February 28, 2014

Friday - 8:00pm | University of North Carolina School of Music, Theatre and Dance - Recital Hall


Kelly Burke, clarinet
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Inara Zandmane, piano
Hermitage Piano Trio
The Distinguished Guest Artist Piano Chair In Honor of Linda M. Jones

NEW Program

Glinka Sonata for Viola (Clarinet) and pianoScott RawlsInaraKelly Burke
Kelly Burke, clarinet, Inara Zandmane, piano

Beethoven Kakadu Variations op.121a
Hermitage PianoTrio

Brahms Piano Quintet
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin, Scott Rawls, viola
Hermitage PianoTrio

Steinway Piano Selected from Steinway Piano Gallery-Charlotte –

Hermitage hermitage
ilya kazantsev

Series Sponsor
Rice Toyota

About the guest artists:

Kelly BurkeKelly Burke is Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently the principal clarinetist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and 3rd/bass clarinetist of the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. She has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Russia. Burke's discography includes several recent releases with Centaur Records; she has also recorded for Telarc, Albany and Arabesque labels.
Burke has received several teaching awards, including UNCG's Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, the School of Music Outstanding Teacher Award, has been named several times to Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and was honored with the 2004 UNC Board of Governor's Teaching Excellence Award. She is the author of numerous pedagogical articles and the critically acclaimed book Clarinet Warm-Ups: Materials for the Contemporary Clarinetist. She holds BM and MM degrees from Eastman and the DMA from Michigan.

InaraBorn in the capital of Latvia, Riga, Inara Zandmane started to play piano at the age of six. Ms. Zandmane holds BM and MM from Latvian Academy of Music, MM in piano performance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and DMA in piano performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has been the staff accompanist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2003, performing up to fifty recitals per year. Ms. Zandmane is frequently invited to serve as an official accompanist at national competitions and conferences, among them the North American Saxophone Alliance conference and the MTNA National competition since 2004. Ms. Zandmane has been presented in solo recitals in St. Paul, Kansas City, Cleveland, St. Louis, and New York, as well as in many Republics of former Soviet Union. In April 2000, she was invited to perform at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Inara Zandmane has appeared as a soloist with the Latvian National Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony, Latvian Academy of Music Student Orchestra, SIU Symphony, and UMKC Conservatory Symphony and Chamber orchestras. She has performed with various chamber ensembles at the International Chamber Music Festivals in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Helsinki (Finland), and Norrtelje (Sweden). Ms. Zandmane has collaborated with such musicians as Martin Storey, Paul Coletti, Branford Marsalis, Michel Debost, Kelly Burke, Steven Stusek, and Susan Fancher.

For a few last years, Inara Zandmane has worked together with Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. She has given Latvian premieres of his two latest piano pieces, Landscapes of the Burnt-out Earth and The Spring Music, and recorded the first of them on the Conifer Classics label. Solo recordings include the piano works by Maurice Ravel, recorded together with her husband, Vincent van Gelder, and the complete Sonatas for piano by Alexander Scriabin. She also can be heard on various chamber music CDs.

Hermitage Piano Trio

HermitageSince his New York Carnegie Hall début at age 11, violinist Misha Keylin has earned critical and popular acclaim for his exuberant musicality, keen interpretive insight, and rare tonal beauty. Noted for a wide range of repertoire, Keylin is attracting particular attention with his world-premiere complete CD series of the seven Henry Vieuxtemps violin concertos, released by Naxos. These recordings have already sold over 120,000 copies worldwide and garnered numerous press accolades and awards (such as “Critic’s Choice” by The New York Times, Gramophone and The Strad). Following the success of the violin concertos, Naxos has invited Keylin to record the complete works of Vieuxtemps.

In a career already spanning forty-five countries on five continents, Misha Keylin has been guest soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, NDR Philharmonic of Hannover, Budapest Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta, Bologna Philharmonic, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Chile; in addition, he has performed with the National Symphony Orchestras of Ukraine, Latvia, Colombia, Costa Rica and other prestigious ensembles. United States concerto and recital appearances have brought him to the major venues across the country.

hermitageHailed as “a brilliant cellist” by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, Sergey Antonov went on to prove his mentor’s proclamation when he became one of the youngest cellists ever awarded the gold medal at the world’s premier musical Olympiad, the quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Antonov’s entry into this elite stratum of sought-after classical artists has already placed him on stages at world-renowned venues from Russia’s Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo. His international performance tours have taken him to France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Korea, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. He has collaborated with such conductors as Yuri Simonov, Maxim Vengerov, David Geringas, Mikhail Pletnev, Jonathon McPhee, Yuri Bashmet, Eiji Oue and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

ilya kazantsevIlya Kazantsev, a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene, has been hailed by The Washington Post as “virtually flawless”.  He has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestra extensively in Russia and the United States, as well as appearing in Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, Ukraine, Belarus and Slovenia.  Among his many awards and honors, Ilya received the first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Paris) and was a winner of the International Chopin Competition (Moscow) and the 2007 & 2008 World Piano Competition (Cincinnati).

Based in the United States since 2002, Mr. Kazantsev has participated in master-classes presented by leading pianist such as Earl Wild, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Philippe Entremont, Menahem Pressler and Pierre Boulez.



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