This groupmuse happened on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:00 PM PDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Violin/piano on Ashby
In-person Concert

Violin/piano on Ashby

Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

Wed, May 24, 2017 7:00 PM, PDT

25 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Not accessible


David Anderson Superhost

Joseph and John Irrera have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Spivey Hall, the Eastman Theatre, and internationally throughout Europe and Central America. They will perform works by Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Cesar Franck, and Josef Suk.


Joseph Irrera Piano & Violin


Chaconne in G Minor

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
I. Allegretto ben moderato
II. Allegro
III. Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17
I. Quasi ballata
II. Appassionato
III. Un poco triste
IV. Burleska


Cited by the New York Concert Review as providing a “riveting and dynamic performance” at their 2013 concert in Carnegie Hall, the critically acclaimed Irrera Brothers Duo has captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad, and have been hailed by world-renowned violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin as ‘two gifted boys”. The brothers have also performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Spivey Hall, the Eastman Theatre, and internationally throughout Europe and Central America.

The Irrera Brothers have released CD recordings including “Beethoven & Prokofiev” (2012), an album of violin and piano sonatas and “Vitali” (2014), which includes the work entitled “Bow Shock”, written for them and premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Currently, the duo is in the midst of completing a multi-year recording project of the complete violin and piano works by Robert Morris, Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music. To be included on the album is “Drawn Onward- Fantasy for Violin and Piano” composed for the Irrera Brothers in 2014.

In addition to their duo collaboration, Joseph and John are also celebrated soloists. Joseph, a Steinway Artist, is laureate of many national and international piano competitions including the Guthman International Piano Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, the Young Artists International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., The Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, and the American Protégé International Piano Competition in New York City. Joseph has appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Penfield Symphony, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia Symphony and has collaborated with conductors including Leonard Slatkin and Christopher Seaman. Most recently, Joseph recorded solo piano works of Scarlatti, Schumann, and Chopin to be released by Steinway & Sons.

John, praised by the Santa Barbara Daily Sound for his “moving” and “hypnotic” solo performances, has been winner of many national and international competitions, and has also appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Clayton State University Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, the Penfield Symphony, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta, the Georgia Tech Chamber Orchestra, and at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference. John has collaborated with notable musicians such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Nicholas McGegan, Peter Oundjian, and composer Tan Dun with the Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble. Currently, John is on faculty at Clayton State University and Virginia Tech.

As dedicated educators and teachers, Joseph and John have served as guest artists presenting performances, masterclasses, presentations, and lectures at Kennesaw State University, Lee University, Bridgewater College, and Florida Southwestern State College. They have also given workshops at the New York State Music Teachers Association Conference, the Georgia Music Teachers Association, and at the 2015 MTNA National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada where they also served on the jury for that year’s MTNA Competition National Finals. The Irrera Brothers are also frequently invited as guest collaborators and have performed with members of the Dallas Symphony, the Ying Quartet, the late Zvi Zeitlin, and have been featured soloists with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. In summer 2017, the duo has accepted a faculty position at the Sessione Senese per la Musica e l’Arte summer music festival in Siena, Italy.

The brothers are graduates of the Eastman School of Music, where in May of 2014 they became the first siblings ever in the school’s history to graduate together, each with their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

Joseph and John are on the artist roster of New York City management firm, Parker Artists.


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, over 5 years ago

David, have been recruited for a babysit so my daughter can go to Warriors game, but hoping to come next time -

Connie Philipp, over 5 years ago

Hi David,
I'm very sorry that I won't be able to come tonight - I'm sure it will be an excellent concert. I hope to see you soon at another groupmuse.

Joseph Irrera, over 5 years ago

David was a great host and he has a very nice piano at his home. It was a fantastic evening overall. Look forward to returning someday soon!


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