Tuesday Matinees: Daniel Kurganov, violin & Constantine Finehouse, piano

Tuesday | October 12 2021 | 2 pm


“With smoldering intensity and ingratiatingly idiomatic violinistic personality, Kurganov gives a tour de force performance, superbly impassioned.  – Fanfare Magazine

ERNEST BLOCH  –  Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Hasidic Life)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY  –  Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF  – “Sing not, my beauty” Op. 4 No. 4
STEPHANIE ANN BOYD  –  Aurora for violin and piano  New York Premiere
ERNEST CHAUSSON  –  Poeme (arr. Livingston Gearhart)
JOHANNES BRAHMS  –  Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 3, Op. 108 in D minor

Belorussian-American violinist Daniel Kurganov’s recent seasons have included concerts at BargeMusic (NYC), The Roerich Museum (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Harvard Musical Association, and concert tours of Japan. In Sion, Switzerland, he was invited to perform on a violin rescued from Auschwitz for The Violins of Hope project. A passionate teacher, Daniel founded the Boston Violin Intensive and runs an educational YouTube channel with 35,000 subscribers. Upcoming recordings include an album under Orchid Classics of works by Messiaen, Lera Auerbach and Richard Beaudoin, as well as the complete Brahms Violin Sonatas, pairing a Guarneri violin with an original 1860’s Streicher piano.

Critically acclaimed pianist Constantine Finehouse has performed extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including Salzburg, Trieste, London, St. Petersburg and Odessa. As a renowned interpreter of works by William Bolcom, his collaboration with American violinist Philip Ficsor, The Bolcom Project, included an Albany Records 2-CD set and a national tour. Fanfare praised the recording as “indispensable to any serious collector with an interest in later 20th-century duo repertoire for violin and piano.”

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