Jacques Israelievitch, violin with special guests, Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano and Winona Zelenka, cello

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Event Title: Jacques Israelievitch, violin with special guests, Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano and Winona Zelenka, cello
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
  • Time: 1:54pm
  • Price: $10-25
  • Genre: Strings (bowed)
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Description:

Jacques Israelievitch, violin with special guests

Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano and Winona Zelenka, cello

Friday May 4 at 8 pm
$25; $20 seniors; $10 students

Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5

Program

Oskar MORAWETZ Duo for violin and piano (1961)
James ROLFE Drop for violin and piano (1998)
Gary KULESHA ...and dark time flowed by her like a river... for violin and piano (1993)

INTERMISSION

W.A.MOZART Trio in C Major K.548 for violin, cello and piano (1788)
Zoltan KODALY Duo for violin and cello Op. 7 (1914)

Jacques Israelievitch
Internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch has enjoyed an exciting and varied career as concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and conductor. After making his debut on French National Radio at the age of eleven, Mr. Israelievitch went on to graduate from the Paris Conservatory at sixteen and was subsequently prizewinner at the International Paganini Competition. His teachers include Henryk Szeryng, Janos Starker, William Primrose, and Josef Gingold.

Christina Petrowska Quilico
One of Canada’s foremost pianists, Christina Petrowska Quilico is widely recognized as an innovative and adventurous artist and a leading champion of the music of our time. She has made her mark as a brilliant interpreter of contemporary classical music. Much in demand, she has premiered more than 100 new works, many written especially for her, and premiered 16 piano concerti. A prolific recording artist, having recorded 26 CDs of classical, romantic and new music, she was awarded The 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award by the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers. A national jury recognized Christina Petrowska Quilico “for her dedication to Canadian contemporary classical music as well as her unwavering support of this country’s composing community. Throughout her exceptional performing and recording career, Christina Petrowska Quilico has had a profound impact on Canada’s classical music community from coast to coast.” www.petrowskaquilico.com

Winona Zelenka
Winona Zelenka, known for her gorgeous, singing tone, is one of Canada’s finest cellists on the scene today. As a soloist, she has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Strauss’ Don Quixote Suite, with Thomas Dausgaard conducting, 2006), and performs often with conductor John Barnum. Their past collaborations include Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D Minor with the Mississauga Symphony (2008) and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, with both the Scarborough Philharmonic (2007) and the Huronia Sinfonietta (2006). She has also performed Haydn’s Concerto No. 2 in D Major with the Canadian Sinfonietta (2007), conducted by Tak Ng Lai. At this same concert, Ms. Zelenka, a proponent of new music, performed the world premiere of “Invocation II’” for cello and orchestra, a work written for her by Canadian composer Michael Pepa. In 2008, Ms. Zelenka performed as guest Principal Cellist for the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Tosca. She has been Assistant Principal of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 2005, and served as Principal during the summers of 2007 and 2008. She is currently serving as Acting Principal of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and has held that position since the 2004/2005 season.