Minsky Duo Goes to Russia
Violinist Nato and pianist Monica Chew of the recently-formed Minsky Duo explore Russian chamber music from Tchaikovsky to Kapustin. Anchored by Prokofiev's F minor sonata (described by author as "wind whistling through a graveyard") and Kapustin's rarely played rollicking sonata from 1992, this program also features Tchaikovsky's beautifully lyric Meditation and Scriabin's explosive fourth Piano Sonata.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
FREE admission, donations accepted. Reservations recommended. Please call (510) 547-8188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nato (violin) and Monica Chew (piano) formed Minsky Duo in March 2016. This is their second concert series. If you would like to follow Minsky Duo’s musical exploits, please sign up at minskyduo.com/subscribe.
Violinist Nathanael Bartley (Nato) is a concert artist who describes himself as
having ‘an unquenchable thirst for new music.’ He has performed for
distinguished audiences, including former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and
has received standing ovations from audiences around the world. At age three,
he began his musical journey, at five, made his solo orchestral debut, and at
nine, was awarded a career scholarship and the loan of a Nicolo Amati violin.
He went on to win prizes at the International Menuhin Competition for young
violinists, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s Standard Life Competition
(1990, 1992, 1994), the International Beethoven Competition and the
International J.S. Bach Competition. Recently, he was a laureate of the 2012
Canada Council of the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition.
Monica Chew (monicachew.com) is a Bay Area pianist who prefers chamber music to concerti, Haydn to Mozart, and lately Bartok above all things. She produces solo and collaborative concerts with a strong narrative arc. Her previous shows at Piedmont Piano were Schumann Storytime and Fugue This!