Sunday May 8, 2022
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast
– A “hybrid” concert –
Natasha & Zino Bogachek, violin & viola
Duo Concertone and Loewi Lin perform one of a kind Mozart
Divertimento K.563 is the only work that Mozart completed for string trio. It is the last of his 27 Divertimenti. It is also one of his longest chamber music compositions. It is in six movements, and each is a true masterpiece. It is also the first such work by any composer. The movements are:
Duo Concertone — Zino and Natasha Bogachek, the husband and wife violin/viola duo, were both born in the former Soviet Union and share many similarities in their lives. They both attended special music schools for gifted children and continued their studies with renowned violinists and master teachers – Natasha in Moscow Conservatory with Prof. A. Vinnitsky and Zino in Lviv Conservatory with Prof. M. Veitzner. At an early age they began concert careers, performing recitals and appearing as soloists with various orchestras in the former USSR, Europe and the United States. They met and were married after coming to the United States when Natasha was earning an Artist Diploma at Peabody Conservatory with Professors B. Senofsky and H. Greenberg and while Zino received his Master’s Degree from Boston University studying with Professors Y. Mazurkevich and E. Lehner. Duo Concertone was founded in 1997 out of a desire to offer audiences a variety of programs including a lesser-known repertoire of works for two violins. Since then the Duo Concertone has performed numerous recitals throughout the United States and Italy, including the solo appearances with Centennial Philharmonic and Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and recorded for classical music radio stations in Colorado and Tennessee. In 2003 Duo Concertone in collaboration with Vernissage Records released a world premiere recording of Telemann’s Six Sonatas for Two Violins, Op. 2. Praised for their homogeneity and style, Duo Concertone has presented critically acclaimed programs of works taken from three centuries of music. Currently, Zino and Natasha are members of the Washington, D.C. major ensembles, the Washington National Opera Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra respectively.
“…flawless technique and a togetherness that is breathtaking” — J. McLellan, The Washington Post
“…excellent musicians who make a very accomplished pairing” — J.W. Barker, American Record Guide
“…vigorous and thoughtful musicianship” — R. Maxham, Fanfare
Taiwanese-Canadian cellist Loewi Lin grew up in Taiwan and moved to Calgary when he was seven. Loewi started playing cello at age 11 but always wanted to be a doctor; as a high school senior, he converted to music and has been a devout follower ever since.Loewi attended the Cleveland Institute, the University of Ottawa, and New England Conservatory. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall in the New York String Orchestra as well as the Taos School of Music, Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Ravinia Steans Music Institute.Loewi lived in Boston for 11 years where he helped found the unique conductor-less chamber orchestra A Far Cry. The group is now an established institution in the music fabric of Boston, with residencies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the New England Conservatory. In the past, he has played with the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, and the Boston Symphony, in addition to teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy. Currently, Loewi is the principal cellist of the Boston Lyric Opera and a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.
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