Florestan Duo – Piano & Cello

Florestan Duo
Monday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.

School of Music Recital Hall, Robert Glidden Hall (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/music.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts (http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/) and School of Music (http://www.ohiou.edu/music/) are pleased to present the Florestan Duo with Jeannie Yu, piano, and Stefan Kartman, cello. The program includes Divertimento in D major by Haydn, translated by Piatigorsky, Sonata in C major, Op. 102 #1 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

These performers are two brilliant soloists whose passion for chamber music brought them together in 1987 during their studies at the Juilliard School of Music. Like-minded musicians who share the same concept of an ideal sound, musical expressiveness, and excellence, they carry on a tradition whose lineage reaches directly back to the romantic period of Johannes Brahms. This tradition is the basis of inspiration for these shared ideals.

Jeannie Yu, a native of Korea, is an award-winning pianist. Her honors include first prize in the Frinna Awerbuch Piano Competition in New York, and first prize in the Kingsville Piano Competition in Texas. She also earned the prestigious Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship Award and a full scholarship to The Juilliard School of Music for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Yu regularly performs with her husband, cellist Stefan Kartman, in the Florestan Duo.

Stefan Kartman received degrees from Northwestern University, The Juilliard School of Music, and his doctorate from Rutgers University.


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