Former harpsichordist and artistic director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, BYRON SCHENKMAN received the Erwin Bodky Award for “outstanding achievement“ from the Cambridge Society for Early Music in 1999.
Since 2001 he has been performing as a modern pianist as well as harpsichordist with solo recitals in Boston, Peterborough, Seattle, Vancouver, Winston-Salem, and on a Chilean tour sponsored by Partners of the Americas. His compact disc of Haydn piano sonatas is on the Centaur label. He has also appeared as guest pianist with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, the Daedalus Quartet, the Northwest Sinfonietta, and Philharmonia Northwest.
In 2007 he founded the Mira Trio with violinist Gabriela Diaz and cellist Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales. Highlights of the current season include this recital, a program of piano solos and trios by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress, and a Mendelssohn concerto with Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, he received the Master of Music degree in performance from the Indiana University School of Music.
This is Byron Schenkman’s New York recital debut.
RONDO CAPRICCIOSO IN E MAJOR, OPUS 14
SONATA IN E MINOR, Hob. XVI:34
SONATA IN D MAJOR, Hob. XVI:37
Allegro con brio
Largo e sostenuto
Finale: Presto ma non troppo
FANTASY IN F-SHARP MINOR, OPUS 28
Con moto agitato–Andante
Allegro con moto
SONG WITHOUT WORDS IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OPUS 30, NO. 1
TWO PIECES (WITHOUT OPUS)
Andante cantabile in B-flat Major
Presto agitato in G Minor
SONATA IN E-FLAT MAJOR, H XVI:52