Pegasus at Mana
THE NEW YORKERS
Saturday, June 23, 2018
General Admission - $15
Pegasus at Mana Chamber Series:
THE NEW YORKERS
Pegasus at Mana presents THE NEW YORKERS, Eiko Kano (violin) and Karén Hakobyan
(piano), in the debut New Jersey recital of their dynamic new group. Before they depart on an
extensive summer tour of Japan, they will present a chamber program structured around two
masterpieces - Sonatas by César Franck and Claude Debussy. The evening will also feature
music of Rachmaninoff, Bartok, and Gershwin.
B. BARTÓK (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances
S. RACHMANINOFF (1873–1943)
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14
Transcribed by M. Press
C. DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Sonata for Violin and Piano
C. FRANCK (1822-1890)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
Described as an artist with “electrifying intensity and lyrical expression” by Kyotonewspaper, Japanese violinist Eiko Kano is known for her sensational and dynamic performances. Eiko is prizewinner of multiple international competitions such as the 4th International Competition of Tokyo and the Forval Scholarship, in which she was granted the Stradivarius Reinville for two years. Kano currently serves as an assistant concertmaster in the Albany Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays in the New York Philharmonic. She is also an artistic advisory board member and principal player in the newly founded Pegasus: The Orchestra, based in New York. Eiko received her BM and MM from Manhattan School of Music and is a long-time resident of New York. Her CD original production A Manhattan Story was released in 2017.
Described as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” by New York Concert Review, and “an immensely talented and dynamic performer” by Deseret Morning News, Armenian-American pianist, composer and conductor Karén Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international musical scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of seventeen, he has performed in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and the United States. He is a top prizewinner of multiple international piano and composition competitions and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the University of Utah. Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras across several continents. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR (New York’s classical radio atation), WMFT (Chicago’s classical radio station), Argentine National Radio, Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 radio station, and Armenian National Radio. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pegasus: The Orchestra, based in New York.
Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.