2018-2019 Professional Concert Series
Pressenda Chamber Players

Washington Conservatory of Music presents


Washington Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence:
PRESSENDA CHAMBER PLAYERS


Aaron Berofsky, violin
Kathryn Votapek, violin
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
Tobias Werner, cello
Adam Golka, piano

 
French Masterworks for string quartet and piano quintet

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 8 PM
Westmoreland Congregational
United Church of Christ
One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816
FREE (donations welcome) | directions


The Pressenda Chamber Players is a multi-member ensemble of strings and piano is named for Giovanni Pressenda (1777-1854) maker of the instruments played by Pressenda Chamber Players Founder/Artistic Director and cellist Tobias Werner and member violinist Aaron Berofsky. The concert features Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 and Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet Concert. Concert performers include violinists Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Tobias Werner. The Pressenda Chamber Players are Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington Conservatory of Music performing concerts and providing special classes and events.

Violinist Aaron Berofsky has gained wide recognition as a chamber musician and soloist performing with orchestras in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada. More+

Violinist Kathryn Votapek maintains an active career as a soloist and chamber music artist throughout the US, Canada, and Europe and performs with the Votapek Trio. More+

Violist Amadi Azikiwe has performed in recitals throughout the US and with ensembles including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. More+

Cellist Tobias Werner is the music director of The Chamber Music Conference of the East, as well as Artistic Director/ Founder of the Pressenda Chamber Players. He has appeared in chamber music concerts throughout the world. More+

Polish-American pianist Adam Golka was recently selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York (organized by the 92nd Street Y). Adam has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.More+

Program


Audience members are invited to a post-concert Wine & Words in the church social hall – a fun and informal question and answer session with the artists, with complimentary beverages.

The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory presents a professional monthly concert series October through May at Westmoreland Church in Bethesda and other public concerts and events throughout the year at Glen Echo Park. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children. Back balcony seating at the Westmoreland Circle location is suggested for families with small children as a courtesy to other audience members and to allow for easy exit. Conservatory Concerts are funded by donations and presented free of charge to allow those of all ages and economic means to enjoy outstanding live classical music in the community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

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