Violinist, Pianist Perform at Weymouth
UNC School of the Arts musicians Kevin Lawrence, violinist, and Dimitri Shteinberg, pianist, will perform in the Great Room at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Works to be performed are "Sonata in A major, K.526" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; "Homage to Iran" by Henry Cowell (1887-1965); "Sonata" (1942) by Aaron Copland; "Waltz and Celebration" from "Billy the Kid" and "Hoe-Down" from "Rodeo," also by Aaron Copland.
Violinist Kevin Lawrence has consistently elicited superlative responses for his performances throughout the United States and Europe. His assertive style and strong musical personality have thrilled audiences at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and in Houston, Chicago, London, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Rome, Prague, Bucharest, Sofia, St. Petersburg and Amsterdam, where the Dutch press described him as "simply miraculous."
In the fall of 2003 he made an extensive recital tour of Europe, including concert appearances in Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. His release of the complete violin works of the American composer Arthur Foote on the New World label was "highly recommended" as "beautifully played" by The Washington Post, and heard on the Ken Burns series "Not for Ourselves Alone," broadcast on PBS. His second CD of American violin sonatas, recently released by New World, was hailed as "vital playing" and "a labor of love" by Classics Today.com.
Lawrence received his musical education at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. While at Juilliard, he also studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and continued his chamber music study with Josef Gingold at the Meadowmount School in Westport, N.Y. Appointed to the Meadowmount faculty by Ivan Galamian in 1980, he taught there each summer until 1994, when he became the dean of the Killington Music Festival in Vermont. He served as Killington's artistic director from 1997 through 2004, when he founded the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vt. Lawrence has given master classes throughout the United States, and in Germany, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Costa Rica and Venezuela. He is the chair of the string department at the North Carolina School of the Arts, which recognized him with its Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007.
Dmitri Shteinberg has appeared in concert across North America, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Bulgaria and Israel. His solo performances include the Jerusalem Symphony, the Italian Philharmonic Marchetiana, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Camerata Orchestra and Porto National Symphony. He was a guest artist at the Sarasota and Summit Music Festivals, Music Festival of the Hamptons, the "Oleg Kagan'' Festival in Germany, Festival Aix-en-Provence in France, and Open Chamber Music in Cornwall, England.
Recent concerts include Kennedy Center and Alice Tully Hall, a recital at the Boas Charitable Trust in London, and a performance of Beethoven's complete cello and piano sonatas at BargeMusic in New York.
Recently called "protean and refined" by The New York Times, Shteinberg has recorded for the Israeli ''Voice of Music'' radio station, WQXR, WHMT, the Bavarian Radio and the Yamaha Disklavier; collaborated with New York Philharmonic members and the cellists Han-Na Chang and Natalia Gutman. Dmitri Shteinberg is a prize-winner in 20 competitions worldwide. He won first prize in "Citta de Senigallia'' International Competition in Italy. In the United States, he won the Naomi Foundation Competition and the Artists International Award, and received the Salon De Virtuosi Fellowship Grant. He holds a doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music, and was appointed to the artist faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the fall of 2011.
Admission is by membership or $15 at the door.
Call (910) 692-6261 for additional information.
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