Violinist Monica Huggett Leads Juilliard415 in an All-Mozart Program on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater

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NEW YORK –– Violinist Monica Huggett leads Juilliard415 in an all-Mozart program performed on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. They’ll perform Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major, K. 136; Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, with fortepianist David Belkovski; and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter.”

Tickets at $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) are available at

Juilliard’s full-scholarship Historical Performance program was established and endowed in 2009 by the generous support of Bruce and Suzie Kovner.

About Monica Huggett

Monica Huggett is artist in residence with Juilliard Historical Performance and has been with the program since its inception in 2009. She also is artistic director of the Portland (Ore.) Baroque Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, based in Dublin. During the past four decades, she has co-founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra with Ton Koopman; founded her own London-based ensemble, Sonnerie; worked with Christopher Hogwood at the Academy of Ancient Music; worked with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert; toured the U.S. in concert with James Galway; and co-founded the Montana Baroque Festival. She is also a member, with cellist Tanya Tompkins and fortepianist Eric Zivian, of the Benvenue Fortepiano Trio, which specializes in the historical performance of Classical and Romantic repertoire. She has served as guest director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, Montreal; Tafelmusik, Toronto; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco; Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Seville Baroque Orchestra; and Concerto Copenhagen; and has been guest soloist with ensembles Helicon and Galatea; Mercury Baroque, Houston; and the Early Music Festival, Utrecht. Her recordings have won numerous prizes, and her album Flights of Fantasy was named by Alex Ross, in his New Yorker review, as the 2010 CD of the year. She holds an honorary fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

About David Belkovski

David Belkovski was born in Skopje, Macedonia and became interested in classical music at Interlochen Arts Academy, from which he graduated in 2012, having studied with T.J. Lymenstull. Since discovering the world of historical performance practice, Belkovski has performed with Michigan State University Choirs and Orchestra, at the Lexington Bach Festival, and at the University of Michigan’s En Español: Sounds From the Hispanosphere festival, where he played Manuel de Falla’s harpsichord concerto. He has performed in master classes for piano, fortepiano, and harpsichord with Malcolm Bilson, Masaaki Suzuki, Boris Slutsky, Frederic Chiu, Skip Sempé, and Martin Katz. He won the 2015 Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition and the 2016 Ann Arbor Camerata Concerto Competition. He was awarded the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians Grant and was a finalist for the 2018 Berkeley International Fortepiano Competition. A Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal Fellow for Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia summer program, he holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music and is pursuing his master’s in harpsichord performance at Juilliard. He holds a historical performance scholarship.

About Juilliard415

Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. The many distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 include Harry Bicket, William Christie, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Rachel Podger, Jordi Savall, and Masaaki Suzuki. Juilliard415 tours extensively in the U.S. and abroad, having performed on five continents with notable appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival, Leipzig Bachfest, and Utrecht Early Music Festival (where Juilliard was the first-ever conservatory in residence), and on a 10-concert tour of New Zealand. With its frequent musical collaborator, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the ensemble has played throughout Italy, Japan, Southeast Asia, the U.K., and India. Juilliard415, which takes its name from the pitch commonly associated with the performance of Baroque music, A=415, has performed major oratorios and fully staged productions: Handel’s Agrippina and Radamisto; Bach’s Matthew and John Passions; Cavalli’s La Calisto; and performances in the U.S. and Holland of Bach’s Mass in B Minor conducted by Ton Koopman. The ensemble’s most recent international appearances were in Germany and Bolivia, in a tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that marked the ensemble’s South America debut. The 2017-18 season was notable for the Juilliard debuts of the rising conductor Jonathan Cohen and the Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, a side-by-side collaboration with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, as well as return visits by Rachel Podger, William Christie, an all-Bach concert with Suzuki, and a rare performance of a fully staged production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. This season’s international schedule includes performances in Canada, London, Versailles, and Scandinavia.

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Program Listing:

Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater


Monica Huggett, Director and Violin

David Belkovski, Fortepiano

All-Mozart Program


Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”


Tickets at $20 ($10 for full-time students with a valid ID) are available at

Violinist Monica Huggett Leads Juilliard415 in an all-Mozart Program on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (photo by Michael DiVito)