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Every Monday at 12:30pm, WMP Concert Hall will offer a 45 minute long chamber music concert to the public, and it is free admission with a suggested donation of $10.00. The idea of the concert series is to offer high quality music to their neighbors while they take their lunch break.
Monday, October 5th, 2009 @ 12:30PM:
Violinist Bela Horvath and Violist Molly Carr
Violinist Bela Horvath and Violist Molly Carr will perform a program with works by Handel, Brahms, Sarasate, Kreisler, Vieuxtemps and Bruch.
Bela Horvath was born in Hungary. At age of 3 and half, he began to study the violin with his grandfather and continued his violin studies with a famous Hungarian violin teacher, Valeria Baranyai. In 1996, Bela entered the Bela Bartok Conservatory, where he studied with Istvan Kertesz, the first violinist of the Festetics String Quartet.
In 1998, Bela won the National Janos Koncz violin competition in Hungary. The following year, he entered the 9th International Carl Flesch Violin Competition. As the youngest contestant, he was the fourth prize winner of that year and also won a special prize for the best interpretation of a new work written for the competition by Hungarian composer, Miklos Csemicky.
In 2000, Mr. Horvath entered the Franz Liszt University of Music, where he began his studies with Hungarian concert violinist, Miklos Szenthelyi. In 2002, the renowned violinist, violist, and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman invited Mr.Horvath to study with him and his associate, Patinka Kopec, at the Manhattan School of Music.
Bela Horvath has worked with leading violinists and pedagogues including Zakhar Bron, Jaime Laredo, Gyorgy Pauk, Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, and Joseph Silverstein. Mr. Horvath has also played a great deal of chamber music and has been coached by chamber musicians and teachers like Daniel Avshalomov, Steven Dann, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, Timothy Eddy, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Mann, Sylvia Rosenberg, David Soyer, and Michael Tree.
Bela Horvath made his debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in 2003. The debut of his Piano Quartet, Amity Players, was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in October 2006. They have recently released a recording of two piano quartets by J. Brahms for the Canadian label, Marquis Music. As a soloist and recitalist, he has played many concerts around the world, including the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, England, Slovakia, Hungary, the United States and Canada.
In February, 2008, he performed with Pinchas Zukerman at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Mr. Horvath played in Carnegie Hall`s Isaac Stern auditorium as a soloist in June 2008.
Mr. Horvath completed his Bachelors and his Master`s of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-college.
Mr. Horvath is playing on a Januarius Gagliano violin from 1785.
Violist Molly Carr, praised for her “ravishing sound” (the STRAD) and passionate “talent and beautiful poise… all in one package” (AVS Online), was a top Prize Winner in the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition. Other honors garnered in her twenty-two years include First Prize in ASTA’s National Solo Competition, top honors in the NFAA’s prestigious Arts Recognition and Talent Search Program, and scholarships from the Virtu Foundation, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, the Manhattan School of Music and The Julliard School.
As a recitalist, Molly recently performed at Weill Hall and the Neue Galerie in New York City, and on the Young Musician’s Forum series in New York’s Hudson Valley. She has performed on NPR’s From The Top and been a soloist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Carson City Symphony.
Miss Carr is also an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with the renowned artists Itzhak Perlman, Carter Brey, Peter Wylie, Pamela Frank, Ida Kavafian, Roger Tapping, Ron Leonard, Paul Katz, and the American String Quartet. She has attended the International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (Cornwall, UK), Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, NAC (Canada) Young Artists’ Program, and the Perlman Music Program.
A native of Reno, Nevada, Molly is a student of Heidi Castleman and Steve Tenenbom at The Juilliard School. Her former teachers include Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec, and Virginia Blakeman Lenz.
Miss Carr’s instrument was provided by a scholarship grant from the VIRTU Foundation.
WMP Concert Hall is located at 31-33 East 28th Street, between Park and Madison. No food or beverages are permitted in the concert hall. More Details and Source: WMP Concert Hall
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