The Musicians Club of New York proudly presents Katha Zinn, violin and Illya Filshtinskiy, piano, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 8:00 PM, at the Liederkranz Hall, 6 East 87th Street, New York City. This concert is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. To RSVP, email RSVP@musiciansclubofny.org – include your name and the number of seats requested. You should receive a Reservation Confirmation Number within 48 hours. If you have any questions, you can leave a message at 212-333-7844 and we'll return your call.

 

KATHA ZINN, VIOLIN

 

 ILLYA FILSHTINSKIY, PIANO

Program includes the inauguration of the Dorothy Indenbaum Women Composers series.

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:00 PM

Liederkranz Concert Hall

6 East 87th Street
New York City

Program

(Complete program to be announced) 

Katha Zinn is a Brooklyn based violinist who works with a wide variety of music, ranging from contemporary to classics. She has completed her Bachelors Degree at the Juilliard School, where she graduated with Scholastic Distinction, as well as completing a Masters Degree at Mannes the New School for Music. Katha is a member of the group aTonalHits, which is dedicated to bringing contemporary and lesser known works to light. The group also produces small films, using the medium to explore music, art, film and animation in different ways. They has been selected as featured artists on MySpace, and have also taken part in TED events. aTonalHits films have also been featured on the Juilliard School's website.

As a performer, Katha has performed in many venues in New York including Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Liederkranz Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Katha has also served as concertmaster at the International Ensemble Modern Akademie, performing Hans Zender's contemporary rendition of Schubert's "Winterreise", as well as working alongside the composer. She is also the third prize winner of the 2013 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards. She has given a concert tour of Holland, as well as concerts and masterclasses in Montreal, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan with aTonalHits member Illya Filshtinskiy. The group has also worked closely with the Societe de Musique Contemporaine du Quebec, presenting a recital with three of Quebec's foremost composers, including a premiere of Jean Lesage's "Portrait of a Sentimental Musician in a Distorting Mirror'. aTonalHits is largely dedicated to new music, having premiered over 80 works. They have released an album of Schnittke Sonatas, as well as a new album entitled "1910-1920", which focuses on a variety of different violin and piano music within that decade.

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Illya Filshtinskiy made his orchestral debut at age 15 playing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. His most recent orchestral performance of Rachmaninov's Second Concerto with conductor Peter Stafford Wilson was broadcast on the public radio station WOSU. "Filshtinskiy demonstrates and impressive command of technique and an even more impressive command of interpretation. He is willing to hold out a moment, to suspend listeners in time almost to the point of uneasiness, in order to make a musical point. He is also willing to overwhelm a small space with sound, and to suddenly switch gears for a delicate, melodic passage." -The Columbus Dispatch; regarding his solo concert in Columbus, Ohio.

Illya made his New York debut in 2002 after winning Grand Prize in the 2002 World Piano Competition. As a result, he was invited to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall and the United Nations Headquarters. Since then he has performed in many to venues in New York including Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Liederkranz Hall, and Steinway Hall. He has participated in a contemporary music tour of Turkey, as well as giving concerts and masterclasses in Holland, Quebec, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan with violinist Katha Zinn. Illya holds a Bachelors Degree from the Juilliard School, a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes the New School for Music. He is now a member of aTonalHits, a group dedicated to bringing contemporary and lesser known works to light. The group has also worked closely with the Societe de Musique Contemporaine du Quebec, presenting a recital with three of Quebec's foremost composers, including a premiere of Jean Lesage's "Portrait of a Sentimental Musician in a Distorting Mirror". aTonalHits is largely dedicated to new music, having premiered over 80 works. Illya is responsible for all of the video work and photography produced by the group. The group has been selected as featured artists at the new MySpace website, and have also taken part in TED events. They have released an album of Schnittke Sonatas, as well as a new album entitled "1910-1920", which focuses on a variety of different violin and piano music within that decade.