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Music in the Mansion

Since 1994, under Artistic Director Laura Schmieder, Music in the Mansion at Greystone Park has presented concerts featuring selected prize-winning international and local artists.
These programs feature the finest in solo and chamber music performances and interviews with the artists.

Music in the Mansion | Trio Zadig
Founded in 2014, Trio Zadig gained critical praise for their impressive 11 international competition prizes, including First Prize at the Fnapec Competition and second prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the US. The Zadig Trio is currently a resident of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel alongside the Artemis Quartet. It is also the first trio resident of ProQuartet and is supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation. Friendship is at the core of the Zadig Trio's strength and authenticity. Boris Borgolotto and Marc Girard Garcia are childhood friends who studied together at the Paris Conservatoire National de Musique and at the University of Music in Vienna. Upon their return to France, they crossed paths with Ian Barber, an American pianist from the renowned studio of André Watts at the University of Indiana. The chemistry between them is immediately apparent; in a strong desire to unite their talents, they found the Zadig Trio. The name comes from Voltaire's eponymous character, Zadig (from the Hebrew for the 'just' and the Arabic for the 'truthful'). Much like the music that the Trio performs, the story of Zadig is fantastically entertaining, while touching upon universal and uncompromising truths about the nature of reality. Trio has performed all over the world, from the USA to the Republic of Congo, as well as in prestigious halls like Wigmore Hall, Shanghai City Theater, Paris' Philharmonic and the Salle Cortot. In parallel with this demanding schedule, the Trio has met with great artists who have contributed to the development of its musical expression, most notably Ivry Gitlis and Menahem Pressler. Due to its auspicious beginning, the Zadig Trio has been invited to several broadcast shows: "Génération Jeunes Interprètes" and "Le nouveau Rendez-Vous" on French Public Radio (France Musique) as well as "Puisque vous avez du talent" on Musiq'3 (RTBF) in Belgium. From Haydn to contemporary composers, the Zadig Trio's audacity and freshness gives youth and vitality to the piano trio repertoire. The depth and sincerity of their interpretations, as well as their vivid, poetic sound, make them the creators of captivating performances. Their DC debut at the Phillips will include Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor, Bernstein's Fantasy on themes from West Side Story, and some works from Toulouse-born composer, Benjamin Attahir. Just like Voltaire's hero, the Trio promises to have a long and adventurous life.Cast: Beverly Hills Television

Music in the Mansion | LaTsos Piano Duo
The LaTsos Piano Duo, recent winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, has been praised for its "brilliance and stylistic insight" by Los Angeles Weekly. Formed in 2014 by pianists Giorgi Latso and his wife Anna Fedorova-Latso, the duo has become a favorite among concert organizers, called "thrilling and flamboyant...as expressive as they are technically perfect", and hailed for their "intelligence, liveliness and enormous charm''-Obero¨sterreichische Nachrichten. The duo performs at concert halls across Europe, America and Asia including Music Center and Marquis Theater in Los Angeles, LACMA, Turgenev Art Gallery in Moscow, Yamaha Center in Bangkok, Imperial Marmorsaal Concert Hall, and Ehrbarsaal in Vienna Linzer Stadthalle. Recent festivals include Chopin Music Festival, International Classical Concerts in Rancho Mirage, Schubertiade Music Festival, the Osterfestival Tirol and the Ruhr Piano Festival. Moreover, the duo has been recently invited by legendary pianist Maria Joa~o Pires to perform at the Belgais Center for Arts in Portugal. LaTsos repertoire ranges from Bach to 21st-century music, includes all major works for four-hand piano and 2-piano duos as well as orchestral transcriptions, with a focus on French, Russian and German composers. The Latsos have performed and recorded a number of unusual and largely unknown treasures from the duo- piano repertoire, including all the Schubert duets and duos. "The Latsos shine in enchantingly intimate dialogue and impress with their expression of emotional unrest" - Kreiszeitung. Devoted advocates for modern music, they have commissioned and premiered many new works, among them those by American composer Joe Giarrusso, with whom they have established a close relationship. The Latsos are often guests on radios such as KUSC-FM Radio, "Classic FM" Sunday Live, NDR Kultur and many more. They are dedicated to sharing their love for music and knowledge through masterclasses, most recently at the Steinway Society Riverside, Gold of Vienna Festival, and Concerto Virtuoso Moscow Festival.Cast: Beverly Hills Television



 
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