Many Routes to Carnegie: Interharmony International Music Festival Side-by-Side Artist Showcase
PR Log - Mar 08, 2013 - How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Yes. Yes. Yes. But sometimes an airplane would help. As in the case of 13-year-old pianist Miu Ishikawa who is jetting to New York from Tokyo to perform as part of “Side-by-Side Artist Showcase” at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, March 21 at 8pm. The event is a first of its kind.
Produced by InterHarmony International Music Festival, which was founded and directed by cellist Misha Quint, the evening showcases the most gloriously talented students who have participated in the prestigious 12-year-old festival, which takes place in three different European cities each summer. Each festival concludes with an Artist Showcase joining the professional musicians with the best of the participating students.
The March 21 concert also joins acclaimed professional musicians with the best of the budding young artists. Seasoned pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich will accompany both 10-year-old Noelle Midori Naito in Antonio Bazzini’s “The Dance of the Goblins” and her 12-year-old brother violinist Kenneth Naito in Manuel de Falla-Kreisler’s “Danse Espagnole.” She will also accompany 18-year- old cellist Chris Beroes-Hagis as he performs Tchaikovsky’s “Nocturne for Cello and Piano, Op. 19, No. 4.” Miu Ishikawa will perform Franz Liszt’s “Ricordanza” from his “Transcendental Etudes.”
The Prelude from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Unaccompanied Cello Suite, No. 3 in C Major” will be played by 14-year-old Hastings-on-Hudson native, Luming Chan. Virginia native, 17-year-old violinist Ànnika Jenkins will play Franz Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasie” and 26-year-old violinist Bora Jeong will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane.”
The second half of the program includes Chopin’s “Nocturne, No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15” and Toru Takemitsu’s “Rain Tree Sketch,” works played by pianist Etsuko Terada. The evening concludes with a “Side-by-Side” of Tchaikovsky’s lyrically complex “Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70,” one of the composer’s last pieces, performed by violinists Andrzej Grabiec and Bora Jeong, violists Marylène
Gingras-Roy and Matthew Pickart, and cellists Misha Quint and Caitlin Quinn McConnell. McConnell, Jeong and Pickart are former students at the Festival.
WHERE TO GO
Tickets for the March 21 performance are $35, and can be purchased by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800; at the Carnegie Hall box office located at West 57th and Seventh Avenue or online at www.carnegiehall.org.
MISHA QUINT, who graduated from the Leningrad Special School for the Gifted and the Leningrad State Conservatory, made his orchestral debut at the age of 13 after winning first place in the Boccherini Competition in St. Petersburg. Many other prizes and awards followed before he immigrated from Russia to the United States in 1989. Quint has appeared with such celebrated orchestras as Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional do Brasilia, Metropolitan Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra, National Irish Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony and London Soloists Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad State Orchestra, Orchestra of Classical and Contemporary Music as well as with the Symphony Orchestras of Latvia and Georgia. He has worked with an equally illustrious group of conductors including Maxim Shostakovich, Paul Lustig Dunkel, Colman Pearce, Sidney Harth, Ravil Martinov, Camilla Kolchinsky, Yaacov Bergman and Ira Levin. Misha Quint began to create music festivals in Europe in 1997 (the International Cello Festival in Blonay, Switzerland) followed by the Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland (1998-2007). InterHarmony Music Festival, which Quint first established in Geneva, Switzerland in 2000, has subsequently taken place in San Francisco, CA (2009), the Berkshires, MA (2007 & 2008), Schwarzwald, Germany (2008-2011), Sulzbach-Rosenberg (2005-present) and Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy (2012 to present). Quint is a member of the Preparatory Division faculty at Mannes College, The New School for Music in Manhattan. http://www.interharmony.com, http://www.srimf.com and http://www.mishaquint.com.
MARYLÈNE GINGRAS-ROY, a native of Québec City, Canada, joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra viola section in the 1997 season, and in 2004 was promoted to fourth chair. She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec with Douglas McNabney and François Paradis and graduated in 1993 with unanimous First Prizes in both in viola and chamber music. She was then the recipient of Canada and Québec Arts Councils’ Scholarship Grants, enabling her to attend the Harid Conservatory with Victoria Chiang and received an Artist Diploma in 1997 at the Curtis Institute of Music with Karen Tuttle and Joseph DePasquale. She teaches at Duquesne University and coaches viola for the Three Rivers Young People Orchestra. Marylène has also taught at summer music festivals such as: Domaine Forget, Québec, InterHarmony International Music Festival in Germany and Italy.
SVETLANA GOROKHOVICH has performed in international music festivals in Holland, Germany, Italy and New York. She has worked with Misha Quint since 2005. Her latest performances include recitals in Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Ridotto Music Series. Gorokhovich received her music training in the Kazan State Conservatory and her Ph.D. from St. Petersburg State Conservatory, studying with distinguished professor Tatiana Kravchenko. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. Gorokhovich was the 1997 winner of the Bartok-Kabalevsky- Prokofiev International Piano Competition at Radford University and the 1999 IBLA international competition in Italy. Her solo recital at Carnegie Hall in 2000 was highly acclaimed by the New York Concert Review.
ANDRZEJ GRABIEC was a prizewinner at the Fifth International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland (1967) and the International Jacques Thibaud Violin Competition in Paris, France (1969). An honored graduate and later professor at the Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland in 1972, Grabiec immediately became a soloist and Concertmaster of the Polish National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and leader of Capella per Musica da Camera. He has been Concertmaster of the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Kansas, and Music Director of the Mozart Festival Chamber Orchestra. Since moving to Houston in 1995, Mr. Grabiec became Professor of Violin at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and joined the Western Arts Trio. He performed with the Houston Symphony in 1999 and is a founder and Artistic Co-Director of the Virtuosi of Houston. He served as Artistic Director of an extensive Olympic Arts Tour throughout Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific islands as a soloist and conductor in 1999. In 2002 Grabiec performed the world premiere of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Peter Lieuwen, dedicated to Andrzej Grabiec. He performed under such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Erich Leinsdorf, Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutoslawski, Kazimierz Kord, Mark Elder, Erich Bergel, and taught and performed at many summer festivals around the world.
ETSUKO TERADA began piano lessons at the age of four in Tokyo, and later when she was 16, she entered the Vienna Academy where she studied with Dieter Weber. After graduating from the Vienna Academy with highest honors she moved to New York City to study with Sascha Gorodnitzky at Juilliard School (post graduate diploma) and later with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University (artist diploma) where she taught as Mr.Pressler’s assistant. She won the third prize and a Gold medal at the second Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv when Maestro Rubinstein himself was on a Jury, was a prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, and received the Chopin Society Award in Japan. She moved back to her native country Japan after 11 years of study abroad and has been an active performer in Japan as well as Europe and the US. She appeared as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Japan such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra among others. She also played chamber music concerts with many world prominent players such as principal string players of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus String Quartett , Prazak Quartett, and at the Prague’s Spring Festival with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. In 1979, Etsuko Terada made her debut in London and since then she has toured in Germany, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Bulgaria, Israel, Taiwan, and the US where she performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Northern Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Radio Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sophia Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, etc. with conductors including: Eliahu Imbal, Akeo Watanabe, Jiri Belohlavek, Sir Charles Mackerras Hiroyuki Iwaki, Brian Priestman, Philippe Entremont and Takashi Asahina. She has been a professor of Nihon University College of Art graduate school in Tokyo since 2000. Etsuko Terada has made many recordings such as Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 K488 with Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Sony Label), solo works of two Chopin albums, Schumann album and a Mozart Sonata album (by Canyon Records and Exton Label.)