2008 Winter Nights Inaugural Concert
Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 at 8:00PM
$27 General Admission
Tchaikovsky, “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” op.42 for violin and piano
Prokofiev, Sonata for cello and piano, op.119
Shostakovich, Piano Trio in E-minor, op.67
Rimsky-Korsakov, “Flight of the Bumble-Bee” for cello and piano
Tchaikovsky, Waltz-Scherzo, op.34 for violin and piano
Pianist Natalya Ageyeva has dazzled audiences throughout the U.S. and internationally, including a tour in her native Russia. Her performances have also been broadcast several times locally on KING FM in Seattle and televised in Moscow and Chicago. She has appeared at a broad range of venues, including the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. Her pianism prompted one reviewer to write “Immediately apparent was a tremendous technique at the command of a sharp musical intelligence and fingers of steel.”
Cellist Joshua Roman began playing at the age of three. Since his first solo recital at the age of ten, he has performed a vast number of concerts and solo recitals – receiving acclaim for his strong command and embrace of a widely varied repertoire. He has taken his sterling artistry, intelligent musicality and masterful technique to many cities in the United States and abroad. Since winning the Principal chair of the cello section of the Seattle Symphony at the age of 22, he has become a favorite of Seattle music lovers, with sold out solo and chamber performances around the city.
Twenty-three year old violinist Arnaud Sussmann is quickly establishing a reputation as a multi-faceted and compelling artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike. He has performed as a soloist throughout the U.S., Central America, Europe, and Asia at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. Mr. Sussmann is a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the 2006-2009 seasons. Highlights of the 2007-08 season include a chamber music performance with Itzhak Perlman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and a tour of Canada and the West Coast of the United States with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.