BMC Chamber Music Series continues with Musicians from Marlboro

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center's Chamber Music Series continues Friday, Feb. 24, with a performance by Musicians from Marlboro.

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St, Brattleboro.

Selections by Haydn, Adès, Fauré, and Brahms will be performed by Gabriele Carcano on piano, Michelle Ross and Scott St. John on violin, Maiya Papach and Emily Deans on viola, and Matthew Zalkind on cello.

Musicians from Marlboro, the touring extension of the Marlboro Music Festival, features exceptional young professional musicians together with seasoned artists in varied chamber music programs. Their concerts offer audiences the chance to discover seldom-heard masterworks and enjoy fresh interpretations of chamber music favorites.

Carcano is equally at home in recital, as a soloist with orchestras, and as a chamber musician. His 2015-16 season included debut recitals in Tokyo and at the Mariinsky International Piano Festival in St Petersburg, as well as a residency project at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.

Ross is unique as a solo artist, composer, and chamber musician. Recent highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut with Maestro Harry Bicket and her European debut as both soloist and conductor with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris.

St. John was a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet from 2006 to 2013, performing more than 100 concerts worldwide every year.

He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1988 after winning first prize in the Alexander Schneider Competition; he has also won the Young Concert Artists Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. His solo recordings include an all-Dvorák CD, a disc featuring Poulenc and Martin with pianist Rena Sharon, and two volumes of Paganini works for violin and guitar.

Deans has been the recipient of numerous awards, including first place and the Audience Award in the 2009 Washington International Competition for Strings. Her appearances include the Olympic Music Festival, the Caramoor Rising Stars series, the Phillips Collection, Festival & Rencontres de Musique de Chambre du Larzac, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove. She has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Papach is principal violist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has made frequent national and international appearances as a chamber musician, performing both traditional and contemporary repertoire. She is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, with whom she has performed frequently at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's Le Poisson Rouge, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, and dozens of other venues.

Zalkind was awarded First Prize in the Washington International Competition, as well as top prizes in the Beijing International Cello Competition, Korea's Isang Yun Gyeongnam International Competition, and the Juilliard School Competition. An active chamber musician, he has participated in numerous festivals, including Marlboro, Music from Angel Fire, Olympic Music Festival, Innsbrook Institute, Twickenham Festival, and Ravinia's Steans Institute.

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