Montreal, Canada, March 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Canadian violinist James Ehnes was the honoured guest on radio show Art & Fine Living with Jona, produced and hosted by Jona Rapoport on Radio shalom, a mere 24 hours after receiving the coveted Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra. The winning album of violin concertos by Walton, Korngold and Barber, was recorded with Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
During the interview, Ehnes professed his joy and surprise at having won the coveted prize for the first recording executed with Maestro Tovey. He spoke candidly about many aspects of his life and career in music, recounting his childhood interest in the violin and the incident the night before his first professional appearance, at sixteen, with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra . He talked about his relationship with his current manager, whose former client was the legendary pianist Glenn Gould, and elaborated on the Walton violin concerto. The first movement of the Walton concerto and the Barber concerto were featured on the show as well. The entire interview can be accessed online on the host's page of archived programs.
Over the past six years, Jona Rapoport's unique show has evolved from four separate programs dedicated to the arts to its present format. Ms Rapoport combines enlightening interviews with artists, presenters and trend-makers from around the world, with a lively presentation of music and updates on upscale lifestyle trends. Her guests have all expressed strong support and admiration for her tireless efforts and scope.
You can accessed dozens of archived shows and interviews on Jona Rapoport's program, Art & Fine Living with Jona, by visiting Radio Shalom's website.