Amernet Storms the Northeast

The Amernet String Quartet concludes the 2018-19 season with a series of performances in the Tri-State Area. Following a performances at Chestnut Hill Concerts with cellist Ronald Thomas and violist Vivek Kamath on August 9, the quartet returned to Bargemusic on the Brooklyn waters for a program of works by Beethoven, Dvořák, and Daniel Asia. The quartet will be back in New York on August 19 for a performance at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock in a performance including the quartet’s transcription of Beethoven’s “Pathetique” Sonata. More information on the quartet’s Maverick performance can be found here.

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Sarah Dinin
Shadrin's Final Building Bridges

Yury Shadrin ended his 2018-19 season of recitals as part of Andras Schiff's Building Bridges program with solo performances in June and July at Konzerthaus in Berlin and Beethovenhaus in Bonn (with Sir Schiff present). Shadrin also gave duo recitals earlier in June in the Czech Republic with Lukáš Vondráček.

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Sarah Dinin
Leshnoff at the League

Jonathan Leshnoff's Symphony No. 4, "Heichalos," which the Nashville Symphony premiered in March 2018, had its subsequent performance in Nashville May 31-June 3, 2019. The final performance took place during the annual League of American Orchestras conference, introducing the powerful work to a vast array of industry leaders. The concert followed by a CD signing with the new all-Leshnoff release by Naxos, accompanied by one of the Violins of Hope.

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Sarah Dinin
Sussmann Returns from CMS Tour of Europe

Following a rousing performance home at Alice Tully Hall, Arnaud Sussmann and four other members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center traveled across five cities in Europe performing Brett Dean's revolutionary new quartet, Seven Signals, and works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Brahms.

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Sarah Dinin
All-Leshnoff Recording To Be Released by Naxos

On May 2, 2019, Naxos will release a recording featuring three works by Jonathan Leshnoff performed by the Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. The collection will feature Leshnoff’s popular concert opener Starburst, his Guitar Concerto featuring Jason Vieaux, and the world premiere recording o his Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” featuring the Violins of Hope, restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

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Sarah Dinin
Shadrin in England & Switzerland

This month, Shadrin gave an engaging master class for piano students at London’s Royal Conservatory of Music, then performed the second installment of his Building Bridges recital program at Kartause Ittingen in Switzerland.

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Sarah Dinin
Amernet Quartet Shines in Mexico

The Amernet String Quartet returned to Pro Musica in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in January for two acclaimed performances featuring the music of Mozart, Dohnányi, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Schubert.

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Sarah Dinin
Shadrin Begins European Recital Tour

Pianist Yury Shadrin gives the first of his four European recitals in Antwerp on January 17 as part of Sir András Schiff's Building Bridges Tour. He will perform this program in recitals later this season in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

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Leshnoff Quartet at Carnegie Hall During APAP

To start 2019, the Carpe Diem String Quartet performed Jonathan Leshnoff’s quartet Four Dances to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on January 6. The work’s new transcription for saxophone quartet will have its premiere and two subsequent performances at the International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, VA on January 11.

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Forshee’s New Release & Commission

Alongside upcoming performances in Baltimore, Portland, and Seattle, Zane Forshee announces the February 2019 release of his new album featuring the works of 20th Century Valencian composers, a culmination of original research from his time as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain. Other current projects include the recording of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint with Beatboxer Shodekeh and workshops at University of Minnesota-Duluth in preparation for the April premiere of Forshee’s commissioned work for percussion and guitar, Killjoy, by Gene Koshinski.

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Sarah Dinin
Shadrin Selected for Schiff’s Building Bridges Tour

Yury Shadrin starts 2019 with European debut recitals as part of Sir András Schiff's Building Bridges Tour, in which he works together with select young pianists to develop a program and support their rising careers. Shadrin also performs this winter with the Peabody Chamber Orchestra conducted by Leon Fleisher, gives a recital at Oberlin Conservatory, and leads a master class at London’s Royal College of Music.

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The Amernet Reveals its Success in Collaborations

Beyond the ensemble’s successful performance collaborations with violinist Chauncey Patterson, clarinetist John Manasse, composer Daniel Asia, and pianist and conductor Joseph Kalichstein, the Amernet gave concerts and masterclasses through residencies with the University of Arizona and the Omaha Conservatory of Music in fall 2018. The Quartet looks forwards to concerts in Mexico and throughout Florida, including a collaboration with violist Cynthia Phelps and cellist Ronald Thomas in early 2019.

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Leshnoff’s Active Season Has Just begun

Following acclaimed fall performances of Jonathan Leshnoff’s music with the Knoxville Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet in Boulder, CO, Leshnoff’s music makes its way around the US in early 2019. In addition to January performances of his quartet Four Dances at Carnegie Hall and the International Saxophone Symposium, Leshnoff’s orchestral music returns this winter to the Kalamazoo Symphony and make its debut with the Colorado Spring Philharmonic. Stay tuned for more details regarding the explosion of Leshnoff performances and world premieres that take place in the spring.

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