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Faculty & Guest Recital: Amir Eldan, cello and Misha Namirovsky, piano

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Kulas Recital Hall, Conservatory Central Unit 77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

A faculty and guest recital performed by Amir Eldan, cello and Misha Namirovsky, piano.


J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major for solo cello, BWV 1007

Prelude; Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Minuette I & II; Gigue

Menachem Wiesenberg: Like the Clay in the Potter's Hand (1994) for cello and piano

Claude Debussy: Préludes for piano, Book I

La danse de Puck; La sérénade interrompue; Les collines d'Anacapri

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude, Op. 32, No. 5 / Études-Tableaux, Op. 33, No. 6 and 7

Ernest Bloch: Nigun from "Baal Shem" for violin and piano

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38 for cello and piano

Allegro non troppo; Allegretto quasi Menuetto – Trio; Allegro



Pianist Misha Namirovsky is a sensitive musician, always striving to understand the character of the music and vividly transmit it to the audience. Following a performance of the Chopin Concerto No. 1 with the Springfield Orchestra (MA), Mark Baszak wrote in the Union-News, “Misha Namirovsky astounded the audience with his flawless technique and mesmerizing, yet non-theatrical performance.” Mr. Judd of the Herald (CT) wrote after hearing a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, “Mr. Namirovsky produced a beautifully proportioned and poetic offering, often elegiac in style.” The Norderstedter Zeitung (Hamburg) summarizes, “young, modest, uncomplicated, and already a master of his art, the pianist Misha Namirovsky inspired the public with his idiosyncratic interpretations.”

Namirovsky has performed as soloist in the United States, Italy, Russia, Spain, Croatia, Germany, and Japan. He has collaborated with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, Novaya Rossiya Symphony and Nizhniy Novgorod Philharmonic in Russia, and the Niederbayernphilharmonie in Germany, among others. He is also a passionate chamber musician, stemming from his participation in the Marlboro Festival in Vermont. Namirovsky has performed with prominent musicians including Peter Wiley, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Hye-Jin Kim, Sarah Beaty, Deborah Pae, Amir Eldan, and Tessa Lark. Recent and future engagements include concerts at Jordan Hall in Boston, Weill Recital Hall in New York, a collaboration with Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Boston, concerts in Germany, Italy, and Israel, as well as a performance with the St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra in Russia. His first CD is due to be released this summer.

Namirovsky has received a deep and versatile education, spanning four countries and three continents. He began his studies in his native city of Moscow, and continued his musical development in Israel, Germany, and the United States. Throughout his growth as a musician, Namirovsky was accompanied and guided by wonderful musicians and renowned pedagogues including Solomon Mikowsky, Eliso Verssaladze, and Hung-Kuan Chen. Additional important influences include Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Brendel, and Peter Weiley. Namirovsky holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Yale University. He is currently completing his DMA at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Namirovsky is a prizewinner of many international competitions including the Louisiana International Piano Competition, the Koscuisco Competition in New York, Sendai Competition in Japan, and the Spanish Composer’s Competition in Madrid, Spain.


Event Type

Master Class, Music


Strings, Academic, Conservatory of Music, Administrative, Piano



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