Downtown Music Presents: Helena Baillie, Violin & Erika Switzer, Piano

by Madonna

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 12:10 PM


Location: Downtown Music At Grace, 33 Church St, White Plains, NY, 10601


Downtown Music is thrilled to present a captivating musical performance featuring violinist Helena Baillie and pianist Erika Switzer. This dynamic duo brings together their exceptional talents, promising an unforgettable musical experience that will enchant the audience.


Helena Baillie, the acclaimed violinist, has garnered praise from The Strad magazine for her “brilliance and poignance.” What sets her apart is her exceptional skill on both the violin and the viola, a rare feat. American Record Guide has lauded her “gorgeous singing tone,” highlighting an album that promises to be a unique recital experience. Helena is no stranger to international acclaim, having won awards in prestigious competitions such as Munich ARD, Banff, and Tertis. Her performances have graced stages across Europe and the United States, with broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Performance Today for American Public Radio.

Pianist Erika Switzer is a frequent performer on major concert stages worldwide. Her talent has shone in renowned venues such as New York’s Weill Hall (Carnegie), Geffen Hall, Frick Collection, Bargemusic, and the Kennedy Center. Her captivating interpretations have earned her acclaim, with Renaud Machart of Le Monde describing her as “one of the best collaborative pianists I have ever heard.” Her deep, intelligent, and refined sound has captivated audiences around the globe.

Helena Baillie and Erika Switzer make a highly anticipated return to Downtown Music with a program that promises to delight. The program includes Edvard Grieg’s Sonata in C Minor, Opus 45, and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Opus 22. This concert offers a unique opportunity to experience the exquisite blend of violin and piano, with two virtuoso musicians who are sure to leave an indelible mark on your musical soul.

Don’t miss this extraordinary performance by Helena Baillie and Erika Switzer as they bring to life the works of renowned composers, promising an afternoon filled with enchanting melodies and inspiring interpretations. Join us for a musical journey that will leave you spellbound.


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