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Music in the Mansion

The City of Beverly Hills prides itself in bringing its residents, visitors and patrons of the arts the finest in solo and chamber music performances. 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.

Music in the Mansion | So-Mang Jeagal & Hye Won Souh

02/04/2020

Pianist So-Mang Jeagal performed in many international music festivals and concert series at major concert halls, such as Salzburger Schloss Konzerte, Konzerthaus (Germany), La Madeleine (France), Seoul Arts Center, J. F. Kennedy Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. Jeagal won First Prizes at the Washington International Piano Competition and Liszt International Music Competition in 2014. As a winner of the competition, Mr. Jeagal presented solo recitals of the music of Liszt at the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Museum and Research Center in Budapest and the Hungarian Cultural Center in London. He was also invited to give a solo recital at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island. Mr. Jeagal was born in Daegu, South Korea. He began studying the piano at the age of five and gave his debut recital at the age of eleven. He received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with highest honors from the Seoul National University. He graduated Artist Diploma at the Thornton School of Music of USC as a full scholarship student under the tutelage of Professor Kevin Fitz-Gerald. Mr. Jeagal has participated in Masterclasses with eminent concert pianists Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, John O‚??Conor, Klaus Hellwig, Hiroko Nakamura and Hae-sun Paik. Hailed by Boston Globe as "heavenly with remarkable charming tones... an absolutely, genuine poet" pianist Hye Won Souh is a performer known for her exceptional musicality with virtuosity. Ms. Souh has won prestigious international competitions, including Grand Prize at the Johannes Brahms Association Competition, 1st prize at the M. T. N. A. National Competition (Massachusetts), and winner of the NEC Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition and the BSO Concerto Competition. Souh has appeared in many of the world's concert venues and festivals such Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont, New Hampshire Music Festival, Seoul National University Veritas Ensemble Series, Sejong Cultural Center and Seoul Performing Arts Center. Her career has taken her throughout the nation and internationally. She has also drawn national media attention in Korea and her solo and chamber music concerts were sponsored by the major broadcasting system such as MBC and YBS. Chosen as the best Brahms player of her generation, she gave a solo recital of Johannes Brahms music at the Kumho Art Hall which was presented by Korea- German Brahms Association. Born in Seoul Korea, Ms. Souh began studying piano at the age of three, Souh continued her education at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and the New England Conservatory Prep School in Boston where she received her diploma with highest honors, further earning B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music and a M.M. from Seoul National University in piano performance summa cum laude. National and international award-winning pianists Hye Won Souh and So-Mang Jeagal are incredible solo artists. As a duo, they have a superbly unique onstage chemistry. Since 2017, the duo has presented a Northern California concert series, Piano Talk, to sold out audiences.

Music in the Mansion | Trio Zadig

09/20/2019

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 Andr√© 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: ‚??G√©n√©ration Jeunes Interpr√®tes‚?? 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.

Music in the Mansion | LaTsos Piano Duo

04/12/2019

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‚??‚??-OberoŐ?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 JoaŐ?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.



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