93. Mira Armij Gill, piano

Sunday, January 28th, 2024 @7pm | Works of Samuel Barber

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93.

Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
Jed Distler, acting artistic director
 
presents

Works of Samuel Barber
 
with 
Francisco Salazar, violin

Sunday, January 28th, 2024 @7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Free admission ($20 suggested donation)

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Nocturne, Op. 33 (Homage to John Field)

Canzone, Op. 38a for violin and piano
(Composer's arrangement of the Piano Concerto, movement II)

Excursions, Op. 20
Un poco allegro
In slow blues tempo
Allegretto
Allegro molto


~Intermission~

Ballade, Op. 46

Sonata, Op. 26
I. Allegro energico
II. Allegro vivace e leggero
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito


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Mira Armij Gill, of East-Indian descent and a Salt Lake City, Utah native, graduated from The Juilliard School where she completed her Bachelor’s degree as one of three students of the late John Browning. While at Juilliard she also received her Master’s degree with Yoheved Kaplinsky, was awarded two Juilliard teaching fellowships, and won the Artist's International Young Artist Piano Award resulting in her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Gills performance with the Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein was hailed by the Salt Lake Tribune as “a performance with confidence and flair”. She was invited to study at the Gnessin Institute in their inaugural piano festival in Moscow, Russia and has become an active soloist and guest artist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Canada with performances broadcast on KSL, KBYU radio, and QPTV, and KSL television.

Ms.Gill has given concerts for an audiences of dignitaries and royalty in recent seasons. She was the featured artist for the Bi-Annual Gala of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Guillaume and H.R.H. Crown Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg. Ms. Gill gave the first classical piano recital at the Consulate General of New York by special invitation of the Consul General, Hon. Pramathesh Rath to celebrate his new appointment as Ambassador to Argentina and welcome his successor Hon. Mrs. Neelam Deo.

Additionally Ms. Gill contributed to the documentary “Memories of John Browning, The Lhevinne Legacy Continues” produced by Arkatov Productions. A short documentary produced by Agricolamedia, “From Talking to Playing” explores Mr. Gill’s role as performer and pedagogue. She appears regularly in the Make Music New York series, and was featured in recital at Tenri Cultural Institute as one of Mu Phi Epsilon’s Distinguished Artists.

Ms. Gill is on the piano faculty at Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City,and maintains a busy private studio. She was awarded the Steinway & Sons Top Piano Teacher Award in 2021, and recently served on the piano faculty of the international Austria Summer Music Festival in Austria, and is on the piano faculty of France Summer Music YXIE in Villeblevin. Centaur Records has just released her latest recording, “The Piano Works of Samuel Barber”. She will perform an all-Barber concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on February 25, 2024 in memory of John Browning.

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A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Francisco Salazar began his violin studies at the age of 6 and presented his solo debut with orchestra only two years later. From age 14, Mr. Salazar performed extensively as a a concert violinist in his native country and toured internationally with the world-reknowned Simon Bolivar Orchestra. While in Venezuela he was honored to perform for the legendary violinists Henrik Szeryng, Oliver Charlie, Augustin Dumay, and Yossi Zivoni.

Established as one of the leading performers in his native country, Mr. Salazar continued his studies in the United States at The Juilliard School where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Margaret Pardee. Since that time, he has performed frequently as a soloist and chamber musician to rave reviews in prestigious venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic and Madison Square Garden. He also performed for the Bi-Annual Gala of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Guillaume and H.R.H. Crown Princess Stephanie at the University Club in New York. Mr. Salazar resides in New York City with his wife Mira Armij Gill, where he maintains a busy performance schedule as soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster for a variety of music ensembles. He has a regular post in the first violin section of the Harrisburg Symphony

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