Leila Josefowicz


Leila Josefowicz is a renowned violinist celebrated for her commitment to contemporary music, premiering works especially made for her by eminent composers such as John Adams, Luca Francesconi, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her highly regarded musicianship has received numerous Grammy nominations, as well as the 2018 Avery Fisher Prize and a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, joining her alongside prominent scientists, writers and musicians who have made unique contributions to contemporary life.

Josefowicz’s successful careers is marked with countless collaborations with top orchestras around the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker; Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; Royal Concertgebouworkest; Konzerthausorchester Berlin; Dresden Philharmonie, New York, Oslo, Helsinki, BBC and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras; NDR Elbphilharmonie; the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, The Cleveland, and The Philadelphia orchestras, where she worked with conductors at the highest level, including Matthias Pintscher, John Storgårds, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu and John Adams.

Her most recent season has seen her as the Artist-in Residence of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, performing alongside Daniel Bjarnason and Eva Ollikainen, as well as presenting a solo recital at Harpa Hall.

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Leila will be performing in the following concerts –

Opening Night: The Creative Essence – Seligman Performing Arts Center, June 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conversations Across Centuries – Temple Beth El, June 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tasting Notes: Flavors of Europe – Monger’s Provisions – Berkley, June 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm