Cello and Piano Concert by Oleg Sendetsky, cello and Mutsuko Dohi, Piano
October15, Saturday, 2PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets at the door: General-$30, Seniors and Students-$20, Children under 12 free.
Oleg Sendetsky, the principal cellist of Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, visits Bay Area and perform pieces from Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. The Mariinsky Theater Orchestra was founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great, it was known before the revolution as the Russian Imperial Opera Orchestra. The orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Mutsuko Dohi graduated from Toho-Gakuen Music Conservatory in Tokyo, and received doctor of Musical Art Degree from the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She was a finalist in International chamber music competition in Kiev, Uklaine, in 2000, and in the International Duo Competition in Kazan, Russia, in 2003. She now lives in Oakland, CA.
They also perform "There is Hope Through Music" by Robert Van Horne, a lovely song which encourages the people of Japan who are affected by the Northern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011.
J.S. Bach Sonata for Cello and Piano in D-Major BWV-1028
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No 3 in A-Major, Op. 69
Grieg Sonata for Cello and Piano in A-Minor, Op. 36
Robert Van Horne There is Hope through Music
Excitement of Piano Ensemble Music
Nobilis Trio Master Class, March 2011
Since the inception in January 2008, the mission of KPMF has been to inspire the youth, aged 5 to 18, and the diverse communities through the transforming beauty of piano ensemble music. The basic uni of piano ensemble is piano duet; two pianists performing on one keyboard. Once a pianist learns how to perform ensemble with other pianist, he/she can expand into other form of ensemble, such as piano duo (2 pianists, 2 pianos), duet with other instruments, trio, quintet and a concerto.
KPMF has organized concerts and educational sessions by inviting world-class artists from around the world. To date, we have involved over 3,500 people, organized three dozen master classes, and presented approximately 300 young artists in performing piano ensemble.
Monster Piano Concert
Monster Piano Concert, which involves a dozen grand pianos, presents a unique opportunity for pianists to perform an orchestra in piano. Dennis Alexander, an internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, and clinician, conducted 115 pianists from all over the Bay area at the 2010 Monster Piano Concert. The pianists acquired an experience not only to perform with other pianists but also to perform under the direction of a conductor.
Watch video of 2010 Monster Concert
Past Piano Ensemble Events
The following shows some of the piano ensemble activities that KPMF has organized and presented.
International Piano Duo Festival, 2014
Fundraiser Violin-Piano Concert for Japan Tsunami and Earthquake, 2011
Annual International Piano Music Festival (2008-2010)
Young Artists' Piano Duo Concert (2008-2010)
Young Artists' Chamber Music Extravaganza (2009)
Historic Keyboard Concert and Workshop (2008-2010)
US-Japan Music Festival (2010)
Piano Trio Master Class (2010-2011)
Home Concerts, 2008~to date