8PM July 14, 2018:  Inbal Segev, Cello, & Juho Pohjonen, Piano

8PM July 14, 2018: Inbal Segev, Cello, & Juho Pohjonen, Piano

Cellist Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “delivered with impressive uency and style,” by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire and known masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music that she performs. She began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the U.S. to continue her studies. She made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. She earned degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Her many honors include the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. Segev has performed as soloist with acclaimed orchestras internationally. She has commissioned new works by Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, Dan Visconti and more. She is also a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.

Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen has received wide-spread acclaim for his profound musicianship and distinctive interpretations of a broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen. His interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness, and fearless musical conviction. He was selected by Sir András Schiff as winner of the Klavier Festival Ruhr Scholarship in 2009, and he has won numerous other prizes in both Finnish and international competitions. Highlights of Mr. Pohjonen’s 2017-18 season include a remarkable summer festival circuit, with performances at Music@Menlo, the Santa Fe Chamber Music and Ravinia Festivals, Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; as well as extensive U.S. and international concerto appearances and recitals, including the National Gallery of Art, Frederic Chopin Society and La Jolla Music Society, Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since his tenure with the CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists from 2009-2012. This year, Inbal Segev and Juho Pohjonen are releasing a recording that features the music of Chopin, Schumann, and Grieg.

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):  Seven Variations from Mozart’s Opera “The Magic Flute”

Ludwig van Beethoven:   Sonata in A major No. 3, Op. 69

INTERMISSION

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):  Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song in G minor, Op. 24

Edvard Grieg:   Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36

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