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Academy of Fortepiano Performance Resident Artist Concert

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Tickets: $25

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Viennese Masters and Ukrainian Dreams: Fortepiano Music from the 18th and 19th Centuries

The renowned faculty of the Academy of Fortepiano Performance will present a diverse program of music played on historical pianos from the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum, Steven E. Greenstein collection.  The sound world of the Viennese masters like Mozart and Schubert is recreated as the music is performed on the instruments of their time. Viennese influence stretched to the cultural life of Ukraine, as will be heard in the music of Ukrainian composers Dmitri Bortnianskij and Mykola Lysenko.

Featuring faculty members Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang (fortepiano). They will be joined by special guest fortepianist Sylvia Berry, who will also be teaching a masterclass on June 13.

Audrey Axinn is a sensitive and vibrant performer on historical pianos and a teacher of historical piano performance at The Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music. She was the associate dean and a member of the team that launched Juilliard's new international branch campus in China.

Maria van Epenhuysen Rose, a native of the Netherlands, is a brilliant performer on historical pianos, covering a wide range of repertoire.  She also holds a PhD in musicology from New York University and has published many articles on piano performance practice.

Yi-heng Yang is an ardent proponent of using historical instruments to bring the literature of the piano to life.  She teaches at Juilliard and recently made her Carnegie Hall debut with Karim Sulayman, tenor, playing Schubert Songs with a Viennese fortepiano.

 

 

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