Joyce Flissler



Competition Winner

Born: (New York, NY)

Joyce Flissler, violin, a native New Yorker, studied at New York's High School of Music and Art and at the Juilliard School starting at age eight where she was a student of Edouard Dethier. She was a soloist with the New York Symphony conducted by Leopold Stowkoski, the Young People's Symphony conducted by Leon Barzin, and with the Juilliard Orchestra performng the Alban Berg concerto conducted by Jean Morel.

Ms. Flissler

Excerpt from The New York Times review, December 5, 1951

Violin Debut Made by Joyce Flissler

Winner of Naumburg Award Creditably Presents Exciting Program at Town Hall

"Joyce Flissler ... added luster to that organization's record 'Naumburg'.  She is a young violinist of unquestionable talent, and in helping to promote her career, the foundation proves once again not only that its hears is in the right place but that its standards are exacting. ... she plays the violin like one raised on it, the security and quality of her tone, the resourcefulness of her technique and the maturity of her interpretations would indicate that she has a natural gift for the violin." Howard Taubman

Musical America (reviewing her Berg concerto performance)

"The major experience of the evening was Joyce Flissler's interpretation of the Berg concerto. Not only did Miss Flissler play the concerto brilliantly from a technical standpoint, but even more significantly, she conveyed its emotional overtones of agony, compassion and unearthly serenity at the close. Only a profoundly gifted young artist could have penetrated so deeply into the spirit of one of the subtlest and most evocative pieces of contemporary music."


1951 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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