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Inaugural Benefit Concert for the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago Expansion
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Wendy Warner short bio:
Wendy Warner has become one of the leading cellists in the world, garnering international attention winning first-prize at the 1990 International Rostropovich Competition in Paris, and going on to perform at many of the world's distinguished concert halls, including Carnegie (NY) and Walt Disney Hall (LA),Paris' Salle Pleyel and Berlin's Philharmonie.
Warner has collaborated with leading conductors and has performed with the Chicago, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, London, Berlin, and Iceland Symphonies, the Minnesota and Philadelphia Orchestras, the St. Petersburg, Calgary and Hong Kong Philharmonics, Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and L'Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. Recital engagements include performances at the Music Institute of Chicago, DC's Phillips Collection and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), as well as Milan and Tokyo.
Warner's musical career began at age six under the tutelage of Nell Novak, until she joined Mstislav Rostropovich at the Curtis Institute, from which she graduated. An accomplished pianist as well, she studied with Emilio del Rosario at The Music Center.
The outstanding cello bow being used by Wendy Warner is by Francoix Xavier Tourte of Paris, c. 1815, the "De Lamare" on extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. The Stradivari Society is a unique organization that supports the very highest level of string playing by assisting Patrons who own the most precious antique Italian instruments and French bows and choose to make them available to artists of exceptional talent and ability.