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Music of Beethoven
“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” Oscar Wilde
Please join us for a recital in the intimate concert series “Soirees By Moonlight | The Village”
Wine Reception at 7:00PM and concert to commence at 7:30 PM. Enjoy indoor receptions in Winter and inclement weather overlooking a beautiful courtyard, and courtyard receptions in warm weather.
1490 WGCH Center Stage with Pamela Kuhn invites guests to enjoy this musical evening at the Revelation Gallery, 224 Waverly Place and 7th Avenue, in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. In addition to wine receptions, all concerts will be followed by an interview of the performers by Ms. Pamela Kuhn, with audience participation in the Q&A.
Enjoy the beauty of great music in an intimate salon setting. The piano is a beautiful Steinway C. Seating is limited, most appropriately we think, to 88.
German-born Rolf Schulte whom The New Yorker called “one of the most distinguished violinists of our day,” made his orchestral debut with Mendelssohn’s Concerto. Studies at: Robert Schumann Conservatory Düsseldorf, Yehudi Menuhin/Gstaad, and Franco Gulli/Siena, and Ivan Galamian/Curtis Institute. Since performed with: Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, Frankfurt Museums Orchester, Stuttgart Staatsorchester, Bamberg Symphony, La Fenice Venice (Stravinsky’s Concerto), Irish National Symphony, and Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Radio Orchestra/USSR Moscow, presenting American. Two appearances at Berlin Festwochen including complete Stravinsky violinworks. Recent recitals in Tokyo and Vienna.
Schulte’s distinguished discography includes Schumann (Centaur), Schönberg’s Concerto with the London Philharmonia (Naxos), several pieces of Elliott Carter: Concerto, Duo, and Four Lauds (Bridge), Babbitt’s Sextets and The Joy of More Sextets (New World), and Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 9 (Wergo). He performs on a 1780 Lorenzo Storioni violin.
Mr. Schulte is represented by Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd.
Joseph Liccardo is active as a chamber musician, soloist, and music educator. Recent and upcoming performances include recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, Rockefeller University, the Krannert Center, Union College, Peabody Conservatory, Jordan Hall, as well as several tours of China. During the summers of 2013-2016, he participated in the Yellow Barn chamber music festival in Putney, Vermont, where he performed a wide variety of repertoire ranging from standard classics to new 21st century works. At Yellow Barn he collaborated with such artists as Roger Tapping, Anthony Marwood, Bonnie Hampton, and Jean-Michel Fonteneau, among others. In July-August of 2017-18, he worked at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois as a collaborative pianist, where he will continue this coming summer. In addition, for the past two seasons, he has collaborated with the Tom Gold Dance Company for their bi-annual productions in New York.
In 2006, Joseph won first prize in the Young Artist Division of the MTNA National Piano Competition. Since graduating from the Eastman School in 2006, Joseph has dedicated himself to teaching, sharing his passion for music and nurturing the next generation of artists. He is on the faculty of the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College, where he teaches private piano, chamber music, and group performance classes. In addition, he maintains a large private piano studio. Joseph views the opportunity to teach as a great privilege and responsibility – an opportunity to pass on the musical values he has gained from his mentors, and to enrich the lives of his students through the power of art. He approaches each student with empathy, compassion, and a respect for the individual, while maintaining an exacting musical standard.
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. His primary teachers include Donald Pirone, Douglas Humpherys, and Robert McDonald.
This concert is a presentation of Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd.