After receiving an enthusiastic standing ovation last June, Brian Ganz, (piano), Tatiana Kotcherguina (viola), and Algimantas Staskevicius (violin) will return to the Middleburg Concert Series as guest artists for the June 2018 concert. They will be joined by Charlene Romano (flute), Marjory Serrano (violin) and MCS Musicians in Residence Alan Saucedo and Cynthia Saucedo. The feature concert and reception, sponsored by Middleburg Bank, will be on Sunday, June 24th at 4 p.m. at the Middleburg United Methodist Church.
The June concert will also be the finale and feature concert of the Middleburg Chamber Music Festival, at which these same virtuoso musicians will teach students who travel to Middleburg for master classes with them. The Middleburg Chamber Music Festival is a joint undertaking of the Middleburg Concert Series and the Community Music School of the Piedmont. Classes during the Festival will be held at the Hill School from June 18th-June 24th with student recitals performed on Friday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall and Sunday, June 24th at 11 a.m. at Hill School.
Brian Ganz is a leading pianist of his generation with a long list of awards that includes First Grand Prize of Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, he has appeared as soloist with numerous symphonies and is a faculty member of St Mary’s College. Lithuanian born Algimantus Staskevicius was previously principal second violinist with Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico. He is currently a member of the Arkansas Symphony. Also with the Arkansas Symphony, Tatiana Kotcherguina began her violin studies in Moscow, Russia where she studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was principal violinist for the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Experimental Moscow Opera Theater. Marjory Serrano began her violin studies in her native Venezuela. She has been principal second violinist with the Loudoun Symphony since 2003 and holds a DMA in violin performance. Charlene Romano is Adjunct Assistant Professor for Music Theory at Shenandoah University where she has directed the flute choir. She has previously performed with the Sacramento Ballet Orchestra and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra.
Admission to the concert and reception is free. Donations are welcome. Students wishing to enroll in the master classes can contact www.piedmontmusic.org, www.middleburgconcertseries.com or call 540-303-7127. ML