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Saturday, April 9, 2022 ~ 4:00 PM (Doors Open at 3:30 PM)

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$25 in Advance ~ $30 at the Door
Students $5  

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This trio of talented emerging artists brings Tchaikovsky to The Stissing Center: American/Hungarian pianist Julia Hamos, violinist Abigel Kralik, and cellist Sterling Elliott (2021 Avery Fisher Grant winner). This is an all-star lineup performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor.  


THE PROGRAM

“Andante Cantabile” — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  (1871)
Transcribed for piano trio from String Quartet No.1 in D major, op. 11  

Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50  “For a great artist”  — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1881-1882)

* The program length is approximately 60 minutes.

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THE ARTISTS

Pianist Julia Hamos combines her American and Hungarian roots with an adventurous spirit to explore the essence of repertoire ranging from Bach to composers living today. 

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton and the Mannes College of Music in New York with Richard Goode, Julia currently studies with Sir András Schiff at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin and at the Kronberg Academy. In 2021 she worked with Daniel Barenboim in a series of filmed masterclasses on Beethoven solo piano and string sonatas. She also delved into György Kurtág’s 8 Pieces, Op. 3 together with the composer at the Budapest Music Center. 

She is the winner of the Sterndale Bennett Prize for Romantic Music at the Royal Academy of Music and the Fidelman Prize for Contemporary Music from the Mannes School of Music in New York and won the Grand Prix of the International Virtuoso Competition in New York City.

She has given solo and chamber music recitals at the Krzyzowa Festival in Poland, Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy, Prussia Cove Festival in Cornwall, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, the Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine and at the Ravinia Steans Institute in Illinois. From 2017-2019 she taught at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York. 

At the invitation of Sir András Schiff, she will appear in the Building Bridges series of concerts throughout Europe in the 2022/23 season. She will also make her debut at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, playing the Ligeti Piano Concerto. 

Hungarian-American violinist Abigel Kralik is quickly gaining attention as “a shooting star in the truest sense of the word” (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Kultur). As a passionate soloist and chamber musician, Abigel has appeared with the Savaria and MAV Symphony Orchestras ,the Szentendre and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestras and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players at Lincoln Center. 

Abigel has won top prizes at the New York International Artists Association, Vienna International Music Competition, Rising Stars (Berlin) Grand Prix, Talents for Europe International Competition, and Koncz Janos competition. She also has appeared as a featured artist at the Verbier, Clasclas, Budapest, Krzyzowa and Moritzburg and Prussia Cove Festivals, as well as the Perlman Music Program and Festival Mozaic. Kralik has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Guy Braunstein, Vilde Frang, Viviane Hagner, Hsin-Yun Huang, Maxim Rysanov, Jan Vogler, and Gary Hoffman. 

Abigel studied with Kristóf Baráti in Budapest and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Laurie Smukler. She was awarded the Kovner Fellowship for six consecutive years. 

She is the Artist in Residence at Festival Mozaic in California, curating and performing solo and chamber music recitals this season. Abigel is also the founder and director of a year-round concert series in New York in partnership with the Hungarian consulate that explores the music of Eastern Europe.

Praised for his inherent musicality, sensitivity, dexterity, and ease, cellist Sterling Elliott has garnered great acclaim from audiences, critics, and presenters alike. A current Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he is completing post-graduate performance studies with Joel Krosnick and Clara Kim, Sterling is a former first prize winner of both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition.

Sterling recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has performed extensively, including solo engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra. In 2021, he was awarded a highly sought-after Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Career Grant in addition to a Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant.

Sterling is currently represented for worldwide General Management by Colbert Artists in New York City. He currently performs on a 1741 Gennaro Gagliano cello on loan through the Robert F. Smith Fine String Patron Program, in partnership with the Sphinx Organization.


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Bar: Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase at this event.

COVID POLICY: We require all attendees (aged 5 and older), staff, crew, and volunteers to present proof of vaccination for all in-person events. Mask wearing is now optional. We request that children under the age of 5 wear a mask. Proof can include the CDC vaccination card, a photo/copy of the CDC vaccination card, or New York State’s Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus. 

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