Don’t miss these livestream concert series featuring recent prizewinners in recital with piano, with live post-show conversation through March 2021. While we can’t present our beloved house concerts in-person this season, we can bring them to homes around the world.
Notturno Emilie Mayer
Violin Concerto William Walton
Cantabile D major for violin and piano Nicolò Paganini
Poème, Op.25 Ernest Chausson
Melodie, Op. 42 Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Jan 31 Brave New Century
Feb 28 All Bach, All the Time
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
At just eighteen, Chicago violinist MASHA LAKISOVA is fast becoming one of the rising stars of her generation. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide such as Kremerata Baltica, HEMU, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Lake Forest Symphony.
She has taken top prizes at prestigious competitions such as the Stulberg and Klein International String Competitions, the Tibor Junior and Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competitions, National YoungArts, and the Walgreens National Concerto Competition. As a member of string quartets at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, Masha won two consecutive Gold Medals at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. She became the first recipient of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship and was featured on NPR’s “From the Top,” both as a soloist and as a member of various chamber groups, where she received the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. In 2015, Masha attended the Heifetz Music Institute and has been a student at the Perlman Music Program since 2016.
Masha currently studies with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory, where she is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. She graduated from Julliard Pre-College where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin, and she has also previously been a student of Grigory Kalinovsky, Drew Lecher, and Larisa Zhizhin. Masha has taken lessons and masterclasses with such prominent virtuosi as Ana Chumachenko, Anne Sophie Mutter, Pinchas Zukerman, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Paul Huang, and Augustin Hadelich. She has collaborated with Vadim Gluzman, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlin Roussev, Ilya Kaler, Ani Aznavoorian, Mark Kosower, and Christopher O’Riley.
Masha is the proud recipient of a magnificent violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1845 on loan from The Stradivari Society of Chicago thanks to the generosity of her patron, Edward Manzo.
LYUDMILA LAKISOVA graduated from the School of Music for Gifted Children, affiliated with the Belorussian State Conservatory of Music, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 1988. She earned her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Chamber Music in 1993 with a Ph.D in Piano Accompaniment in 1995, both from the Belorussian State Conservatory of Music in Minsk.
In 1989, she became a recital pianist and accompanist for the Belorussian State Philharmonic Chamber Choir and performed with the Belorussian State Symphony. Lyudmila has been a featured soloist and ensemble member with many orchestras in the Chicago area, including Wheaton Symphony, West Suburban Symphony, Camerata Chicago, and the Landolfi Piano Trio. She has performed in many well-known venues, such as Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia and Carnegie Hall in New York. Lyudmila has also given performances in the Steinway Society Concert series and Stradivari Society.
In previous years, she toured extensively in England with violinist Drostan Hall and on the continents of Africa and Asia with Trio Chicago & Friends. She has also collaborated with violinists such as Yossif Ivanof, Olga Kaler, and Julian Rachlin.
As an accompanist and collabarative pianist, Lyudmila provides her skills to the students of Chicago’s well known violin and piano teachers. Lyudmila is also a chamber music coach at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois and a rehearsal pianist for the Chicago Master Singers.