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Redwood Arts presents the Kouzov Duo

Redwood Arts Council

Redwood Arts Council Redwood Arts presents the Kouzov Duo

For the fifth concert in Redwood Arts’ Ruby Anniversary Season, we present the Russian cello and piano Kouzov Duo. This Valentine’s Day treat will include works by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms and Martinu.

Cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with the St. Petersburg Symphony, the National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the Symphony Orchestra “Classica” (Russia). He was awarded First Prize at the International Beethoven Competition in the Czech Republic and is a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition “Virtuosi of the Year 2000” in Russia, and the winner of the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. He has appeared at prominent concert halls throughout his native Russia. Recently, Mr. Kouzov made his recording debut on Naxos with three C.P.E. Bach Gamba Sonatas and a recital CD “Two Hundred Years of Cello Masterpieces” on Marquis Classics. Mr. Kouzov is a founding and active member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, with whom he has captured First Prizes at the Plowman and Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Kouzov is a devoted teacher and is an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Illinois.

Known for her passionate interpretations and impressive technical facility, the Russian pianist Yulia Fedoseeva enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has given hundreds of performances throughout Russia, Holland, Portugal, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. In 2009 Yulia’s performances were seen and heard in Phil Grabsky’s documentary “In Search of Beethoven,” which was broadcast internationally and shown in movie theaters worldwide. Yulia has won many awards, including in 1997 a Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Jurmala, Latvia, in 2000 Grand Prix and First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Coast of Hope” in Dobrich, Bulgaria, in 2004 First Prize at the Maria Yudina Piano Duo Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Yulia is a devoted teacher and has been on faculty at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Lyceum for Highly Gifted Children.

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Program

Beethoven

12 Variations on a Theme by Mozart

Bach

Suite #2 for Cello

Brahms

Sonata #1

Martinu

Variations on a theme by Rossini

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