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50th Anniversary Concert
February 13, 2023


6:00-8:30 PM


The Kosciuszko Foundation

15 East 65th Street

New York City


Kevin Zhu, violin

Sebastian Stoger, cello

Yannick Rafalimanana, piano


Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99 for Piano, Violin and Cello

I. Allegro moderato 

II.Andante un poco mosso


Dvorak: Silent Woods “Klid” in D-flat Major, Op. 68 

For Cello and Piano 


Chopin: Polonaise Brillante in C-Major, Op. 3 transcribed for Cello and Piano by Maurice Gendron


Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 - 5, WoO 1 transcribed for Violin and Piano by Joachim

I. Allegro molto

II. Allegro non assai – Vivace

III. Allegretto

IV. Poco sostenuto – Vivace

V. Allegro – Vivace

Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in E-flat Major for Violin and Piano transcribed by Sarasate


Aritistic Honoree
Ayano Ninomiya

Ayano Ninomiya, a major violinist, will be our Honoree again this season, as she was unable to attend last February due to the Covid-19 virus and therefore we did not have the pleasure of hearing her play. We are certain that our audience will be delighted that we will have this opportunity. She is the winner of numerous prizes including the Walter Naumburg International Competition,  Tibor Varga International Competition, Astral Artists National Auditions, Young Performers Career Advancement, and Lili Boulanger awards, has performed with orchestras across the U.S., Switzerland, Bulgaria, and most recently in Carnegie Hall.  Praised for her "deeply communicative and engrossing" (The New York Times) performances, she has performed at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Moab, Bowdoin, Kingston, Adams (New Zealand), Canberra International (Australia), and Prussia Cove (England) festivals.  She has been featured on Musicians from Marlboro tours in the U.S. and France, and gave a TEDx talk in 2012 at the University of Tokyo.  She was first violinist of the Ying Quartet and was Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music until 2015 when she joined the violin faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.  As a recipient of the Beebe Fellowship, Ayano studied in Budapest, Hungary, at the Liszt Academy after graduating from Harvard University and The Juilliard School. Ayano performed with Omega from 2004 to 2009.

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