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Classical Concert with Pianist Rachel Kudo at Holy Trinity Church

Pianist Rachel Kudo performs at Holy Trinity Church. Following her orchestral debut with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Rachel has performed as both soloist and chamber musician at the Bachfest in Leipzig, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland, Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

She is a recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, a Davidson Fellow Laureate of the Davidson Institute of Talent Development, and the Salon de Virtuosi Grant. Additionally, she earned scholarships from the National YoungArts Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation, and has won numerous top prizes at the U.S. National Chopin Competition in Miami, and a finalist diploma at the 15th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Born in Washington, D.C., to Japanese-Korean parents, Rachel began her studies with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. After spending her childhood in Japan, she returned to Chicago to pursue a musical life, playing chamber music and violin in her high school orchestra, appearing on From the Top on NPR, also studying with Kum-Sing Lee in Vancouver, Canada.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet Rachel.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can to support musicians.

Classical Piano Concert with Rachel Naomi Kudo at Holy Trinity Church

Pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo performs at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, on Saturday, March 18, 7-8 PM. Following her orchestral debut with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Rachel has performed as both soloist and chamber musician at the Bachfest in Leipzig, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland, Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

She is a recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, a Davidson Fellow Laureate of the Davidson Institute of Talent Development, and the Salon de Virtuosi Grant. Additionally, she earned scholarships from the National YoungArts Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation, and has won numerous top prizes at the U.S. National Chopin Competition in Miami, and a finalist diploma at the 15th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Born in Washington, D.C., to Japanese-Korean parents, Rachel began her studies with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. After spending her childhood in Japan, she returned to Chicago to pursue a musical life, playing chamber music and violin in her high school orchestra, appearing on From the Top on NPR, also studying with Kum-Sing Lee in Vancouver, Canada.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet Rachel.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can to support musicians.

Classical Concert with Mezzo-Soprano Erin Wagner

Mezzo-soprano Erin Wagner has her Holy Trinity Church Inwood debut with Shawn Chang. Wagner received her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Darrell Babidge and was a Gluck Community Service Fellow. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell.

She participated in Renée Fleming’s 2021 SongStudio, won second prize in the 2021 Houston Saengerbund Competition, won the Naumburg Vocal Competition, was a Caramoor Schwab Vocal Rising Star, was featured in Opera News, and was named a Renée Fleming Artist at Aspen Music Festival. She was also a Young Concert Artists Competition Finalist, performed with the New York Festival of Song, and was a semifinalist in the Houston Grand Opera 34th Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition.

Stay to meet Erin. Enjoy light refreshments.

$25 suggested donation or pay what you can to support musicians.

HVG Performing Arts Group Presents Cellist Sebastian Stöger

A former child prodigy who performed in student recitals at The Lounge, the cellist Sebastian Stöger has blossomed into a consummate musician. Now in graduate studies at The Julliard School, Sebastian returns to Hudson View Gardens on December 11 at 5 pm with pianist Ryan Soeyadi. The duo will perform Romantic favorites, including Brahms’ Second Cello Sonata, Silent Woods by Dvořák, and Paganini’s virtuosic crowd pleaser – Caprice No. 24.

Cellist Sebastian Stöger was a semifinalist at the Washington International String Competition (2022) and winner of the National YoungArts Competition (2017). He has participated in the Aspen Music Festival and School, Perlman Music Program, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and was featured on the NPR radio program From the Top. His teachers include Joel Krosnick and Timothy Eddy.

Pianist Ryan Soeyadi is first prize winner of the 2018 Kosciuzko Foundation Chopin Competition, and has also won top prizes at the Steinway and Sons, Stony Brook International, and Juilliard’s Meiczyslaw Munz piano competitions. Ryan is pursuing a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano degree at The Juilliard School, after earning his Bachelor’s degree at Juilliard.

Washington Heights Musical Society presents Le Voyageur

Sunday, February 7, 3:30 PMLe Voyageur

Holyrood Episcopal Church
179th St. at Ft. Washington Ave.

Bethany Naef Ammon, Manhattan School of Music Masters Graduate, will perform delightful works Ravel, Poulenc, and Berlioz in an all-French recital, accompanied by fellow MSM graduate George Hemcher on piano. Continue reading Washington Heights Musical Society presents Le Voyageur