NY Philharmonic Musicians To Perform at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 5/9

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic will perform chamber works by Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sunday, May 9, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. They will be joined by guest pianist Alexei Volodin.

The program will comprise Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano, featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and Mr. Volodin; Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1, with Mr. Dicterow, Philharmonic Associate Principal Cello Eileen Moon, and Mr. Volodin; and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, with Mr. Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Associate Principal, SecondViolin Group, violist Robert Rinehart, Associate Principal Cello Eileen Moon, and Mr. Volodin.

These collaborations with The Metropolitan Museum of Art feature Philharmonic musicians alongside guest artists who are appearing with the Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. Alexei Volodin is performing Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with the Philharmonic on May 7-8, 2010, in the final program of The Russian Stravinsky: A Philharmonic Festival conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Violinist Glenn Dicterow made his solo debut at age 11 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His honors have included the Young Musicians Foundation Award, Coleman Award, and the Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1970). A graduate of The Juilliard School, he made his New York Philharmonic debut at age 18, and joined the Orchestra as Concertmaster (The Charles E. Culpeper Chair) in 1980. A recent highlight of his annual Philharmonic solo performances was Bernstein's Serenade at the Carnegie Hall concert on November 14, 2008, celebrating the composer's Philharmonic debut. Mr. Dicterow has also been a soloist with orchestras in North America, from Los Angeles to Montreal, and abroad, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus
and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. His discography includes solo and chamber works, and concertos with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra. He is featured on film scores including The Turning Point, The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Interview with the Vampire. Mr. Dicterow is on the faculty of Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, and is a founding member of The Lyric Piano Quartet, which is in residence at Queens College.

Lisa Kim joined the Philharmonic in 1994 and was named Associate Principal, Second Violin Group (In Memory of Laura Mitchell), in 2003. She teaches in South Korea and the United States, and has performed with the Seoul National Philharmonic Orchestra and the SooWon, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, and Durham symphony orchestras. She has performed chamber music with the Philharmonic Ensembles series, Brooklyn's Bargemusic, Hofstra Chamber Ensemble series, Mostly Chamber Festival, and Lyric Chamber Music Society; with Lynn Harrell, Ani Kavafian, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, and the late Lukas Foss; in Europe, under the International Music Program; and at Jordan's Jurash Festival at the invitation of King Hussein. Lisa Kim began violin studies at age seven, attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School. She has won prizes in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search, BRyan Young Artists String Competition, Winston-Salem Young Talent Search, and Durham Symphony Young Artists Competition. She joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in 1999.
Eileen Moon was named Associate Principal Cello (The Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Guenther Chair) of the New York Philharmonic in September 2007. Prior to joining the Orchestra in 1998, she had performed with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. A native of California, she began her studies with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory, and subsequently received a bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School and a performance diploma from the Hochshule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Moon won fourth prize at the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Moscow in 1994 and second prize at the Geneva International Cello Competition in
1991, which resulted in performances with l'Ensemble Instrumental de Grenoble as well
as a radio recording with l'Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. Ms.
Moon has performed chamber music in numerous venues in New York City and appears
frequently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles.

Violist Robert Rinehart (The Mr. And Mrs. G. Chris Andersen Chair) joined the New York Philharmonic in 1992. A familiar figure on the New York chamber music scene, he has appeared with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as at the Spoleto, Vancouver Chamber, and Santa Fe Chamber Music festivals, and with Chamber Music Northwest. A founding member of the Ridge String Quartet, Mr. Rinehart has performed in every major music center in the United States, as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan. He has collaborated with Benny Goodman, Rudolf Firkušný, and the Guarneri String Quartet, among others. His chamber music releases include
recordings that have received a Grammy Award, two Grammy nominations, and the Diapason d'Or. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Rinehart studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Isadore Tinkleman, and at The Curtis Institute of Music with Jaime Laredo, David Cerone, and Ivan Galamian. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

Alexei Volodin won first prize at the Ninth Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, an award that launched his international career. He has performed with orchestras worldwide, including the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhouse Orchestra, FilarMonica Della Scala, SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Orchestre National de France, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony, and Tonhalle of Zurich. In May 2005 he gave his debut recital at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and was subsequently re-invited for the next two seasons. Recently, he performed in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Milano, Barcelona, and at festivals such as the Ruhr Piano Festival, Lichfield Festival, "Piano aux Jacobins" Toulouse, La Roque d'Anthéron, and Festival de Radio France in Montpellier. His engagements for the 2008-09 season included recitals at the Theater an der Wien, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Liszt-Academy in Budapest, Liederhalle Stuttgart, and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. He made his debut at the London's Barbican Center playing Rachmaninoff's Third and Fourth Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra in September 2008.

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