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From the Studio: Mateusz Wolski and Student Violinists

We're delighted to welcome back Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski to our KPBX studio for a conversation about his major "take aways" from the extended pandemic restrictions and his violin festival, created to help fill the void left by cancellation MusicFest Northwest. We'll hear from three student violinists chosen by festival adjudicators, and recorded in our KPBX studio last week: Elizabeth Stubblefield, playing the opening of Mozart's G major concerto, Christopher Anderson, playing Edmund Severn's "Polish Dance," and Jessie Morozov, playing the closing movement of Max Bruch's violin concerto. Many thanks to our pianists, Yi Chun Chen and Tiffany Wang.

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.