Inna Solo 2022 ((EXCLUSIVE))
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Inna Solo 2022
Inna Nassidze made her solo debut at the age of 10 in her native town of Tbilisi, Georgia with the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra. In 1988 she was the winner of All-Soviet Junior Cello Competition. In 1993 she was awarded the Gabor Rejto fellowship at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, where she performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto as a winner of the Concerto Competition. In the summer of 1996 Inna was awarded a special prize as the Most Outstanding cellist at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
Miss Nassidze started playing the piano at the age of three and took up the cello when she was seven, studying with her father David Nassidze at the Central Special Music School for Gifted in Tbilisi. She also took lessons with Natalia Shahovskaya in Moscow. In 1990 Inna moved with her family to Mexico, where she continued her solo career, playing with some of the major Orchestras there, as well as recitals throughout Mexico.
Inna has been invited to such prestigious festival as Riva del Garda, Italy, Festival de Mayo, Mexico and Summit Musica Festival in New York, USA. She is a frequent guest soloist with the major Orchestras in Mexico, her upcoming performances include Bloch, Schelomo and Brahms Double Concerto.
Music Style: Jazz & WorldAn evening of adventurous music that blends the dynamic sounds of Japanese folk instruments with jazz. Ranging from the meditative Zen flute solo (shakuhachi) to taiko/drum kit battle, the ensemble continues to bring new sonic expression that challenges and honors their individual cultures and traditions.
C4 starts its 2022-23 season with a patchwork of extraordinary choral works that range from Ramayana monkey chants to Andrew Sisters-style swing to homages to William Byrd including a performance of Defenestration for Choir by C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective.Nov 17, 8:00pm - Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., ManhattanNov 19, 8:00pm - St. Peter's Church, 346 W. 20th St., Manhattan
The Master and Margarita Suite for speaking pianist by Veronika Krausas will be premiered by pianist Inna Faliks at the Wende Museum in Los Angeles on May 6, 2022. Inna Faliks, a renowned pianist and the head of UCLA's Piano department, presents a musical program that explores Mikhail Bulgakov's iconic Soviet novel of art, irony, love, religion, and Faustian legend, The Master and Margarita.
On December 18th at 7:30 pm "Scelsi, Byzantium and the Alchimists" concert of VOXNOVA ITALIA with Alessandro Tamiozzo (tenor), Oliviero Giorgiutti (baritono) and Nicholas Isherwood (bass). Including No. 3 Regarding the Experiments of Marium Prophetissima from The Alchemy Suite for solo baritone. Text by Quintan Ana Wikswo.
Krausas has composed works for orchestra, chamber groups, soloists, player pianos, and other configurations, as well as operas and multimedia pieces that blend music with dance, acrobatics, and video. She currently serves on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Cloisonné for solo double bass, with video by Nana Tchitchoua, will be performed at the International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts on its New Music Night.
The collaboration of composer Veronika Krausas and Canadian writer André Alexis spans almost 30 years. Presented by Timepoint Ensemble, the concert includes several of their older and newer works with narration by Mark Ikeda. The program includes: Wilderness for solo horn and narrator (2009) Stone for solo cello and narrator (1991) Under an Open Sky world premiere of version for saxophone (1997) Running through the Grey-eyed Dawn for performer (2014) Shelter, a Trinidadian ghost story for narrator and 2 percussionists (1991)
The Alchemy Suite with text & film by Quintan Ana Wikswo :: Les Femmes à l'Honneur du 13e Festival de Musique Please note ... François-Michel Rignol's solo piano recital has been moved to Spring 2014.
misfits & hooligansSaturday April 28th, 2012 9pmOur crew of misfits and hooligans includes toy piano, accordion, harmonica, viola,three double basses, electronics, and harpsichord ... all in a one concert for Beyond Baroque's music series, curated by Krausas.From two of Los Angeles? most visionary, genre-defying performance groups comes a visually and aurally stunning live performance evening exploring new forms and hybrids of music, performance electronics, video projections, multichannel text installations, stop-motion animation, and more.Performers include harpsichordist Arthur Ohana, harmonica player Bill Barrett, accordionists Isaac Schankler & Daniel Corral, Aron Kallay on toy piano, double bassists Will Cravy, Teddy Gabrielides, Eric Windmeier, and violist Alma Lisa Fernandez with visual artist and poet Quintan Ana Wikswo. Music by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, Isaac Schankler and Tom Flaherty, including Krausas's gardens of stone for double bass trio and JONAS for solo harmonica.tickets available at the door $10/$5 seniors & studentsBeyond Baroque681 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291For more info: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Pianist Aron Kallay premières UN-intermezzi for solo pianoFriday, March 23, 8 p.m.Somewhere Very Else: The Polish-Lithuanian ConnectionUniversity Park CampusAlfred Newman Recital HallFreeUSC's Polish Music Center presents two days of concerts featuring both California and world premieres. Thornton School faculty pianist Aron Kallay will perform a faculty recital of Polish and Lithuanian music. The concert will include premieres by Vykintas Baltakas and Thornton faculty Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski as well as works by Joanna Bruzdowicz, Mikalojus Ciurlionis, and Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki.These UN-intermezzi are solo piano pieces inspired by the novel Un-Lun Dun by the British writer China Miéville. The story presents an alternate and parallel universe to the city of London. China's writing is so wonderfully poetic that I've used (with his permission!) several of his phrases as the titles for each of the pieces: each dreams the other, somewhere very else, a bowl for shadows, story ladder, and a chorus of night things.for more information: USC Thorton School of Music
September is a month for both wrapping up the summer season and revving up for a whole new calendar of performing arts events. A case in point: The Lyric Opera is set to open its season with an intriguing production of Fiddler on the Roof (a sign that it is returning to its pre-pandemic practice of mounting a Broadway musical classic each year). And at the same time the Ravinia Festival will continue to present a few more weeks of top-notch programs, including two concerts by solo pianists who both just happen to be Jewish women. Here is a closer look:
In her solo concert at Ravinia's indoor Bennett Gordon Hall (at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10), Faliks will perform an intriguing program entitled "Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel," comprised of what she has described as nine "social responses" by contemporary composers to Beethoven's "Six Bagatelles, Opus 126" and Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la nuit." She also will perform the original masterpieces.
Einav Yarden is an Israeli-born, Berlin-based pianist who graduated from Tel Aviv University, spent four years studying with fabled pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, and has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and guest artist with many orchestras.
Yarden will perform a solo concert, also at Bennett Gordon Hall, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. On the program will be Johann Sebastian Bach's "Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor"; his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's "Rondos" in C Minor and G Major, "Fantasies" in E-Flat Major and C Major, and "Sonata in D Major;" Beethoven's "Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major"; selections from Brahms' "Seven Fantasies"; and a work by the contemporary Hungarian-born composer Peter Eotro who bears the evocative title, "Dances of the Brush-Footed Butterfly."
Violinist Liba Shacht was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she began her musical studies at age 5. Shortly thereafter, her family emigrated to Israel. The recipient of an Artist Diploma with distinction from Tel Aviv University, Shacht appeared as soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Broadcasting Symphony, the Israeli Sinfonietta, and in chamber orchestras and recitals throughout Israel. She represented Israel at the Jeunesses Musicales World Congress in Korea, Japan, and England, where she performed chamber music at the Royal Albert Hall.
Ms. Faliks's distinguished career has taken her to thousands of recitals and concerti throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Highlights of the recent seasons include a 2016 tour of China, with appearances in all the major halls such as Beijing Center for Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Arts Theater and Tianjin Grand Theater, as well as her acclaimed debuts at the Festival Intenacional de Piano in Mexico, in the Fazioli Series in Italy and in Israel's Tel Aviv Museum, at Portland Piano Festival and with the Pacifica Chamber Players, a collaboration with the famed dance troupe Bodytraffic, and Jacaranda in Los Angeles. Recent return engagements include Newport Festival, Bargemusic and Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, Broad Stage Santa Monica, a tour of Canada, Salle Cortot in Paris, Beethoven 4th with Minnesota Sinfonia, and at Peninsula Festival , where she played the 1st and 3rd Prokofiev Concerti in the same half of the program with Victor Yampolsky, conductor. She is regularly engaged as a concerto soloist nation-wide; other concerti in the recent seasons include Rachmaninoff 2nd concerto with Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Greensboro Symphony, Rachmaninoff 2nd with Vallejo Symphony, Gershwin Project with Daniel Meyer and the Erie Symphony, and Clara Schumann at Wintergreen Festival, Beethoven 3rd with Evanston Symphony. 041b061a72