Violinist Anastasia Khitruk In Concert at Bargemusic on April 15 and 16
Performing Chamber Works of Haydn, Schubert, Shostakovich and New York
Premiere of Solo Violin Masterworks by Khandoshkin
Violinist Anastasia Khitruk will be in concert on Saturday, March April
15 - 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 16 - 4:00 PM at New York's renowned
Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn.
Ms. Khitruk will be joined by violinist Mark Peskanov, violist Dov
Scheindlin, cellist Emilio Colon and pianist Dmitri Alexeev for a program
of Schubert's String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581, Haydn's String Quartet
in g minor, Op. 74, No. 3 and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Op. 57. She
will also perform the New York Premiere of Six Old Russian Songs for
solo violin by Ivan Yevstafyevich Khandoshkin (1747-1804). These latter
selections are from her newly released Naxos CD of Khandoshkin's Music
From the Court of Catherine the Great (CD 8.570028).
Tickets for this concert are $35 (enhanced $40), with discounts for
seniors and students. For more concert information, please call (718)
624-2083. You can also get directions and more venue information from
Bargemusic's website at http://www.bargemusic.org/.
Anastasia Khitruk comes from a musical and artistic family. After
immigrating to the United States, Ms. Khitruk continued the violin studies
she had begun at Moscow's Central Music School. Her talent was immediately
recognized when she made her orchestral debut at the age of eight. Since
then, she has appeared in concert and recital worldwide, including
numerous performances in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Aspen, London,
Geneva, Adelaide, Sofia, Paris, and Moscow -- where Katerina Birukova
of Vremya wrote: "She sparkles with brilliant violin playing." Ms. Khitruk
has appeared on television and radio in England, Russia, Germany, the
United States, and Australia. Her concert series in Bulgaria, during the
prestigious Sofia Music Weeks, was televised and greeted with enthusiasm.
In his review of her performance of the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 at
the Adelaide Festival for Real Time, Chris Reid declared, "Anastasia
Khitruk is masterful!" She has been a prizewinner at numerous competitions
in the U.S. and internationally, including the Paganini International
An enthusiastic champion of modern music, Ms. Khitruk is often chosen
to premiere works of young composers. In addition to pursuing her concert
career, she is devoted to developing young audiences in her role as
president of the Manhattan Music Society, a New York-based foundation.
Visit her online at http://www.anastasiakhitruk.com.
Bargemusic is a located in a 102-foot barge that has been converted into
a floating concert hall for chamber music. Olga Bloom is the visionary
who founded Bargemusic in 1977. Ms. Bloom, a musician herself, and
President and Executive Director Mark Peskanov have assembled a distinguished
group of international musicians who return to Bargemusic regularly to
perform. The Barge presents concerts 52 weeks a year, Thursday through
Sunday. Visit them online at http://www.bargemusic.org/.
For more information about Anastasia Khitruk, please contact Jeffrey
James Arts Consulting at their new phone number - 516-586-3433 or
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