Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin has gained international recognition for his beautiful tone, his own unique innovative style of playing the instrument and for taking the cello well outside its conventional role. As a soloist, he gives more than two hundred public performances annually in North and South America, Europe and Asia. —Bio and Video
Come celebrate Mariano’s birthday on January 6th! Experienced dancers who will give a pre-concert tango dance class.
MARINANO'S DUO RUNS AN EXTENSIVE REPERTOIRE OF TANGOS, VALSES AND MILONGAS WITH ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENTS OF DANCEABLE STYLE AND DEEP INTERPRETATION
Argentine Pianist Mariano Barreiro now based in SF, is one of the foremost new generation tango pianists in tango today. Having performed and recorded with some of the best tango musicians in the world, including Horacio Romo (Leopoldo Federico), Pablo Agri (Piazzolla), Horacio Cabarcos (Anibal Troilo), and more.
His ensembles have been recognized in the United States and Europe on international tours, and have been the featured orchestra for the Tango World Championships in San Francisco and the Red Carpet Tango Festival in Las Vegas.
Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski is known as a tango composer and is recognized by his Argentine colleagues as one of the best bandoneonists in the United States. His works have been premiered with Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland, and he was recently commissioned for several new tango works by Intermusic SF. Charles has toured for milongas and concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Rome, Pisa, and worked as bandoneonist for Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, Tango BC Trio, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and California Symphony.
Internationally recognized Czech pianist Karolina Syrovatkova has been called by the ABQ Review "a true poet of the piano." She is known for her innovative approach to performing in which she combines her pianistic and dramatic talents to create shows about great composers. She is the winner of several international competitions including the North London and the Sidney M. Wright Presidential Competition.
She has been a champion of Czech music, particularly the music of her distant relative, Bedrich Smetana and of Leo Janáek. Her latest CD of Janáeks complete piano music will be released in December 2018. Her experimentation with bridging the gap between classical music and its audiences has led her to create a new art form she calls a drama concert. Her series titled Living With the Great Composers combines theater and a classical piano recital in an educational, easy-to-understand and easy-to-love format.
Samandar Dehghani is a professional musician playing two Persian classical Instruments: Tar (string instrument) and Daf (hand drum). He has been playing Daf since he was 15 under the mentorship of his brother, percussionist, Sina Dehghani. He started Tar with Hasan Tafazoli in Isfahan and after preliminary studies, he continued his path with master musicians such as Behrouz Hemmati and Keyvan Saket in Tehran. He moved to the United States in 2012. He performs regularly in San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the country.
Sina Dehghani is known for his innovative style and improvisational mastery on the ancient Persian classical drums: Tombak (wooden drum) and Daf. He studied with prominent Persian master percussionists such as Bijan Kamkar, Masoud Habibi, and Navid Afghah. Dehghani has performed in renowned music ensembles in Iran. He has been teaching music for a number of years and currently performs in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the United States.
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Pianist Amilton Godoy and flutist Léa Freire join the saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel for an intimate concert on the Inverness Ridge. Godoy formed the renowned and influential Zimbo Trio, which has made 51 recordings and performed in over 40 countries. Léa Freire has worked with Hermeto Pascoal, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Yamandu Costa, Arrigo Barnabé and Leny de Andrade, among others. Léa released her first CD, “Ninhal,” in 1997, on her newly-founded label Maritaca. Harvey Wainapel has played with jazz geniuses such as Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Johnny Coles and Joe Henderson.
Havana-born Antonio Iturrioz, concert pianist, documentarian and Steinway Artist, will perform works from his most recent album that was recorded at Skywalker Sound in Novato CA, with Grammy Award-winning Producer Leslie Ann Jones.
" Antonio's projection of the inner life in these works of Gottschalk et al is uncanny. His technical mastery is beyond complete, but it is his realization of the ‘heart and soul’ of this music which is most impressive. That he as given the world this historic ‘first’ re-hearing of Gottschalk’s original intentions for ‘Night in the Tropics’ is more than worthy of being recorded for posterity."
Andre Watts March 26th, 2018
Gottschalk and Cuba is a journey through 100 years of music that started with a 19th Century American pianist-composer living in Cuba and a 21st Century Cuban-American pianist telling the story. Louis Moreau Gottschalk was America’s first important pianist-composer and the Rock Star of his age (1829-1869). He was Abe Lincoln’s favorite pianist! Antonio Iturrioz’s new CD, due in 2018, will have several world premieres of music by important Cuban pianist-composers who were all influenced by Gottschalk, and the influence Cuban music had on Gottschalk.
Antonio will be performing his world premiere recording of Gottschalk’s greatest work, Symphony Romantique BOTH movements, Night in the Tropics and Fiesta Criolla, ON ONE PIANO!