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February 3rd at 4:00PM
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Church
This concert will be recorded for APM’s
“Performance Today” on NPR.
Michael Brownhas been described as “one of the most refined of all pianist-composers” (International Piano) and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times). His unique artistry is reflected in his creative approach to programming, which often interweaves the classics and his own compositions. Winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Brown has performed as soloist with the Seattle, Grand Rapids, North Carolina, Maryland, New Haven, and Albany symphony orchestras, and in recital at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, the Smithsonian, and the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.
Elena Urioste, amusingly hailed by The Washington Post as “a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humor,” was recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has been featured on the covers of Strings and Symphony magazines. She has given acclaimed performances with major orchestras throughout the United States and Europe including the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others. Elena is the co-founder and artistic director of Intermission Sessions & Retreat, a program that combines music and yoga.
Hailed by The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakishas become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In The New York Times his playing was praised as “impassioned … the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis’s rich, alluring tone.” His recent career highlights include a Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the American Symphony Orchestra; concerto appearances with the Albany Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Pan-European Philharmonia in Greece, and as Artist-in-Residence with the New Haven Symphony; and a recital of American cello-piano works at New York’s Lincoln Center.