Gallery MC is pleased to announce:

HOLIDAY CONCERT - MC Chamber Music Society
Laura Goldberg (violin), Ludmila Konstantinova (cello) and Ilinka Manova (piano)

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 18th 2004, 7:30pm
Suggested admission: $ 12 minimum
Space limited
Contact: Nina 212 581 1966

Performing program

1. Beethoven - TRIO III op.1 N.3
Allegro con brio
Andante cantabile con Variazioni
Menuetto and Trio

2. Astor Piazzolla - Trios for Violin, Violoncello and
Otono Porteno

3. Rachmaninoff - Vocalise for Violin and Piano op.34 n.1

4. Mendelssohn- Song without words-op.109 n.4 for cello and piano

Short biography of the artists

Violinist Laura Goldberg is not only a seasoned performer of both classical and new chamber music repertoire; she is also a dynamic soloist and teacher.
As a founding member of the Cassatt Quartet and the Rossetti Quartet, Ms. Goldberg performed worldwide. She premiered more than fifty twentieth-century works, and worked closely with composers including Henri Dutileux, George Crumb, and Steven Mackey. She has performed live on radio internationally. Among other venues, she has performed at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Tanglewood, Saratoga, Caramoor, Moab, Theatre de la Champs Elysees, and the Museum of Modern Art. She won top prizes at the Banff, Coleman and Fischoff chamber music competitions, and held residencies at Yale, Juilliard, Caramoor and Bowdoin.

Ms. Goldberg's career includes numerous solo performances in recital and with orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A sought after music coach, Ms. Goldberg is passionate about instilling a love of music in both professional and student musicians. She is on the chamber music faculty at the Juilliard pre-college. She also directs an intensive music program at Belvoir Terrace, a fine arts center for young women in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has given master classes at Princeton, Yale, Oberlin, Wellesley, Bennington and Walnut Hill, among other leading educational institutions.

Ms. Goldberg received Bachelor and Master Degrees in music from the Juilliard School. She has worked with Robert Mann, Felix Galamir, Josef Gingold, Benjamin Zander, Lewis Kaplan, Raphael Hillyer and Charles Castleman. She has been a teaching assistant to the Juilliard Quartet and the Tokyo Quartet. Ms. Goldberg resides in New York City. She plays a Ferdinand Gagliano violin dated 1788.

Ludmila Konstantinova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where at the age of ten she began her music studies and playing the cello. In her teens became the winner of the First Prize of the National Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov” and of the Grand Prize of the Violoncello Competition from the chain European Union Music Competitions for the Youth.
In 1992 Ludmila came to the United States with the endeavor to broaden her musical knowledge and performance skills. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Juilliard in NY City from which she respectively graduated with a Bachelor Degree and an Advanced Certificate.
Ludmila has attended and performed at numerous music festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Menuhin Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland.
She has been a member of the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and the S.E.M. Ensemble.

Ilinka Manova (b. 1976, Macedonia) studied piano with Professor Arbo Valdma in Cologne, with Prof. Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music, and at SUNY Purchase with Professor Stephanie Brown, where she earned her Masters Degree and the Artist Diploma. She is a winner of the Artists International Competition with the recital in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, NYC (2001) and other awards, including the prestigious DAAD German scholarship in 1995. Ms. Manova was also the winner of the Yugoslav National Competition for Musicians, category-piano, at the last competition held in the Former Yugoslavia in 1989, in Sarajevo. She has performed in Paris, Rome, Bonn, Cologne, Monchengladbach, New York City, Senigalia, Thessaloniki, Skopje, Ohrid, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Sarajevo and other places. Her repertory includes standard masters as well as contemporary music, with special focus on new works from her native Macedonia. In addition, she is a chairperson of the Music Department at Belvoir Terrace and a piano faculty member at Hackley school in Tarrytown, New York.

The Gallery MC is a part of the recently opened Macedonian Center in New York with a vision of creating cross-cultural dialogue between Macedonia and US as a vital step in the affirmation of the Macedonian cultural heritage worldwide.






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