Piano Trio Recital: Scott Gentile, Piano; Agnieszka Likos, Violin; Patrycja Likos; Cello

December 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Piano Trio Recital: Scott Gentile, Piano; Agnieszka Likos, Violin; Patrycja Likos; Cello @ PianoForte Studios

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


Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio No. 3 in f – minor, Op. 65
Allegro ma non troppo
Allegretto grazioso – Meno mosso
Poco adagio
Finale. Allegro con brio


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 2 in c – minor, Op. 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Andante espressivo 
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto 
Finale: Allegro appassionato