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Bronx School for Music Fundraiser Recital with Konstantin Soukhovetski, Philip Kwoka, & Students
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Bronx School for Music Fundraiser Recital with Konstantin Soukhovetski, Philip Kwoka, & Students

Flatiron, New York

Sun, October 8, 2023 5:00 PM, EDT

Pay the musicians
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kids
Kid-friendly event

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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.

Host

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5 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
6:30 PM Program
7:30 PM Post-Reception


Bronx School for Music Fundraiser Recital with Konstantin Soukhovetski, Philip Kwoka, & Students

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private fundraiser recital to benefit the Bronx School for Music featuring President & Founder pianist Philip Kwoka, Director of Pedagogy & Narrative Musicianship pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, and students of the School.

All proceeds will benefit the Bronx School for Music and will be used as scholarship funds for children in need.

Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and an array of snacks will be served. Children are welcome!

Program:

Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Gavrillin, and more


About the School

Watch a video about the Bronx School for Music

The Bronx School for Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is provide Bronx Children with affordable and accessible music lessons and to build a community surrounded by music. The Bronx is home to the poorest congressional district in all of the United States of America and has been traditionally under-served with cultural and extracurricular programming. Through the Bronx School for Music, Bronx children and families can start thinking inside the Bronx for a quality music education.

About Philip Kwoka

Polish American pianist Philip Kwoka began his music studies with Svetlana Gorokhovich at the Music Institute of Long-Island (Manhasset, New York). In 2000, Philip started studying piano with Roberta Rust and Phillip Evans at the Lynn University Preparatory of Music in Boca Raton, FL. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying solo-performance with Daniel Shapiro and Paul Schenly, and chamber music with Peter Salaff, Anita Pontremoli and the Cavani Quartet. Upon graduating from CIM, he was awarded the 2015 Sadie Zellen Piano Prize for outstanding musical development. Philip then went on to study with Pavlina Dokovska at the Mannes School of Music, where he completed his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. Philip has studied in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists including Phillippe Entremont, Jerome Lowenthal, Ann Schein, Orion Weiss, Yoshikazu Nagai, John O’Connor, Jon Nakamatsu, Pavel Nercessian, and Till Fellner. Philip is currently studying with Konstantin Soukhovetski and Paul Schenly.

Philip’s success began when he was chosen to perform on Christopher O’Reily’s National Public Radio program “From the Top”. Following that performance he made his solo debut performing with the Warminsko-Mazurskie Filharmonia in Poland. Two years later he performed with the Tampa Bay Symphony Orchestra and was invited to perform a second time with the Warminsko-Mazurskie Filharmonia. Philip has been a first prize-winner in many competitions including the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, the Tampa Bay Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Bluthner Junior Piano competition. Other awards include second prize in the New World Symphony Concerto Competition, honorable mention at the 2019 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and laureate in the Blount-Slawson National Young Artist Competition. Philip has also been a recipient of grants and scholarships from the National Chopin Foundation’s Scholarship Fund for Young American Pianists and the Koszciusko Foundation’s Fund for Graduate Studies.

Philip is the President and Founder of the Bronx School for Music.

About Konstantin Soukhovetski

The 2019 Innovation Award Winner from Music Academy of The West, Konstantin Soukhovetski has a uniquely diverse artistic voice that reaches out to both classical and popular audiences. Konstantin’s multidisciplinary projects frequently involve dance and film.

In 2020 Konstantin joined the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor, Master, and coveted Artist Diploma degrees with Jerome Lowenthal. In 2022, Konstantin was named Director of Pedagogy and Narrative Musicianship at the Bronx School for Music. In addition, Konstantin is Artist-in-Residency at Pianofest In The Hamptons and has held this position since 2011.

Konstantin’s 2022 performances have included appearances at the BATURA Festival in St. Sebastian and Canary Islands (Spain), concerto performances with the GCTYO Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Polina Nazaykinskaya, and his residency at Pianofests In The Hamptons.

Upcoming performances include a two week residency in California debuting his two-piano project SOLO DUE with pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi in La Jolla, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Shortly afterwards, Konstantin will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with Pegasus: The Orchestra. On Oct. 30th, he will be performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.

In 2022, Konstantin premiered the ballet Encounters by Polina Nazaykinskaya for MorDance Company at Symphony Space. In addition to premiering Ms. Nazaykinskaya’s Encounters, during the COVID-19 lockdown Konstantin recorded her piano miniatures on the OClassica label, which is available on iTunes and Apple Music: Remembrance, Anticipation, and A Summer Rain.

Konstantin’s solo violin composition Postcard from The Edge is featured on two different CDs of renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova. In 2022, he signed an exclusive publication deal with OE Oficina to publish all of his transcriptions.

An avid opera lover, Konstantin Konstantin is currently working on a libretto for an opera commissioned by the Mississippi Opera, to premiere in the 2023 season.

Konstantin is a recipient of over 16 awards from leading international piano competitions, as well as the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans. Born in Moscow to a family of artists, he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, where he double-majored in piano and composition.

What's the music?

Bronx School for Music Piano, Guitar, Piano Duo

Bronx School for Music students will be performing various solo works from the standard piano & guitar repertoire. Composers will include Beethoven, Schubert, Czerny, Rachmaninoff, & Gavrillin.

A special duo work will be performed by Philip Kwoka & Konstantin Soukhovetski.

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

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