Music in NYC: Hommage à Chopin by Daniil Trifonov, piano at Carnegie Hall

Music in NYC:  Hommage à Chopin by Daniil Trifonov, piano at Carnegie Hall

Perspectives Series by Daniil Trifonov: Next Concert on February 6, 2018  

Chopin by Daniil Trifonov Carnegie Hall NYC
Daniil Trifonov; Photo credit Dario Acosta, DG / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

Daniil Trifonov, 26-year old Russian pianist, is giving a seven-concert Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall 2017-2018 season opening it with a solo recital on October, 28, 2017.

After winning the first prize in 2011 Tchaikovsky competition and becoming an international sensation, Trifonov gave his first Carnegie Hall recital two month later and had regularly returned to dazzle and delight New York music fans. This coming season he is dedicating much of his Perspectives concerts to the oeuvre of Chopin and the compositions inspired by Chopin’s music.

While the concerts in the fall had featured music on the themes of Chopin, the next performance with an acclaimed baritone Matthias Goerne includes scores from Berg, Schumann to Shostakovich and Wolf. Well known for his amazing technique, poetic sensitivity and a highly emotional charge, turning to Chopin seems to be an obvious decision for Trifonov.

It is not coincidental as the pianist is also working with Deutsche Grammophone on a release of a double-album scheduled for October 6, 2017. The album is titled Chopin Evocations. Many of the pieces included in the October recital are also in the new album.

Trifonov’s Perspectives concerts later in the season will feature collaborations with Kremerata Baltica, a cellist Gautier Capucon, and a two-piano concert with Trifonov’s mentor Sergei Babayan.

Chopin by Daniil Trifonov Carnegie Hall NYC
Carnegie Hall; photo credit Jeff Goldberg / Esto / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

The history of the Perspectives goes back to 1999 when Mauricio Pollini was selected to create the series “which allows musicians to program and perform a group of concerts that deeply explore their artistic interests” as described by the Carnegie Hall “Then and Now”. From that time on Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Jeremy Denk, Andras Schiff among others were taking Carnegie Hall Perspectives residencies. It is interesting to note that Trifonov will be the youngest artist featured on the Perspectives series.

In the previous season, with a program of Schuman, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, Trifonov had excited the audiences with his technical brilliance and passion. His début at Caramoor in Katonah, NY was a highlight of 2017 Summer Festival there.The New Yorker magazine in its review of that year performance at Carnegie Hall notes that Trifonov “creates furor”.

Perspectives series with Daniil Trifonov

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February 6, 2018 – with Matthias Goerne, baritone  

March 1, 2018 – Two-pianos with Sergei Babayan

April 25, 2018 – with Kremerata Baltica

April 26, 2018 – with Kremerata Baltica and Gautier Capuchon, cello

May 4, 2018 – Solo Recital

 

Venue: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street, NY      Directions to Carnegie Hall

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Music in NYC: Marc-Andre Hamelin at Carnegie Hall

Music in NYC: Marc-Andre Hamelin at Carnegie Hall

Keyboard Virtuoso Exploring the Music of Romantic Masters

Piano recital Marc-Andre Hamelin Carnegie Hall November 2017
Marc-André Hamelin; Photo credit Sim Canetti-Clarke / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

Marc-Andre Hamelin returns to Carnegie Hall this Fall with an exciting and evocative program of Liszt, Feinberg, Debussy and Godowsky. The recital on November 1, 2017 at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium will feature the compositions by the well-known and lesser so yet equally formidable composers. That music has to be brought to the wide public and Hamelin is in the best position for the task.

By now the music fans are already expecting an exploration of the treasure trove of half-forgotten compositions at Hamelin’s performances. As a WBUR.org review  notes “he unearths, polishes and returns forgotten talent to prominence”. And the program on November 1 will not disappoint. Knowing the musician’s sensible touch and technical virtuosity, the music will surprise and delight at the same time.

Piano recital Marc-Andre Hamelin Carnegie Hall November 2017
Carnegie Hall; photo credit Jeff Goldberg / Esto / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

Marc-Andre Hamelin whose fame grows with each performance, is not only a brilliant pianist, but is a well-known composer. It’s extremely fascinating to hear music by the composer himself, which Mr. Hamelin sometimes includes in the encores at his concerts. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune the musician shared his believe that composing brings one closer to understanding how “each composer translated his thoughts into that notation”.

Hamelin records with Hyperion label and his discography by now counts more than 70 albums. His latest album Feldman: For Bunita Markus was released in July, 2017.  For his superior recordings he was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in June 2015.

His appearance at Carnegie Hall last year at the Two Pianos concert with Leif Ove Andsnes was given rave reviews.

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Date: November 1, 2017

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Music in NYC: New York Philharmonic with Leif Ove Andsnes in a program of Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Salonen

Music in NYC: New York Philharmonic with Leif Ove Andsnes in a program of Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Salonen

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Leif Ove Andsnes. Photo credit: Oezguer Albayrak / Image courtesy of New York Philharmonic

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The upcoming 2017-2018 New York Philharmonic season presents a carefully selected list of the masters ready to deliver the best in classical music experience. One of them is a Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes . Audiences around the world are very familiar with the measured and exact style of Andsnes. This season he is named The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by the New York Philharmonic with three concerto appearances and a recital in his only New York performances.

Andsnes début on the New York Philharmonic stage took place in 1997 followed by 28 appearances. His concert tours over the 2016-2017 season had won him much recognition and acclaim. He had successfully collaborated with another world renowned pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin giving Two Pianos recitals featuring Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, as well as the music of Mozart and DebussyAnthony Tommasini of the New York Times had noted “a fearless, incisive and surprisingly alluring account of this “original” version of the “Rite” at the Two Pianos recital at Carnegie Hall last April.

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Paavo Jarvi, Photo credit: Jean Christophe Uhl / Image courtesy of New York Philharmonic

Andsnes is also well-known for his recordings particularly for his exploration of Beethoven’s works which he calls the Beethoven Journey. He dedicated four years to complete the recordings of Beethoven five concertos with Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The recordings were released in installments by Sony Classical and the series was named one of The New York Times’s Best of 2014, iTunes’s Best Instrumental Album of 2012, and BBC Music Magazine’s 2015 Recording of the Year.

The program for Andsnes first appearance with the New York Philharmonic this season under Paavo Jarvi conducting will include New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen Gambit, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.

The program of majestic music by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius combined with the highly anticipated premiere of Salonen’s piece will surely be a delight the concert-goers.

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Venue: David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, NY

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Beyond NYC: Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Caramoor at Katonah, NY

Beyond NYC: Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Caramoor at Katonah, NY

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla on July 16, 2017

Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor at Katonah, NY
Jason Vieaux, photo by Tyler Boye; image source jasonvieaux.com

With a program of chamber music heavily influenced by the genius of Vivaldi, this concert on July Sunday afternoon is promising to be a meditation on the past with classical guitar, bandoneon, violin and a chamber orchestra serenading the summer.

Jason Vieaux, a winner of 2015 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo, is returning to Caramoor with Julien Labro on bandoneon and Krista Benin Fenney on violin. Vieaux’s impeccable technique and musicality “makes the guitar sing” in the words of Tom Huizenga, NPR host. From the beginning of Vieaux’s engagement with the NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series when he was young-artist-in-residence, his mastery have flourished adding on a diverse sound palette of West-African rhythms, Argentinian tangos and classical preludes. On his return to the Tiny Desk Concert studio as a renown international musician seven years later, his music had transformed the studio into “a quiet, jasmine-scented garden in Andalusia” as described by Huizenga.

Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor at Katonah, NY
Julien Labro photo by Anna Webber / image source julienlabro.com

Julien Labro is a well-known accordionist whose music blends folk and classical melodies into an eclectic and rich mix. In the course of his career Labro’s main influence was the music of an Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. According to Labro’s autobiography, Piazzolla was the reason for Labro to pick up a bandoneon. Sharing this affection, Vieaux and Labro had already recorded 7 albums on the music by Piazzolla with the most recent one Infusion by Azica produced in 2016.

The combination of top quality music performance and spectacular Caramoor gardens and grounds makes it an ideal place for a summer night out. At Caramoor the visitors can enjoy architecture, history, art, horticulture and music all in one place. Arrive early to have a chance to explore them all.

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Venue: Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, NY                                       Date: July 16, 4pm

Beyond NYC: Daniil Trifonov, Piano at Caramoor in Katonah, NY

Beyond NYC: Daniil Trifonov, Piano at Caramoor in Katonah, NY

Powerful program for Summer Chamber music lineup

Beyond NYC: Daniil Trifonov, Piano at Caramoor in Katonah, NY
Daniil Trifonov / image source caramoor.org

Daniil Trifonov, 26-year-old Russian pianist, is already well known to the audiences around the world for his amazing technique and poetic sensitivity in delivering the most challenging programs. The selection of works for this year Summer concert at Caramoor is exactly in that category.

Trifonov became an international sensation in 2011 when he won the first prize in the Tchaikovsky competition.  From that time on he is a regular at major concert halls with dedicated fans eagerly anticipating his every performance. And he never disappoints. The New Yorker magazine in its review of this year performance at Carnegie Hall notes that Trifonov “creates furor”.

In the program at Caramoor, Trifonov starts with Schumann including Kreisleriana; followed by a selection of Preludes and Fugues by Shostakovich and ending with  the movements from Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Expect a lot of energy and clarity in tone as these serious pieces require from a performer. Trifonov’s virtuosity and depth will delight you and make that night an affair to remember!

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Venue: Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, NY                                       Date: July 9, 5pm