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May 26th, 2019 | Tribute
Laurence Lesser Tribute
6:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

This Cello Month, we honor the incredible cellist and celebrated teacher Laurence Lesser. He is respected not only for his extraordinary career as a performer but equally for the continuing legacy he has solidified in all of his talented students.

Free & Open to the Public. Wine and hors d'oeurves will be served.

Please RSVP by May 19th to tom@carriagehouseviolins.com

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May 27th, 2019 | Masterclass & Recital
Laurence Lesser Masterclass & Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), Laurence Lesser teaches College and Preparatory cello students and brings unique value to the chamber music experience at NEC and in Boston through his artistic direction of the First Monday at Jordan Hall concert series since 1985.

Laurence Lesser was a top prize winner in the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a guest performer in the historic Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts and recordings. In 1976 he gave the premiere of Menotti’s Fantasia (written for him under a Ford Foundation grant) with the New Japan Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa; in 1991, he performed the New England premiere with the NEC Symphony conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich. He has been a soloist with the BSO, the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other major orchestras. He has appeared at the Casals, Spoleto, Marlboro, Charleston, and Santa Fe festivals as well as London’s South Bank Summer Music Festival.

In 1994, Lesser was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, he was named a "Chevalier du Violoncelle" by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University, awarded for distinguished achievements and contributions to the world of cello playing and teaching.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 28th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Blaise Déjardin Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Strasbourg-born cellist Blaise Déjardin was appointed principal cello of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons in spring 2018, having joined the BSO's cello section in 2008. He was a founding member of the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry, and in 2010 he founded the acclaimed Boston Cello Quartet with three BSO colleagues. He has arranged numerous pieces for cello ensembles, earning four ASCAP Plus Awards and receiving commissions from Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and A Far Cry. In 2013 he launched Opus Cello, his online sheet music publishing company. He holds a first prize in Cello with highest honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, as well as a master of music diploma and a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Blaise Déjardin will be joined by Pei-Shan Lee on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 19th, 2019 | Brunch and Recital
Beethoven Brunch
10:00 am: Brunch
11:00 am: Recital
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Join six fine cellists from the Boston area as they each perform one of the Beethoven Cellos Sonatas and more. Prior to the performance and during intermission brunch will be served to the attendees.

Performers:

Performers:

Ron Lowry - Sonata 1 in F major, Op. 5 No 1 - Piano: Lois Shapiro

Kee Kim - Sonata 2 in G minor. Op 5 No 2 - Piano: Tae Kim

Mickey Katz - Sonata 3 in A major, Op 69 - Piano: Yelena Beriyeva

Eugene Kim - Sonata 4 in C major, Op 102 No 1 - Piano: Tae Kim

Andrew Mark - Sonata 5 in D major, Op 102 No 2 - Piano: Tae Kim

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May 20th, 2019 | Masterclass
Carter Brey Masterclass
6:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He made his official subscription debut with the Orchestra in May 1997 performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the direction of then Music Director Kurt Masur. He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. The winner of the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award, and other honors, he also was the first musician to win the Arts Council of America’s Performing Arts Prize. Mr. Brey was educated at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates, and at Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot and was a Wardwell Fellow and a Houpt Scholar.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 21th, 2019 | Recital
Narek Hakhnazaryan Solo Recital
A rare, intimate performance at Carriage House Violins
7:30 pm: Recital
8:30 pm: Artist Meet & Greet
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital and chamber music across the globe at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals. A former BBC New Generation Artist, Hakhnazaryan is currently one of the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Great Talents appearing regularly at the Konzerthaus in recital, chamber music and with orchestra. He has been described as “dazzlingly brilliant” (The Strad) and “nothing short of magnificent" (San Francisco Chronicle) and of his LAPO debut, the LA Times said, “His command of the instrument is extraordinary”.

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May 9th, 2019 | Lecture
Pirastro String Talk
2:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

As part of Cello Month, The US Marketing Manager for Pirastro Strings Ed Mingo will be giving an in-depth talk on cello string construction and how to find your tone. The lecture will feature how the different core materials and metal windings affect the playability and projection of your instrument to help you create your own unique sound. As an added bonus everyone that attends the lecture will be entered for a chance to win a set of Perpetual Cello Strings.

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May 10th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Yeesun Kim Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Hailed by the New York Times for her "focused intensity" and "remarkable" performances, cellist Yeesun Kim enjoys worldwide acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. A founding member of the Borromeo String Quartet, Ms. Kim has performed in over 20 countries, and in many of the world's most illustrious concert halls and Festivals. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, with advanced degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include Lawrence Lesser, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, Hyungwon Chang, and Minja Hyun. Ms. Kim currently serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, in the cello and chamber music departments, and teaches each summer at the Taos School of Music in New Mexico. She has also taught at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Canada, the Suntory Hall Fellows Academy in Japan, at the Seoul National University and National University of Arts in Korea, and for the Foulger Institute in New Jersey.

Yeesun Kim will be joined by Tae Kim on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 19th, 2019 | Brunch and Recital
Beethoven Brunch
10:00 am: Brunch
11:00 am: Recital
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Join six fine cellists from the Boston area as they each perform one of the Beethoven Cellos Sonatas and more. Prior to the performance and during intermission brunch will be served to the attendees.

Performers:

Performers:

Ron Lowry - Sonata 1 in F major, Op. 5 No 1 - Piano: Lois Shapiro

Kee Kim - Sonata 2 in G minor. Op 5 No 2 - Piano: Tae Kim

Mickey Katz - Sonata 3 in A major, Op 69 - Piano: Yelena Beriyeva

Eugene Kim - Sonata 4 in C major, Op 102 No 1 - Piano: Tae Kim

Andrew Mark - Sonata 5 in D major, Op 102 No 2 - Piano: Tae Kim

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May 20th, 2019 | Masterclass
Carter Brey Masterclass
6:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He made his official subscription debut with the Orchestra in May 1997 performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the direction of then Music Director Kurt Masur. He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. The winner of the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award, and other honors, he also was the first musician to win the Arts Council of America’s Performing Arts Prize. Mr. Brey was educated at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates, and at Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot and was a Wardwell Fellow and a Houpt Scholar.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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May 21th, 2019 | Recital
Narek Hakhnazaryan Solo Recital
A rare, intimate performance at Carriage House Violins
7:30 pm: Recital
8:30 pm: Artist Meet & Greet
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital and chamber music across the globe at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals. A former BBC New Generation Artist, Hakhnazaryan is currently one of the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Great Talents appearing regularly at the Konzerthaus in recital, chamber music and with orchestra. He has been described as “dazzlingly brilliant” (The Strad) and “nothing short of magnificent" (San Francisco Chronicle) and of his LAPO debut, the LA Times said, “His command of the instrument is extraordinary”.

 Tickets

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May 26th, 2019 | Tribute
Laurence Lesser Tribute
6:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

This Cello Month, we honor the incredible cellist and celebrated teacher Laurence Lesser. He is respected not only for his extraordinary career as a performer but equally for the continuing legacy he has solidified in all of his talented students.

Free & Open to the Public. Wine and hors d'oeurves will be served.

Please RSVP by May 19th to tom@carriagehouseviolins.com

Event Poster

May 27th, 2019 | Masterclass & Recital
Laurence Lesser Masterclass & Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), Laurence Lesser teaches College and Preparatory cello students and brings unique value to the chamber music experience at NEC and in Boston through his artistic direction of the First Monday at Jordan Hall concert series since 1985.

Laurence Lesser was a top prize winner in the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a guest performer in the historic Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts and recordings. In 1976 he gave the premiere of Menotti’s Fantasia (written for him under a Ford Foundation grant) with the New Japan Philharmonic under Seiji Ozawa; in 1991, he performed the New England premiere with the NEC Symphony conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich. He has been a soloist with the BSO, the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other major orchestras. He has appeared at the Casals, Spoleto, Marlboro, Charleston, and Santa Fe festivals as well as London’s South Bank Summer Music Festival.

In 1994, Lesser was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, he was named a "Chevalier du Violoncelle" by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University, awarded for distinguished achievements and contributions to the world of cello playing and teaching.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

 Tickets

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May 28th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Blaise Déjardin Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Strasbourg-born cellist Blaise Déjardin was appointed principal cello of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons in spring 2018, having joined the BSO's cello section in 2008. He was a founding member of the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry, and in 2010 he founded the acclaimed Boston Cello Quartet with three BSO colleagues. He has arranged numerous pieces for cello ensembles, earning four ASCAP Plus Awards and receiving commissions from Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and A Far Cry. In 2013 he launched Opus Cello, his online sheet music publishing company. He holds a first prize in Cello with highest honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, as well as a master of music diploma and a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Blaise Déjardin will be joined by Pei-Shan Lee on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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June 5th, 2019 | Masterclass and Recital
Amit Peled Masterclass and Recital
8:00 pm
Carriage House Violins Recital Hall
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02464

Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Peled has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras and in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, and Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium. Peled is on faculty at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2003 and was one of the youngest professors ever at a major conservatory. As an active chamber musician, Peled is a founding member of the famed Tempest Trio with pianist Alon Goldstein and violinist Ilya Kaler. In September 2017, Peled published a children’s book, A Cello Named Pablo, written by Marni Fogelson and illustrated by Avi Katz.

Amit Peled will be joined by Noreen Polera on piano.

Admission is FREE, though space is limited. Please reserve your seat.

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