Presenting our 35th concert season with a series of eight concerts featuring internationally known and regionally acclaimed artists.
NOTICE- Due to travel restrictions placed on the artists related to the coronavirus, we have been forced to cancel or postpone the remaining 2020 concerts.
Mayuko Kamio, Violinist - CANCELLED
Back by Popular Demand
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 pm
Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio*, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques. The New York Times has called Ms. Kamio an "exciting young musician" and "a radiant talent." Ms. Kamio made her concerto debut in Tokyo at the age of ten under the baton of Charles Dutoit, in a concert broadcast on NHK television. Since then, she has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich with Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. As the youngest winner ever of the 1998 Menuhin International Violin Competition, Ms. Kamio performed with the Orchestra National de Lille with Lord Menuhin conducting. In 2000 she took first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and in 2004 she won the first Monte Carlo Violin Masters Competition.
Alexander Tutunov- POSTPONED
A Brookings Favorite!
Presenting awards to scholarship students
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition, Tutunov's playing was described by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a unique talent". Alexander Tutunov now lives in Ashland, where he is Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at Southern Oregon University.
This concert will include performances by the young artists. After intermission, Dr. Tutunov will also perform. This concert is FREE to the public.
2019/2020 Season Completed Concerts
Hannah Penn and David Saffert
Performed a program of Classical Cabaret on October 6, 2019
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a diverse career as a performer of opera, oratorio, and recital literature. Frequently praised for her musicality and the timbre of her voice, Ms. Penn has recently been called “…a major talent”, and “…an intelligent and wonderfully musical singer” by Portland’s Willamette Week, and was praised for having “…intriguing colors at both ends of her range” by The Oregonian. She has sung more than twenty operatic roles with Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Tacoma Opera, and other companies.
David Saffert is a classically trained pianist from Wisconsin. He has been seen on stage in sketch comedy, improv, solo piano concerts, and in his very own music & comedy variety shows. David has worked as a pianist with such organizations as the Guthrie Theater (MN), Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Hugely acclaimed German Piano Trio
Performed Sunday, November 3, 2019
The Detroit Press proclaimed: "Three voices – one sound: The kind of pitch-perfect unanimity of phrasing, tone, feeling and interpretation that distinguishes the finest chamber ensembles."
Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the ATOS TRIO strives to convey the spirit of string quartet playing to the piano trio realm. Never shying from extremes, the ensemble aims to push limits when it comes to sound and dynamics and is known for its honesty of interpretation. The 'Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award' recognized the achievement of the ATOS TRIO and awarded this distinction to the trio in 2007. It offers the winners twenty important US concerts including a debut concert at New York's Carnegie Hall and performances in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City and Tucson.
Pianist, Composer, and Lincoln Center Emerging Young Artist
Performed Sunday, January 5, 2020