Sunday, June 19, 7:30 pm at The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Gaubert Three Watercolors for flute, cello and piano
Mahler Piano Quartet in a minor
Schulhoff Concertino for flute, viola and double bass
Schubert Trout Quintet
Artists: Linda Chesis, flute; Mikhail Kopelman, violin; Anat Almani, viola; Jerry Grossman, cello; Jeremy McCoy, bass; Elizaveta Kopelman, piano
MIKHAIL KOPELMAN, violin, formed the Kopelman Quartet in 2002, and served as first violinist for the Toyko String Quartet and the Borodin String Quartet. He was a member of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and has collaborated with Sviatoslav Richter as well as Mstislav Rostropovich, Gideon Kremer, Emanuel Ax, among many others. Mr. Kopelman has performed in many international festivals, and served as a jury member for international competitions. A winner of the state prize of the U.S.S.R., the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and the Concertgebouw Silver Medal of Honour, he also was named People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. He is a professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music. Kopelman has made numerous recordings for the Melodia, EMI, Virgin Classics, Teldec, Philips, Nimbus, and Wigmore Live labels.
ANAT MALKIN ALMANI, viola, made her Carnegie Hall debut at 16 under the baton of Alexander Schneider. Additional performances, both with orchestra and in recital, have taken her throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Almani performs and teaches in festivals around the world. She is also a member of the Malkin Duo. She serves on the violin and viola faculties of both the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division and Killington Music Festival, and is a teaching artist for the Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Program.
JERRY GROSSMAN has been principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1986. Previously he was a member of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and since his New York debut in 1979 has been one of the most active and versatile cellists in New York. He was a founding member of the Chicago String Quartet and has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri, Vermeer and Emerson string quartets. He has been on the faculty of SUNY Binghamton, DePaul University, and the Juilliard School and now teaches at the Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine.
ELIZAVETA KOPELMAN has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe, USA and South America including debut recitals and concerti at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Royal Opera House, Le Salle Cortot, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her chamber music collaborations include the Ying Quartet, Jupiter Chamber Players, and members of the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. Recent highlights include very successful tours of Italy, Spain, Holland, Canada and USA with the Kopelman Quartet, performances of Arensky and Tchaikovsky piano trios at the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, and the recording of Shostakovich Violin Sonata with Shem Guibbory for MSR Classics.
JEREMY McCOY is Assistant Principal double bass with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mr. McCoy was a founding member of Sequitur and Ensemble Sospeso and also appeared regularly with Speculum Musicae. He has performed as recitalist for the International Society of Bassists and CBC Radio and as concerto soloist at the National Arts Centre, with the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. As a commercial session player, Mr. McCoy has played on dozens of film and television soundtracks and recorded with popular artists. He serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and is a coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…