Andrew Kwan Artists Management

ERIKA RAUM

VIOLIN

 

 

"...Raum delivered an often gripping performance that earned cheers from the crowd..."

- THE TORONTO STAR

 

PHOTOS

Photography

Margaret Malandruccolo

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Known for her "lively temperament, energetic individuality and warm and communicative tone" (Muzsika, Budapest), violinist Erika Raum continues developing a following here in her native country and internationally. Playing professionally since the age of twelve, Ms. Raum quickly rose through the ranks by taking first place at the 1992 Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Budapest as well as the award for best interpretation of a Mozart concerto. She has returned on many occasions to perform in Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Germany, England, Italy and France. She has appeared as guest artist with orchestras including the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Szombathely Symphony Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Orchestra, and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

 

A distinguished musician abroad, Erika also performs frequently throughout her homeland with orchestral appearances in cities such as Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Halifax, Laval and Edmonton. Both a recitalist and chamber musician, some of her recent international highlights include the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, the BargeMusic Festival in New York, and the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and most recently, the Festival Pablo Casals de Prades, France and the Clandeboye Festival, Ireland. Past invitations include the Budapest Spring Festival, Szombathely Festival in Hungary, Carnegie Hall as well as the Caramoor and Prussia Cove festivals. Her performances are often heard on an array of radio networks like CBC across Canada and the NPR in the USA.

 

ARC Ensemble is a chamber group specializing in the rediscovery of great 20th century composers and their music, with an emphasis on those whose lives were interrupted or even lost during the Holocaust. So far, they have released four CDs on the RCA Red Seal label, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. The Strad Magazine even gave Erika special mention for her performance noting that she had them “hanging on to her every note”. Erika's other recordings include a partnership with internationally renowned pianist Anton Kuerti for a world premiere recording of Carl Czerny's piano and violin works on the CBC Musica Viva label. She also recorded the Brahms Horn Trio and premiered Pantheon, a piece by esteemed composer (and mother), Elizabeth Raum, on the Arktos label.

 

Erika is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied with the late Professor Lorand Fenyves and was awarded the prestigious Eaton Scholarship upon her graduation. She is also a recipient of The Canada Council for the Arts - Career Development Grant. Ms. Raum is currently on the faculties of The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her husband, distinguished Canadian composer, Omar Daniel, their daughter Roslein, and triplets Eero, Oskar, and Roxanne.

 

October 2016

REVIEWS

"Raum possesses a lively temperament, energetic individuality, warm and communicative tone [matched with an already perceptive confidence and a supreme self determined musical resolve]."

- MUZSIKA, Budapest

 

“Such playing is rare. Not since Ginette de Neveu a half century ago, have I heard this kind of freshness, richness of colour, and natural music-making in a concert violinist”

- THE HERALD, Halifax

 

"Raum is a self-assured and accomplished player. She displayed admirable control of the varying dynamics and could make her instrument brusque or mellow as called for."

- THE NEWS & OBSERVER, Raleigh

 

"...Raum delivered an often gripping performance that earned cheers from the crowd..."

- THE TORONTO STAR

 

"Raum gave a spectacularly virtuosic account of the solo part, alternately tenderly lyrical and fierily dramatic, with plenty of rubato and a deal of tasteful portamento.” [Tchaikovsky Concerto]

- TIMES-COLONIST, Victoria

 

"Raum possesses a lively temperament, energetic individuality, warm and communicative tone matched with an already perceptive confidence and a supreme self determined musical resolve."

- MUZSIKA, Budapest

 

"Her projection of the phrases was seamlessly natural, and with her rhythmic precision and total mastery of the technique the concerto requires, she gave us a Beethoven so tender and sweet that even the orchestra was tamed by it."

- THE HERALD, Halifax

 

"A recital of major sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Enesco and Ysaye confirmed Erika Raum’s reputation as a young violinist of exceptional individuality, refinement and honesty."

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Toronto

PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2015-18

Bach

Concerto BWV 1042

Double Violin Concerto

Double Concerto (Violin & Oboe)

 

Barber

Concerto

 

Bartók

Concerto No. 2

Rhapsody No. 1 & No. 2

 

Beethoven

Concerto

Romances No. 1 & No. 2

 

Brahms

Concerto

Double Concerto

 

Bruch

Concerto No. 1

Scottish Fantasy

 

John Corigliano

Violin Concerto “Red Violin”

 

Chausson

Poem

 

Dvořák

Concerto

Romance

 

Kabalevsky

Concerto

 

Zymut Krauze

Concerto

 

Mendelssohn

Concerto

 

Mozart

Concerto No. 3, No. 4, No. 5

 

Prokofiev

Concerto No. 1 & No. 2

 

Elizabeth Raum*

Violin Concerto

Concerto for Violin and Viola

“Persephone and Demeter”

 

Ravel

Tzigane

 

Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Carmen Fantasy

 

Saint-Saëns

Havanaise

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

 

Sibelius

Concerto

 

Tchaikovsky

Concerto

 

Henri Vieuxtemps

Concerto No. 4

 

Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

various Concerti

 

Henryk Wieniawski

Concerto for Violin

 

*Denotes Canadian composer

Recital repertoire available upon request

Master classes and workshops available

Other concerti available upon request

DISCOGRAPHY

Myth Legend, Romance: Concertos of Elizabeth Raum

Centrediscs 20615

 

From The Heartland

(w/ Moroz)

CMCCD 15410

 

Works by Carl Czerny

(w/ Kuerti)

CBC-MVCD 1150

 

UPCOMING RELEASE

Violin and Piano works by Kryzstof Penderecki

 

WITH THE ARC ENSEMBLE

Music in Exile: Chamber Works by Paul Ben-Haim

(2013)

Chandos 10769

 

On the Threshold of Hope: Mieczysaw Weinberg Chamber Music

(2011)

RCA Red Seal 87769

 

Right Through the Bone

(2007)

RCA Red Seal 88697

 

RECORDINGS FEATURING ERIKA

Music from Banff

Marquis 81229

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