The Newark Academy Arts Department hosted Amadi Azikiwe, violist, violinist and conductor, from January 9-12, 2017 as part of the annual Artist-in-Residence Program. Mr. Azikiwe shared his expertise in a morning meeting performance and encouraged students to explore their creativity and artistic expression through classes and workshops.
Mr. Azikiwe has performed throughout the United States–including a performance at the U.S. Supreme Court–as well as Israel, Canada, Central America, Switzerland, India, Nigeria, Hong Kong and the Caribbean. He has been a guest of the Chamber Music Society at New York’s Lincoln Center and of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
He was a soloist in the NA Upper School String Ensemble & Orchestra Concert on January 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dining Room. Student soloists included bassoonist Matt Melillo ’16 and cellist Eric Jacobson ’16.
Below is an excerpt of Mr. Azikiwe playing Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata no. 1.
To read more about Mr. Azikiwe, click here.