May 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Main Theatre)
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa FL 33618

Strings in the Spring logoViolinist Vivek Jayaraman joins pianist Franz Mantini in the 2021 edition of Strings in the Spring at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The eclectic program begins with the musicians collaborating in Mozart’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 378, and followed by each taking a solo turn on their respective instruments; Mr. Mantini playing a Nocturne and Etude by Frederic Chopin and Mr. Jayaraman performing Ysaye’s Sonata #4. They will then finish together in the Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still. Long known as the “Dean of African-American Classical Composers,” Still’s suite takes the listener on a journey with the outer movements’ inimitable rhythms, blues, and jazzy discourse framed around the serene middle movement reminiscent of a lullaby.

Vivek Jayaraman, violin

Vivek Jayaraman

Vivek Jayaraman, violin

Vivek Jayaraman is a member of the Florida Orchestra in St. Petersburg, FL and has played with several major orchestras in the United States including The Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic. Vivek was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) from 2015-2017 and has performed as concertmaster with the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, and as Guest Concertmaster of symphonies in Jacksonville, Vancouver, Shreveport, and Knoxville. He received an Artist Diploma in Concertmaster Studies in 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster, William Preucil.  READ MORE

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.



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