Steinway Hall - Fort Worth on Friday, April 20th @ 7:30 p.m.
Steinway Hall - Plano on Saturday, April 21st @ 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, virtuoso artists Yuri Anshelevich and Gabriel Sanchez will perform classical music masterpieces for Cello and Piano, written by the great composers J.S. Bach, Cesar Frank, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
J.S. Bach - Sonata No 1. in G Major
Cesar Frank - Sonata in A major
Robert Schumann - Adagio & Allegro
Johannes Brahms - Sonata in E minor
Russian-born cello virtuoso Yuri Anshelevich was born into a musical family, and made his recital debut at the age of 9. Five years later, he had already earned a place to study at the famed Moscow State Conservatory, graduating with highest honors in 1960. He won First Prize in the Cello Division of the All-Russian Competition, which led to studies with Mstislav Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.
Mr. Anshelevich was soloist and co-principal cellist for the Moscow State Conservatory for 12 seasons. After emigrating to the USA, his first audition was for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He earned the position, and served as Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 2015. Mr. Anshelevich has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas. Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Mr.Anshelevich has won wide critical acclaim for his concert and recital performances.
Gabriel Sanchez serves the University of Texas at Arlington as an Adjunct Professor Piano, and also as the Collaborative Artist in Piano. Mr. Sanchez is also on the keyboard staff of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jaap van Zweden.
Gabriel Sanchez was a top prize winner in the 1997 Casablanca International Piano Competition in Morocco and is a laureate of other international competitions, including the Marguerite Long in Paris (France), the Gina Bachauer in Salt Lake City (USA), and the Paloma O' Shea in Santander (Spain). He has performed throughout the United States and internationally in recital and as soloist with orchestra, including performances at Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, with the Dallas Symphony under Kerry-Lynn Wilson, in the Dominican Republic with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, and with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco and the Irving Symphony under Hector Guzman.
Mr. Sanchez studied at London's Royal Academy of Music under a full scholarship and continued his studies at the University of North Texas with his beloved teacher and mentor, Vladimir Viardo, Gold Medalist of the 1973 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Gabriel Sanchez is in high demand as a collaborative pianist and has partnered in recitals with principal musicians of the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Sánchez is also a dedicated educator. He taught piano, music history, music theory and accompanying at the celebrated Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts in Dallas from 1996-2003. He maintains a select private piano studio and is involved with DSO educational outreach programs, and has served on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.
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