Leo Baeck Institute presents the Loewenberg Trio
(© Ilya Movchan)
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The members of the Loewenberg Trio met at the Royal College of Music in London, where all three graduated with distinction with a Master of Music. They share a passion for chamber music, as it provides them with an ideal platform to exchange their musical ideas and to create a unique interpretation of a composition. The internationality is a characteristic feature of the ensemble.
They take a great interest in the performance of so-called ‘Entartete Musik’, would like to give a voice again to the many composers who were banned from musical life under National Socialism.
Ilya Movchan was born in Russia, and studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London, and has won many prizes, including at the International Violin Competition for young performers in Gavrilin, Russia, the International Violin Competition for young performers in Bulgaria, the Carl Flesh International Violin Competition in Hungary, and at the International Bromsgrove Young Festival in the United Kingdom.
Jordan Gregoris was born in France, and studied with some of the finest cellists at the Conservatoire in Paris and at the Royal College of Music in London, such as Xavier Gagnepain, Augustin Lefebvre, Jérôme Pernoo, and Hélène Dautry. He has played as ‘cello solo’ in some of the best orchestras in France and England, and has embraced music in all its forms, by taking a great interest in the fusion of music with theatrical drama, in traditional music, and improvisation, and by being a very active chamber musician.
Hannah Loewenberg-Harnest was born in New York, and studied at the Conservatoire of Paris and the Royal College of Music in London, with distinguished teachers such as Yonty Solomon and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. She has won many prizes at German and French competitions, such as the International Steinway Competition in Hamburg. She has played solo concertos with renowned orchestras from Hungary and Italy, in the main Synagogue in Budapest, the Herkules Concert Hall in Munich, and the UNESCO in Paris. In 2009, Hannah was invited to become a Young Steinway Artist.
The Loewenberg Trio played their Début Concert at the Philharmonic Hall (‘Gasteig’) in Munich in November 2010- with works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schoenberg -where they were received with a standing ovation..
The have already performed to great critical acclaim at various venues in London, including the National Gallery, St. James’s Piccadilly, the Norfolk House Music Room at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and at Lincoln’s Inn Old Hall.
Location and time:
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Sunday, February 5, 2012 2 p.m.
Admission: $10 for LBI Members / $15 for non-Members
To reserve a seat: RSVP to (212) 744-6400 or mlegaspi[at]lbi.cjh.org