Ornamentation in the violin sonatas of Arcangelo Corelli; Augusta McKay Lodge | Voices of Music

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Corelli changed the violin world with the publication of his Op. 5 sonatas. In this video, baroque violinist extraordinaire Augusta McKay Lodge talks about the different styles of ornamentation for Corelli’s adagios–one of the first Early Music “memes” in the early 18th century. Augusta is joined in her presentation by internationally renowned harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu, founder and director of the ensemble Le Stagioni.
This video is part of the Voices of Music Historical Performance series.
Praised as “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International), Based in Paris, Augista McKay Lodge is performs in France with world-renowned ensembles such as Ensemble Marguerite Louise, Les Arts Florissants, Les Ombres, Opera Fuoco, and many others; in the USA she is a member of Bach Akademie Charlotte, Teatro Nuovo, The American Classical Orchestra and Voices of Music.
As a soloist, McKay Lodge has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Concertgebouw’s Kleine Zaal, the Metropolitan Museum, the Kosciuszko Foundation and Dans les Jardins de William Christie.
Her two solo albums (Naxos) have won major awards and reviews in publications such as The Strad, Diapason d’Or and Strings Magazine. She celebrates the release of a chamber music album with her sister Georgina (Brilliant Classics). Her solo videos with Voices of Music won the SFCV Audience Choice award in 2020 for best streaming performance as well as best recital.
McKay Lodge has claimed grand prizes in Concert Artists International, Juilliard’s Historical Performance Concerto Competition, the Indianapolis Baroque Concerto Competition, and her ensemble Voyage Sonique placed second in the international Lyceum Club de Suisse Concours de Musique. She is a founding member of two ensembles, Voyage Sonique (New York) and the Spielerei Piano Trio (Amsterdam).
As concertmaster, McKay Lodge has led under the baton of Kristian Bezuidenhout, William Christie, Gaetan Jarry, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, and Masaaki Suzuki. She has performed as concertmaster with Les Arts Florissants, Teatro Nuovo, The American Classical Orchestra, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Ensemble Marguerite Louise, and more.
Website: www.augustamckaylodge.com.
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