aaus-list @ ukrainianstudies.org -- [aaus-list] Music Concert at Bargemuisic, June 15, 2007 8pm

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  Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn, 718.624.2083, is the unlikely combination of first-rate classical music, small-town setting, and spectacular views of Manhattan. It's the best place for chamber music in New York 

                                    Hartmut Rohde, viola / Mykola Suk, piano   
                                       Bargemusic - June 15, 2007     8:00 PM                                         
C.P.E. Bach                          Sonata in G Minor Wq 65/17. H 47
1714- 1788                                   1.  Allegro
                                                   2.  Adagio 
                                                   3.  Allegro assai.
                                              Mykola Suk, piano

Bernd Alois Zimmermann   Sonata for Solo Viola "An den Gesang eines Engels" (1955) 
1918-1970                                   com posed as a Requiem for his daughter
                                             Hartmut Rohde, viola

Paul Hindemith                    "Fantasiesonate" op.11/4 for Viola and Piano 
1895-1963                                   1.  Fantasie
                                                  2.  Thema mit Variationen
                                                  3.  Finale
                                              Hartmut Rohde, viola/Mykola Suk, piano


Mykola Kolessa                   Two Preludes: 
 1903-2005                                 1.  Autumnal (1969)                                                           
                                                 2.  Hutsul  (1975)                                                                 
                                             Mykola Suk, piano

Ernst Bloch                          Suite hebraeique for Viola and Piano 
1880-1959                                 1.  Rapsodie
                                                2.  Processional
                                                3.  Affirmation
                                             Hartmut Rohde, viola / Mykola Suk, piano

Franz Liszt                           Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos.  8 and 12
1811-1886                            Mykola Suk, piano

Violist Hartmut Rohde is one of the most sought- after violists in Europe. Presently Professor of Viola at Berlin´s renowed University of Arts, he is a founding member of the Kandinsky-Streichtrio as well as the Mozart Piano Quartet. With both ensembles and as a soloist he has been touring Europe, North America, Australia, and Korea. Among others he has performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Berliner Festspiele, Pablo-Casals-Festival, Ravinia Festival or the Rheingau-Festival. Hartmut Rohde is in addition guestprofessor at the Royal Academy London. He can be heard in collaboration with such musicians as Bruno Canino, Heinrich Schiff, David Geringas, Thomas Brandis, Boris Pergamenschikow, Pascal Devoyon, Michel Lethiec, Lars Vogt or the Leipziger Streichquartett and a host of other international chamber musicians and soloists.
Not only are his performances to be found on all the major radio stations in Germany, USA or other European countries, but also on the recording labels of Decca, Arte Nova and Dabringhaus & Grimm. In 2003 he received the Echo-Classic-Prize together with the Leipziger Streichquartett for the R. Strauss recording of "Methamorphosen" and "Capriccio". Hartmut Rohde began to take violon and viola in Celle. He went on to study with Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet) in Vienna and Hannover where he became his assistant at the University of Music and Theater. Mr. Rohde has participated in many master classes and festivals and studied with such artists as Gerard Causse, Kim Kashkashian, Walter Levin and Pinkas Zukerman.
His list of international prices include the 1. Prize of the German Music Competition, the international Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music at the International Violacompetition Naumburg, New York.
Hartmut Rohde currently plays on an instrument built by Michael Ledfuß 2002 in Zürich.

Pianist Mykola Suk gained international recognition as the winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 1971 International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest.  He has concertized to great acclaim as both soloist and chamber musician on all the major concert stages throughout the former USSR, throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in Australia, the Middle East and Asia.  About his performance of Liszt's "Dante Sonata" during the Franz Liszt Festival in Hamilton, Ontario, John C. Tibbett wrote in the American Record Guide: "Nothing could have prepared us for the performance of the notorious Dante Sonata by Mykola Suk.  It was some of the finest Liszt playing I have ever heard...an astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry, and utter control...he will surely prove to be one of the more formidable talents to have appeared in this country in years."
Since his American debut at Weill Recital Hall in 1991, Mr. Suk has been giving solo performances throughout the United States and Canada, including recitals at New York's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. Appearances with orchestras in the United States and Europe include a performance with the National Symphony under Mikhail Pletnev at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, with the San Diego and New Haven Symphonies, tours of Germany with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra in the Schnittke piano concerto and Rachmaninov’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini’, a collaboration with the Beethovenhalle Bonn Orchestra in the Schnittke Concerto and recently performances with the Pacific Symphony of Orange County.
A performer of both traditional and contemporary music, he has premiered concerti and solo works by Ukrainian composers such as Valentin Silvestrov, Ivan Karabyts, and Myroslav Skoryk. Mr. Suk also regularly participates in major chamber music festivals in North America, Europe, and Australia, faculty of member of summer piano schools and juror of national and international competitions.  
Mykola Suk studied at the Kiev Special Music School, and at the Moscow Conservatory with Lev Vlasenko. Formerly on the faculty of the Kiev and Moscow Conservatories, the New England Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Suk  now heads the Piano Department at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and is Artistic Director of the Music at the Institute series at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City.  He was awarded the title of Outstanding Artist of the Ukraine. 

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