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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 JAZZ AT THE GARDENS: A Two-Piano Dialog with Kevin Hays & Aaron Parks

Grammy-winning jazz extraordinaire pianist Kevin Hays returns to The Lounge for an afternoon of jazz delights. On this special edition of Jazz at the Gardens, pianist Aaron Parks joins Kevin for lively music for two pianos. Parks is named one of “25 for the Future” in DownBeat Magazine.

Pianist Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation. His many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as the “Coup de Coeur” award from the Académie Charles Cros (France). Notable collaborations include a widely-acclaimed piano duo project with Brad Mehldau (Modern Music – Nonesuch), performances with James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, and Roy Haynes.

Pianist Aaron Parks has performed and recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dhafer Youssef, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, and Marcus Miller among others. He is also a founding member of James Farm with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland. He has recorded on the Blue Note, ECM and several other labels.