OGCMA Presents Vieness Piano Duo At The Great Auditorium
The only thing better than one brilliant classical pianist is two - which is precisely what will be presented when OGCMA's "SUMMER STARS CLASSICAL SERIES" continues with the accomplished VIENESS PIANO DUO. They'll hold court in The Great Auditorium on Thursday, July 25th at 7:30pm. OGCMA's 150th anniversary season continues to offer the Jersey Shore's only summer classical music offerings and this concert promises to deliver twice the classical delight. The Great Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Individual tickets are $17.00, $10 for students. For reservations phone 800-590-4064 or go online to?oceangrove.org.
For years, this remarkable duo has enthralled?audiences with their electric and captivating performances of a wide?repertoire. Vijay Venkatesh and Eva Schaumkell are known for their intuition of musical conversation coupled with a commanding stage presence that has made them regularly in demand throughout the world. A tour of California brought the duo?to the stage of the famous Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Beverly Hills Steinway Gallery, Richard Nixon Library, and the Encinitas Library's "Wednesday's at Noon" series.?Vieness will start the 2019/2020 season with Kultur unter'm Dach in Frankfurt, Germany, followed by US performances in Chicago,?New York, New Jersey, California, Indiana, Colorado, Oregon, as well as tours of Canada and China.
At age 16, German pianist Eva Schaumkell received a full-tuition scholarship to the Purcell School for Young Musicians in the UK. In 2012, she received her Bachelor of Music from the Guildhall School in London and in 2014 she completed a Master of Music degree with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden. She is currently a Doctoral student at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where she is also a Teaching Assistant. Before teaming with her musical partner she performed here and abroad at leading venues, festivals, and competitions in which she frequently received top prizes and scholarships.
California native Vijay Venkatesh holds degrees from USC Thornton and IU Jacobs School of Music, where he was a recipient of the Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship. He is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He rapidly established a major international reputation after winning Gold Medals in the San Jose, Seattle, Zimmerli, World Piano, and Waring International Piano Competitions. He has been invited to teach masterclasses for the Roanoke University in Virginia and Emory University in Atlanta. And he has been recognized as a pianist with profound musicianship, sparkling pianism and an innate sense of partnership.
THE EVENING'S PROGRAM
Sonata in f-minor, op. 34b J. Brahms
Allegro non Troppo
Andante, un poco Adagio
Finale: Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo - Presto non troppo
The Serpent's Kiss W. Bolcom
Danse Macabre, op. 40 C. Saint-Saëns
Souvenirs, op. 28 S. Barber
Pas de Deux
The Carnival of the Animals C. Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Roosters
Fast Animals/Wild Donkeys
Characters with Long Ears
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods