CANCELLED! - Chamber concert by of the University of Virginia (USA) and the University of Pécs
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Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 performed by: Ingrid Murávszki, piano (PTE) Daniel Sender, violin (UVA) Ayn Balija, viola (UVA) László Pólus, cello (PTE)
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in G major, op. 9 No 1. performed by: Daniel Sender, violin (UVA) Emil Ludmány, viola (PTE) Adam Carter, cello (UVA)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat major, op. 20 performed by: Amelia Bailey, violin (UVA) Sophie Park, violin (UVA) Csaba Szűk, violin (PTE) Klára Nakazawa, violin (PTE) Lauren Schmidt, viola (UVA) Boglárka Hundt, viola (PTE) Brent Davis, cello (UVA) Dorina Banai, cello (PTE)
Daniel SENDER enjoys a diverse musical career and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. A frequent guest soloist and principal artist with chamber and symphony orchestras throughout the region, Dr. Sender currently serves as concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony, Charlottesville Opera and the Virginia Consort. In 2017, he joined the Wintergreen Performing Arts Orchestra as a Festival Artist.
Dr. Sender was a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest and attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a student of Vilmos Szabadi. He was formerly the first violinist of the Adelphi String Quartet, which held a fellowship residency at the University of Maryland, and was for four years the violinist of the Annapolis Chamber Players. Dr. Sender has recorded for Centaur, Sono Luminus, Bifrost and many other independent labels. As a chamber musician, Dr. Sender has had the pleasure of performing with members of the Audubon Quartet, Axelrod and Left Bank quartets and spent two years working intensively under the mentorship of the Guarneri Quartet. Chamber concerts have taken him to venues around the world including the Kennedy Center, Hungarian Embassy, Bartók Hall of the Erdődy Palace (Budapest), Smithsonian Museum of American History, Universität der Kunste (Berlin) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal). A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Sender attended Ithaca College, the University of Maryland, the Liszt Academy (Budapest) and the Institute for European Studies (Vienna). His primary teachers include Vilmos Szabadi, Arnold Steinhardt, David Salness, René Staar, and Gerald Fischbach. He is on the performance faculty of the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music and also holds a faculty position at Interlochen’s Adult Chamber Music Camp.
Violist Ayn BALIJA leads a musically rich life performing and teaching throughout the country. She is currently the Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Virginia, Principal Violist of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, and violist of the Rivanna String Quartet. She has also been on faculty at James Madison University and Lorain County Community College. She presents masterclasses throughout the south-central region of the country. During the summer she is on faculty at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. As an orchestral musician Ms. Balija has performed in such venues as Heinz Hall and Carnegie Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony as well as performs with the Richmond Symphony, Williamsburg Symphonia, Charlottesville Opera, Victory Hall Opera, and the Roanoke Symphony. For twelve years she was also a tenured member of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus helping to promote new music for chamber orchestra through commissions and recordings of new works under the Summit label. Ms. Balija has performed additional chamber works at Yachats Summer Music Festival (OR), North Carolina Chamber Music Festival (NC), and the Staunton Music Festival (VA). As a soloist, Ms. Balija has performed recitals in New Zealand, Oregon, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia focusing on promoting the versatility of the viola. She has also been invited to solo with the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra and the Charlottesville Symphony. A devoted pedagogue, Ms. Balija strives to promote a diverse learning experience. In 2014, Ms. Balija created Violapalooza, an annual, all-viola day, featuring viola ensembles, workshops, guest viola artists teaching and preforming for the education and enjoyment of violists of all ages. Ayn Balija holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Masters of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from James Madison University. Her principal mentors have been Peter Slowik, Jeffrey Irvine, and Karen Tuttle.
Cellist Adam CARTER maintains an active career as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. Recent engagements include recitals and chamber music performances at UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, the University of Virginia, Randolph College, Bridgewater College and Hampden-Sydney College. Dr. Carter is currently the principal cellist of the Charlottesville Symphony and has performed with the Richmond Symphony, Madison Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Erie Philharmonic and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. A top prizewinner at the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Dr. Carter continues to enjoy a rich and diverse career playing chamber music. He currently performs with the Rivanna String Quartet, Artemis Duo and the Virginia Sinfonietta. A founding member of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, Dr. Carter traveled the country playing new works for cello octet. The ensemble’s accolades include grants from the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music for its accomplishments in the performance and creation of contemporary American music, the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts and the Fromm Foundation. The Ensemble has recorded on Bridge Records and Albany Records. As a teacher, Dr. Carter is on the faculty at the University of Virginia as Lecturer in Cello. Prior to his appointment at U.Va, he was adjunct professor of cello and bass at Ripon College in Wisconsin. Dr. Carter grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He received his Bachelors degree and Masters degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, and completed his Doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal teachers include Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliot, Robert Marsh and Uri Vardi.
Amelia BAILEY is a third-year at the University of Virginia pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and Music with a Performance Concentration. She began playing violin at age three and studied with Jennifer Kim and Ricardo Cyncynates, both of the National Symphony Orchestra, before college. At school, she is a member of the Charlottesville Symphony, participates in chamber music, and takes private lessons. Currently, she studies with Daniel Sender, concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony. Before college, Amelia played in the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras for five years, holding multiple positions of leadership during that time. In high school, she was also a fellow in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship program at the Kennedy Center, where she had numerous performance opportunities, both solo and in ensembles. These programs gave her opportunities to perform at venues such as the Italian and Russian embassies, the National Gallery of Art, and Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center. As an Environmental Science major, Amelia hopes to pursue a career in environmental conservation efforts, particularly in counteracting climate change.
Sophie PARK is a third year Biochemistry and Music double major in the Performance Concentration and is on the premedical track at the University of Virginia. Her musical activities involve being a violinist in the Trio Sobrenna and in the Charlottesville Symphony. She is also involved in the Miller Arts Scholars program, Kinetic Sound, which is a student-led musical organization, and enjoys sharing her music at local hospitals. Aside from her musical activities, she does research in a computational biology lab, is a member of the Grace Christian Fellowship at her school, and enjoys running.
Lauren SCHMIDT is a second-year student at the University of Virginia aspiring to double major in Chemistry and Music with a Performance Concentration. She grew up in Westport, Connecticut and began playing the violin at age 9. Since then, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center. In 2018, Lauren was the winner of the Staples High School Concerto Competition and performed Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with the Staples Symphonic Orchestra. In addition, she was the concertmaster of the Norwalk Youth Symphony from 2016-2018 and had the opportunity to tour with the orchestra, giving concerts in cities throughout Europe. Lauren is also an avid chamber musician, having played in the Ariston String Quartet and the Apollo String Quartet since 2015. She has participated in the Skidmore String Festival and attends the Chamber Music Institute in Stamford, Connecticut each summer.
Brent DAVIS is a double major in Commerce and Music with a Performance Concentration. He grew up in Great Falls, Virginia and fell in love with playing the cello at age 11. In 2016, Brent was named the winner of the McLean Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and was selected as the Moscow Ballet’s Musical Wunderkind. He also had the opportunities to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Music Center at Strathmore while in high school. The summer of his junior year, he attended the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina during its 80 th Anniversary Season under the direction of Keith Lockhart. Brent is enjoying his musical endeavors at the University of Virginia, performing in the Charlottesville Symphony, Trio Sobrenna, a string quartet, and the Radio Music Society. Brent currently studies under Professor Adam Carter, the principal cellist of the Charlottesville Symphony. He loves giving back to his community through music by offering free private lessons, teaching assistance, and mentorship to young musicians in public schools. He is grateful to be a part of the McIntire Department of Music and looks forward to continue learning and fostering a love of music.
Emil LUDMÁNY started his musical studies in his hometown, Debrecen at the age of 6. After finishing conservatory he studied choirmastering at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and received his viola diploma at the Ferenc Liszt Musical College. He was a student of Jurij Bashmet in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow from 1982 to 1983.
After returning to Hungary he worked in the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera House for 8 years. Since 1988 he has been a viola and chamber music teacher of the Faculty of Music at the University of Pécs where he was the head of the Department of Strings for 6 years. He is a founding member of the Budapest Strings.
László PÓLUS attended the Zoltán Kodály Music Secondary in Debrecen. In 1990-ben he was the winner of the 3rd National Cello Conpetition for Secondary School students in Kecskemét. From September 1990 he continued his studies at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. His teacher was László Mező, Then studied at the Academy of Music, Basel as a student of Thomas Demenga. He did his DLA at the University of Pécs. Attended master classes of Miklós Perényi, Csaba Onczay, Uzi Wiesel and David Geringas.He is a regular member of the Jeunesses Musicales Country Concerts. In 1992 he was the "Best cellist contributor" of the Youth European Strings masterclass in Budapest. In 1994 he won the Popper cello competition organized by the Liszt Academy of Music, in 1998 he won the special prize at the Cello Competition of teh Hungarian Radio. From 1996 he is member of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, from 2009 it's soloist. Member of the1998-tól tagja a Somogyi Vonósnégyesnek. 2009 óta PTE Művészeti Kar oktatója, 2017 óta tanszékvezetője. Prizes:: 1999 Artisjus-prize, 2002 Juventus-prize, 2016 Ferencsik János-prize.
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ZMI Liszt Ferenc Concert Hall, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
37 Zsolnay Vilmos str., Pécs, 7632