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SOLD OUT – Helen Chang Haertzen and Denis Evstuhin in Concert
Saturday, January 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$25 – $30
*This concert is sold out.*
The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present
Helen Chang Haertzen and Denis Evstuhin in Concert
Helen Chang Haertzen, Minnesota Orchestra, First Violin, violin
Denis Evstuhin, TMORA Curator of Classical Music, piano
Enjoy an evening of classical masterpieces by Prokofiev, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art. The TMORA Shop and galleries will be open for perusing and shopping prior to the concert. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Schmitt Music.
Saturday, January 21 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM
Tickets: Reserved Seating $30 | TMORA Members $25 (Use discount code MEMBER2023 at checkout to access discount)
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, op. 94bis
Piotr Tchaikovsky: selected pieces for violin and piano
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Helen Chang Haertzen, First Violin, Minnesota Orchestra
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. She has performed often at the Orchestra’s Chamber Music concerts.
Haertzen, who formerly was associate and principal second violin of the Bamberg Symphony in Germany, has toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and played with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She also served on the faculty of Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, teaching orchestral training and chamber music to international students. As soloist, Haertzen has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade and Junge Philharmonie Erlangen, and with the Staatsorchester Braunschweig.
Growing up in the Boston area, Haertzen studied under Bo Youp Hwang and Roman Totenberg. She attended Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the San Francisco Conservatory. Her principal teachers also included Szymon Goldberg, Felix Galimir, Ruggiero Ricci and Camilla Wicks. Haertzen was a prizewinner of the Karol Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition in Poland. In 2017, the Minnesota State Arts Board awarded her the Artist Initiative Grant.
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 has taken part in innovative collaborations with dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and collaborated with the Boston Ballet in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. In Boston, she has appeared at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Goethe Institute. She played the Jascha Heifetz ‘David’ 1742 Guarneri del Gesù 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. She has also produced and played on American Avenues, a medley of American classics for Centaur Records.
In addition to performing, she enjoys teaching. Her students have gone on to study at top conservatories and music festivals, and to win orchestra positions.
Denis Evstuhin, Curator of Classical Music Programs, The Museum of Russian Art
Russian pianist Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality, and brilliant virtuosity from 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 has 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 M.M. and DMA degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Professor Alexander Braginsky.