Music: Sun Apr 3


Just in time to kick off our annual Canvass Drive, violinist Elena Peres returns to CUUC! Her bio appears below, and please consider staying for Elena’s recital of sonatas by “The 3 B’s” this afternoon at 12:30 p.m.


Violinist Elena Peres was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She began studying the violin at the age of six with Jefim Schkolnik and graduated from Kyiv Specialized Secondary Music boarding school named after M. Lysenko. She moved to New York in 1994 and continued her violin studies with Professor Ariana Bronne at the Manhattan School of Music. As a winner of the Artist International Competition, she made her Carnegie Hall début in October 2001. Since then, she has performed numerous recitals in USA, Japan, Israel, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated in chamber music recitals with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Dallas Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic. She has also appeared in concerts with David Sanborn and the legendary R&B artist Ray Charles, performing at the Winter Garden in NYC and the White House in Washington D.C. Some of her recent solo and chamber music performances include appearances at Teatro Principal, Capilla de Música de las Bernardas and The Cathedral of Burgos in Spain; Sala Suffredini and Teatro Alfieri in Italy; Eilat Music Center in Israel; Manhattanville College, Faculty House Columbia University and Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York. Elena Peres holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Rutgers University, where she was a fellowship recipient and a student of Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri String Quartet. Elena also holds a Master of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a full scholarship student of Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Dr. Peres is a faculty member at International Academy of Music in Italy, Burgos Music Festival in Spain and Summit Music Festival in New York. Currently, Dr. Peres is the Orchestra Director at the West Orange High School - one of the largest public school string programs in the country. Under her direction, the orchestra has recently performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.





Gathering Music: Elena Peres, violin; Adam Kent, piano

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3

            Allegro assai

                                                Ludwig van Beethoven



Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3

            Tempo di Minuetto (excerpt)



Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in B Minor, BWV 1014


                                                J. S. Bach


Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor. Op. 108

            III. Un poco presto e con sentimento

                                                Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor. Op. 108

            IV. Presto agitato (excerpt)





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