Winners of Salon de Virtuosi Career Grants, Part II

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Salon De Virtuosi was founded 23 years ago by pianist Charlotte White to support young artists, give career grants and present young musicians in an elegant setting, such as embassies, consulates and grand residences.

This week, The McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase returns to Steinway Hall for the conclusion of the Salon De Virtuosi's Gala Concert, which was hosted by WQXR’s Bob Sherman this past October.

The program features interesting chamber arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Ponce’s Estrellita performed by Mexican-Basque violinist Elena Urioste. Also on the program is a solo piano treatment of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, featuring the exciting young Russian pianist Eldar Djangirov, who fuses jazz and classical influences into his original cadenzas.

Program details:

Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor, first movement.
-- Elena Urioste, violin, Tanya Gabrielian, piano.

Ponce / Heifez: Estrellita.
-- Elena Urioste, violin, Tanya Gabrielian, piano.

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
-- Eldar Djangirov, piano.

Hans Martin Christiansen: Baroque Folk Suite.
-- Silver Roots Trio.

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Comments [1]

dana from nyc

just heard solo rhapsody in blue ....thrilling....fabulous....one of the best versions i ever heard....with scintillating and very expressive playing with great rhythmic variations and timing. Thanks a million....looked up pianist Edar....forget spelling of last name....you didn't announce it very well at the end...only found it by googling amazon music three stories, which you referred to clearly! This pianist will be world famous....
.....from a long time listener who has heard all the greats for 50 years.

Jan. 11 2012 10:08 PM

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