An Evening of Chamber Music – featuring Denis Evstuhin & Helen Chang Haertzen
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25 - $30
The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to present, as a part of the TMORA Classical Music Series,
An Evening of Chamber Music
Featuring Denis Evstuhin, piano and Helen Chang-Haertzen, violin
with special guest Anastasiya Nyzkodub, clarinet
Join us for an exquisite evening of music featuring works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Khachaturian and more!
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 7:00pm
Tickets: General Admission $30 | TMORA Member $25
Russian pianist Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality and brilliant virtuosity by audiences and critics alike. He has appeared on stages of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg and Warsaw, as well as Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Evstuhin appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the Sioux City Symphony.
He has also appeared on radio and television in Russia, Europe and the US.
Denis holds a B.M and M.M. from the St. Petersburg Conservatory. While in the USA, he received an M.M. and DMA degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Professor Alexander Braginsky.
Helen Chang Haertzen joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s first violin section in 2003. In 2006 she appeared as soloist in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Orchestra under Andrew Litton’s direction. As soloist, Haertzen has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade and Junge Philharmonie Erlangen, and with the Staatsorchester Braunschweig.
Helen attended Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the San Francisco Conservatory. Haertzen was a prizewinner of the Karl Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition in Poland.
Haertzen is a member of the Isles Ensemble and has performed as a guest artist with the Walden Chamber Players and the Bamberg String Quartet. She played the Jascha Heifetz Guarnerius violin in recital at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor and has appeared as a recitalist throughout Europe. In 2005 Cavalli Records released Haertzen’s recording of the Bach Partitas for Solo Violin, which drew critical acclaim from the American Record Guide.
Ukrainian-born clarinetist Anastasiya Nyzkodub is currently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota where she studies with professor Alexander Fiterstein. Prior to her DMA studies she also completed her Master’s degree at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Nyzkodub received her Bachelor Degree in Clarinet Performance at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Before coming to the US, Anastasiya studied clarinet with her father, Sergiy Nyzkodub at the College of Arts in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia). She participated in a summer program New Names in Russia and played in a chamber ensemble Consone. While pursuing her Bachelor degree she played and toured with New Music Ensemble.
In 2015 Ms. Nyzkodub received a First prize at the Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition. During past seasons she performed with Minnesota Fringe opera and Mankato Symphony. She was a semi-finalist of the William Byrd Young Artist Competition (2017).