Due to an injury, Amanda Forsyth is unable to perform in the August 5 recital. As a result, the concert will be a violin recital with Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Angela Cheng. The Zukerman Trio developed out of violinist Pinchas Zukerman’s acclaimed Zukerman ChamberPlayers, and has since graced the world’s greatest stages and many of the globe’s major festivals. For his lauded Trio, Zukerman is joined by cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng, two of the finest chamber musicians performing today.
Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of classical music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.
Leading many of the world’s top ensembles in a wide variety of the orchestral repertoire’s most demanding works, Mr. Zukerman’s 2017-2018 marked his ninth season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and his third as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In addition to numerous performances as a soloist and conductor in North America, Europe and China, he joined long-time friend Itzhak Perlman for a gala performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As the founding member of the Zukerman Trio, he travels with the ensemble in numerous performances and frequently tours with cellist Amanda Forsyth in performances of the Brahms Double Concerto and other duo repertoire.
Born in Tel Aviv, Zukerman came to America in 1962, where he studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded a Medal of Arts, the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence, and was appointed as the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative’s first instrumentalist mentor in the music discipline. A devoted and innovative pedagogue, Mr. Zukerman chairs the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has pioneered the use of distance-learning technology in the arts. He currently serves as Conductor Emeritus of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, as well as Artistic Director of its Young Artist Program.
Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng performs regularly throughout North America as a recitalist and orchestral soloist. Angela Cheng has been Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Other awards include the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
(due to cellist Amanda Forsyth injury)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 1
BRAHMS: Viola Sonata in F minor
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