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ABOUT OUR FINE ARTIST CONCERT SERIES

Downtown Piano Works is committed to providing world-class performances free to the Frederick community with our Fine Artist Concert Series. Funding for the series comes solely from the owners, and is supported by the patronage of our business. We live in Frederick, and strongly believe in giving back to the community in which we chose to raise our family. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, after we send the e-mail invitations, and a percentage of the seats are set aside for students of the Downtown Piano Works music school. If you would like to register with our events list, please fill out the "contact us" form on this website. We hope you enjoy the series!










SEPTEMBER 2016




September 6th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Amit Peled, Cello

Lucy Mauro, Piano


An evening of Bach & Boulanger.

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, enjoys global presence as both one of the most acclaimed cellists on the concert stage and one of the most profound pedagogues today. Maestro Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium, and many more.

Maestro Peled also frequently performs and gives master classes at prestigious summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Schleswig Holstein and Euro Arts Festivals in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove Festival in England, The Violoncello Forum in Spain, and the Mizra International Academy and Festival in Israel as a distinguished guest artist.


Maestro Peled has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world, including NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH Boston, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio France, Swedish National Radio & TV, and Israeli National Radio & TV. Maestro Peled, aside from his concert performances, teaches as a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Maestro Peled plays Pablo Casals's Mateo Goffriller cello, c. 1733.

Pianist Lucy Mauro’s recent recordings for Delos have been hailed in Gramophone, awarded a Recording of the Year 2011 by MusicWeb International, calling it “the revelation of the year”, and featured on iTunes in their New and Noteworthy among other recognitions. The Journal of Singing calls Ms. Mauro “a perfect partner, whether called upon for thundering power or the tenderest whisper” and MusicWeb International  said her “delicate touch and flawless technique give us a luminous sound of great beauty”.  
 
Her first solo piano CD, From the Unforgetting Skies: The Piano Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang (Delos, 2013) has received acclaim in American Record Guide” (“Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of her piano works” and describing “Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste”), MusicWeb International (“A new and magnificently played entry in Delos’ rediscovery of this important American composer”) and selected for the December 2013 NAXOS Critics’ Choice List. Her latest CD, Return to Old Ireland: Music of Mary McAuliffe (Delos, July 2015)  includes students and colleagues from WVU, and about which MusicWeb International says, "Lovers of Irish music shouldn't hesitate."
 
Recent performances include the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria, and she can be heard on Thomas Hampson’s national radio program Song of America.  Dr. Mauro has performed and taught for festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, China and the US.  

Her publications include articles for American Music Teacher, Die Tonkunst, and Society of American Music Bulletin and the new book Master Singers: Advice from the Stage (2015) co-authored with Donald George from Oxford University Press, which includes interviews with many of today’s top opera singers and has been acclaimed in Classical Singer, Journal of Singing, and Opernwelt, among others. She is also co-editor with Dr. Scott Beard of Essential Two-Piano Repertoire, Essential Keyboard Trios and Essential Piano Duets from Alfred Publishing.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University from which she received Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees and where she studied with Ann Schein and Julio Esteban, she is also a member of The Recording Academy as a voting member for the Grammys.

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OCTOBER 2016


October 3rd, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

TEMPEST TRIO

Alon Goldstein, Piano
Amit Peled, Cello
Ilya Kaler, Violin















Alon Goldstein, the pianist of the Tempest Trio, is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta; in April of 2008, he returned with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt.  Since then, Maestro Goldstein has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City. Abroad, Maestro Goldstein has collaborated with orchestras in Paris, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.

During his 2012-13 season, Maestro Goldstein had toured Central and South America with the Israel Chamber Orchestra under the baton of respected conductor Yoav Talmi, giving highly acclaimed series of sixteen concerts that featured Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1. Other concerts include his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - featuring Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 - and his performance with the Tokyo String Quartet in its final season of concerts.  Maestro Goldstein’s most recent debuts include his Carnegie Hall appearance in the Mozart Triple Concerto with Joseph Kalichstein and Shai Wosner, his successful performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and playing with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Leon Fleisher.  His recital and chamber music concerts in Beijing, Guatemala City, Kent (UK), Chicago, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv were all highly acclaimed.



From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, enjoys global presence as both one of the most acclaimed cellists on the concert stage and one of the most profound pedagogues today. Maestro Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York; Salle Gaveau, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London; Konzerthaus, Berlin; Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium, and many more.

Maestro Peled also frequently performs and gives master classes at prestigious summer music festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Schleswig Holstein and Euro Arts Festivals in Germany, Gotland Festival in Sweden, Prussia Cove Festival in England, The Violoncello Forum in Spain, and the Mizra International Academy and Festival in Israel as a distinguished guest artist.

Maestro Peled has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world, including NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH Boston, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, Deutschland Radio Berlin, Radio France, Swedish National Radio & TV, and Israeli National Radio & TV. Maestro Peled, aside from his concert performances, teaches as a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Maestro Peled plays Pablo Casals's Mateo Goffriller cello, c. 1733.



Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win Gold Medals at three highly prestigious competitions — The International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986), The Sibelius (Helsinki, 1985), and the Paganini (Genoa, 1981), has received enthusiastic reviews for both his distinguished solo performances and highly acclaimed recordings, now available on Naxos label.

He has performed with the Leningrad, Moscow, and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestras, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Danish and Berlin Radio Orchestras, and the Moscow and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, among others. His solo recitals have taken him throughout Europe, Scandinavia, East Asia, and the former Soviet Union. In recent years, Maestro Kaler has performed with the Detroit, Baltimore, Lansing and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in the United States, and has toured Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, England, Venezuela and Japan. In Japan, he played with the New Japan Philharmonic, the Century Symphony Orchestra and the Hiroshima Symphony.

Also an active chamber musician, Maestro Kaler has performed for several summers at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Maestro Kaler has been a Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and is currently a Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois.




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October 4th, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Phillip Dyson, Piano

An evening of works by Beethoven, Liszt, Satie and Gershwin.


International Concert Pianist Phillip Dyson has been described as simply “brilliant”, with a “wonderfully dry, very British sense of humour” and a recent recital in New York City accredited him as nothing less than “magnificent”.  An international
pianist and great entertainer, performing to ‘sell-out’ audiences around the world. 
 

Phillip Dyson is recognised as one of Britain's most sought after and innovative concert pianists, gaining enormous popularity for his unique abilities in both the classical and light music repertoire.  His rapport with audiences, brilliant technique and innate sensitivity constantly win him the highest of praise.  Phillip often broadcasts on the BBC and Classic FM, tours constantly throughout the UK and has a great international reputation in Europe and America.
 
Phillip Dyson’s current and forthcoming engagements include a showcase London Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, concertos with orchestra and numerous UK Festival and Theatre appearances.  Concert Tours in Spain, Ireland and
Scotland are an annual feature; and likewise, Concerts and Tours in the USA, with a return for a week of Concerts in New York City including the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the Lincoln Center.  Another return to the USA is also planned as a ‘Main Headliner’ at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Kansas City; Concerts in Washington DC, a further Tour of California including Concerts in San Francisco and Sacramento, summer Concerts in Seville, Spain, more BBC broadcasts and a new CD releases for Decca Classics are also scheduled.
 
Born in Lancashire he began musical studies at an early stage and by the age of twelve had given a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, which was to launch a busy and most successful performing career.  He studied at the Royal College of Music with distinguished pianists Colin Horsley and John Lill, and also with Dr William Lloyd Webber.  At the early age of 27 he was appointed Professor of Piano at the London College of Music.
 
Phillip Dyson has performed with many of the UK's finest symphony orchestras, including: the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, National Symphony and the Ulster Orchestra; and at most of the major festivals, including:  Salisbury, Lichfield, Bury St. Edmunds, Ludlow, Fishguard, Newbury, Buxton, Worcester Three Choirs, Gloucester Three Choirs, Belfast and Chester. 
 
On disc he has recorded for the ASV/Sanctuary, Chandos, Naxos and Marigold labels.
 
 
Phillip Dyson is a leading exponent of British Music, in the Concert Hall, on CD and for the BBC, in such programmes as Friday Night Is Music Night, At The Piano, In Tune, Composer of the Week and Afternoon on 3.  He has long been associated

with the music of Billy Mayerl, with his ASV/Sanctuary disc The Nimble Fingered Gentleman and Rhapsodies and Marigolds.  Also with Sir Malcolm Arnold and his new release of the Piano Concertos with the Ulster Orchestra on Naxos and Film Music for Chandos with the BBC Philharmonic.  Other releases include his Scott Joplin CD The Entertainer and Phillip Dyson …by Special Request, featuring music by: Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Brahms.


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NOVEMBER 2016


November TBD, 2016

Shai Wosner, Piano

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DECEMBER 2016









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JANUARY 2017






January 7th, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Thomas Pandolfi, Piano


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FEBRUARY 2017


February TBD, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Alon Goldstein, PIano

More Details Soon.






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MARCH 2017






March, 18th 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Inesa Sinkevych, Piano


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APRIL 2017



April 22nd, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Larry Weng, Piano


More Details Soon.



















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MAY 2017



May 12th, 2017. 7:30 p.m.


Alexander Kobrin, Piano


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JUNE 2017


June 9th, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


Irina Nuzova, Piano


More Details Soon







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