CLARK—On Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m., the Polish Cultural Foundation will present brother and sister violinists, Ania and Piotr Filochowski, with piano accompaniment by Jeeyong Hong.
The Filochowski siblings were invited to the USA by maestro Itzhak Perlman from their native Poland and they attended The Julliard School of Music on full scholarship. They both began their careers playing violin with the leading philharmonic orchestras of Poland.
In addition to participating in numerous festivals in Europe such as the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, and Mozarteum University’s International Summer Academy in Salzburg, they have played at the most important venues in the US. The talented siblings have received instruction from world-renowned violinists, including Ida Haendel, Midori, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Igor Oistrakh, Itzhak Perlman, Ruggiero Ricci, and Aaron Rosand.
Ania, who is now 16 years old, is described by Itzhak Perlman as “extremely gifted, a natural violinist, who is not afraid to take musical risks”, an honor that is especially dear to Ania as Perlman has been her idol for as long as she can remember. She is currently studying at Julliard and continues to delight audiences with her lively and interpretative style.
Eighteen-year-old Piotr “is currently one of the most talented violin players in his age group” according to Ruggiero Ricci. He completed his studies at Julliard and since September 2009 is a student at the Yale School of Music in the “Certificate in Performance” Program for exceptionally gifted musicians. His disciplined yet robust performances offer a richness not often encountered. Ania and Piotr play on modern Polish violins made by Wojciech Topa in Zakopane, Poland.
The concert on will feature the works of Chopin, Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven, Wieniawski, Tchkovsky and will end with Sarasate’s work for two violins. For tickets, reservations or more information, call The Foundation at 1-732 382-7197. Admission is $15 per person with children 12 and under free, students $5.
The Polish Cultural Foundation is a non-profit organization located at 177 Broadway, Clark.
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