At the tail end of July, and as written about at the tail end of my last newsletter, I traveled to Boston to perform with pianist, Jillian Zack as part of the y3 Duo.
Jillian and I met at Juilliard in 2011. We started playing together under the auspices of Juilliard’s collaborative piano department and performed regularly on the school’s Sonatenabend series. When we graduated, we wanted to find a way to continue working together, which is when we formed the y3 Duo.
Jillian continues to live in my old New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, and I live in sunny Sydenham (why is raining like this in August?) so naturally, we work on project basis.
Our latest project is a cello & piano recital of folk inspired pieces. We constructed our programme to be a journey through different countries. Our recital starts east and works it’s way west, from Hungarian & Czech music by Leos Janacek and Bela Bartok, all the way to the Argentinian tangos of Astor Piazzolla.
We played this concert at the Sherborn Inn, MA on July 31st and have decided to bring it to London for concerts on 18th + 20th September. On Saturday 20th September at 7.30pm, we will be playing at St Bartholomew’s Church, Sydenham (SE26 6QR). The church has a beautiful Fazioli piano, and a wonderful acoustic. If you are conveniently located to this venue, we’d be delighted if you’d join us! Tickets are available online here, or on the door.
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