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Brooklyn Chamber Music Society Presents World Premiere Of A Trio It Commissioned

Concert This Friday At Unitarian Chapel

January 18, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — This Friday, Jan. 20, Brooklyn fans of world-class chamber music will be treated to the world premiere of a trio for violin, cello and piano, composed by cellist Paul Wiancko. The work was commissioned by the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society in partnership with the Canadian Gryphon Trio. The Wiancko Trio is one of three works to be performed Friday night at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the First Unitarian Church on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Also on the program, the famous Brahms Quintet in F minor for piano and strings, Op. 34, and Arensky Quartet in A minor for violin, viola and two cellos. Among the performers for the evening are violinist Carmit Zori, cellist Paul Wiancko, pianist Shai Wosner, violinist David McCarroll, cellist Angela Park and violist Ayane Kozasa.

Zori Carmit. Photo: Yael Ilan.

Violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of fifteen to study with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Arnold Steinhardt at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Following a distinguished of study and performing internationally, Carmit moved to Brooklyn and founded the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society.

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Paul Wiancko is both cellist and composer. As a performer, he has collaborated with Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, Nico Muhly, and members of the Guarneri, Takács, JACK, Parker, Orion, and Juilliard quartets. As a composer, he was chosen as one of Kronos Quartet’s “50 for the Future.” He recently joined the Kronos Quartet officially and will soon move to the West Coast to join them.

Shai Wosner
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Shai Wosner’s performances of a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today—reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics around the world. A recipient of the Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, he studied with Emanuel Ax at Julliard, where he is currently on the faculty himself. (Martin E. Segal was a resident of Brooklyn Heights when he was chairman of Lincoln Center.)

Angela Park. Photo: Neda Navaee.

Equally at home as a soloist and chamber musician, cellist Angela Park has performed throughout the North and South Americas, Europe, and East Asia. Notable appearances are solo concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic, and chamber music appearances at the Marlboro, Verbier, and Ravinia Festivals. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany.

David McCarroll. Photo: Pilvax studios.

Violinist David McCarroll, winner of the 2012 European Young Concert Artists Auditions and Silver Medalist at the Klein International Competition, made his concerto debut with the London Mozart Players in 2002. He has played in programs encouraging world peace promoted by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and has given benefit concerts for Doctors Without Borders.

Ayane Kozasa. Photo: Ashley Gelman.

Violist Ayane Kozasa is a sought-after chamber musician, collaborator, and educator. Since winning the 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition — where she also captured awards for best chamber music and commissioned work performances — Ayane has appeared on stages across the world, from Carnegie, Wigmore, and Suntory Hall to Ravinia, Aspen, and the Marlboro Music Festival.

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