Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Bethena, A Concert Waltz
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Waltz, Op. 38 No.9
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Waltz in B minor, No.6 D.145
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Valse Oubliee No.1 in F Minor
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Plus Que Lente, L.121
Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Waltz in A flat Major, Op.38
Valentin Silvestrov (1937-)
Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1925)
Waltz from “Yolka” The Christmas Tree
Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Waltz No. 2 “Son Binocle”
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Waltz (Cinderella & Prince), from Cinderella, Op.102 No.1
Richard Danielpour (1956-)
Waiting for Chopin
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34 No.2
George Oakley (1979-)
Arvo Part (1935-)
Dmitri Schostakovich (1906-1975)
Waltz – Joke
James Carlson (1946-)
Hector Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Valse da Dor
Georgian born pianist Inga Kashakashvili is “a fine example of a world class performer at the top of her game” (Matt Warnock, Review.you). Acclaimed reviewers have praised her performance as “excellent” (New York Concert Review), “persuasive, authoritative—much to the delight of the audience” (Charles Adams, Hudson Falls). She has performed at major venues around the world, among them Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, Lyric Opera (Chicago), Barbican Centre (London), Tradegar House (Newport, UK), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Opera House and Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture (Georgia).
In October of 2018, NAXOS records will release a new CD album “Wanderer” worldwide, on which Ms. Kashakashvili plays a major role as a performer of recorded and premiered George Oakley’s Sonata for cello and piano, Four Songs based on Shakespeare Sonnets for mezzo soprano and piano and Toccata for solo piano.
Ms. Kashakashvili is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Artists International Auditions and the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition in New York and the Newport International Competition for Young Pianists in Wales. She has participated in prestigious music festivals including the Fête de La Musique in conjunction with the French-American Piano Society and Steinway & Sons at Sofitel in New York, the United Sounds of America in Chicago, PianoSummer at New Paltz in New York, and the Leipzig Music Festival in Germany.
“I am very impressed with her passion for music, pianistic abilities and a tangible stage presence”, said Vladimir Feltsman. Eteri Andjaparidze writes, “Ms. Kashakashvili’s talent is truly unsurpassed as she equally awes both broad audiences and professional musicians.”
Ms. Kashakashvili’s teachers have included Nino Katamadze, Eteri Andjaparidze, Vladimir Feltsman. For more information, please visit www.ingakashakashvili.com.
International Pianist Kariné Poghosyan returns to Pianoforte with her most exciting program yet, titled “Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky.” Ms. Poghosyan recently finished her busy spring tour, which included a solo recital tour of Southern California, a featured solo performance with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, debut at Vienna’s Musikverein, her Italian debut at the InterHarmony Music Festival, in Acqui Terme, Italy. She also returned to Carnegie Hall for her debut concert at Zankel Hall,
Program includes Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux, Op. 16, Stravinsky Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka, Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2, B-flat Minor (1931), Rachmaninoff Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5, Stravinsky-Agosti “Firebird.” Ms. Poghosyan was just recently engaged by Centaur Records, to record and release this program, which will be her sophomore CD, following the critically acclaimed debut album “Khachaturian for Piano,” released by Naxos. Please follow Kariné Poghosyan on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also see daily video posts for her #365dayproject on her official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KarinePoghosyanPianist
Moments Musicaux, Op.16
I. Andantino, B-flat minor
II. Allegretto, E-flat, minor
III. Andante cantabile, B Minor
IV. Presto, E Minor
V. Adagio sostenuto, D-flat Major
VI. Maestoso, C Major
Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka, transcribed by the composer
I. Dance Russe
II. Chez Petrouchka
III. La Semaine Grasse
Piano Sonata No. 2, B-flat Minor (1931 version)
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro – Lento
III. L’istesso tempo- Allegro molto
Lilacs, Op. 21, No.5
“Firebird” Suite, transcribed by G. Agosti
I. Dance Infernale
In response to Ms. Poghosyan’s passionate playing, a critic once wrote: “If she had been born a few decades earlier, perhaps the Armenian-American pianist Kariné Poghosyancould have melted the Cold War.” With such ardent devotion to her art, she has been praised for her ability to “get to the heart of the works she performs.”
Ms. Poghosyan made her orchestral debut at 14, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23. Since then, she has gone on to win numerous awards and perform in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. During the 2014-15 season, she made her debuts in Washington D.C. and Toronto, Canada, where she performed the Canadian premiere of Alan Hovhaness’s Piano Concerto, “Lousadzak.” Other performance highlights included solo recitals in the Myra Hess series in Chicago, and in Ehbar Saal in Vienna, as well as performing Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto with the Greater Newburgh (NY) Symphony, under the baton of Woomyung Choe.
Her most recent orchestral performances include Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Sinfonia Toronto, conducted by Maestro Nurhan Arman, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Phil Ventre. Both performances received warm ovations and strong reviews. She was also featured in WQXR’s “Chopin Marathon” concert and live webcast, and was interviewed by David Osenberg on his award-winning program on WWFM, Cadenza.
Ms. Poghosyan’s musical studies began in her native Yerevan in Armenia, at the School of the Arts No. 1, and continued at Romanos Melikian College and the Komitas State Conservatory. Her teachers in Armenia included Irina Gazarian, Vatche Umr-Shat, and Svetlana Dadyan. After moving to the United States in 1998, she received her BM, summa cum laude, from California State University in Northridge, under Françoise Regnat, followed by her MM and DMA degrees at Manhattan School of Music, under Arkady Aronov. In fact, she completed her DMA in a record-breaking two years with a thesis on Aram Khachaturian’s works for piano.
Ms. Poghosyan’s recent CD, “Khachaturian Original Piano Works and Ballet Transcriptions,” released on the NAXOS label, has received effusive reviews and earned her worldwide acclaim for her exceptional performance and styling. David Dubal, the revered piano authority, author and radio host, said of Kariné’s exquisite handling of Khachaturian’s music, “She immersed herself in the piano music of Aram Khachaturian to such an extent that her performances have elevated the music to a higher sphere. I know this for certain as I have played many of these pieces and found details of inflection, rhythm and technical prowess that I had not imagined the music possessed. This is an important debut recording and it brings to us, in Kariné Poghosyan’s work, a pianist that we should hear as soon as possible in recital or on disc. Khachaturian would be excited to hear his colorful works played with such idiomatic styling. This is Khachaturian playing that will not be rivaled!”
Kariné Poghosyan is currently based in New York, where she teaches at Manhattan School of Music.
Her spring 2018 includes a solo tour of California, a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, and her solo debut at Musikverein in Vienna
Join The Chicago Ensemble for its 42nd season of eclectic classical chamber music performances, featuring Gerald Rizzer, artistic director/piano, and leading Chicago artists. Every concert offers a wide-ranging program of beloved masterworks, rarely heard gems, and contemporary works by composers around the world. Enjoy an intimate setting, complimentary reception, and informal spoken program notes that provide the perfect chamber music experience. This season, we have 4 traditional concerts(each performed twice) and 4 “Discover America” concerts (each performed once).
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For violin, viola, cello, and piano
For violin and piano
Fabio Massimo Capogrosso
For violin, cello, and piano
Un Breve Racconto Notturno
For violin, viola, cello, and piano
For violin, viola, cello, and piano
Echoes of the Divine
Celebrating its 19th anniversary season, the EUCLID QUARTET enjoys one of the most highly regarded reputations of any chamber ensemble of its generation, with its members’ constituting a multinational mix representing four continents: violinist Jameson Cooper (Great Britain), violinist Brendan Shea (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela), cellist Jacqueline Choi (South Korea). Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet consistently performs to enthusiastic acclaim throughout the country.
Formed in Ohio in 1998, the Euclid Quartet takes its name from the famous Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, home to a wealth of renowned artistic and cultural institutions. Within three years, the ensemble was awarded the String Quartet Fellowship of the Aspen Music Festival, where it was invited to return for the subsequent summer’s concert season. The quartet was also invited to study with the Emerson String Quartet at the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop.
Highlights of the Euclid Quartet’s career include significant global recognition as the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the prestigious Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Prior to its Japanese laurels, the quartet also won awards in numerous United States competitions, including the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets, The Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. In 2009, the Euclid Quartet was awarded the esteemed “American Masterpieces” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Euclid is a frequent guest ensemble at American and Canadian music festivals, among them those of Aspen, Great Lakes, Kent/Blossom and Orford, while expanded programs have included collaborations with internationally renowned artists, including James Dunham, Gregory Fulkerson, Warren Jones, Paul Katz, Joseph Silverstein and Alexander Toradze.
In 2007, the Euclid Quartet was appointed to the prestigious string quartet residency at Indiana University South Bend, where its members teach private lessons and coach chamber music. Passionately devoted to presenting the highest quality chamber music to young audiences, these seasoned teaching artists have performed for thousands and thousands of students and young adults, in part through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and collaborations with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association.
Active in the recording studio, the Euclid Quartet most recently issued a disc of Wynton Marsalis and Dvorak. The American Record Guide raved about their cycle of the six string quartets of Béla Bartók on Artek Recordings: “rarely has a group found such meaning and vision.” Their debut CD, on Centaur records, features the first four quartets of Hugo Kauder, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria who fled to the United States in the 1940s.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Ketevan Badridze is an award winning classical pianist. Since her first performance with an orchestra at the age of ten, Ketevan has appeared with Tbilisi National Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Yerevan Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, and South Bend Symphony Orchestra. She is a seasoned performer of solo and chamber music in United States, Georgia, France, Austria, Holland, Italy and Germany. Her collaborations include performances with Lisa Batiashvili, Alexander Korsantia, Gregory Fulkerson as well as Euclid and Georgian National Quartets. Mrs. Badridze recorded Mozart Piano Concerto in C Minor with Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Most recent album features Violin and Piano works by Prokofiev with Violinist Jameson Cooper.
Ketevan is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, such as Newport International Piano Competition -UK, The World International Piano Competition – Cincinnati, New Orleans International Piano Competition, and the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition.
She received her Master of Music and Postgraduate degrees from Tbilisi State Conservatory and in 1993 she was appointed to the piano faculty there.
In 2000, Ketevan moved to the United States to study at Indiana University South Bend with Professor Alexander Toradze, where she received her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma. Ketevan has appeared with Toradze Piano Studio at numerous music venues around Europe and the United States, including Columbia University in New-York, Wigmore Hall in London, Academia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore and Ravenna Festival in Italy, Ruhr Keyboard Festival in Germany, and the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival as a part of “World Rising Stars” series broadcast on the National Public Radio (NPR).
Since Spring 2005 Mrs. Badridze serves as a member of music faculty at Indiana University at South Bend.
3 Preludes from Op.32
String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76 #2 “Quinten”
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op.34
Pack your bags for a madcap musical escapade!
Presenting Lynda Gordon with Bob Moreen.
Seating Is Limited | Reservations Required
To reserve seats contact Lynda Gordon by November 15 at:
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Musical Director: Bob Moreen
Artistic Director: David Edelfelt
Special Advisor: Faith Prince
Scott Gentile, Piano
Scott Gentile recently received his Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music. During his studies there he was the winner of the Chamber Music Live Award, the Legate Award, the Arthur-Balsam Grant, the Maurice-Piress Award for Conducting and the 2017 Concerto Competition. Prior to his time at ACSM, he studied at the Whalen School of Music where he was awarded the “Premier-Talent Scholarship” and won first prize in the Mary-Hayes North Piano Competition.
As an artistic administrator, he was recently promoted to Associate Director of the International Keyboard Festival and Institute. As a teacher he successfully started his own music program in 2015 which currently has seven teachers on the faculty and offers lessons in Piano, Voice and Guitar. He recently joined the piano faculty at Brooklyn Friends School.
Most Recently, Scott performed the 2nd Shostakovich Piano Concerto in Italy with the Circle Symphony in Cittadella under the baton of Giulio Svegliado. While he was in Italy he performed as a soloist for the “Missione Musica” festival and collaborated with the Manfredo String Quartet for a performance of Schumannʼs Piano Quintet.
Agnieszka Likos, Violin
Agnieszka Likos completed her Masters of Violin Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in the studio of Stefan Hersh. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied with Sibbi Bernhardsson and was awarded the full tuition Smith Scholarship for artistic work and academic achievements.
Agnieszka started violin studies in Poland under the direction of Dorota Pelczar at Ignacy Jan Paderewski School of Music in Krosno, and continued with Iwona Wojciechowska at Henryk Wieniawski School of Music in Łódź. In high school, she studied with Marko Dreher at the Music Institute of Chicago and performed in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Program. As a member of a piano trio from the C.Y.S.O., she won the first prize in the O.P.U.S. Chamber Music Competition in Chicago.
Agnieszka has performed in masterclasses in France, Italy, Poland and United States led by Ivry Gitlis, Itamar Golan, Gordan Nikolic, Fabio Paggioro, the Guarneri Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Hugo Wolf Quartet, Arianna Quartet, Parker Quartet and Shanghai Quartet. Agnieszka performs regularly with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Folks Operetta and various chamber music ensembles. She is on faculty at Elgin Community College and Solo Classic Music School in Buffalo Grove.
Patrycja Likos, cello
Patrycja Likos performs solo and with various groups in the United States and internationally each season. She has performed solo in cello master classes led by outstanding cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, G. Gnocchi, J. Pegis, A. Bauer, M. Flaksman, J. Reuling, and P. Uyterlinde. As a chamber musician, she took part in chamber music master classes in the United States, France, Poland and Italy with artists: I. Golan, I. Gitlis, G. Quartet, and P. Quartet. From 2012 to 2014, Patrycja was a regular member of Civic Orchestra in Chicago, and had opportunities to play with extraordinary conductors such as R. Muti, C. M. Prieto, M. Tilson Thomas, and J. van Zweden. In the Spring of 2018 Patrycja was featured at the Dame Myra Hess concert series with her solo recital which was broadcasted live on Radio WFMT 98.7 FM. In June 2018 as a member of the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra Patrycja performed at Carnegie Hall, NYC.
Patrycja is currently an assistant principal cellist of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Arts Orchestra, and Chicago Folk Operetta. Patrycja began her cello studies at the age of eight at the I. J. Paderewski School of Music in Krosno, Poland. She earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under A. Orkisz from the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Patrycja then went on to receive an Artist Diploma in cello performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the studio of Brandon Vamos.
Patrycja has won many prizes in cello competitions in the United States and abroad. In 2011, Patrycja won the first prize in the Krannert Center Debut Artist Competition at Urbana-Champaign. She earned the third prize at the International Cello Competition in Kosice, Slovak Republic, and the first prize at the Chamber Music Competition in Stalowa Wola, Poland.
Patrycja has more than 10 years of experience in teaching. She currently serves as a cello instructor at the Northeastern University and Solo Classic School in Buffalo Grove. Patrycjaʼs private studio serves the northern suburbs of Chicago. For more information please visit: www.plikoscello.com
Piano Trio No. 3 in f – minor, Op. 65
Allegro ma non troppo
Allegretto grazioso – Meno mosso
Finale. Allegro con brio
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 2 in c – minor, Op. 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
Finale: Allegro appassionato
“I cannot believe how completely [Mr. Gindes] was attuned to the content of the music, the beautiful piano tone, and the absolutely appropriate sentiment of every moment!”
~ New York Concert Review
During his childhood in Southern California, Ian Gindes was first introduced to the world of classical music and the piano by his father, who had studied piano in his youth with Ania Dorfman and Michel Piastro. Ian went on to work with Bonnie Farrer and Errol Haun, both who had studied with the late pedagogue Rosina Lhévinne. Gindes earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in 2011 under the guidance of Ian Hobson at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Gindes has received many awards, including first prize in the 2011 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, an invitation to perform at the Bradshaw and Buono Festival of Music in 2014, and a CD collection in his name donated to the University of Colorado at Boulder library. This collection is one of largest of its kind in the United States. Gindes’ 2016 recording, American Visions, celebrated the American musical tradition from the 20th century to the present. It included works by Copland and Gershwin as well as by contemporary composers. Gindes’ recording was praised by Gramophone magazine for his “keyboard brilliance.” He received acclaim for his recording from The Whole Note magazine, New York Concert Review, and Fanfare and was a featured artist on Chicago’s own classical music station, WFMT.
In the 2018-2019 season, Ian Gindes will be a featured soloist with the Belleville Philharmonic and the St. Louis Philharmonic. He will also give solo recitals in the St. Louis area. His current projects include recording the Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic and developing a new video series on YouTube.
In addition to his performance career, Dr. Gindes continues to share his passion for music via social media and teaching. He serves as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. He and his wife currently reside in Chicago.
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Four Piano Blues
“Muted and Sensuous”
I. Buckaroo Holiday
II. Corral Nocturne
III. Saturday Night Waltz
I. The Story of Our Town
II. Conversation at the Soda Fountain
III. The Resting-place on the Hill
Earl Wild (1915-2010)
Seven Virtuoso Études (Gershwin Transcriptions)
Étude No. 7 “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”
Étude No. 4 “Embraceable You”
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue
“In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays, you hold your breath in wonder.”
~ THE NEW YORK TIMES
Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader, and clinician known by critics and fans to “swing like a beast!”.
Early in his career, Fuller’s undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton’s Trio and legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio. Fuller also toured with guitar-vocal great John Pizzarelli.
Since 2013 – harnessing his unique experience – Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues – Fuller’s appearance at PianoForte Chicago is one you will not want to miss!
Larry Fuller has performed at: Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Bern International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Theater, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo & NYC), A-Train (Berlin), Tbilisi Event Hall, Auditorio Ibirapuera with Arte Viva Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more!
Larry Fuller Trio:
Larry Fuller, piano
George DeLancey, bass
Jason Tiemann, drums