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Johannes Gray & Anastasiya Magamedova: Beethoven, Janáček, & Poulenc

Johannes Gray & Anastasiya Magamedova: Beethoven, Janáček, & Poulenc

Flatiron, New York

Thu, August 17, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

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Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

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Jonathan D. Superhost

7 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
8 PM Recital
9 PM Post-Reception


Johannes Gray & Anastasiya Magamedova: Beethoven, Janáček, Debussy, & Poulenc

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private recital by cellist Johannes Gray & pianist Anastasiya Magamedova of works by Beethoven, Janáček, Poulenc, and more.

Wine will be served.

Program:

BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Seven Variations on Mozart's Theme "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46
POULENC (1899–1963) Sonata for Cello & Piano, FP 143
LEOŠ JANÁČEK Pohádka (1910)
GUILLAUME CONNESSON (b. 1970) "Les chants de l'Agartha" for Cello & Piano (2008)


About the Musicians:

Watch Johannes & Anastasiya perform Poulenc's Sonata for Cello & Piano, II. Cavatine

Gray-Magamedova Duo

The Gray-Magamedova Duo has been performing together since 2019 and enjoys giving concerts throughout Europe, the United States, and the world. In 2022, they became laureates of the European Chamber Music Competition. As Young Artists in Residence at the Scandinavian Cello School in Denmark, they participate in numerous music outreach projects as well as public concerts throughout Scandinavia. Since their debut at Lincoln Center at Paul Hall (New York City) in 2019, the duo has continued to perform around the world, in venues such as the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Theatre for Digital Arts in Dubai, and the Tajikistan National Opera. In France, they have been invited on "Générations France Musique, le Live" as well as to give recital programmes, which they carefully design to convey a unique concept. Cellist Johannes Gray received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and pianist Anastasiya Magamedova received her Bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School in New York. As a duo, they continue their studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris.

Johannes Gray

Following his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14, cellist Johannes Gray (25) became the winner of the International Pablo Casals Award, Gold Medalist of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Verbier Festival’s Prix de l’APCAV award.

His solo engagements have taken him across four continents, including performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, the festivals of Ravinia and Verbier, Lincoln Center, SuperCello (Beijing), and the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam.

During his studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen in Chicago, Jérôme Pernoo at the Conservatoire national Supérieur de musique in Paris, and Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, Johannes became a laureate of numerous national and international competitions and was featured on multiple television and radio stations. He currently resides in Paris, where he has been based since 2015. Johannes enjoys a long-term musical relationship with pianist Anastasiya Magamedova (winner of National YoungArts and graduate of the Juilliard School).

Anastasiya Magamedova

A 2016 National YoungArts Winner, Anastasiya Magamedova, began piano at the age of 5 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and continues her studies at the Juilliard School with Matti Raekallio, and Rena Shereshevskaya in Paris. Winner of the 2013 International Keyboard Odyssiad Piano Competition, Magamedova was also a 3rd prize medalist of the 2015 IIYM International Piano Competition and a 2015 MTNA National Finalist. Magamedova has been a soloist in concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Concert Hall. She has performed with the Alicante Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony, American West Symphony, and Wratislava Chamber Orchestra. A recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, she has been featured on NPR’s From the Top. She was a participant in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition for Young Pianists and the 2015 Hilton Head International Young Artist Piano Competition.

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