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Chamber Music: Vladimir Dyo, Violin and Yoni Levyatov, Piano

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome violinist Vladimir Dyo and pianist Yoni Levyatov back to the 1867 Sanctuary as part of the Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series! The program will feature works by Mozart, Brahms, and Chopin:

Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio in E, K. 261

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Op. 100

  • Allegro amabile
  • Andante tranquillo — Vivace — Andante — Vivace di più — Andante — Vivace
  • Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Variations, Op. 12
Etude, Op. 25/7
Waltz, Op. Posth
Nocturne, Op. 62/1
Waltz, Op. 42

Vladimir Dyo

Since his debut with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed in prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchai-kovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, KBS Hall, UNESCO, United Nations General Headquarters etc. as soloist and chamber musi-cian. His individual tone and personal approach to phrasing set him apart from his peers. Critics write: “His mystic contour merged with the instrument and hypnotized the audience….Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff’s endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears in their eyes…” (N. Zemlyakova, musicologist). “Dyo’s Sarasate was dazzling…” (Michael Church, BBC World Service). “Vladimir Dyo is a violinist who plays with incredible energy and electricity. His rendition of my LEX was spec-tacular. His is a major talent who has very bright future ahead!” (Michael Daugherty, Grammy winner composer).

He has received numerous awards from foundations, politicians, and national and international competitions including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy, 2nd prize at the International Yampolski Violin Competition in Moscow, Russia, Grand prizes at the National and International Competitions in Kazakhstan.

Vladimir was featured on BBC World Service program hosted by Michael Church; “Classical Collection” program hosted by Philipp Richard-son and Kevin Parks, and “This Morning” program hosted by Alex Jensen on eFM 101.3, Korea’s No.1 Foreign Language Station; “Civilized Discourse with Ross Amico” on WPRB, Princeton, NJ; and multiple times on Kazakhstan National Radio and Television.

In 2015, he was invited to perform as guest soloist with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) and at the Peace Concert at the United Nations General Headquarters in NY dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of UN and 65th Anniversary of Korean War, along with legendary coloratura soprano Sumi Jo under the baton of maestro Hong-Jae Kim.

As soloist and chamber musician, Vladimir Dyo performed at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conserva-tory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival, GwangJu International Classic Festival (Korea), the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA), and served as faculty member and assistant conductor at the 20th Summit Music Festival in New York. In 2017, Vladimir Dyo was featured soloist at the Namdo International Classical Music Festival in Gwangju, South Korea, where he performed with the Festival Orchestra comprised of musi-cians of world’s leading orchestras, including Vienna Philharmonic, Baltimore, Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra etc. In addi-tion, he has collaborated and performed works of living composers including Daugherty’s “Lex”, Tsontakis’ 2nd Violin Concerto, and primi-ered works by David Carpenter, Allen Krantz, Kareem Roustom, Paul Moravec and others.

Dr. Dyo has taught violin and chamber music at various institutions including Temple University, Kazakh National Academy of Music; and was invited to give master classes at Shanghai University, Chonnam University, Seoul Arts High School, Seoul International Music Camp Festival, Ilsan Youth Orchestra (South Korea), Veritas Youth Orchestra (USA). He enjoys teaching students across USA, Korea, and China in person and via current technological devices and online platforms. His discoveries of Bel Canto style and principles (tone production technique that emulates human voice in singing and in speech, and proper control of the muscles) help students find their own voices and means to express themselves through violin/viola and chamber music performance. Dr. Dyo’s students are winners of local and international competitions; they have performed at various venues internationally including prestigious Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York. He has adjudicated the Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia (2010-2016) and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association (2011).

Since age 7, Vladimir Dyo had studied violin at the State’s Special Baiseitova Music School for gifted children in Alma-Ata, and Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts) in Astana. His violin teachers include Svetlana Abdussadykova, Raissa and Aiman Mussahadjaeva, and Eduard Schmieder; chamber music: Vyacheslav Uzbekov, Nathaniel Rosen, and Helen Kwalwasser; conducting: Luis Biava. Vladimir Dyo holds degrees in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the Kazakh National Academy of Music, Artist Certificate and M.M. in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University, and D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Temple University.

Vladimir Dyo also serves as concertmaster of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, and Artist-in-Residence at Temple University. In 2016, he co-founded Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series with his brother Yevgeniy, and serves as its artistic director.

Yoni Levyatov
Yoni Levyatov

Yoni Levyatov, winner of the San Jose International Piano Competition, is recognized as a soloist and chamber artist with “an appealing electricity” (The New York Times). The Russian-born Israeli pianist and composer made his recital debut at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and his New York City concerto debut as the winner of the Dora Zaslavsky Koch Competition performing the Schumann Piano Concerto under the baton of Philippe Entremont. He has also been heard with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Bogota Philharmonic, Denver Brass, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.

His compositional oeuvre includes works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra, and has been performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Israel, with a recent orchestral premiere at Weill Hall in New York City. Beyond the classical realm, he has toured with the JP Joffre Hard Tango Band across the US and internationally. Highlights have included the Panama Canal, as well the Vermont Music Festival performing the Bacalov Triple Concerto for Piano, Bandoneon, Soprano, and Orchestra. Touring Alaska, he has been featured at the Sitka Music Festival and Juneau Jazz and Classics, presenting the first-ever concert in the Eskimo village of Chevak.

Mr. Levyatov was a recipient of the Dorothy McKenzie Artist Recognition Award, Harold Bauer Award, and was a Silver Medalist at the International Boesendorfer Piano Competition. He was awarded the Clairmont Prize in Tel Aviv and has been a scholar of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 1990. Recent appearances have included performances at Steinway Hall, Barge Music, United Nations and the Prestige Series at IKIF, Mannes School of Music, NYC; Music in the Mountains, Colorado; St.-Mary College of Maryland; Thornton School of Music at USC, San Francisco; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles; Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix; Xavier University, Cincinnati; Menora Hall in Manchester, England; Philharmonic Hall in St.Petersburg, Russia; Spiegelsaal in Rheinsberg, Germany; Auditorium de Cajacanarias in Tenerife, Spain; Jerusalem Music Center and the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts.

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  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

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March 24, 2018
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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