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2015 - 2016 Season

Sunday, September 27, 2015

PETRUS TRIO – Kakouberi/Levinson/Castro-Balbi

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Music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Shostakovich, Shchedrin

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Acclaimed for their powerful and charismatic interpretations of broad repertoire, The Petrus Trio is a compillation of multinational backgrounds uniting for a single purpose. Cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi and violinist Gary Levinson are Juilliard grads and Baya Kakouberi is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory. All three come to the group with rich experience in chamber music. Petrus Trio is a tour de force in the chamber music arena.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT - Meet the winner

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The evening with Van Cliburn international piano Competition, Gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko. Enjoy the rare opportunity to meet this amazing artist up close. This special evening is Free with your paid season subscription. Additional passes (if any) will be made available by Invitation Only at a later date. Contact BCMS team at (410) 513-9167 or email us to bcmseries@gmail.com for additional information.

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory (born 1986, in Kiev) Vadym Kholodenko is a Ukrainian pianist, and winner of the gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that brought the crowd to their feet, cheering him like a rock star.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

CHRISTOPHER GUZMAN, Piano, MICHAEL KLOTZ, Viola,
GARY LEVINSON, Violin

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Music by Glinka, Glazunov, Medtner, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Pianist Christopher Guzman regularly performs for audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as soloist and chamber musician. He is a multiple prizewinner in many international competitions, including the Walter M. Naumburg Competition, the Seoul International Music Competition and the Isang Yun Competition of South Korea. Recently, Mr. Guzman garnered the grand prize and several special prizes at the 10th Concours International de Piano d’Orléans of Orléans, France. As a result, he regularly travels to France to perform in Paris and througho. Born in Texas, Christopher Guzman began studying piano at age nine and violoncello two years later. He worked primarily with Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School.

Born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, Michael Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17. He has also appeared as soloist with the Miami Symphony, Eastman Philharmonia, Mannes Bach Festival Orchestra, Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, and the World Youth Symphony in London, England. Of a recent performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with violist Roberto Diaz, the Portland Press-Herald proclaimed, “this concert squelched all viola jokes, now and forever, due to the talents of Diaz and Klotz.” In 2002 he became one of the few individuals to be awarded a double Master’s Degree in violin and viola from the Juilliard School.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

ANDRES DIAZ, Cello, VIRGINIA DUPUY, Soprano,
Baya Kakouberi, Piano, GARY LEVINSON, Violin

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Music By Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Since winning the First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition, Mr. Diaz has exhilarated both critics and audiences with his intense and charismatic performances. He has earned exceptional reviews for his“strongly personal interpretive vision” (The New York Times) and his “bold and imaginative” playing (The BostonGlobe) and was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant as well as a generous grant from the Susan W. Rose Fund for Music in 1998. Andres Diaz was born in Santiago, Chile in 1964, and began studying the cello at the age of five. Mr. Diaz graduated from the New England Conservatory where he worked with Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr.

Virginia Dupuy has earned a reputation as one of the finest recital and concert singers in the United States. . She has championed American music in recordings of the Grammy-nominated Voces Americanas, and she premiered the role of “Crone” in Conrad Susa’s opera Wise Women. Fanfare magazine hailed her recording of Dominick Argento’s Pulitzer Prize winner From the Diary of Virginia Woolf as one of the top classical recordings of the year. Ms. Dupuy made her Lincoln Center debut with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Fisher Hall and has appeared with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Eugene and Honolulu.

RESCHEDULED TO MAY 8th - Sunday, February 7, 2016

GARY LEVINSON, Violin, Baya Kakouberi, Piano

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Music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Kozak

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, pianist, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and made her debut at the age of eleven. After graduating from Tbilisi Special School of Music for the Talented and Gifted, she entered the Moscow Conservatory, where she continued her studies on the Master’s and Doctoral levels under the tutelage of Sergei Dorenski, and Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist, Vladimir Krainev. In 2008, she collaborated with violinist Gary Levinson in the recording of the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven. The project was spearheaded by the Classical Music Recording Foundation. As a chamber performer Ms. Kakouberi made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York in February 2002.

Violinist Gary Levinson, Theater Jones 2014 Impact Musician of the Year, enjoys a prolific career. Equally at home in solo and chamber music performances, 2015 marks the release of an important CD, the Margaret Brouwer Violin Concerto with members of the Dallas Symphony and 2012 Musical America Conductor of the Year, Jaap van Zweden. Due out in the spring of 2015 is a chamber music disc of Grawemeyer Award-winning George Tsontakis featuring Knicknacks – a violin/viola duo with Emerson Quartet violinist Laurence Dutton.

 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

ILYA KALER, Violin, Baya Kakouberi, Piano

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Music By Tchaikovsky, Schnitke, Prokofiev, Stravinsky

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Ilya Kaler is a Gold Medal winner at three of the world’s prestigious international violin competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981).Kaler has taught at the Eastman Conservatory of Music, Indiana University School of Music (where he was Distinguished Professor of Music), and DePaul University. He has served as concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and as guest concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. His recordings include a broad range of concertos, solo works, and chamber music by composers as diverse as Paganini, Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Glazunov, Szymanowski, Shostakovich, and Messiaen.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

SUREN BAGRATUNI, Cello, Baya Kakouberi, Piano

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Music By Prokofiev, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Suren Bagratuni became a Winner of the silver medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Bagratuni has gone on to a distinguished international career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. In addition to performing throughout the former Soviet Union, he has toured worldwide, earning enthusiastic praise in both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, he began his musical education there at the age of seven. After winning several national and international competitions, he continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory and later in the United States at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

GARY LEVINSON, Violin, Baya Kakouberi, Piano

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Music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Kozak

Where: Home of Richard and Enika Schulze 5042 Lakehill Court, Dallas, TX 75220   
When: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM Concert starts at 7:00 PM

Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, pianist, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and made her debut at the age of eleven. After graduating from Tbilisi Special School of Music for the Talented and Gifted, she entered the Moscow Conservatory, where she continued her studies on the Master’s and Doctoral levels under the tutelage of Sergei Dorenski, and Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist, Vladimir Krainev. In 2008, she collaborated with violinist Gary Levinson in the recording of the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven. The project was spearheaded by the Classical Music Recording Foundation. As a chamber performer Ms. Kakouberi made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York in February 2002.

Violinist Gary Levinson, Theater Jones 2014 Impact Musician of the Year, enjoys a prolific career. Equally at home in solo and chamber music performances, 2015 marks the release of an important CD, the Margaret Brouwer Violin Concerto with members of the Dallas Symphony and 2012 Musical America Conductor of the Year, Jaap van Zweden. Due out in the spring of 2015 is a chamber music disc of Grawemeyer Award-winning George Tsontakis featuring Knicknacks – a violin/viola duo with Emerson Quartet violinist Laurence Dutton.

The Blue Candlelight Music Series announces the 2016-17 artist search for their Young Starlights program.
This program identifies instrumentalists ages 7-17 for a performance at the BCMS concerts during the 2016-17 season.
For audition information, please contact bcmseries@gmail.com

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Baya Kakouberi bcmseries@gmail.com