The 2012 Season will feature the following inspiring artists. Please select an artist for biographic information (repertiore to be added when available):
New Vocal Works By
Praised for the beauty of her tone, her exquisite artistry and poetic interpretations, pianist Angelina Gadeliya was born in Sukhumi, Georgia, and moved to the US with her family in 1990. She has performed widely as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, as well as in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Israel, and Ukraine. “For sheer depth of feeling, this was one of the most striking performances in New York this entire season,” was the New York Sun’s description of Ms. Gadeliya’s recent performance at the Juilliard School. This past spring Ms. Gadeliya completed her third season with the prestigious Ensemble ACJW and as a fellow in the Academy- a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute. As a member of the Academy, Ms. Gadeliya was actively involved in educational outreach to New York City’s public schools, and performed regularly at Carnegie Hall as well as at the Juilliard School.
She has appeared as soloist with the Sinfonia of Colorado, as well as the Fort Worth, South Dakota, Oberlin, and Stony Brook symphonies. Ms. Gadeliya was invited to perform as part of Carnegie Hall’s Discovery Day for the Emerson String Quartet’s Beethoven Project in 2007, as well as for the Mahler Symphonies Project in 2009. Twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, she has collaborated with such artists as Lucy Shelton, James Conlon, Ian Hobson, Paul Polivnick, Andrew Manze, David Stern, Steve Reich, members of the New York Philharmonic, and the internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group.
Ms. Gadeliya’s recent performances include solo and chamber music recitals in such venues as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, the Consulate of France, The Ukrainian Institute of New York, the New York Historical Society, the Hungarian Consulate, the Bulgarian Consulate, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago; and at such festivals as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, the International Keayboard Institute in New York, the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, the Beethoven Master Course in Positano, Italy, and the Reynosa International Piano Festival in Mexico. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Gadeliya gave the US premier of Valentyn Sylvestrov’s Piano Quintet at the Ukrainian Institute in NY with the Rothko String Quartet in 2005.
In October of 2008, Angelina Gadeliya organized a benefit concert at NY’s Steinway Hall in order to aid refugees in Tbilisi, Georgia. Ms. Gadeliya has also toured Ukraine several times playing benefit concerts for families with special needs children. This past summer, she served as a faculty member at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel. This November, Angelina took part in the “Alfred Brendel on Schubert” residency at Lincoln Center. Upcoming performances include appearances at the 2009 Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, solo recitals in New York and in Baltimore, and her Solo European Debut recital at the 2011 Bad Reichenhall Festival in Germany.
Ms. Gadeliya holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where she studied with Gilbert Kalish. She is also a graduate of the Juilliard School where she worked with Julian Martin, and of Mannes College of Music where she studied with Pavlina Dokovska. Ms. Gadeliya began her Bachelor’s studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her Bachelor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory under the guidance of Angela Cheng. Ms. Gadeliya studied the harpsichord with Arthur Haas, and the fortepiano with David Breitman. She also enjoys playing the violin, and is a member of the Gadeliya String Quartet. Her performances have been featured on New York’s WQXR radio station.
Saturday, July 21 – 7:30pm
Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op. 9 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Three Pieces, Op. 11 – Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Caténaires (2006) – Elliott Carter (1908-)
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1990) – Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22 – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Songs of the Prairie: New Vocal Works By Area Composers
This special performance will feature a host of vocal works by area composers, featuring performances by Dakota Sky guest artists.
Monday, July 23 – 7:30pm
–– Horizon –– – Paul Sanchez (text from poems by Harlan Payne)
with Paul Sanchez, piano, and Kayleen Sanchez, soprano
Five Songs – David Xenakis (text from the poetry of Dame Edith Sitwell)
with José Luis Hernández-Estrada, piano, and Emily Lodine, mezzo-soprano
Eight Bad Omens – Jacob Bancks (texts from the Florentine Codex)
with Angelina Gadeliya, piano, Tyler Sieh, viola, and Kayleen Sanchez, soprano
Gregory DeTurck is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Julian Martin and Thomas Schumacher, respectively. As the winner of the 2010 William Petschek Award, he gave his formal debut recital at Alice Tully Hall. Recent solo recitals include appearances at Carnegie Hall during Liszt Discovery Day, on Espace 2 Radio Suisse, and at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institute as part of the Heidelberger Klavierwoche. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Gijon International Piano Festival, and the American Academy in Beijing. Additionally, Gregory recently appeared in chamber music recitals at Weill Recital Hall, the Tanglewood Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Phillips Collection Series, the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, and on WFMT Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Series. He has won several prizes on the international piano competition circuit, including the Raeburn Prize for Artist of Special Promise at the 2006 Honens Competition in Calgary. Gregory has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; other appearances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Forbidden City Concert Hall with the International Festival Orchestra Beijing, and Thomas Ades’s Concerto Conciso with Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Hall with the composer as conductor. Gregory is also an alumnus of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute; he remains active with the alumni association, and has recently performed and taught under the guise of the Academy in Toyko, Asturias, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, and Merida Gregory currently lives in Philadelphia, where he serves as faculty member in the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences.
Thursday, July 26 – 7:30pm
Fantasien, Op. 116 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Miroirs – Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
F# minor – K. 447 – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
F# Major – K. 319 – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
D minor – K. 9 – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
E Major – K. 20 – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Improvisation and Fugue, Op. 38 – Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Danzas Argentinas – Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Photo Credit: Mike Robison
“Formidable…dizzying…magical.” These words from New York reviewer Harris Goldsmith vividly illustrate pianist Petronel Malan’s uniquely captivating style. Indeed, as a multiple Grammy® nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, Petronel continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
Lauded by reviewers as an unmistakably creative force in the classical music industry, Petronel’s critical acclaim culminated in the nomination of three Grammy® Awards, including “Best Instrumental Solo Album” for her debut disc “Transfigured Bach.” As an exclusive recording artist for Hänssler Classic, “Transfigured Mozart” (2006) and “Transfigured Beethoven” (2008) followed to great critical acclaim. “Transfigured Tchaikovsky” (2012) includes the world premiere recordings of the art song transcriptions by Isaac Mikhnovsky.
Petronel maintains a full performance schedule as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician in major venues throughout the world. After her European debut in Rome in 1987, further highlights have included Carnegie Recital Hall, Théâtre du Châtelet & Salle Cortot (Paris), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Liszt Museum (Budapest), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Alte Handelsbörse (Leipzig), Levoca (Slovakia), Bass Hall (Fort Worth), as well as the Ravinia and Gilmore International Piano Festivals. Petronel has appeared with orchestras such as the St. Petersburg State (Russia), Martinú (Czech Republic), Bucaramanga (Colombia), Batumi (Republic of Georgia), Sicilian Chamber (Italy), and several others in the US and South Africa, under the batons of Vasily Petrenko, Bernhard Gueller, Dmitry Manilov, Yoshimi Takeda, Omri Hadari, Wolfgang Bothe, James Brooks, Robert Hanson, and Fuzao Kajima.
Ms. Malan’s career was launched following five gold medals in 2000 at international piano competitions throughout the United States. These included the Louise McMahon, Missouri Southern, Los Angeles Liszt “Budapest Concert” and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions. She also garnered the grand prize in the 2000 Web Concert Hall Competition and gold medals in both the Grace Welsh Piano Competition and the Entergy Young Artist Award.
Born in South Africa, Petronel began lessons with her mother at age four, continuing with Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. She debuted with the Johannesburg Symphony at age ten and subsequently won all major national competitions, before moving to the United States to further her studies. Following a degree at Michigan State University, Petronel completed her graduate degrees at the University of North Texas. Her teachers included Steven de Groote, Ralph Votapek and Joseph Banowetz. She also received intensive coachings from American legend Earl Wild.
Although residing in the United States, Ms. Malan continues strong ties to her native South Africa. She received the “Rapport/City Press Prestige Award” as one of the “10 Most Inspirational Women in South Africa,” and has appeared on magazine covers, fashion spreads and even as picture-clues in crossword puzzles. Apart from a love for vintage gowns, Ms. Malan’s stage wardrobe is designed by foremost South African designers. A frequent speaker and promoter for classical music in schools, music scholarships in her name are awarded annually to promising young musicians.
Saturday, July 28 – 7:30pm
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in A minor, D. 784 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
I. Allegro giusto
III. Allegro vivace
Valse-Impromptu in A-flat major, S.213 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Valse di Bravura, S. 214 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung
The real life marriage of two great concert pianists, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, has led to one of the best piano duos of their generation. To cite from Music and Arts, UK magazine, “Theirs is a marriage of wondrous colours and dextrous aplomb, subtly balanced to make a musical performance sound as one.”
A musical love story, Bax and Chung first met at the 1997 Hamamatsu Competition. In 2003, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival had the brilliant idea to put them together as a piano duo at the National Arts Centre for their Piano Extravaganza, where their performance was hailed as “a lucid and deeply moving musical experience” (American Record Guide). Since then, the two-piano and piano-four-hand format has become an important addition to both of their solo careers and the duo has appeared with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony, Camerata Strumentale di Prato, Irving Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and EurOrchestra di Bari.
Performing together on many of the world’s most prestigious platforms, Bax & Chung have appeared in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Korea, China, Barbados, Aruba, Guatemala, USA and Canada. Festival appearances include the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the opening concert of the Chungmu Hall in Seoul, Korea, the Pau Casals, Castilla y Leon, Denia, Alicante, Torroella de Montgri, and Pamplona International Festivals in Spain, the Felicja Blumental Festival in Tel Aviv, the Lübecker Kammermusikfest in Germany, EurOrchestra Piano Festival in Italy, Ottawa Chamber Festival in Canada, Bravissimo Festival in Guatemala, Aruba International Piano Festival, the Bard Festival and Dakota Sky Festival in the US. This past season saw Bax& Chung perform in more than 23 performances across the Prairie Provinces as part of the 2010.11 Prairie Debut roster. This season, they will tour the Atlantic Provinces and will also appear in recital in Dubai, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Kentucky, Texas, Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon.
Recording the complete works of György Ligeti for piano hour hands as well as two pianos on the Dynamic label, The Bax & Chung Duo was garnered the maximum R10 Classica from the French magazineRépertoire and 5 Stars from Fono Forum in Germany. In 2006, they released Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Michael York as narrator.
Committed educators at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and co-artistic directors of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, each year, Bax & Chung organize master classes and promote recitals for young artists in Spain and the USA with the help of the Spanish Embassy and local consulates. In addition, the Duo gives master classes in reputable institutions such as New York University, the International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, Cornell University, University of Kansas in Wichita, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University, to name a few. They also serve together on several juries for international piano competitions in North and South America.
Connecting with audiences as a powerful duo couple, Bax & Chung are a perfect combination of balance, unity and individual personalities. For more information, please check out their websites at www.alessiobax.com and www.lucillechung.com.
Monday, July 30 – 7:30pm
Fantasy in F minor – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata Op. 34b – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
With Maxim Kozlov, Cello
22-year-old pianist Adam Golka is the winner of two of America’s most prestigious musical awards: the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and most recently the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association.
Golka has performed nearly 300 concerts since he took the first prize in the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition at age 16 in 2003. His extensive concerto appearances have included playing as soloist with such exceptional orchestras as the Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Phoenix, San Diego, Fort Worth, Syracuse and Grand Rapids Symphonies, in the United States, as well as the BBC Scottish Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic, Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco (Guadalajara), and Sinfonia Varsovia. He has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Donald Runnicles and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who have regularly re-engaged Adam in the past few seasons, as well as Pinchas Zukerman, Michael Christie, Andreas Delfs, Edwin Outwater, David Lockington, Daniel Hege, Julian Kuerti, Michael Morgan, Timothy Muffitt, and his brother, conductor Tomasz Golka.
Golka’s solo and chamber music appearances have taken him to famous venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in New York, Musashino Hall in Tokyo, Nakanoshima Hall in Osaka, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, and prestigious festivals such as the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Ravinia Festival, Music@Menlo, the New York City International Keyboard Festival at Mannes, the Newport Music Festival, and the Duszniki Chopin festival. In 2006, Adam gave his first performance of the cycle of Beethoven’s complete 32 piano sonatas; he continues to devote much time to working on these sonatas and plans to renew his interpretations of the cycle throughout his career.
Adam will be making his Isaac Stern Auditorium Debut at Carnegie Hall next March playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto with the New York Youth Symphony. Other highlights of Adam’s 2009-2010 season include concertos of Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel with the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Indianapolis, Knoxville, West Virginia, Wichita, Silicon Valley, and Pensacola Symphonies, as well as the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Throughout the 09-10 season, Adam will also be premiering esteemed American composer Richard Danielpour’s “Piano Fantasy” (2008), commissioned by the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival for Adam.
A 1st generation American, Golka owes his unique background to his parents, Polish musicians who fled Communist-controlled Poland in the 1980’s in search of a better life. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Golka moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when he was 15 years-old, in order to pursue devoted studies with his much admired teacher and mentor, Jose Feghali. While studying with Mr. Feghali, Adam completed an Artist Diploma in Piano at Texas Christian University. Currently, Adam resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is studying with the legendary Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute. Adam previously worked with Maestro Fleisher at a special workshop devoted to Beethoven’s Sonatas at Carnegie Hall, and at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia, which he participated in for two summers.
Adam’s previous teachers include Dariusz Pawlas, in Houston, as well as his mother and first teacher, Anna Golka. He also regards with great importance lessons he has received from incredible artists such as Claude and Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Gilbert Kalish, Jon Kimura Parker, Menahem Pressler, and John Shirley-Quirk, among others.
Thursday, August 2 – 7:30pm
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Folk Melodies (1945) – Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856) With Maxim Kozlov, Cello
Sonata in G Major, D. 894, Op. 78 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Delphi Trio, With Guests
With Tyler Sieh, Viola and Andrew Reinartz, Bass
Praised for their intensity and communicative power, the Delphi Trio burst onto the San Francisco classical music scene in 2010. Comprised of graduates from the San Francisco Conservatory’s Chamber Music Master’s program, the Trio has already in its young history performed in Europe, California, and the Midwest; members of the trio have individually performed in 13 countries on 4 continents.
The Delphi Trio is featured regularly in concert as resident ensemble of the Chamber Music in Marin series, and is ensemble in residence for the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. Highlights of the 2011-12 season include opening the San Francisco Conservatory’s season with an appearance on the new Alumni Recital Series, as well as performances with Old First Concerts in San Francisco and the Redlands Chamber Music Society. The Trio is a fiscally sponsored affiliate of the non-profit group San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a service program dedicated to the support and promotion of classical chamber music.
While the Delphi Trio is passionate about and dedicated to the richly diverse standard piano trio repertory, they are also excited to share new works of art with their audiences. The Trio is currently developing new commissioning projects with Iranian composer Sahba Aminikia and American composer Max Stoffregen. The Delphi Trio also believes firmly in chamber music as an integral part of music education. In addition to having coached students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and their regular outreach performances and lectures through the Bay Area, the Trio has developed an innovative chamber music mentorship program at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival Young Artists Program in which students rehearse and perform works alongside members of the Trio.
Liana Bérubé, Michelle Kwon, and Jeffrey LaDeur met while in the prestigious Strings and Piano Chamber Music degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory, studying with Axel Strauss, Jennifer Culp and Yoshikazu Nagai. As an ensemble, they have always made food and friendship a priority and believe that these elements are at the heart of great chamber music.
Saturday, August 4 – 7:30pm
Trio in Eb, Hob. XV:10 – Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
I. Allegro moderato
Trio in F minor, Op.65 – Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto grazioso
III. Poco Adagio
IV. Allegro con brio
Quintet in A D.667, “The Trout” – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
I. Allegro vivace
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Theme and Variations: Andantino
V. Finale: Allegro giusto