THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF NEW YORK
Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Liederkranz Concert Hall
6 East 87th Street
New York City
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Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 - Johannes Brahms
Vox Villaurrutiensis - Kenichi Ikuno (World Premiere)
Road Movies - John Adams
Sonata No. 2- Charles Ives
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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.
Since aTonalHits’ 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), although aTonalHits has swollen its ranks with many collaborators of all art forms- music, dance, design, composition etc.
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 an album of Schnittke Sonatas, as well as an album entitled “1910-1920”, which focuses on a variety of different violin and piano music within that decade. The latter was funded through an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, in which the group raised 233% of their original goal. Their current project is a recording of works by modern composers, all of which were written for aTonalHits.
aTonalHits has performed in numerous styles of venues, from outreach to the concert hall, to conducting masterclasses and a TEDx event. They play regularly at different styles of concerts 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, Liederkranz Hall, Symphony Space, and Spectrum among others. aTonalHits has also worked closely with the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, presenting a recital with three of Québec’s foremost composers, including a premiere of Jean Lesage’s “Portrait of a Sentimental Musician in a Distorting Mirror”. They have also been featured artists on MySpace, as well as on the Juilliard School’s website. Largely dedicated to new music, they have premiered over 80 works.
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.
To learn more about aTonalHits please visit www.atonalhits.com.