**CHANGE OF VENUE: This performance will now be in Kulas Recital Hall**
A faculty and guest recital by the Ženatý - Shapiro Duo (Ivan Ženatý, violin and Sandra Shapiro, piano).
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 Johannes Brahms
Andante tranquillo. Vivace
Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 82 Edward Elgar
Allegro non troppo
Ballad for Violin and Piano, Op. 15 Antonín Dvořák
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75 Camille Saint-Saëns
“From the moment that Ivan Ženatý and Sandra Shapiro walked onstage at Mixon Hall on Wednesday night, it was clear that the audience was in for something special. Coming off a six-city American and European tour, the duo was the picture of sophisticated elegance, with Ženatý in formal black tie and tails, and Shapiro resplendent in a glittery silver-grey evening gown. Their music was even more impressive.”
Cleveland Debut Review by Frank Kuznik for Cultured Cleveland
The powerhouse duo of Ivan Ženatý and Sandra Shapiro has created a stir with their recent collaboration. The two met through their mutual love and respect for chamber music as passed on from their teachers and mentors, Josef Suk and Leon Fleisher.
They decided to join forces and have embarked on successful tours in Europe and the United States resulting in immediate reengagements and dream reviews that have cited their “distinct voices that fit together seamlessly when they play, matching surges of expression and nuances of phrasing and tone, or opening up space for each other to dash off a dazzling line. Their sound is airtight and commanding, with sharp, precise beginnings and endings on every piece.”
Whether together or individually, Ženatý and Shapiro encompass the highest level of musicianship and audience engagement through their extraordinary ability to communicate and captivate.
Sandra Shapiro is serving as Teacher of Piano at Oberlin Conservatory for this academic year.
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