2009 - 2010 RESONANCE CONCERT SERIES
October 18th, 2009 at 7 p.m.:
Viennese School: Old and New
Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Webern
Yura Lee - violin (South-Korea)
Blaise Déjardin - cello (France)
Leon Livshin - piano (Russia-Lithuania)
November 15th, 2009 at 7 p.m.:
Lightness of being and passionate objectivity:
Quartets by Mozart and Brahms
Dmitri Berlinski - violin (Russia)
Erin Keefe - viola (USA)
Andrei Tchekmazov - cello (Russia)
Leon Livshin - piano (Russia-Lithuania)
Why did we choose the name “Resonance” for our concert series?
Resonance is what we call vibration and energy which comprise
the integral language of the universe.
In the resonance we hear music, and by absorbing it, we feel the
very essence of the creation, and it becomes our own.
– Artistic Director, Leon Livshin
Dmitri Berlinsky, violin
Mr. Berlinsky was the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin
Competition in Genoa, Italy. This victory led to his performance on Nicolo Paganini's own
instrument, a privilege shared by only a handful of artists in history. Mr. Berlinsky performs
in major venues around the world, and his recordings have won critical acclaim. He is a
Michigan State University faculty member and is the founder of "International Chamber
Soloists" which brings together advanced string players from around the globe.
Blaise Déjardin, cello
Blaise Déjardin is currently the youngest member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which
he joined in 2008, at the age of 23. He holds highest honors and several first prizes in world-
wide music competitons. A passionate chamber musician, he has performed in many festivals
in France, and was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler
Jungend Orchester, playing in the greatest concert halls of Europe, Russia, and South America.
He is also a founding member of the chamber orchestra "A Far Cry".
Erin Keefe, violin/viola
Winner of the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Keefe has been prize winner of several
International Competitions, and has appeared with orchestras and given recitals woldwide.
Ms. Keefe has appeared in numerous programs at Lincoln Center as well as on tour throughout
the US., and she and other artist members were featured on “Live from Lincoln Center”
playing Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht. She has performed with the Brooklyn Chamber
Music Society and appears regularly with the Boston Chamber Music Society.
Yura Lee, violin/viola
Yura Lee is the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has appeared
with many prestigious orchestras worldwide, and was the first prize winner in the Leopold
Mozart Competition. She began her violin studies at age 4 in Seoul, Korea. Her extraordinary
talent was quickly recognized, when, at age 5, she won a top prize at the prestigious
Hankook Ilbo Competition in Seoul. Yura Lee plays the 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano
violin, on loan from the Steans Institute for Young Artists, Ravinia Festival, Chicago.
Leon Livshin, piano
After receiving top prizes at several prestigious piano competitions in Italy, Germany, and
the former USSR, pianist Leon Livshin turned his focus to the zeitgeist behind his repertoire.
A pioneering artist of wide-ranging musical interests, Mr.Livshin performs extensively
throughout Europe and the United States. As a soloist and chamber music player, Mr. Livshin
has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Steinway
Hall, Cologne Philharmonic, Vienna Koncerthaus, Zurich Town Hall, and Moscow White Hall.
Andrei Tchekmazov, cello
Cellist Andrey Tchekmazov is known for his versatility as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber
musician. The Grand Prize winner of Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition
and the Premio Trio di Trieste, Mr. Tchekmazov has performed worldwide, appearing at the
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Osaka Symphony Hall in Japan, New York’s Alice Tully
Hall, and Brazil’s Sala Cecilia Mereles.Since his critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie’s Weill
Recital Hall, Mr. Tchekmazov has performed at many renowned venues in the United States.
Please join us for a dessert reception with the artists, in the church library after the concerts.
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