THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF NEW YORK
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Liederkranz Concert Hall
6 East 87th Street
New York City
Katha Zinn is the Third Prize Winner of the 2013 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards and this concert is part of her award. Her pianist throughout the competition was Illya Filshtinskiy. They are now married and they perform together as aTonalHits. They have chosen to use this concert as the release party for their new CD, "1910-1920", which they successfully funded on Kickstarter...
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Pre-Concert Meet and Greet
From 7:15-7:30 PM in the Concert Hall, Katha and Illya will share how their new CD, 1910-1920, came to be and how they successfully used Kickstarter to fund it. You must be one of the following to attend the pre-concert:
– a Musicians Club of New York Member or their guest
– a registered guest of aTonalHits (list will be provided by Katha and Illya)
– music students with a valid ID who have registered for the pre-concert - send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Sonata for Violin and Piano – Leoš Janáček
I. Con moto
6 kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 – Arnold Schoenberg
I. Leicht, zart
III. Sehr langsame
IV. Rasch, aber leicht
V. Etwas rasch
VI. Sehr langsam
Sonata No. 10, Op. 70 – Alexandr Scriabin
4 Stücke für Geige und Klavier, Op. 7 – Anton Webern
I. Sehr langsam
III. Sehr langsam
Sonata for Violin and Piano – Claude Debussy
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
III. Finale: Très animé
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Katha Zinn, Violin
Katha Zinn is a Brooklyn-based violinist who works with a wide variety of music, ranging from classical to contemporary. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the Juilliard School, where she graduated with Scholastic Distinction, as well as a Masters Degree from Mannes the New School for Music.
Katha is a founding member of the group aTonalHits, which is dedicated to bringing contemporary and lesser-known works to light. Katha has performed in many venues in New York including Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall. She has given a concert tour of Holland, as well as concerts and masterclasses in Montreal, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan with her husband and fellow aTonalHits co-founder Illya Filshtinskiy. The group has just released the first part of a two-set album of Schnittke Sonatas, and also has a new album entitled “1910-1920”.
Illya Filshtinskiy, Piano
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. After winning Grand Prize in the 2002 Cincinnati World Piano Young Artist Competition at the age of 15, he was invited to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the United Nations Headquarters. Since then, he has performed in many venues in New York including Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Steinway Hall. He has participated in a contemporary music tour of Turkey, as well as given concerts 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. In addition to his piano performance, Illya is responsible for all of the video work and photography produced by the group.
aTonalHits is about awesome music. Since its formation in 2011, the group has been dedicated to bringing contemporary and lesser known works of music to light. Its founding members are Illya Filshtinskiy (piano) and Katha Zinn (violin). Collaborators from diverse art forms – other musicians, dancers, composers and designers – have swelled its ranks.
Beyond the standard violin and piano repertoire, Illya and Katha first found a taste for newer music in the work of Alfred Schnittke. They have released their first recording under the aTonalHits label, “Alfred Schnittke: Sonatas”, with a new album, ʻ1910-1920ʼ, set for a November 2013 release. In fact, in the US, this evening's concert is the release party of that CD!
aTonalHits has performed in numerous types of venues, from outreach to the concert hall to a TEDTALKS event. They play regularly at different styles of concerts and masterclasses around the globe, including a tour of both Holland and Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany - and closer to home at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and Spectrum, among others.
The group also reaches beyond live performance to the halls of the internet. Videos of their work are posted regularly on their YouTube and Vimeo sites, with footage not only of them playing, but of their animation, artwork, and video art. They have been selected as featured artists on MySpace and aTonalHits films have also been featured on the Juilliard School’s website.
To learn more about aTonalHits please visit www.atonalhits.com.