Russian music will be the predominant selections when the Hermitage Piano Trio takes the stage for the final concert in the 23rd season of Neskowin Chamber Music on Sunday, May 7th at 3 p.m. at Camp Winema.
Steeped in the works of the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Glinka, and Arenky, the trio also plays music by Beethoven, Haydn, Dvorak, and Brahms, as well as contemporary works by Americans composers. Since the group was formed, the Hermitage Piano Trio has played before enthusiastic audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. and abroad in Mexico and Canada.
Based in the U.S., the members are also noted soloists in their own right and have taught at various schools around the country.
Misha Keylin violinist got rave reviews in The New York Times, Gramophone, and The Strad for his recordings of seven Henri Vieuxtemps violin concertos, which sold 150,000 copies worldwide. He has performed in forty-five countries on five continents.
Sergey Antonov became the youngest cellist to be awarded the gold medal at the Quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition, a performance called “brilliant” by famed conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. He has performed in the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, among other venues.
Pianist Ilya Kazantsev specializes in interpreting music from his native Russia. Hailed by the Washington Post as “virtually flawless," he has performed as a recitalist and a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Canada, the United States, and various countries in Europe. His solo debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall was sold out.
The Hermitage Piano Trio will present an outreach concert on May 8th at 8:30 a.m. at Neskowin Valley School. The event is free and open to the public.
Call 503-965-6499 to order season tickets for the Twenty-Fourth Season, which begins in October. They are priced at $110. Tickets at the door are $25. More information is available on the Neskowin website:www.neskownchambermusic.org. Camp Winema is located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101.