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Violinists Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel to Perform at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY—Ithaca College’s annual Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series will bring Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel to campus for a free concert on Tuesday, March 25, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall at the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The program will feature works by Magnard, Prokofiev and Ysaÿe. Ingolfsson and Stoupel will also hold a master class for students in the School of Music.

Ingolfsson, Gold Medal winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1998, is an established worldwide artist of uncompromising musical integrity, technical command and charismatic performance style. She has performed with over 100 orchestras in the United States including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on many of the world’s leading stages.

In addition to her Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Ingolfsson earned top prizes at numerous national and international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City, D’Angelo International Young Artists Competition and the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. She currently teaches at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgard and serves as co-artistic director and founder with of the international festival “Aigues-Vives en Musiques” in France.

Stoupel, and individualist with a rich tonal and emotional palette, mesmerizes audiences with his musical intensity. As a guest soloist, conductor and collaborator, Stoupel has appeared on many on the world’s notable stages including Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Avery Fisher Hall in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Harmburg’s Grosse Musikhalle and Dortmund’s Konzerthaus. In addition, he has also performed at renowned international festivals and produced highly regarded recordings earning him the Luzemburgian Excellentia Prize, among others. Stoupel also serves as co-artistic director and founder with of the international festival “Aigues-Vives en Musiques”

The Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series was established in the Ithaca College School of Music by the Thaler/Howell Foundation. Ani Kavafian inaugurated the series in October 2002; subsequent performers were Elmar Oliveira and Jaime Laredo.

Louis’s son Manley H. Thaler and his immediate family provided the impetus for this gift. Before his death in 1979, Louis Thaler had a long and successful career as an Ithaca attorney and was the founder and senior partner in the Thaler and Thaler law firm. In addition to his professional and civic activities, Louis Thaler was an amateur violinist. The creation of the Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series honors his love of music and ensures that outstanding violinists will always perform for the Ithaca College community and residents of the local area.

For more information, contact Jenny Stockdale, marketing communications manager in the School of Music, at or 607-274-3256.