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Lukas Stepp, Yuliia Van, Holger Grohs, Mosa Tsay, Matthew Graybil: Price & Schumann

Lukas Stepp, Yuliia Van, Holger Grohs, Mosa Tsay, Matthew Graybil: Price & Schumann

Flatiron, New York

Tue, October 24, 2023 6:30 PM, EDT

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

This is a groupmuse

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


Jonathan D. Superhost

6:30 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
7:30 PM Performance
8:45 PM Post-Reception

Lukas Stepp, Yuliia Van, Holger Grohs, Mosa Tsay, Matthew Graybil: Price & Schumann

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private performance by violinists Lukas Stepp and Yuliia Van, violist Holger Grohs, cellist Mosa Tsay, and pianist Matthew Graybil of piano quintets by Florence Price & Robert Schumann.

Wine will be served.



About the Artists
Matthew Graybil: Praised by The New Yorker as an “exceptional young artist” and as a “major talent” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune), American pianist Matthew Graybil has performed throughout the United States, Canada, France and Holland and Mexico in venues such as Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and Lincoln Center. He has appeared on radio and television, including WNYC, WQXR, WWFM, CBS Chicago, the Discovery Channel and PBS. Since making his orchestral debut at age 14, he has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and the National Chamber Players among many others. An avid chamber musician, he has been invited to festivals including the American Academy in Fontainebleau, the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Sarasota Music Festival and the Perlman Music Program. He has been a prize-winner in the MTNA/Yamaha National Piano Competition, the New York Piano Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, the Juilliard Gina Bachauer Competition, the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition and the Wideman International Piano Competition. Graybil was a pupil of Vincent Craig and Harvey Wedeen before completing his Bachelor and Master's degrees at The Juilliard School, where he worked with Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio.

Holger Grohs was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1972, beginning his violin studies at the age of six. He completed his music curriculums at both the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt under the direction of Walter Forchert, and later at the Conservatory of Music in Wuerzburg under the guidance of Herwig Zack, where he received a Master Class Diploma. His artistic development was then significantly influenced by Franco Gulli, under whose tutelage Holger studied for two years at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. There, he also collaborated intensively with artists such as Leonard Hokanson and Janos Starker. Alongside live solo performances on Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian state radio in Germany), Holger Grohs was awarded German scholarships by the Peter Fuld Foundation in Bavaria as well as the Carl Flesch Academy in Baden-Baden. He then gained further inspiration at numerous master seminars and festivals, including with Saschko Gawriloff at the Carl Flesch Academy, at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna, and at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. Since 2001 Holger Grohs has been a member violinist of the prestigious Staatskapelle Dresden -the Dresden State Orchestra - in 2013 becoming the Deputy Concert Master of the second violins, and in December 2015, rising to the position of Concertmaster of the Second Violins. An equally important focus of Holger’s musical creativity for many years has been the viola, propelled by definitive, favorable assessments from both Wilfried Strehle and Felix Schwartz. As a keenly welcomed chamber music member, Holger Grohs has toured frequently at home and abroad throughout his career including the "Joyful Moments" series in China.

Born 1989 in Stuttgart, Germany, Lukas Stepp has appeared as violinist with chamber music groups at festivals throughout Germany and has won prizes in competitions including the Klassikpreis Munster, Concertino Praga, Charles Hennen Concours, the youth prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Brahms Competition, Portugal’s Competition Julio Cardona, and at the Schoenfeld String Competition in Harbin in China. As a soloist, he performed with the Kaerntener Symphoniker, Macau Youth Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, and Staatsorchester Hildesheim. He was a 2016 graduate of the Hanns Eisler University of Music Berlin where he studied with Feng Ning and Stephan Picard. Later on he studied violin in the master’s program at The Juilliard School with Ida Kavafian. Since 2019, Lukas Stepp has been the principal second violinist at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

Mosa Tsay is a Taiwanese-American cellist who has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestra musician across North America, Europe, and Taiwan. As a worker-owner of Groupmuse, a cooperative that organizes house concerts, Mosa has performed more than 100 house concerts and in nontraditional venues such as a chocolate factory, whiskey distilleries, and sculpture warehouse. Mosa is co-founder of Versoi Ensemble, an American-Finnish collaboration that performed at the US Embassy in Helsinki and was the first classical ensemble to perform at Finland’s Kyröfest, a celebration of international award-winning gin, Kyrö. The recipient of the 2019 Fulbright and Harriet Hale Woolley Award, she studied works by Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, and Pascal Dusapin with cellist Anssi Karttunen in Paris. Mosa is a graduate of The Juilliard School (M.M.), and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ukrainian-born violinist Yuliia Van received her very first violin lessons at the age of six in Kiev. She then continued her studies at the University of Music in Hannover in the class of Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn and later with Salvatore Accardo at the Stauffer Academy in Italy. As a prizewinner of Tibor Varga Violin Competition in Switzerland, Mirecourt Violin Competition in France, Louis Spohr Violin Competition and other, she is constantly engaged for concerts in different countries across the world, including many chamber music concerts and concerts with orchestras, such as NDR Radiophilharmonie, Kiev National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra Nancy, Belgorod Symphony Orchestra, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, among others. Yuliia is currently a member of NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra in Germany and plays on a violin made by Andreas Postacchini, which she received from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

What's the music?

Mosa Tsay Cello
Lukas Stepp Violin
Yuliia Van Violin
Holger Grohs Viola

Florence Price Piano Quintet
Robert Schumann Piano Quintet


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