Our beloved Founder and Artistic Director,
Helen Armstrong passed away on April 28, 2006.
Please send us your thoughts
in a special guest book.
Virtuoso violinist Helen Armstrong has triumphed as an international
recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. After her New York debut
at Lincoln Center in 1976, one New York critic called her "a total
virtuoso, a true aristocrat of the violin." Following this success,
the brilliant American violinist was engaged as soloist by the Boston
Pops and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, among others, and
by the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has been a featured soloist
with Skitch Henderson and toured North America, Europe and Asia
as a recitalist. Meyer Kupferman and Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard
Wernick, have written works specifically for Ms. Armstrong in recognition
of her artistry and commitment to contemporary music.
Ms. Armstrong earned her degrees from The Juilliard School where
she studied with the renowned teachers, Ivan Galamian and Dorothy
DeLay. Among her many awards are prizes from the Society of American
Musicians, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Musicians Club
of New York, Mu Phi Epsilon. "Outstanding Artist of Illinois" and
the Tibor Varga International violin competition in Switzerland.
Ms. Armstrong has recorded on the Musical Heritage and CRS labels.
She has been highly acclaimed as a chamber musician as well. As
the founder and artistic director of Armstrong Chamber Concerts
Inc., Ms. Armstrong organizes and performs in series of concerts
Ms. Armstrong is listed in Outstanding Young Women of America, Who's
Who in the East, Who's who in American Women and Who's Who in Entertainment.
Ms. Armstrong violin is a J.B. Guadagnini dated 1760.
|| "A musician
with something to say... powerful...compelling performance."
-Daily Telegraph, London
"A Real musical treat...
beautiful warmth of tone."
-The Royal Gazette, Bermuda
"Helen Armstrong impresses in violin recital... lively sympathy for 20th century music, especially absorbing... a splendidly taut and convincing reading of Schoenberg's Phantasy."
-The New York Times
"Helen Armstrong, the American violinist, was a great success. She demonstrated indisputable temperament... impeccable execution."
-La Notte, Milan
"A superb violinist with impeccable technique, infallible sureness and a perfect aptitude for adapting to the diverse character of the works interpreted."
-Le soir, Brussels
"She fascinated the public with dazzling technique, passionate style... impetuous lyrical elan... a magician of the bow."
-Corriere Dell' Adda, Bologna
International Concert Administration
P.O. Box U, Redding, CT 06875-0216
Phone: (203) 938-8887
For information Contact:
Ajit G. Hutheesing
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Phone/Fax: (860) 361-9247
For information call: (860)
29 Hemlock Hill Road ~ Litchfield, CT 06759
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