Sparkill Concert Series Presents: In Celebration of a Great Artist
Sun, December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25 in Advance / $40 at Door // Concert + Reception: $45 in Advance / $60 at Door
SPARKILL CONCERT SERIES & GET CLASSICAL present:
“In Celebration of a Great Artist,” an all-Tchaikovsky program with pianist, Vassily Primakov, violinist, Filip Pogády, cellist, Yves Dharamraj; and guest artists, Oxana Mikhailoff and Asiya Korepanova. Asiya will also display her original artwork – a collection of 18 drawings – inspired by each of the pieces that make up Tchaikovsky’s up Op.72.
Marking the 120th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death, the program will encompass his solo piano works including several numbers from the Concert Suite, “The Nutcracker”, a winter holiday favorite.
This is a truly international group consisting of Franco-American cellist, Yves Dharamraj, Slovakian-Austrian violinist, Filip Pogady, and Russian pianist, Vassily Primakov. They will perform one of the most breathtaking chamber music pieces ever written, “Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor,” dedicated to the composer’s teacher, mentor and friend, Nikolai Rubinstein.
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In recent years, Vassily Primakov, has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. Gramophone wrote, “Primakov’s empathy with Chopin’s spirit could hardly be more complete,” and the American Record Guide stated, “Since Gilels, how many pianists have the right touch? In Chopin, no one is currently playing sounds as good as this! This is a great Chopin pianist.” Music Web-International called Primakov’s Chopin Concertos CD, “One of the great Chopin recordings of recent times. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty.”
Filip Pogády has been praised by the press for the beauty of his tone and his “lightning-like virtuosity.” Pogády has performed in some of the most renowned concert venues such as Lincoln Center (New York), Rudolphinum (Prague), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Tel Aviv Opera House, and the Lotte Hall in Seoul. TV appearances include guest-starring on Louis CK’s popular TV show, “Louie,” where he acted as a subway violinist.
Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Yves Dharamraj has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with a deep musical understanding to express his fresh and elegant interpretations.