Escape the heat of Downtown St. Pete with cool summer concerts in the intimate, elegant Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Come early and have brunch in the MFA Café in DTSP.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to
support the series. You must be a Museum member to join.
Concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Joe Sprain in his memory; the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil; the Tampa Bay Times; WUSF; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more information, please call 727.896.2667 or visit the website. The concerts continue select Sunday thru August 28, 2016.
Ayako Yoshida, violin
Ayako Yoshida picked up the violin at the age of two and has not stopped since. Critics call
her “unforgettable,” “gripping,” “absolutely radiant,” and “a risk-taker.”
Ms. Yoshida made her U.S. concerto debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the
Hollywood Bowl, going on to play with London’s Royal Phiharmonic. Her New York concerto
debut was at Alice Tully Hall and her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. She was introduced at the Caramoor International Music Festival by André Previn in 1992 and immediately became an audience favorite.
Among her many other festival appearances are Aspen, Santa Fe, Marlboro, and Salzburg.
She has played with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Elmar Oliveira, Ani Kavafian, and members of the
Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets. Her solo recital at the National Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C. was broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today and received a glowing review in the Washington Post. Other engagements have taken her to Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Ms. Yoshida received the Nathan Wedeen Management Award from the Concert Artists
Guild and has won the National Competition in Japan and the Gaetano Zinetti International
Competition in Italy. She studied with Jaime Laredo and Yumi Scott at the Curtis Institute of