Chase then took the stage and ... turned the remembrance to a conflagration, performing a sensationally hot version of Ravel virtuosic show-stopper, "Tzigane."
Cape Cod Times
"Critic's Choice"
Musical America
"Be a musician because you love it and cannot bear the thought of not being one"
"...one of the twenty most outstanding performances in the (Beethoven Violin Concerto's) recording history"
BEETHOVEN: VIOLIN CONCERTO (Oxford University Press)
"technical control, beautiful sound, rhythmic flexibility, unerring taste, and natural stylistic affinity"
"Chase's interpretation of Beethoven's Violin Concerto was one of the best I have ever heard, live or recorded. ..She is like a great actress, with such presence that by speaking softly, she can make the audience hang on every syllable...The cadenzas were simply stupendous, both in composition and execution"
Portland (ME) Press Herald
"Exceptional security of technique and bow control, married to a supreme inner radiance"
"Stephanie Chase's Prokofiev Sonata for violin solo exuded mastery and dynamism"
"Chase's playing was sweet and exquisite"
"Be inventive while not losing the integrity of the art"
"She played always with firm control, a fine sense of the music's subtle shadings and above all the vigor and the large gestures it often demands"
"Chase deserves the acclaim... she gave an unaffected, beautiful performance with a variety and clarity of tone that projected effortlessly. It commanded the hall"
"Beethoven's concerto is a classical gem, an opportunity for performers and audience to revel in the glories of balance and restraint. Some try to make it into a Romantic display of dazzling violin technique, but that's not what's going on here. And the piece found its ideal interpreter in Stephanie Chase"
"Stephanie Chase has a great sense of style, matchless technique and flawless intonation"
"20 Concerts To Hear This Fall - Pianist Sara Davis Buechner and Violinist Stephanie Chase"
"One of the violin greats of our era"
"The fine violinist Stephanie Chase was an elegant soloist in Beethoven's beguiling Romance in F for violin and orchestra"
"...a deeply poetic account of the (Sibelius) Concerto by Stephanie Chase, (who) poured out the impassioned northern lyricism on a spacious scale, holding enough throbbing tone and gutsy bravura in reserve for the extroverted passages"
"Rich, passionate tone, dead-true intonation throughout, and virtuosity galore"
"The soloist was the superb violinist Stephanie Chase, who played with elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination. This was a Classical performance in the best sense: clear-headed, straightforward, intelligent"
"The American violinist conquered the work's many technical hurdles as authoritatively as she illuminated its generous lyric outpourings"
"Stephanie Chase played with fire, sensitivity, impeccable intonation, and a wonderfully steady and flexible bow arm that made the violin part sound like a vocal line"
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Chase then took the stage and the mike, and she too remembered Sanders from the early days, when the festival was called Cape and Islands, and performed on Nantucket as well. Musically, she then turned the remembrance to a conflagration, performing a sensationally hot version of Ravel virtuosic show-stopper, “Tzigane.”

The 10 musicians performing Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Wellfleet Congregational Church last month to kick off the Cape Cod Chamber Musical Festival‘s 35th season were all students from the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. None of them is a superstar, but neither were cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Joshua Bell when they first appeared at the festival.

...an injury has sidelined Preucil, and - voila! - the substitute is a violinist who made a major recording of the concerto that launched her career.

Illinois native and New York resident Stephanie Chase's ground-breaking 1993 recording of the concerto with Roy Goodman and The Hanover Band on original instruments received rave reviews worldwide.

Stephanie Chase will be very busy in Aberdeen this weekend. If you want to get a glimpse of the well-known violinist, don't bother looking outside. You probably won't see her standing in the cold waiting for a ride, violin at her side.

"Despite a number of inherent difficulties, being a musical artist is a profound privilege"

Chase's performance covered pieces composed between 1720 and 1956...and was not only a display of her immaculate technique but also a chance for the audience to delve into one of the more obscure branches of classical music.

Stephanie Chase and Sara Davis Buechner performed in a memorial concert for Lou Rispoli, who was murdered in Greenwich Village in October 2012.

Audiences can experience one of the most important works in the violin repertoire when distinguished violinist Stephanie Chase joins Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

STEPHANIE CHASE: I played on Paganini's violin, the "Cannon," when it was in New York for an exhibition of 25 violins made by Guarneri del Gesù.

STAY THIRSTY: Jack Benny? I can only shudder to guess what sort of fee HE paid you.

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