Thomas Mesa - Cello & Ilya Yakushev - Piano
“One of the Top 10 Classical Music Events of the Year” - San Francisco Chronicle
“…little short of heroic” - New York Times
THE 222 brings together two exceptional talents for an evening of mesmerizing musicianship and amazing synergy. The recipients of multiple honors and awards, Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa and Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev are known not only for their extraordinary musical talents but also for their charismatic stage presence and audience rapport. Mesa has appeared in concert from Carnegie Hall to the Supreme Court and Yakushev has performed internationally, including with the SF Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.