501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Brilliant Lecture Series presents the internationally acclaimed violinist and classical crossover composer, Edvin Marton! He will be performing his Stradivarius Show for the first time in the United States at the Brown Theater, Wortham Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20.
Marton is a violin prodigy born in Ukraine in 1974. He honed his musical style and sensibility at The Juilliard School of Music, where he was exposed to various musical styles and perfected his classical crossover by mingling with DJs and other musicians performing modern music.
After graduation, he entered a competition at the Orford Arts Center in Canada where he won the opportunity to play Niccolo Paganini’s Stradivarius, now on loan to him for life. It is one of eight Stradivarius violins in playable condition in the world. Stradivarius instruments – those originating from the workshop of luthier Antonio Stradivari, are known for their superior sound quality, rarity and sell for millions of U.S. dollars.
With the birth of his professional career, Edvin Marton became the first Hungarian to receive an Emmy Award for Best Composition for “Tosca Fantasy.” In 2008, Marton was the first classical artist to win an MTV music award for collaborating with Russian singer and close friend, Dima Bilan, on the song “Believe.”
Now a household name in the music world, Edvin travels internationally to perform with his beloved friends who are Olympic ice skaters, world-renowned singers and crossover classical artists. He is currently on tour in Asia and preparing for his U.S. debut, right here in Houston Texas. He will perform on September 20, 2013 at 7:30, live, inside Houston’s Wortham Theater Center!
To get your tickets, call: 713-974-1335 or go to: www.brilliantlectures.org. Ticket prices are $35-$130…call now! You can also purchase tickets directly from our ticket center: https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3120&eventID=46620.