Yehonatan Berick – A First For Quebec City

Yehonatan Berick  – A First For Quebec City

Yehonatan Berick will be at the Morrin Centre this Friday November 12 at 7.30pm to play all 24 Caprices for solo violin by Paganini.  This will be the first time in Quebec City’s history that all twenty four caprices are presented on the same program!  This concert, which is presented in partnership with the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, will be preceded by a master class featuring students from the Conservatoire, starting at 2.30pm. 

Niccolo Paganini was born in Genoa, Italy in 1782 and died in Nice in 1840. He was like a rock star of his day, with an incredible violin technique that saw him perform all over Europe.  The 24 caprices were written early on in his career, each one having an almost study-like structure and employing different virtuosic techniques.  To hear them all played on the same program is very unusual, as not many violinists have the stamina or skills to perform such a feat. 

Yehonatan Berick was born in Israel where he started studying the violin at the age of six years old.  After completing high school at 16 years old he entered the Tel Aviv University’s Music Academy, and completed his studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. 

In 1993 he won first prize at the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition, and in 1997 he was awarded Quebec’s Prix Opus.  In demand as a violinist, he performs as a soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and in recital all over North America, Europe and Israel.  He is also know as an excellent teacher and is a Professor of Violin at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  He often teaches and performs at the Domaine Forget summer music school. 

Cost:  Students and members of the Lit & Hist, $5;  Adults $10;  Family ticket, $25 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Tickets are available at the door, or reserve by phoning 418-694-9147 or e-mailing to

The Morrin Centre is located at 44 chausée des Écossais in old Quebec  (just above rue St. Stanislas). 

Parking is available after 4pm at the Chauveau parking garage for $5, just a minute’s walk from the Morrin Centre.

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