Adam Golka - Piano | Francesca de Pasquale - Violin | Luke Fleming - Viola | Andrea Casarrubios - Cello Programme Dvořák: Romance in F minor Brahms: Piano
Adam Golka – Piano | Francesca de Pasquale – Violin | Luke Fleming – Viola | Andrea Casarrubios – Cello
Dvořák: Romance in F minor
Brahms: Piano Quartet No.3, Op.60
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No.2, Op.87
Since first self-presenting and performing Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas at the age of 18, Adam Golka has immersed himself in studying the master’s works. He has studied Beethoven under the guidance of masters such as Leon Fleisher, Alfred Brendel, Sir András Schiff, Murray Perahia, and Ferenc Rados. In 2011, Adam performed a cycle of all five Beethoven concerti with the Lubbock Symphony, with his brother Tomasz at the baton, and last summer, he made his San Francisco Symphony debut at the Stern Grove Festival in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. He will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020 by playing the whole cycle of Beethoven’s 32 in multiple cities. This will coincide with a self-produced video series called “32@32” and the release of his first volume of Beethoven’s Sonatas on First Hand Records.
Adam Golka was selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York (organized by the 92nd Street Y). Adam has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.
Described by critics as “scintillating” and celebrated for her “rich, expressive playing” (MusicalAmerica), violinist Francesca dePasquale is the First Prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition and recipient of the prestigious 2014-2016 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. Earning her the 2015 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award, her self-titled debut album released in March of 2016 encompasses works that scope from Bach to a new commission from composer Paola Prestini for violin and electronics. For the album and accompanying recital tour, Francesca was praised for “sincerity, intensity” and “individual voice” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and “immaculate and discreet phrasing” (Strad Magazine). Additionally, she was featured in Strings magazine and on SiriusXM, WNYC, WQXR, WRTI (Philadelphia), and WFMT (Chicago).
2018-2019 season highlights include recital and chamber music appearances for Noree Chamber Soloists, Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove (Cornwall, England), Manhattan Chamber Players, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society with Marinus Ensemble, and Music at Bunker Hill. Additionally, this season marks debut appearances for Play the Classics at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Bethel, NY) and Shenson Chamber Music Concerts (Washington D.C.) with the Aletheia Piano Trio.
Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming‘s performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive…playing with uncanny precision,” and lauded by Gramophone for their “superlative technical and artistic execution.” Strings Magazine said of a recent performance by Mr. Fleming: “With tender lyrical lines, the viola’s richness suited the music wonderfully…I wished I could put [him] on repeat.” Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and Festival Mozaic, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Formerly the violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, he has served as Artist-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received the National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award. He was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Praised by the New York Times for having “traversed the palette of emotions” with “gorgeous tone and an edge of-seat intensity” and described by Diario de Menorca as an “ideal performer” that offers “elegance, displayed virtuosity, and great expressive power,” Spanish cellist Andrea Casarrubios has played extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and America. She has collaborated in festivals such as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles, Ravinia RSMI Festival in Chicago, Pablo Casals Festival in France, the International Cello Forum in Spain, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, and the Menuhin and the Verbier Festivals in Switzerland. Andrea has also performed with artists including Daniel Phillips, Ralph Kirshbaum, Soovin Kim, François Salque, and Ida Kavafian.
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