The Ojai Art Center Music Branch is proud to offer a series of chamber music concerts that are held on selected Sunday afternoons during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. All concerts are held at 2:00 p.m. in the main gallery.
Chamber Music Concert:
On March 10 at 2 PM, the Ojai Center for the Arts presents “An Afternoon of Piano Duets,” featuring acclaimed pianists Natasha Kislenko and Ilya Sinaisky in a recital for one piano, four hands. Their program will feature perhaps the most beautiful composition ever written for two pianists–Schubert’s Fantasy in F Minor–as well as works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Ravel, and Debussy. The duo formed in 2010 and has appeared in numerous venues around the country, such as the University of Maryland College Park, Tulane University, Los Angeles, the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., to name a few. Critics praise their “seamless ensemble “and “sensitive expressivity” (Santa Barbara News Press). Russian pianist Natasha Kislenko, currently on keyboard faculty at UC Santa Barbara and the Music Academy of the West, will be remembered in Ojai for her incredible performance (with Hatem Nadim) of the piano version of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” She has received various international awards in Germany, France, Slovak Republic, Italy, and Portugal; in 1996 Ms. Kislenko made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut. Israeli pianist Ilya Sinaisky is an Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at Colorado State University. He has also received numerous honors and awards, including second prize at the Darius Milhaud Performance Competition in Cleveland, and the Robert McCoy Prize for excellence in collaborative piano at the University of Maryland. Tickets sold only at the door: $10 general admission, $8 Art Center members and students. For further information, call 640-87327.
Enjoy this 3-minute video of Virginia Kron (cellist) and Miriam Arichea (pianist) performing a piece from their Jan. 27th concert.