Don’t miss your chance to hear the dynamic husband-wife duo, cellist Igor Zubkovsky and pianist Anna Ouspenskaya, perform the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4 from their home studio! This is the fourth in our Virtual Spring Concert and Conversation Series.
We will enjoy the half hour live concert from our own homes, participate in a brief question and answer period, and then break up into small groups facilitated by the Interactivity Foundation.
Thanks so much to Culture Saves, who is programming the musicians for this wonderful series.
We will start our program at 12:30 pm to allow everyone to have lunch but we will be available at noon to get people started with Zoom. Please download this document: Preparing for Your Zoom Meeting if you are not familiar with this technology yet. Participants will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the event.
About the Artists:
As a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Igor Zubkovsky has been acting principal for several WNO productions and most recently played solo cello parts in operas Don Giovanni, Champion (in collaboration with Denise Graves), and Rigoletto (as part of “Justice at the Opera” concert that featured Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at Merkin Concert Hall, New York and at the prestigious Newport Music Festival, and performed recitals in Massachusetts and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Recent engagements include performances of the Brahms Double Concerto with West Chester University Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with Altoona Symphony, series of chamber music concerts in Paris with Marquis Ensemble, performances at the Moscow Conservatory Rachmaninov Hall and trio concerts as part of the “Levine Presents” series which aired on WETA and Washington’s Classical Music Radio station.
Mr. Zubkovsky is the author of numerous arrangements and transcriptions for duets and trios featuring the cello; he is the first performer of Cello Sonata by Isaac Mikhnovsky and has several CD recordings to his credit.
An established chamber musician, Anna Ouspenskaya has performed with principal members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
Native of Yaroslavl, Russia, Anna was born to a family of professional musicians. At the age of seven, she made her debut with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic playing Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major. She graduated from the Moscow Central Music School and earned her master’s degree from St. Petersburg Conservatory. Before moving to United States Ms. Ouspenskaya worked at Dudelange Conservatory in Luxembourg, also giving performances in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Scotland.
Ms. Ouspenskaya made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1999 and Kennedy Center debut in 2002; she performed Saint-Saens Fourth Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto in New York City and Washington, DC.
A committed teacher, Anna holds a private studio in her home, and she is on the piano faculty of Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. Her students won numerous awards in local and state piano competitions. In 2014 Anna and her Music Studio were featured in TV show “Rock Your Block”.