Pianist Valentina Lisitsa In Bronx

Published on October 07, 2009, 11:07 am
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Bronx Art Ensemble’s Chamber Music will feature “electrifying pianist” Valentina Lisista in a concert of Brahms, Strauss and Beethoven at 4673 Delafield Avenue in the historic neighborhood of Fieldston in the Bronx. The event will be held on Sunday, October 25 at 3pm.

Concert program includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 2, Op. 27 (Moonlight) and Sonata, Op. 81 (“Les Adieux”); Strauss’ Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op 13 and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25.

The Ukrainian-born Valentina Lisitsa has been receiving rave reviews since making her Mostly Mozart Festival debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Lisitsa is at home in a vast repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Shostakovich and Bernstein and her orchestral repertory boasts more than forty concerti, all of which have been performed. Born in Kiev, Ms. Lisitsa began to study piano at the age of three and performed her first solo recital at four. After her studies – first in Lysenko School of Music and then in Kiev Conservatory – she moved to the United States and shortly thereafter became a citizen. She has performed in the world’s most prestigious concert venues, and among recent collaborations have been tours with Sao Paolo Symphony, the New Zealand Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic and Prague Chamber Orchestras.

Tickets for the October 25 concert are $25, which includes an intermission reception to meet the artists.

The complete 2009-10 Chamber Music Concert Series features pianist Irina Morozova on Sunday, November 15 at 5020 Goodridge Avenue; pianist Stewart Goodyear and saxophonist Christopher Sacco (the 2009 Spingold Winner, BAE Young Bronx Artist Contest) on Sunday, January 24 at 5000 Goodridge Avenue; harpsichordist Elaine Comparone an cellist Mona Zarina (2009 Bingham Co-Winner, BAE Young Bronx Artist Contest) on Sunday April 25 at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; and pianist Adrienne Kim, soprano Brenda Feliciano and cellist Shaheen Malick (2009 Bingham Co-Winner, BAE Young Bronx Artist Contest) on Sunday, May 23 at 4560 Delafield Avenue.

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