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Intimate Evening of Piano Trios

July 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Intimate Evening of Piano Trios @ PianoForte Studios

Program to include: 

Shostakovich Piano Trio no.1 C minor op.8

Schumann Piano Trio no.2 in F major op.80




Ilya Friedberg, piano

Ilya feels at home as a soloist and as a chamber musician. As a chamber musician he had an honor to be on the stage with magnificent artist such as Mark Kaplan, Pacifica quartet, St.Petersburg quartet, Tim Noble, Carol Vaness, Arnaud Sussmann, Peter Takacs, Allysa Margulis, Alexander Buzlov.

As a soloist Ilya has performed with conductors Uriel Segal and Eric Stumacher and others. Ilya enjoys performing all music, he has collaborated and promoted music of composers David Baker, Michael Daugherty, Claude Baker, David Canfield, Phillip Sink, Ryan Chase and has recorded and collaborated on editing the score to a printed edition of the Entire piano works by Douglas Hofstadter.
Ilya is a prize winner of multiple awards at International competitions, he has performed in a Small Philharmonic Hall, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center among others.
He has studied under Luissa Yoffe , Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sedmara Rudstein, Sanford Margolis and Currently Ilya is an Assistant to Menahem Pressler.

Ilya enjoys teaching for Mr.Pressler at Jacobs School of Music and at music festivals, he is faculty at Sonad Chamber Music Festival, Mimi Zweig String Academy Festival, Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival, and A New Harmony Summer Festival.

A founder of Bloomington Trio, he is a promoter and active musician in Bloomington, a chair of NSAL Instrumental Competition and a founder of Johannes Concert Artist Concert Series.

Hyewon Yang, violin

Hyewon Yang, violin was born in Seoul, Korea where she started her musical education at age 5.

Her recent chamber music performances include David Baker trio “Roots II” at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington, Bartok Contrasts in Keene, Maine.

As a growing violinist in Seoul, Korea, she continued her early education in Yewon School, a preparatory secondary school. Hyewon has placed herself among the promising violinists and garnered first prizes in various competitions for young violinists and was invited to perform as a soloist with the Mihail Jora Bacau Philharmonic, Korean Senior Orchestra and among others. In Seoul, she studied with Kyunghee Yoon, A-Rah Shin, and Siyeon Ryu.

Upon moving to the United States in 2009, Hyewon was invited to study with violinist Aaron Rosand, and has been influenced to the great tradition of violin playing as well as participating in his Summer Master Course in Purchase, NY. She was invited to participate in Aurora Chamber Music Festival where she studied violin with Ilya Grubert, and chamber music with Hariolf Schlichtig of the Cherubini Quartet. Recently she gave various programs of duo recitals with pianist Ilya Friedberg as part of Make Music Chicago.

Hyewon received her Bachelor of Music degree and completed Performer Diploma in violin performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the guidance of violinist Alexander Kerr. While at Indiana University she studied chamber music with Eric Kim, Grigory Kalinivsky, Masumi Per Rostand, and Sibbi Bernhardsson of Pacifica Quartet.

Gabriel Martins, cello

19-year-old American cellist Gabriel Martins is the gold medalist of the V International David Popper Cello Competition in Hungary, the silver medalist of the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, and the bronze medalist of the 20th Sphinx Competition. Martins has performed as soloist with ensembles such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, New World Youth Orchestra and Fukuda Ensemble (São Paulo). He has collaborated in chamber music with artists such as Robert Chen and Edgar Meyer. He is also the newest member of the SAKURA Cello Quintet, which has been described as “brilliant” and “superb” by the Los Angeles Times.

Martins began playing the cello when he was five, studying with Susan Moses. He grew up performing with the Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi, touring internationally and playing in venues such as Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Other than his long-time mentor, Moses, he also received guidance from Richard Aaron, David Finckel, Csaba Onczay, Brinton Smith and Mimi Zweig.

Martins was a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School for two summers, where he participated in the Finckel-Wu Han chamber music studio and won the concerto competition. He is currently in his third year of undergraduate studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with legendary cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. In his freshman year at USC, Martins won both the concerto competition and the solo Bach competition.

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