December 17, 2016
Dmitri Berlinsky violin
Nadya Meykson violin
Luke Fleming viola
Timotheos Petrin cello
Victoria Schwartzman piano
Michigan State University, Artist teacher, professor of violin
Mr. Berlinsky arrived on the International scene as the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. This victory led to his performance on Nicolo Paganini's own Guarneri del Gesú instrument, a privilege shared by only a handful of artists in history. Subsequent triumphs at the Montreal International Violin Competition (Grand Prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, led to appearances with major orchestras in Europe, Russia, the Far East, North and South America.
Mr. Berlinsky has performed in such major venues as Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Munich Herkulessaal, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Bonn Beethoven Hall, Le Place des Arts in Montreal, and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires among others.
His extensive performance schedule has taken him to the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Newport Music Festival, the Settimane Musicale in Stresa, Italy, Bratislava Festival, as well as appearances at the Ambassador Foundation in Pasadena, the Fiddle Fest at Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y
Recently he performed with Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, Russian National Orchestra at the Arts Square Festival in St.Petersburg, Prague Radio Symphony at the Budapest Spring Festival, Orchestra de Chambre Français in New York, Russian Chamber Philharmonic on European Tour, Directed and performed with “International Chambers Soloists” at the Fontana Arts Festival, San Francisco Conservatory, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto. He gave recital in US, Taiwan, Korea, England, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil.
Recent highlights include performances with the London Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonia Toronto, Montreal Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Quebec, Utah, Virginia, Kalamazoo, Miami, San Antonio, and West Virginia Symphonies, Seoul Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Weimar Staatskapelle, Berlin Staatskapelle, Gent Opera Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonia Siciliana, UNAM Symphony in Mexico City, I Musici de Montreal in Canada and the United States, South American tour with the Prague Chamber Orchestra,as well as appearances at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and festivals in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Costa Rica. His playing was featured in Emmy-Award documentary “Life on Jupiter” and “New York Canvas”.
Dmitri has been Artist Teacher and Professor at the College of Music at the Michigan State University. His students have won important international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Tibor Varga, William Byrd and have assumed positions in orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.
In high demand as a teacher Mr.Berlinsky has tought and given Master Classes in Europe, Asia, Canada and in US at the Chautaqua Festival, Summit Music Festival in New York, Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, International Academy of Music in Italy, Music in the Mountains Colorado, Schlern Festival, Instrumenta Verano in Mexico, University of South California in Los Angeles, Eastman School of Music, Menuhin School, Manhattan School, Temple University in Philhadelphia, DePaul and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Western Michigan University, Weber University in Utah, and UNT in Texas.
Mr.Berlinsky is the founder of the chamber orchestra “International Chamber Soloists” and Artistic Director of “Southampton Arts Festival” in Long Island, New York. Mr.Berlinsky has been recipient of many awards including SONY, Juilliard, YCA and Bagby Foundations. For several years he played on famous “Yusupov” Stradivarious- the same instument David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan played.
Nadya Meykson A native of Moscow, Nadya Meykson has performed as soloist and chamber musician in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, WMP Concert Hall, David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, The State Kremlin Palace Concert Hall, and All-Union House of Composers in Moscow. Nadya holds a Master's Degree in Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she served as Teaching Assistant for Mikhail Kopelman. Her other primary teachers include Levon Ambartsumian, Alexander Volobuev, Alvia Vandysheva, Elvira Simonova and Ai-Yi Bao. As soloist with orchestra, Nadya has appeared with the OSSIA Orchestra, Shoals Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra. Nadya has won various prizes, including Noel Levine Award, First Prize at Ray Dunmyer Youth Concerto Competition, Howard Hanson Scholarship, Charles W. Kennett Scholarship and First Prize at Shoals Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. In 2006, Nadya was selected to participate in London Master Classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She also received a full scholarship three consecutive summers to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Nadya teaches violin at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Williamsburg Music Studio. Her recent performances were in Moscow in collaboration with a harpsichordist Anna Kuchina and ensemble La Villa Baroque.
Luke Fleming Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “glowing refinement,” violist Luke Fleming‘s performances have been described by The Strad as “confident and expressive…playing with uncanny precision,” and lauded by Gramophone for their “superlative technical and artistic execution.” Festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, the Norfolk and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, the Melbourne Festival, Bravo!Vail, and the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as concerts and residencies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. From 2009 – 2015, Mr. Fleming was violist of the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet, which served as Quartet-in-Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2014 – 2015 and Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School from 2011 – 2013. With the Attacca Quartet, he was awarded First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, as well as the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award.
In 2015, Mr. Fleming became Founding Artistic Director of both the Manhattan Chamber Players, a New York-based chamber music collective, and the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival, a community outreach-oriented festival partnered with Tulane University in his hometown, New Orleans. Mr. Fleming has been featured on a Live from Marlboro CD release on the Archiv Music label, and his recordings with the Attacca Quartet of the complete string quartet works of John Adams and their own arrangement of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ for Azica records were released to widespread critical acclaim. He has performed as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sejong Soloists, Ensemble ACJW, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Classical Players, and the Serafin String Quartet. Mr. Fleming holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. He is represented by Arts Global, Inc.
Timotheos Petrin A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Russian-Greek cellist Timotheos Petrin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician across Europe, Asia and North America. He recently won the Astral Artists’ 2015 National Auditions (USA). Mr.Petrin entered the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, USA) in 2012. He is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program and studies with Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic and renowned musician Peter Wiley, Guarneri Quartet cellist. All students at Curtis receive a merit-based full-tuition scholarships and Mr.Petrin is a Lelia A. Wike Fellow. He also had lessons and master classes with Leonidas Kavakos, Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmerson, Maria Kliegel, Colin Carr and Dimitris Patras. In Fall 2014 he made appearances at the Kumho Art Hall (Seoul, Korea). Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Lee Hysan Concert Hall (Hong-Kong) and Hochschule fur Music Carl Maria von Weber (Dresden, Germany) as part of the “Curtis on Tour” program in Asia and Europe.
An avid chamber musician, he gives concerts often in collaboration with important musical figures and ensembles such as the Eighth Blackbird Ensemble, the PRISM saxophone quartet, Roberto Diaz, Steven Tenenbom, Meng-Chieh Liu.
As a soloist he performed with the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, and the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra.
He made world premier performances of solo cello works written by Riho Esko Maimiets, Alyssa Weinberg, Andrew Hsu and Kostas Tsougkras. He had been appointed principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra for the 2014-2015 season and was also a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) from 2010 to 2013.
Mr. Petrin attended the Euro Arts Festival (Leipzig), the Moritzburg Festival Academy and was also featured artists at the Dimitria Festival 2011. Upcoming appearances include solo concerts with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, performances at the Brandywine River Museum and the ChamberFest Cleveland.
Montclair State University and Long Island University adjunct faculty. piano, vocal coach
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Victoria Schwartzman (formerly Mazin) performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Victoria has appeared at the Music Mountain Festival with the St. Petersburg String Quartet, in the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series at Merkin Hall, at Bargemusic, in the Gessner- Schocken concert series in Cambridge, WMP Concert Hall, and the Nicolas Roerich Museum concert series in New York City. As a member of the Yanvar Trio, she was a prizewinner in the Val-Tidone Chamber Music Competition and a finalist in the Zinotti International Chamber Music competition, both in Italy. As soloist with orchestra, Victoria has performed with the Jerusalem Chamber Orchestra, the Longy School of Music Chamber Orchestra, and the Riverside Orchestra. She has performed at the Quartet Program in Pennsylvania, and participated in the Tel-Hai International Piano Festival in Israel and the Lyrica Chamber Music Festival in New Jersey. Also active in the field of opera and art song, Victoria was vocal coach and accompanist at Boston Lyric Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, the Brevard Music Center, the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, and the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival in Graz, Austria. She recently gave a master class in Russian vocal repertoire at Queens College, New York. She is on the coaching faculty in the Vocal Department at Montclair State University and Long Island University Post.
After graduating from Jerusalem Conservatory, Victoria continued her education at the Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. While pursuing various degrees in solo and chamber music performance, she was selected to perform in masterclasses given by Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, and Richard Goode, among others. Her principal teachers include Irina Kivaiko, Issak Kossov, Victor Rosenbaum, Sally Pinkas, Eda Shlyam, and Eteri Andjaparidze.
We are proud to celebrate our growing community in Newburgh. This year an empty lot centrally located in downtown Newburgh was purchased from a private owner by Safe Harbors of the Hudson and transformed into a beautiful public green space and outdoor performance venue. The backbone and restructure of the park was completed in July of 2016 along with the main plantings. We want to donate a portion of December 17th's ticket sales to Safe Harbors to further the project and help them pay off the land.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a mixed-use, non-profit housing and arts redevelopment project. The project began in 2002 with the purchase of the Hotel Newburgh, a once proud destination, that had deteriorated over the years. Safe Harbors purchased the hotel in 2002 and in 2004 was awarded $21 million in state, county and federal funds to create a vibrant affordable, supportive housing complex. Safe Harbors has led the way as an inclusive urban renewal neighbor in providing quality housing, arts programming, and community engagement that has helped to transform a city.
Queen of the Hudson is trying to raise $2,000 in support. Purchase a ticket and $5 will go to the project.
You can also make an additional or separate contribution on their website with this special Queen of the Hudson link below
So they know it's from us- You! the folks who also contribute to vibrant classical and contemporary music in Newburgh! Thank you for supporting all of us.