Salon 2016-10-30 Nusheen, Nikola and Ryan

Sunday Oct. 30, 2016 in Mclean:

Nusheen Farahani, Nikola Paskalov and Ryan Nobles


Selections from Dvorak, Beethoven and more!


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—–      About the Artists      —–

Classical violinist Nusheen Farahani received her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Carolina under the instruction of Dr. William Terwilliger. She performed as a substitute violinist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Aiken Symphony, the Brevard Philharmonic, Long Bay Symphony, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic. Additionally, Nusheen was chosen to perform and teach in the Bahamas for outreach concerts as a member of the distinguished Resonance String Quartet. She has also attended summer programs abroad in Italy, Luxembourg, and Germany to further her chamber music skills. She performs with a Persian group, the Delnava Ensemble, which is based in Northern Virginia. More recently, she has come to the Celtic style, studying with Alistair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the Isle of Skye Fiddle Camp in Scotland. Soon after the camp Nusheen won second place in the Scottish Fiddling Competition at the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in the Fall of 2015.

Praised for his “brilliant in expression. . . Illuminated by gentle intensity” (Fränkische Landeszeitung), Nikola Paskalov has actively performed internationally, having given solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and appeared with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, and Rucner Quartet (Croatia), Gajdov Quartet (Macedonia) and Kodaly Quartet (Hungary).

Recently he gave a solo recital at the concert series “Pianists of the World” at St. Martin-in-the-Fields” in London and gave a debut recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.  He has also performed at the jubilee edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival, and he was awarded for his outstanding artistic achievement by the Macedonian Association of Musicians.

Nikola received his early education at a high school associated with the Moscow Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moskow, and later studied at the Faculty of Music (FMU) in Skopje. He continued his studies further at the European Mozart Academy in  Krakow (Poland), having  worked with A. Satz, I. Roman, V. Lobanov,  J. Vitenbah, D. Golub, A. Newman.  He has also participated in master-classes by Paul Badura-Skoda, Georg Sebok, Gunter Rainhold and Peter Feuchtwanger. Since 1998 Nikola has worked and collaborated with Peter Feuchtwanger, working as his assistant on several international master-classes in Salzburg and Feuchtwangen.

Nikola appears on many recordings for the production of the Macedonian Radio and Television, former Yugoslav Radio and Television, SJF records and Croatian Radio, and produced CD’s under the label of JMM (Jeunesse Musicale Macedonia) in 2007 year and in 2013 CD with recording of N. Glassl piano concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television under their label.

In August 2014 Nikola moved to the Washington DC metro area in McLean/Virginia, where he is continuing with his professional activities, performing occasionally in Maryland and Virginia and was recently invited to perform a benefit concert as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. In parallel with his concert career, he has taught piano teacher at the Music Conservatory (State Music School) in Skopje-Macedonia since 1997 and in the USA he brings his experience as a piano teacher as well by opening a piano studio where he coaches young pianists.

Ryan Ashley Nobles graduated with a Master’s in Music in Cello Performance from George Mason University in 2012 and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Mary Washington in 2006.  Ms. Nobles has received music scholarships for both degrees, served as principal cellist of the GMU Symphony orchestra in 2012, was principal cellist of the University of Mary Washington College-Community Orchestra 2003-2006, and was selected to perform in George Mason School of Music 2011 Honors Recital.   Ms. Nobles performed with the University of Mary Washington College-Community Orchestra as a high school student for their Carnegie Hall performance in 2002 and has worked with the Canadian Brass, Judy Collins, Marvin Hamlisch, O.A.R., and Michael W. Smith.
Ms. Nobles has also performed with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, Piedmont Symphony, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Spotswood Community Orchestra, McLean Orchestra, American Festival Pops Orchestra, and Bel Cantanti Opera Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Nobles currently free-lances in the DC-MD-VA area and performs with the Passione String Trio and the McLean Bible Church Orchestra.

You can read more about Ryan Nobles at Her Website