Join us on Saturday, February 22 for the fifth concert of our 2019/2020 season. Violinist Sophia Szokolay, along with pianist Sophiko Simsive, will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Kreisler, and Poulenc.



Program

Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12 No. 2 1798
Francis Poulenc Violin Sonata, FP 119 1943
Johannes Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 1879
Fritz Kreisler Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3 1905


About the Artists

Canadian violinist Sophia Anna Szokolay made her international solo debut on tour with the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra and in recitals throughout Hungary. She has performed throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and as a soloist with the Toronto Sinfonietta, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Laurentide Festival Orchestra, Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra, and Scarborough Symphony. Her festival appearances include the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Taos School of Music, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Orford Musique, Holland Music Sessions, Bowdoin String Quartet Fellowship, Toronto Summer Music, and Yellow Barn.

Sophia is a founding member of the Ivani Quartet, first prize winners at the Plowman International Chamber Competition and Bronze medalists at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. She was a recipient of the Borromeo Guest Artist Award, performing alongside the Borromeo Quartet in Jordan Hall.

Sophia graduated from the Taylor Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under the tutelage of Barry Shiffman and Victor Danchenko. She earned her undergraduate degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Miriam Fried. She is currently enrolled in the graduate program at The Juillard School in New York City.


Georgian-born pianist Sophiko Simsive has won numerous awards and accolades including the first prize at the Princess Christina Concours in the Netherlands, the Yamaha Piano Competition in Amsterdam, the Young Pianist Foundation Competition, first prize at the Geertruidenberg Klassiek, and GrachtenfestivalPrijs where she performed as Artist-in-Residence during the Grachtenfestival.

Sophiko Simsive has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and made her debut at Carnegie Hall with cellist Kian Soltani. She has participated in the Verbier International Music Festival, and most recently she was selected as the winner of Music Academy of the West’s second Solo Piano Competition, which will take her on a multi-city recital tour that includes appearances at St. Luke’s in London, Chicago, Santa Barbara and LA. She is represented by Interartists Amsterdam Management.

Sophiko moved to the United States in 2016 to study with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music. While at Yale, she earned two graduate degrees and performed a concerto with the Yale Philharmonia. Sophiko recently began work on a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky.


About the Concert

The concert will take place in a modern home near the village of Peace Dale, in South Kingstown. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins promptly at 7:30. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Sophia and Sophiko and learn about their interests and career plans.

Map and Directions

Reservations

To reserve your seats in advance, please make a donation and indicate how many people are coming. The suggested donation for this concert is $35 per adult, but any amount is welcome.

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    Craig Maynard
    103 North Road
    Wakefield, RI 02879

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