The Blue Sage Concert Series is pleased to present works for violin and piano performed by Maria Ioudenitch, violin and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano as part of its current concert series lineup on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. The duo will perform works by Debussy, Paganini, Kreisler and Fauré.
Ioudenitch started playing the violin when she was three years old. "My parents just handed me a tiny violin. I think they were just sick of having so many piano sounds in the family. They thought it might be time for something different," she laughed. Ioudenitch's parents, Tatiana Ioudenitch and Stanislav Ioudenitch, are both pianists. Stanislav Ioudenitch won a gold medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and is artistic director at Park University's International Center for Music (ICM). From 2014 to 2018, Maria studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Pamela Frank, and will begin her graduate studies at the New England Conservatory with Miriam Fried in fall of 2019.
Tickets for the event ($20-25) are on sale now at the Blue Sage Gallery located at 226 Grand Avenue in Paonia open Tuesday through Saturday 12-5, by calling (970) 527-7243, or online at bluesage.org. Inquire at the gallery on Grand Avenue in Paonia for free student tickets.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community. Founded in 1996, the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.