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    My Favorite Violin Sonatas

    Music at Noon for Community Tuesdays — Lunch and Concert

    When: Tuesday, 6/20/2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Export event

    Where: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall

    Join two accomplished and prize-winning musicians as they share their favorite violin sonatas from composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Cesar Franck.

    Born in 1978 in St. Petersburg, Russia, violinist David Chernyavsky began to study violin at the age of six, giving his first solo recital at the age of 11 and entering the Special Music School at the St. Petersburg Conservatory at the age of 15. During that time he studied with Samuil Zabezhinsky, Alexander Yuriev and the first violinist of the Taneyev Quartet, Vladimir Ovcharek. He won prizes at the Open Competition of Young Violinists in St. Petersburg and at the Lions Club International Music Competition in Deauville, France, as well as giving numerous concerts in St. Petersburg and throughout Lithuania, Finland, Germany and Poland.

    In 1997, David came to the United States to study at the Indiana University School of Music with Nelli Shkolnikova. He won the IU Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra, was awarded the Kuttner Quartet Scholarship with his student quartet, and became a member of the Spoleto USA festival orchestra, performing as a concertmaster.

    David continued his studies in New York City, earning a Master's from the Juilliard School and then joining the St. Petersburg String Quartet, with whom he performed over 180 chamber music concerts and gave numerous masterclasses throughout the world. He collaborated with such distinguished musicians as Ida Kavafian, Ruth Laredo, Michael Tree and many others. In 2005, David was appointed an Assistant Concertmaster of the Washington National Opera Orchestra. In 2007, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has recorded several CDs with the St. Petersburg Quartet and with the Joel Rubin Klezmer Music Ensemble, and has released his own solo CD, Klezmer Violin.

    David joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2009. Since 2012, he has served as a faculty member at the San Francisco Academy Orchestra's Artist Diploma Program. 

    Pianist Asya Gulua has made Oregon her home, although she is a native of Moscow, Russia. She began studying piano at the Gnessin School of Music at the age of six. In 1996 she immigrated to the United States and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy as a student of Stephen Perry, where she was a three-time winner of the Interlochen Concerto Competition. Since then, she has performed in concert halls throughout the US, including Alice Tully Hall in New York City and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. She has also appeared in duo piano performances with her husband, pianist and composer Arsen Gulua, whose compositions she premiered at Lincoln Center. Her interest in new music has led to collaboration with and performances of works by David Bernstein, Lori Laitman and Samuel Zyman. Asya holds degrees from The Juilliard School (B.M.), Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music (M.M.), and the University of Oregon (D.M.A.). Her primary teachers have included Jerome Lowenthal, Edward Auer and Alexandre Dossin, as well as Marjorie Janove, Dmitry Rachmanov, David Riley and Paul Schenly. 

    Monthly Music at Noon concerts include a delicious hot buffet lunch before the concert. 

    Funded in part by the Maimonides Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

    Need a ride?

    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.


    Tuesday, June 20
    12:00–1:30 PM | Early admittance at 11:40 AM for those who RSVP by June 18
    People without an RSVP allowed in if space permits
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $20 or two punches of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]





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