February 20, 2011 - Hungarian House

213 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028-2701

Podium #12


Ágnes Kállay, cello

Victoria Voronyansky, viola

Fotók: Győrffy Gabriella

Internationally acclaimed performers, violist Victoria Voronyansky and cellist Ágnes Kállay, will perform a delightful concert of duets and solo works, featuring original compositions and transcriptions from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.
This performance will present a unique opportunity for members of the audience to witness collaboration between viola and cello, a rare combination which allows for special emphasis on lyricism.


Antonín Dvořák "Humoresque"
J.S. Bach Inventopn No. 4
J.S. Bach Sarabande from cello suite No.3
Ludwig van Beethoven ?Duet With Two Obligato Eyeglasses?
Giuseppe Verdi "I Due Foscari"
Béla Bartók selections from duets
Astor Piazzolla Tango Etude No. 4
Marin Marais variations from the "Folies d'Espagne"
W.A. Mozart Duet No.2 K.487
Tomaso Albinoni "Adagio"

Listen to Adagio, Humoresque, and I Due Foscari >>>

Victoria Voronyansky, violist: bio

Since her solo debut with the Manhattan Chamber Symphony at age 17, violist Victoria Voronyansky has distinguished herself as a recitalist, chamber musician, educator, and published author. She has appeared in major concert halls throughout US and Europe, and collaborated with Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, and Pinchas Zukerman. Her performances were broadcast on National Radio of Finland, Israeli television, WQXR and National Public Radio. Victoria is also a devoted educator. She has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, and runs private teaching studios in New York City and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her courses at the Juilliard School led to publication in the Journal of the American Viola Society. Her other teaching credits include a fellowship with The Perlman Music Program and a teaching artist position at the Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves Master Classes in France.

Victoria recently published "Start Right" Guide for beginning violinists and violists, which is available now at http://www.redviola.com/, and this summer Victoria was invited to perform and teach at the InterHarmony festival in Germany. Ms. Voronyansky currently serves as Artistic co-Director and violist of Dorian Chamber Players NYC. She is a recipient of the Edward J. Noble Educational Fellowship at The Juilliard School, as well as Blanchette Rockefeller and the Henry Alderman Trust Awards. Victoria studied viola with Heidi Castleman, Cynthia Phelps, and Pinchas Zuckerman, and chamber music with members of the Juilliard and American String Quartets, Felix Galimir and Isaac Stern. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. For more information please visit http://www.redviola.com/

Ágnes Kállay, cellist: bio

Ágnes Kállay started playing the violoncello at the age of six. She graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest in 2006. She earned DAAD scholarship and studied under Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. In 2008 she received a TA scholarship at Montclair State University (USA), and continued her studies with Nick Tzavaras and the Shanghai Quartet. From the Spring semester of 2011 she is going to complete her doctoral studies with Colin Carr at Stony Brook University (USA).

In 2004 she won the Alpe Adria International Violoncello Competition in Gorizia, Italy. In 2007 she placed first at the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition, London, UK. In 2010 she was selected among the best 13 cellist at the 5th Unisa International String competition in South Africa. She participated in the master courses of Ralph Kirshbaum, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Philippe Muller, Guido Schiefen, Alberto Portugheis, Martin Lovett, Déri György and Gulyás Márta. In 2010 she was invited to the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival, where she had the chance to work with Joel Krosnick, Emanuel Ax, Steven Ansell, Norman Fischer, Pieter Wispelwey, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Herbert Blomstedt, Stefan Asbury, Robert Spano and John Williams.

She plays the baroque cello as well, she is a member of the Camerata Hungarica, Excanto and Marquise early music ensembles and a permanent guest of Mandel Quartet.

For more information please visit http://www.kallayagnes.hu/

Ágnes Kállay, cello and Victoria Voronyansky, viola

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Listen to Adagio, Humoresque, and I Due Foscari >>>

Ágnes Kállay at gimagine:
May 8, 2010 - Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson NJ
May 9, 2009 - Garfield, NJ

Victoria Voronyansky >>>

Agnes Kallay >>>

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