Emi Ohi Resnick, violin/viola
A native of New York City, Emi Ohi Resnick made her debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of fifteen and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan since then. Recently Carolin Bietzker of the Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger praised her with the headline “Interpretation on a World-Class Level.” Her presentation of the Saariaho violin concerto was praised by the Dutch NRC Handelsblad as, “a spellbinding, virtuoso performance.” Critic James Connely described her playing as, “Outstanding. Ms. Resnick’s handling of the cerebral music of the Brahms concerto was mature, sensitive and spellbinding.”
Ms. Resnick has collaborated as soloist and chamber musician with prominent artists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Frans Brüggen, Gary Graffman, Ton Koopman, Siegfried Palm and Thomas Riebl. Of a recital given with Dennis Russell Davies, Hans Schurmann of the General-Anzeiger of Bonn wrote, “she has a quasi-devilish mastery as well as tonal beauty . . . A masterful, accomplished duo presentation.” Ms. Resnick has had numerous works written for her and performs regularly in various chamber music groups, including the Blaeu string quartet, Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), the Ruysdael string quartet, the Context Ensemble (with Sergiu Luca) and the contemporary music group Möbius, currently Ensemble-in-Residence at Columbia University in New York City. She was featured on the “Young Artists Showcase” radio series on WQXR, New York, and has performed on radio and television broadcasts in Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, and throughout the United States.
Ms. Resnick studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Szymon Goldberg, The Juilliard School with Louise Behrend and Robert Mann, the Prague Mozart Academy with Sàndor Végh, and the Mozarteum of Salzburg with Thomas Riebl and Ruggiero Ricci, and has worked closely with the composer György Kurtàg. She has been been regularly invited to the Marlboro Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England.
Ms. Resnick currently divides her time between the United States and Europe, where she was concertmaster of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Professor of Violin at the North Netherlands Conservatory and guest principal viola of Amsterdam Sinfonietta.