ASPECT Presents Archduke Rudolph: Beethoven's Pupil And Patron, Feat. Illustrated Talk By Ignat Solzhenitsyn
The ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts continues its third New York City season of illuminating performances with Archduke Rudolf: Beethoven's Pupil and Patron on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at Bohemian National Hall. Russian-American pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn is joined by violinist Korbinian Altenberger and cellist Na-Young Baek for a program of works Beethoven dedicated to his most significant patron and composition student, Archduke Rudolf of Austria: the Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96 and Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke."
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, currently the Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, will present the concert's illustrated talk exploring the Archduke Rudolf of Austria's life and unusual friendship with Beethoven. Beethoven dedicated fifteen of his most important works to Rudolph, more than any other individual, including the Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and the Missa solemnis.
Archduke Rudolf: Beethoven's Pupil and Patron
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Bohemian National Hall | 321 E 73rd St. | New York, NY
Tickets: $45 includes wine and refreshments
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
Korbinian Altenberger, violin
Na-Young Baek, cello
Illustrated talk by Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96
Beethoven - Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
About Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Recognized as one of today's most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Ignat Solzhenitsyn's lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world.
About Korbinian Altenberger
German native Korbinian Altenberger received top prizes at the Tibor Varga, Michael Hill, ARD and Montreal Competitions. He has appeared widely as soloist with major orchestras across the globe, including the Auckland Philharmonia, Munich Philharmonic, Halle Philharmonic, Orchestre National, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, among numerous others.
About Na-Young Baek
Cellist Na-Young Baek made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and played with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, DuPage Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, and the Korean Chamber Ensemble in major venues including the Academy House in Philadelphia and Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany. She made her NYC debut in Carnegie Hall, and her Dame Myra Hess concert series recital was broadcasted live in Chicago. She was invited to play at the Marlboro Music Festival for three summers and played in Musicians From Marlboro tours in 2008 and in 2011. In addition, she made her chamber music appearance in Aspen Music Festival, Issac Stern Seminar in Israel, Schuleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, and was featured in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Cadogan Hall in London, and the NPR's Performance Today.
Ms. Baek holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, the Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University. Her teachers include Orlando Cole, Aldo Parisot, and Colin Carr, and at end of her study with Aldo Parisot, she was awarded an "Aldo Parisot Prize." While pursuing her degrees, she won first prizes in the Philadelphia Orchestra Competition, Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition, and Holland-America Music Society Competition Na-Young is a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Sejong Soloists, East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), and Metropolis Ensemble, and is an adjunct faculty at the Kean University.
About ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts
ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts was founded by Irina Knaster in London in 2011 and relocated to New York City in 2016. ASPECT presents a new concert format - one that transforms the traditional recital into an intimate, engaging, and thought-provoking blend of performance, speech, and image.