Movie Starring Violinist Philippe Quint to Premiere in New York
Quint shares more in Q&A
Award-winning director David Grubin’s new independent film, Downtown Express, which features Russian violinist Philippe Quint in the role of the lead character, Sasha, will premiere June 7 at Symphony Space in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on Broadway. Quint’s character emigrates to New York to study at the Juilliard School, but falls in love with a singer-songwriter (Nellie McKay) much to the chagrin of an overbearing cellist father (Michael Cumpsty). It’s a familiar role: Quint himself defected from the Soviet Union to avoid mandatory military service and studied at Juilliard. Read Strings’ Q&A with Quint here. Buy tickets at symphonyspace.org.