Tim Fain's Hollywood Soundtracks

Violinist Tim Fain is internationally renowned as a new music innovator, orchestral soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated and toured with Philip Glass, and is seen on screen and heard on the films “12 Years a Slave” (2013), “Black Swan” (2010), and “Bee Season”(2005).

 

Pacific Opera Project presents Puccini

Los Angeles opera company and grant recipient Pacific Opera Project presented “Tosca” in September 2014, and “La Boheme” in December 2014. Both were conducted and, in “La Boheme,” accompanied by, grant recipient Stephen Karr. “Tosca” featured a twenty-two person orchestra that moved, along with the audience, from scene to scene.

Stage and Cinema wrote: “Josh Shaw and Stephen Karr have once again put together a fantastic operatic production showcasing some of the finest vocal talent available at an extremely affordable price. Under Shaw’s creative direction . . ., La Bohème has been superbly brought to life in a setting that is faithful to the original, as well as intimately and creatively wrought.”

POP will present Mozart's “Abduction from the Seraglio” in Spring 2015.

 

It is with great pleasure that IFS announces pianist Zsolt Bognar's acceptance of a position on The International Festival Society's Artistic Advisory Board.

Zsolt BognarZsolt Bognar was first brought to IFS' attention by former IFS president Joe Piropato. Audiences across the globe have found his playing to be absolutely brilliant.

His debut album, Franz and Franz, featuring works of Schubert and Liszt, was recorded at the B-Sharp Studios in Berlin and released in November 2013. Also in 2013, IFS made Zsolt a grant of $3,000 to help with expenses related to his performances at the Lugano Festival in Switzerland, and at the Concerts in the Box series in Vienna, Munich and Berlin.

When not performing, Zsolt is the host of Living the Classical Life, an Internet film series where he has interviewed, among other musical luminaries, Joshua Bell, the Jupiter Quartet, and Nathan Gunn. Watch for an upcoming interview with Emanuel Ax.

As the first member of IFS' Artistic Advisory Board, Zsolt will advise on potential grant recipients, will recommend potential contributors and board members, and will enhance the global footprint of IFS through his artistic talent and professional stature.