Auerbach-Pierce Duo

violin and piano

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On March 10 at 7 p.m., The Auerbach-Pierce Duo will present a special performance ofmusic for violin and piano playing pieces by Mozart, Tartini, Brahms, Paganini and others.

A reception will follow the performance. A $20 donation is suggested.

Dan Auerbach(violin) has been hailed by the New York Times for his “quiet virtuosity.” In demand as a concerto soloist and recitalist, he has performed in every major venue in New York City. A fellowship recipient of the AmericaIsrael Cultural Foundation (AICF), he has appeared as concerto soloist with festival orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Israel, including Aspen, Bowdoin, Saratoga, Victoria, and The Jerusalem Music Center, collaborating with members of the Israeli Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony and Radio orchestras.
Upcoming concerto appearances include performances of the Bach and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos with orchestras in New York and Michigan. As a chamber musician, Dan Auerbach has collaborated with members of the Vermeer and Juilliard Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and other leading ensembles. Highlights of his 2017-18 season include a U.S. recital tour, a chamber music recital at the DiMenna Center (NYC) and broadcasts of his performances on WBLV and Michigan Public Radio. A CD with pianist Joshua Pierce is forthcoming from MSR Classics.

Award-winning pianist Joshua Pierce (piano) has distinguished himself as one of the most uniquely gifted and compelling virtuosi of our time. A prolific and sought after recording artist, he has recorded more than 235 works, including numerous premieres as a soloist and with highly prestigious international orchestras. His outstanding
recordings of the complete piano concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin and Liszt for MSR Classics, figure prominently among his recorded output. His most recent orchestral recordings include works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestras include Berlin Radio Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia of London, Moscow State Philharmonic, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony, Orchestra of Polish Radio & Television, Cappella Istropolitana, Slovak Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York and many others.With the Slovak Radio Symphony, Pierce gave the first televised performance in Eastern Europe of the  complete and restored Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue. His performance of the restored Rhapsody together with Gershwin’s Concerto in F was simulcast in 19 countries over PRI and the EBU (European Broadcast Union).

They will be playing pieces by Mozart, Tartini, Brahms, Paganini and others. Reception to follow, suggested donation $20.