Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz: Double Bass, Cello
Anna Fedorova: Piano
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Next musician that we are presenting here is Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz, who will be playing on SUNDAY,
23rd of August.
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Clara Schumann, 3 Romances
Andrew Blickenderfer, Canal Variations (world premiere)
Koussevitzky, Chanson Triste and Waltz Miniature
Guy Bacos, Mourning (world premiere)
Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro
Boris Fedorov, 6 Confused Diffusions on a Fragment of Chopin (2nd performance)
Double bassist and cellist, Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz he is a first prize winner of multiple international competitions, including being the youngest winner ever of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition and commission prize. He was also the first double bassist to win (in an unanimous vote) the Stulberg International String Competition and its Bach Festival Society Award in its 43 year history. In 2013, Nicholas became a tenured bassist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. He formerly played with the Berlin Philharmonic as a member of the Karajan Akademie, and in the USA with the Boston Symphony and Pops orchestras. In addition to being a long time member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, he was a guest artist at multiple international chamber music festivals.
In addition to being a world class bassist, Nicholas is also an active cellist. He is the only performer who plays at an artistic level on both instruments. He performs on a regular basis with top artists such as Daniel Rowland, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Anna Fedorova, Olivier Patey, and Benedict Kloeckner and often performs on both the double bass and cello on the same program. With world renowned concert pianist, Anna Fedorova he has formed the “Oyster Duo”, performing across Europe, Ukraine and the US performing duo repertoire both the cello and double bass.
In other musical genres, Nicholas feels equally at home. As a jazz bassist he won his first international competition at Carnegie Hall at the age of 15 with the “Midday Jazz Quartet”, receiving the Grand Prize in the Chamber Music Foundation of New England International Chamber Music Competition. He shared the stage with distinguished artists such as Mark O’Connor and Russell Malone and Clark Terry.
Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts (USA) Nicholas resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In his youth, Nicholas was a competitive skateboarder, having been twice the 15 and under champion of Boston. He then completed an undergraduate degree at Boston University, where he received the Zulalian Foundation Award. His teachers include Edwin Barker (Boston Symphony principal double bassist) and Matthew McDonald (solo bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic) as Karajan Akademist in 2012-13.
Nicholas plays a cello by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (1788, The Hague) on loan from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds and a double bass by Gaetano Antoniazzi (1872, Milan). He is a sponsored artist of Pirastro strings.
ANNA FEDOROVA is one of the world’s premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child and audiences around the world were “completely taken by surprise, compelled and astonished” by the depth and power of her musical expression.
At over 21 million views, Anna’s live recording of the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in the Royal Concertgebouw has become the most watched classical concerto on Youtube and is highly praised by many renown musicians. Being the face of the Sunday morning series in season ’17/18, she return there annually to perform with orchestras with live streaming on the dutch classical music channel, AvroTros.
Anna has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, London’s Cadogan Hall, the Vancouver Playhouse, Paris’ Louis Vuitton Series, the Warsaw Filharmonia, the Gdansk Philharmonic, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Lisbon’s Belem Cultural Center, and many others. She has also appeared at numerous Music Festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Orpheum Music Festival and Musikdorf Ernen (Switzerland), Annecy Classic Festival and Violon sur le sable (France), Ravinia Festival and IKIF (USA), Absolute Classics festival in Scotland, the Rubinstein Piano Festival and Chopin Festival (Poland), the International Piano Festival in Trieste (Italy), The Corfu Festival of Arts (Greece), International Chamber Music Festival Koblenz (Germany) and others.
Having mastered a formidable concerto repertoire, she has been performing with orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic (London), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestra, and the Tokyo New City Orchestra (Japan), the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, and the Camerata Amsterdam (Netherlands), Orchestre Lamoureux (France), the Orquestra Filarmonica de Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), the Philarmonia of the Nations and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (Germany), Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Israel Chamber Orchestra.Anna has had the pleasure of performing with great conductors, including Jaap Van Zweden, Jun Markl, Benjamin Zander, Olari Elts, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christian Schumann, Tatsuya Shimono, Andrew Grams and Martin Panteleev.
Anna has claimed top prizes at numerous international piano competitions, including the International Rubinstein ‘In Memoriam’ piano competition, the Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists, the Lyon Piano Competition, and recently became recipient of the Verbier Festival Academy Award. She is also two-time laureate of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award at the International Keyboards Institute & Festival (New York, USA). Anna graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Norma Fischer. She also studied at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy with Leonid Margarius, as well as the Lysenko School of Music in Kyiv with Borys Fedorov. She has also received mentorship from world renowned musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Menahem Pressler, Steven Isserlis and Andras Schiff.
As a recording artist, Anna is signed with the Dutch record Channel Classic. There are 3 CD’s planned to be released in 2019. Solo CD “The Story Teller”, Rachmaninoff CD with the orchestra of St. Gallen, and a duo CD with violist Dana Zemtsov. After joining Channel Classics Anna’s solo CD, “Four Fantasies” was released shortly after to much critical acclaim. Other CD’s include Brahms, Liszt and Chopin, released by the DiscAnnecy Label and the Rachmaninoff CD with Piano Classics. 2016 marked the release of 3 more albums – with Rachmaninoff 3rd piano Concerto and Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition”, and two duo CDs are – with german Cellist Benedict Kloeckner and works of Chopin and Frank, and with turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev and works by Russian composers. In 2018 In the 2015-2016 Anna was the artist in residence in Edesche Concert hall in Ede, Netherlands. In 2017 and 28 she became the artistic director and co-founder of the International Chamber Music Festival, Ede.
Highlights of 2019 include engagements with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra, Tangos with Marelo Nisinman in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, tours of Japan with the State Symphony Capella of Russia and Brasil with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchstra, the Sintra Festival in Portugal, and 3 CD releases with Channel Classics.