The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome David and Julie Coucheron as their featured soloists on performing Mendelssohn: Concerto for violin and piano.
Mr. Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster in September 2010. He has performed as soloist with the BBC, Sendai, and Trondheim symphony orchestras as well as with the Bergen and Oslo philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Coucheron has given solo recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Olympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City). His chamber music performances have included appearances at Suntory Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Coucheron is founding member and artistic director for the Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival in his hometown of Oslo, Norway. Mr. Coucheron’s recordings with his sister, pianist Julie Coucheron, include David and Julie (Naxos/Mudi) and Debut (Naxos).
Ms. Coucheron started playing the piano at the age of four. She earned her Master’s Degree with honors from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. Ms. Coucheron has performed at festivals such as the Oslo Chamber Music, Bergen International Music Festival and at La Jolla Summer Festival. She has been the artistic director of the Fjord Cadenza festival in Norway and also a founding member of the Kon-Tiki Classical Music Festival. In 2009 Julie and her brother, David, won first prize at the Pinerelo International Chamber music competition in Italy. Ms. Coucheron enjoys a wide range of styles and has most recently collaborated with artists such as the Steve Miller band and Elton John.
The DSO will also perform Grieg: Suites 1 & 2 from Peer Gynt.