Come join us in this splendid program to enjoy the feeling of "spring has come," and the energy that fires up our passion for lives. David Chernyavsky, Violin, SF Symphony Orchestra, and Mutsuko Dohi, piano, will present two beloved pieces: "Spring Sonata" from Beethoven, and the Franck's violin sonata in an intimate setting at a venue in Palo Alto, CA on March 19, 2017, Sunday afternoon. They will perform lovely short violin-piano duet pieces as well.
Ludwig van Beethoven-ViolinSonata No.5 in F-Major "Spring," Op24
César Franck-Violin Sonata in A Major
Take advantage of free children tickets so that they can experience great piano ensemble performance!
David Chernyavsky who joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2009, was born in 1978 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1996, he entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory. During his studies, he gave numerous concerts in St. Petersburg and also throughout Lithuania, Finland, Germany, and Poland.In 1997, Chernyavsky came to the United States to study at the Indiana University School of Music with the famous professor Nelli Shkolnikova. After graduating from Indiana University, David continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, and graduated from Juilliard in 2003 with a master's degree and immediately joined the St. Petersburg String Quartet. As a member of the quartet, David has performed over 180 chamber music concerts throughout the world and collaborated with such distinguished musicians as Ida Kavafian, Ruth Laredo, Michael Tree, and many others. In 2005 Chernyavsky was appointed an Assistant Concertmaster of the Washington National Opera Orchestra. In September 2007, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Chernyavsky has recorded several CDs with the St. Petersburg Quartet and with the Joel Rubin Klezmer Music Ensemble, and he has released his own solo CD, Klezmer Violin.
Mutsuko Dohi was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. After graduating from the prestigious Toho-Gakuen Conservatory in Tokyo, she returned to Hokkaido to teach music and perform with musicians of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and other well known groups. In 1997, she moved to Russia to study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music. In 2000, she was placed second in an international chamber music competition in Kiev, Ukraine. Later that year I toured across Russia, performing as a soloist with local orchestras, such as The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra, Volgograd Symphony, and the Kislovodsk Symphony. Since 2001, I was the music director of the annual Japan-Russia music festival, “Japanese Spring in St. Petersburg”. In 2001, I she received Doctor of Musical Art Degree from the St. Petersburg Conservatory.In 2003, she was placed second in an International duo competition in Kazan, Russia. In 2007, as a part of the G8 Hokkaido summit, she was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan to perform at the opening of the Mariinsky Theatre New Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since March 2009 she teaches at her studio in Oakland Hills and performs occasionally at the Bay area venues.