From Beethoven to Prairie Home, Bella does it all

May 11, 2014

Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner, violinist Bella Hristova, soloed with the Des Moines Symphony in April of this year. She performed Beethoven’s magnificent Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61.

Bella is the guest artist on this week’s edition of Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa series featuring the Des Moines Symphony’s Giunta Conducts Beethoven: Eroica concert.

Bella studied with Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Jaime Laredo. She has received numerous awards and has performed around the globe. Included with her impressive performance schedule are regular appearances with Garrison Keillor and America Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Hear what Bella has to say about her career, her latest compact disc, Beethoven’s famous violin concerto, finding and packing the perfect concert dress and what it’s like to be on stage with Garrison Keillor.

The Des Moines Symphony broadcasts will air at noon today and Monday evening at 7 on Iowa Public Radio Classical’s Symphonies of Iowa.

Violinist and Des Moines Symphony guest soloist Bella Hristova.
Credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco