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Violinist Evalon Ingolf, pianist Steven Beck at Weill Hall, NYC 10/26/08

October 4, 2008 | By Joan Ryan
On Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 5:30 PM, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York City, violinist Evalon Ingolf and pianist Steven Beck will perform a program to include Ernest Chausson’s Poème, Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3, Karol Szymanowski’s La Fontaine d’Aréthuse (from 3 Myths), Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne and Henryk Wieniawski’s Souvenir de Moscou.

General admission tickets are $30, one-half price for seniors (62 and over) and students. For tickets call CarnegieCharge: 212/247-7800, or visit

EVALON INGOLF hails from a well-known musical family in Iceland. She began violin lessons at a very young age, and, after 6 years at the Conservatory of Reykjavik, left Iceland to study with some of the finest music pedagogues in Europe. During her years in Brussels, Geneva and Amsterdam, she was greatly influenced by the spirit of the Russian and East European violin schools. She won scholarships to participate in various master classes, studying with renowned pedagogues such as Stephan Gheorghiu, Victor Pikaizen, Zachar Bron and Tibor Varga.

Ms. Ingolf has traveled extensively, teaching and performing in such diverse places as Pakistan, Japan, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Her concerts in major music halls have received acclaim from music critics and audiences alike. In 1995-1996, Ms. Ingolf undertook studies in composition, conducting and orchestration at Harvard University. Her two CDs on the JAPIS label in Iceland feature music by Debussy, Chausson, Tartini, Wieniawski, Massenet, Franck, J.S. Bach and Shostakovich. Previous New York appearances include several recitals in Weill Hall and other venues, a performance as soloist with the New York Scandia Symphony at Trinity Church, and an all-Szymanowski evening with pianist Roman Markowicz at the Kosciuszko Foundation.

American pianist STEVEN BECK was born in 1978. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin, Peter Serkin and Bruce Brubaker. Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. He has also appeared with the New Juilliard Ensemble, Sequitur, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony, and has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Steinway Hall, Tonic, and Barbes, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series. Summer appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Greenwich Music Festival, Woodstock Mozart Festival, and the Wellesley Composers’ Conference.

Mr. Beck is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic (where he recently performed all of the Beethoven piano sonatas). He has worked with Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle, and Charles Wuorinen, and has appeared with Speculum Musicae, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Manhattan String Quartet, the Pacifica String Quartet, The Metropolis Ensemble, New York Philomusica, the New York New Music Ensemble, Mosaic, the Lyric Chamber Music Society, the Omega Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Counterinduction, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, the East Coast Composers’ Ensemble, the Fountain Ensemble, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Lost Dog, and Antisocial Music. Mr. Berk is a member of the new music ensemble Future In Reverse (FIRE) as well as the notorious Knights of the Many-Sided Table. He has recorded for the Albany, Bridge, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.

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