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Filip Pogády, Daniel Gaisford, & Yoojung Kim: Rachmaninoff Elegiac Trios
Flatiron, New York
Sun, May 21, 2023 5:00 PM, EDT
5 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
6 PM Recital
7:15 PM Post-Reception
Filip Pogády, Daniel Gaisford, & Yoojung Kim: Rachmaninoff Elegiac Trios
Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private chamber music performance of Rachmaninoff's two Elegiac Trios featuring violinist Filip Pogády, cellist Daniel Gaisford, and pianist Yoojung Kim
Wine will be served.
RACHMANINOFF Elegiac Trio No. 1 in g minor
RACHMANINOFF Elegiac Trio No. 2 in d minor, Op. 9
About the Musicians:
Violinist Filip Pogády has been praised by the press for the "beauty of his tone", “lightning-like virtuosity” (Russkoe Slovo) and his "commanding performance" (The New York Times).
Pogády has performed in some of the most renowned concert venues in the world including Lincoln Center (New York), Rudolphinum (Prague), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Tel Aviv Opera House, Kamakura Arts Center, Natori Arts Center, Lotte Hall (Seoul), and Seoul Arts Center. He also makes TV appearances, including a guest starring on Louis CK's "Louie".
As a firm believer that music should be available to everyone, Pogády joined Yehudi Menuhin's “Live Music NOW!” Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing music to orphanages, nursing homes, prisons and hospitals. Pogády has played over 30 recitals for “Live Music NOW!”. Pogády decided to take this concept to the next level and has been performing the Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach in the New York City subway throughout his studies at the Manhattan School of Music until present. “Most of these people have never heard this kind of music before, and yet it touches them on a basic human level, because this music is just SO good," he says.
Pogády gave his solo debut with orchestra at age 11 at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna after winning the 1st prize at the Tsusuki Violin Competition as the youngest contestant. He participated three times at Austria's nationwide music competition "Prima La Musica" and won the 1st prize each time. He was also honored with special prizes by the Austrian String Society and the Raiffeisen Bank for extraordinary results at this competition. Pogády earned his Master's Degree in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded a full scholarship.
Born in Bratislava (Slovakia), Pogády moved with his family to Austria as a child and began his violin studies at age 7. Just one year later he was admitted to the Bruckner Conservatory Pre-college in Linz. He gave his first recital at age 10.
Pogády resides in New York City.
American cellist Daniel Gaisford enjoys a career that has expanded over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. Hailed by the New York Times as "transfixing," and The Philadelphia Inquirer as "remarkable." After hearing Gaisford perform, the Senior Editor at the National Review and Critic for The New Criterion Jay Nordlinger wrote: "Gaisford is an American cellist and not well known. Why this is so is a mystery — and it teaches us something about the music business. When I first heard Gaisford in Philadelphia, I was stunned: How could there be so good a cellist I had never heard, or even heard of? Evidently, not every master is on the covers of magazines, or the covers of CDs; some have unorthodox careers. Gaisford has a formidable technique and a formidable mind. He can make a hundred sounds: fat, thin, spiky, lyrical, rich, sickly, piercing, warm. On the Barge series in New York, Gaisford played with a grave mien throughout. He gave the impression that he was not merely performing a sonata, but doing something supremely important." The Chief Critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer had a similar reaction, calling Gaisford "America's greatest unknown cellist." The New York Times also stated that "Gaisford deserves more recognition."
Gaisford continues to infuse with new life the great works of the past, while fiercely advocating for the music of our own time. As soloist, Mr. Gaisford has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada; among them the major orchestras of Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto and Montreal, under the direction of conductors such as Robert Spano, David Zinman and Hermann Michael. Equally active as a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gaisford has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad in cities ranging from New York, San Francisco and Berlin, to Boston, Rome and Tokyo. He has been a featured guest at major festivals throughout the world including New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Chautauqua Festival, the Caramoor Festival, and the Davos Festival in Switzerland. Other festivals appearances include the RomaEuropa, New Jersey’s Festival of the Atlantic, Michigan’s Matrix Festival, the Prince Albert Festival in Kauai, the Aspen Music Festival and the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. Mr. Gaisford has been a frequent guest on radio programs around the country and his performances can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today series. In 2001, Mr. Gaisford recorded composer Michael Hersch’s Sonata No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello and gave the NY premiere at the Tisch Center for the performing Arts to great acclaim. In 2004, he recorded Hersch’s Sonata No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello, which was dedicated to Mr. Gaisford. The performance was recorded on he Vangaurd Classics label and selected by The Washington Post as one of the most important recordings of 2005 by chief critic Tim Page. In 2015, Last Autumn was released on Innova Records.
New releases also include the Bach Suites for Solo Cello and the Piatti Caprices for Solo Cello. Daniel Gaisford grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he studied with Richard Hoyt and Gayle Smith. Further studies took him to the University of Southern California where he studied with Gabor Rejto and Ronald Leonard. Gaisford continued his studies with Harvey Shapiro and Channing Robbins at The Juilliard School of Music in New York. While at The Juilliard School of Music, Gaisford was principal cellist of the symphony orchestra and was the first prize winner of the Shostakovich Cello Competition which resulted in his Lincoln Center debut.
Mr. Gaisford’s recordings can be found at the iTunes store and on his website, as well as many other online music vendors.
Gaisford has an online cello class of talented students and professionals and is currently in video and recording projects soon to be released.
"Intensely poetic and dramatic... with a diamond clarity and precision." —Sutton Coldfield News
New York-based Korean pianist Yoojung Kim is a versatile pianist, improviser, arranger, musical curator, educator, chamber musician and collaborator. She has performed with orchestras throughout the United States and internationally, including the Prague Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Mozart Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and NYU Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at venues such as Wigmore Hall (London), Sutton Coldfield Town Hall (Birmingham), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Smetana Hall (Prague), Bartók Saal (Budapest), Daehakro Arts Theatre Hall (Seoul), Seoul Arts Center (Seoul), Arnoff Center for the Arts (Ohio), Roy and Edna Disney Redcat Theatre (Los Angeles), National Gallery of Art (Washington), Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall (New York). Most recently, she was invited to perform at the newly opened Steinway Hall in Seoul, and was featured at the International Healthcare Metaverse Conference in her own solo arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, captured in 360-degree video. Her new album of piano works by Scriabin will be released in May, 2023.
A passionate chamber musician and collaborator, Yoojung has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic and with artists at the Euro Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, and Burgos International Music Festival. Her collaborators have included Yehudi Menuhin, Albert Markov, Felix Andrievsky, Mignon Dunn, Tania León, and Gillian Anderson.
Yoojung is active internationally as a musical curator and entrepreneur. She directs an annual summer concert series at the Raum Arts Center (Seoul), and is the founder of MusicY, a creative performance and educational management firm. In 2019, she directed a piano showcase involving multiple venues in New York City (notably, The Oculus and Saint John’s in the Village) in collaboration with Make Music New York Winter Festival, Steinway & Sons, and Music Traveler, for which she serves as an ambassador. She is also in demand as a clinician, most recently presenting masterclasses and lecture-recitals at Steinway Hall, Busan University and Sejong University in South Korea.
A student of Nikolai Demidenko and Ruth Nye at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Yoojung was awarded the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship for undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music. She holds a master’s degree in solo piano performance, a Professional Studies certificate in collaborative piano from the Manhattan School of Music, and a PhD degree in piano performance from NYU Steinhardt as a recipient of the Phillip J. Zlatchin Memorial Scholarship.
Yoojung formerly served on the piano faculty of Greenwich House Music School (New York) and is currently a member of the Artist Faculty in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt.
What's the music?
TRIO ÉLÉGIAQUE IN G MINOR
TRIO ÉLÉGIAQUE IN D MINOR OP. 9
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