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Harmonic Series Concert: Nato (Violin) February 05, 2020 (05:15 PM PST - 06:30 PM PST)
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Location: SLMath: Eisenbud Auditorium

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Join us for MSRI's 2019-20 Harmonic Series Concerts:

Violin: Nato

Wednesday, February 5th from 5:15-6:30 p.m.

MSRI's Simons Auditorium, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (Google Maps)
Free and open to the public


Violinist Nato is a concert artist who describes himself as having ‘an unquenchable thirst for new music.’ He has performed for distinguished audiences, including former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and has received standing ovations from audiences around the world. At age three, Nato began his musical journey, at five, made his solo orchestral debut, and at nine, was awarded a career scholarship and loaned a Nicolò Amati violin.

He went on to win prizes at the International Menuhin Competition for young violinists, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s Standard Life Competition (1990, 1992, 1994), the International Beethoven Competition, and the International J.S. Bach Competition.

Recently, he was a laureate of the 2012 Canada Council of the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition where he was awarded the loan of a fine instrument. 

As a recording artist, Nato is undertaking the challenging repertoire for the violin alone. In 2018, he released his first album. Nato has been featured on CBC television in Canada and on CBS Sunday Morning with Eugenia Zukerman.

Nato can be found on the web at http://natoviolin.com and on Twitter at @natoviolin.


Béla Bartók (1881–1945): Sonata for solo violin, Sz. 117

I. Tempo di ciaccona
II. Fuga
III. Melodia
IV. Presto

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931): Sonata for solo violin, Op. 27 No. 2

I. Obsession, prelude, poco vivace
II. Malinconia, poco lento
III. Danse des ombres, moto di minuetto lento (sarabande)
IV. Les furies, allegro furioso

Harmonic Series concerts are free of charge and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jmurawski@msri.org or (510) 642-0771.

17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Free parking
 in the MSRI Only Parking Lot is available beginning at 5:00 p.m. (lot entrance is below MSRI, enter from Centennial Drive above Lawrence Hall of Science parking area). This lot requires walking up the terraced stairs on the hillside to reach MSRI's building. (Learn more)

Paid parking is available in the Space Science Laboratory (SSL) lots via PayByPhone (follow instructions on signage). The lot number is 9477, and you will need to know your license plate number. To expedite the process, you can create your free account in advance using the PayByPhone website or app.

A limited number of handicapped spaces are available first-come, first-served at the MSRI building entrance.

For those arriving by rideshare, MSRI's address is 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

For those taking AC Transit, the 65 bus route to Lawrence Hall of Science (check online schedule) is available.

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