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Musicians from Marlboro, in 53rd Season, Offers Diverse Programs in Greenwich, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston

February 13, 2018 | By Marina Weber
Communications Assistant


Ravel Trio in A Minor

    For high-resolution photos, contact Marina Weber at mweber@marlboromusic.org

Musicians from Marlboro has introduced audiences to such artists as Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Sir András Schiff, and Peter Serkin at the beginning of their careers and offered most of these artists their first touring experience. The tour will present a new crop of young musicians playing together with seasoned veterans when the venerable series continues with its second tour of the season this March.

 

Boccherini – String Quintet in E Major. G. 275
Bartók – String Quartet No. 2
Ravel – Piano Trio in A Minor


Alexi Kenny, violin | Tessa Lark, violin | Kim Kashkashian, viola | Isang Enders, cello

Christoph Richter, cello | Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

 

March 4, Greenwich, CT – Greenwich Library

March 5, New York, NY – Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

March 6, Philadelphia, PA – Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center

March 8, Washington, D.C – Freer Gallery

March 11, Boston, MA – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 

Alexi Kenney, violin, is the recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and has been named "a talent to watch" by the New York Times. He was a winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition and the 2012 Menuhin Competition. He will be a new member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two program beginning in the 2018-19 season. Born in Palo Alto, California in 1994, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried.


Tessa Lark, violin, is the winner of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg International Violin Competition. A recipient of a career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2014, Ms. Lark is an international soloist and frequent recitalist. She was named silver medalist of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and is its highest-ranked American-born winner. A native of Kentucky, she also regularly performs bluegrass and Appalachian music and has collaborated with Mark O'Connor.


Kim Kashkashian, viola, received a 2013 Grammy Award in the "Best Classical Instrumental Solo" category for Kurtág and Ligeti: Music for Viola on the ECM label. In 2016, Ms. Kashkashian was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Kashkashian coaches chamber music and viola at the New England Conservatory and is a founding member of Music for Food, an initiative by musicians to fight hunger in their home communities. To learn more, visit musicforfood.net.

 

Isang Enders, cello, began studying with Michael Sanderling at the age of 12. His playing has since been influenced by his studies with Gustav Rivinius, Truls Mørk, and above all, by the mentorship of the American cellist Lynn Harrell. At the age of 20, Mr. Enders was appointed principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle, making him the youngest section leader in Germany. During his four years with the orchestra, he also co-founded the Gohrisch Shostakovich Festival alongside Tobias Niederschlag.

 

Christoph Richtercello, is frequently invited to international festivals including Ittingen, Risor, and Salzburg; the last of which is where he premiered Henze’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for cello and orchestra. His recording of the Brahms Sextet, Op. 36, with Isabelle Faust and others for Harmonia Mundi received the Diapason D’Or, and his close collaboration with Sándor Végh led to a life-long passion for chamber music. Mr. Richter is professor of cello at the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

Zoltán Fejérvári, piano, winner of the 2017 Montreal International Musical Competition, studied at the Liszt Academy of Music with Dénes Várjon, András Kemenes, and Rita Wagner. Further studies took him to the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía under the guidance of Dmitri Bashkirov. He was awarded a 2016 Borletti-Buitoni fellowship and has taught at the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since 2014.

 

UPCOMING TOUR CONCERTS

 

Musicians from Marlboro III – April/May

Haydn – String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4, Hob. III:34

Penderecki – String Trio

Brahms – String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

 

Robin Scott, violin | Tessa Lark, violin | Rebecca Albers, viola | Molly Carr, viola

Marcy Rosen, cello

 

 

 

 


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