François Francoeur (1698 – 1787): Cello Sonata in E Major
Alfred Schnittke (1934 – 1998): Sonata No.1 for Cello and Piano
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924): Elegie, Op.24
Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916): Intermezzo from the opera, "Goyescas"
Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916): Danza Española No.6
Steven Gerber (b.1948): Elegie on the Name of "Dmitri Shostakovich"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Nocturne for Cello and Piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893): Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
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MISHA QUINT, cello
Russian-born cellist Misha Quint, 2009 first prize winner of the CRS National competition, captivates his audiences with his lyricism, passion and dazzling technique. Described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a "master of probing sentiment", his repertoire ranges from Bach to premieres of the most outstanding composers of today including Sophie Goubadalina, Robert Sirota, Steven Gerber, Nathan Davis, and Alfred Schnitke. Quint is Founder and Music Director of the InterHarmony International Music Festivals and the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in the USA and Europe. As a special guest artist Misha Quint was broadcast on a live television performance of the Unaccompanied Bach Suite No.5, in WQXR's "In the Listening Room" and live recitals on WGBH (Boston), WMNB (NJ), WNYC (NY).
A graduate of the Leningrad Special School for the Gifted and the Leningrad Conservatory, Misha Quint made his orchestral debut at the age of 13 after winning first prize at the Boccherini Competition in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad). He gained international recognition after capturing top prizes in the International Competition in Prague and the Russian National Competition. Quint immigrated to the US and made his critically acclaimed New York recital debut at the 92nd Street Y and his orchestral debut in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. He has given numerous solo recitals and master classes in the leading halls of England, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland Russia, Latvia, Georgia, Belorussia, and the US.
Misha Quint has appeared with such celebrated orchestras as the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional do Brasilia, Metropolitan Symphony, the New York Chamber Orchestra, National Irish Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad State Orchestra, Orchestra of Classical and Contemporary Music as well as with the Symphony Orchestras of Latvia and Georgia. He has worked with an equally illustrious group of conductors including Maxim Shostakovich, Paul Lustig Dunkel, Colman Pierce, Sidney Harth, Ravil Martinov, Camilla Kolchinsky, Yakov Bergman, Ira Levin, and most recently Franz Krager in Houston.
Misha Quint is strongly committed to teaching and is affiliated with the Mannes College of Music at the New School in New York. His prestigious InterHarmony music festival boasts an outstanding faculty of established soloists and teachers and inhabit two locations in Europe; Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy, and Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany. He has been on the faculty of the International Institute of Music in Marktoberdorf, Germany, and was the music director and founder of the Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, the International Cello Festivalin Blonay and Interharmony Music Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. More information available at www.mishaquintcello.com.
SVETLANA GOROKHOVICH, piano
Svetlana Gorokhovich was born in Russia and received her music training at the Kazan State Conservatory. She earned her Ph.D. from St. Petersburg State Conservatory and in 1989 she immigrated to America where she continued performing solo recitals, piano duos and chamber music concerts in major concert halls in the United States, Italy, Japan, Iceland and Canada.
Ms. Gorokhovich won the International Bartok-Kabalevsky Piano Competition at Radford University (Virginia , 1997) and the IBLA International Competition in Sicily (1999) where she was awarded a special prize for Bach performance. Her Carnegie Hall recital in 2000 was acclaimed by the New York Concert Review.
Ms. Gorokhovich has made a number of recordings, including “Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher” (Helicon, 1997) with acclaimed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, “Sonata” (Japis, 1998) with violinist Eva Ingolfsdottir, and her latest release “Russian Sketches” (SMH Music, 2006) on which she performs piano duos with her sister Liliya Khobotkova.
Svetlana loves to teach all types of students. “I am interested in discovering students’ personalities and helping them release their fullest potential. I try to balance strictness and discipline with encouragement and inspiration. My goal is to ignite a passion for music in each student, so that music becomes an integral part of their lives.”
Today Ms. Gorokhovich continues her busy recital schedule; she is also a highly sought-after teacher and coach. She has served on the piano faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester since 1998.