL.

Goldstein is a rising star among viola players. He won second prize at the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011. Founded in 1979 as the first international competition solely for violists, it’s one of the premiere instrumental competitions. The competition aims to recognize and showcase young musicians who have achieved world-class excellence through intensive hard work and unusual talent.

Goldstein has been featured around the world, from Russia to Norway to New Mexico. As a soloist with orchestras, he has appeared with the Moscow Soloists, New Moscow Philharmonic, New Mexico Chamber Orchestra, the Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra and the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, where he won the annual concerto competition twice.


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