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Vladimir Dyo & Allen Krantz

September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey welcomes classical guitarist Allen Krantz and violinist Vladimir Dyo back to the warm acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center as part of the Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series.

The program includes:

  • Sonata for Violin and Guitar, No.1Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
  • Sonata for Guitar Solo –  Diabelli (1781-1858)
  • “Arpeggione” Sonata for Viola and Guitar, D.821 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Allen Krantz (b.1951)
Vladimir Dyo
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, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, KBS Hall, UNESCO, United Nations General Headquarters etc. as soloist and chamber musician. 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 spectacular. 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 Richardsen 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 Conservatory (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 addition, he has collaborated and performed works of living composers including Daugherty’s “Lex”, Tsontakis’ 2nd Violin Concerto, and primiered works by David Carpenter, Allen Krantz, Kareem Roustom, Paul Moravec and others. 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 musicians of world’s leading orchestras, including Vienna Philharmonic, Baltimore, Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra etc. In addition, he has collaborated and performed works of living composers including Daugherty’s “Lex”, Tsontakis’ 2nd Violin Concerto, and primiered 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, Eduard Schmieder; chamber music teachers include 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.

Allen Krantz
Allen Krantz

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.

A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University, Allen Krantz has received acclaim as a solo guitarist and chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.

Recent compositions include a Guitar Quintet, a book of Guitar Etudes and “Marilyn Cycle”, a setting of Marilyn Monroe’s poetry for voice, clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. “On the Road” and “Little Elegy” for voice and string quartet, were commissioned by Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. Other recent pieces are “Quartet for Piano and Strings”, which premiered at Gretna Music, “Passacaglia” for trombone, guitar and piano, premiered by Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; “Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra”, “Sacred Places” for solo guitar, and “American Document” commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company. “A Musical Walk”, a children’s piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and “Under One Roof”, a trio for trumpet violin and piano was written in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mr. Krantz heads the guitar program and teaches chamber music at Temple University. He also serves on the Artistic Committee for the Gretna Music festival. Krantz has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance among others. Allen Krantz’s compositions are published by the Theodore Presser Co. and Falls House Press. His solo and chamber music arrangements for guitar are published by International Music. Allen Krantz’s recordings for the DTR label include “Notes” for flute and guitar with Mimi Stillman, “Summer Music”, “The Romantic Guitar”, and “The Philadelphia Connection”. He has also recorded for Albany and Crystal Records labels.

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  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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