Salon 2016-02-28 Miron Yampolsky and Maribeth Gowen

Sunday February 28, 2016:

Cellist Miron Yampolsky

with Pianist Maribeth Gowen

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Program

Selections by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky:

                Nocturne, op.19 No.4
                Barcarolle, op. 37 No.6
                Valse sentimentale, op. 51, No.6
                Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33

M. Weinberg     Sonata for Cello Solo No.1, op.72
 I. Adagio
     II. Allegretto
III. Allegro

Russian born cellist Miron Yampolsky studied cello with the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich for 16 years, first at the Central Special Music School in Moscow and later at the Moscow Conservatory. After being awarded one of the top prices in the International Chamber Music Competition in Munich, Germany, Mr. Yampolsky performed extensively as orchestral soloist, in recital as well as a member of the piano trio. After leaving SSSR for Israel he performed as a soloist with Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra and Haifa Symphony and in recitals throughout the country. After immigrating to the US Mr. Yampolsky made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall to rave reviews. Since then, he has been concertizing extensively throughout the US and has performed with many orchestras including Baltimore Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and others. Solo recitals took him to New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami among others. He has made many radio broadcasts on WQXR and WNYC in New York and WGMS in Washington, DC. Frequent participant in music festivals, Mr. Yampolsky was invited to perform Tangelwood Summer Music Festival and Spoleto USA. As an active promoter of the contemporary music for Cello, Mr. Yampolsky was chosen to give a world premiere of Herman Berlinsky’s Sinfonia No. 10 for Violoncello and Organ in the Washington Cathedral, later repeated in New York and San Francisco. Mr. Yampolsky is also recipient of the prestigious Villa Lobos Memorial Medal for his efforts in promoting composer’s music in USA.

MARIBETH GOWEN (piano, early childhood music): M.M., University of Alabama; B.M., B.M.E., Emporia State University; Washington Conservatory of Music. Studied with Nelita True, Manahem Pressler, Guarneri Quartet members. National Winner, 1980 MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition; 1990 Baltimore Chamber Music Award. Performances at Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolf Trap, Constitution Hall, Phillips Collection, National Gallery, Baltimore Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, Lake Placid Summer Chamber Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Chicago Symphony Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kredi Arts Festival at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul; appearances in Yucatan, live radio recital in Rotterdam, Holland, soloist on public television’s “Debut” series. Duo piano performances with Bradford Gowen.