January 27 at 12, 1 & 2 pm
Alexis Tamosaitis – piano
SCHUBERT – Impromptu, Op. 90 - No. 3 in G flat major
SCHUBERT/LISZT – Standchen
Bernie Tamosaitis, cello; Alexis Tamosaitis, piano
PIAZZOLLA – Ave Maria
Bernie Tamosaitis, cello: Sayuri Iida, piano
PIAZZOLLA – Le Grand Tango
Alexis Tamosaitis, piano
RAVEL – Alborada del Gracioso
Sayuri Iida, piano
BACH – Prelude and Fugue No. XVII in G sharp minor
BACH – The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080XV in D minor
CHOPIN – Ballade in F minor, Op. 52
Bernie Tamosaitis, cello; Sayuri Iida, piano; Alexis Tamosaitis, piano
SAINT-SAENS – Allegro Appassionato
PIAZZOLLA – Le Grand Tango
January 21-April 28, 2021
Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.
Special thanks to Jay Dweck, Milstein Properties, Steinway & Sons, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Breads Bakery.
Sayuri Iida was born in Tokyo, and is a graduate of the Toho School of Music, where she received highest honors. In her native Japan, Ms. Iida was a recipient of several awards and medals, including top prizes in the All Japan Mainichi Student Competition and the NHK Broadcasting Auditions in Tokyo. In 1976, Ms. Iida came to the United States to study at the Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of the late Sascha Gorodnitzki.
Over the years, she has given many recitals at major concert halls in New York City with the highest critical acclaim from press and audience, including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as a winner of Artists International Young Artists Audition, Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Japan Society.
Ms. Iida was a prizewinner of the Three Rivers Piano Competition in Pittsburgh, the Sixth Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Utah, and was a recipient of the Mitsubishi Group Music Award from the JAA Competition in New York. Over the years, Ms. Iida has performed as concerto soloist many times with the St Thomas Orchestra and has also appeared with the Danbury Symphony, Utah Symphony and the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Iida maintains an active piano studio in her home in Mamaroneck, NY.
Alexis Tamosaitis is a New York native pianist who has played in a variety of styles and has performed on a variety of instruments, including piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums throughout his career. After graduating from the Manhattan School Music as a piano performance major, he moved to Thailand where he founded instrumental music programs at local schools in Chiang Mai. Currently Alexis has a very active piano studio and he is a member of the Saint Thomas Orchestra. Recordings, original compositions and contact information can be found at: Soundcloud.com/alexis-tamosaitis