This performance by violinist Stephanie Zyzak and pianist Filippo Gorini took place on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm.



Program

Composer Work Year
Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Sonata in E major, BWV 1016 1720
Franz Schubert Violin Sonata in A major, D. 574 1817
Intermission
Leoš Janáček Violin Sonata, JW VII:7 1914
Johannes Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 1886

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About the Artists

Stephanie Zyzak

Stephanie Zyzak

Praised for her sensitive musicianship and heartfelt playing, violinist Stephanie Zyzak is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most soulful and profound musicians of her generation.

At the age of seven, Stephanie made her first solo appearance with the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Aspen Music School and became the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Aspen Music School New Horizon Fellowship. The following year, she performed in Germany as an invited guest of the Internationale Kunst – Akademie Liechtenstein (IKAL). Since making her debut in 2004 with the Louisville Orchestra, Stephanie has performed as soloist throughout Germany, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, and with orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Southeast Missouri Symphony, and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. Recent and upcoming season highlights include performances at Caramoor, Carnegie Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Phillips Collection, among others.

A deeply passionate chamber musician, Stephanie has had the privilege of collaborating with renowned musicians including Jonathan Biss, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Alice Neary, Danny Phillips, Marcy Rosen, and Mitsuko Uchida. She has also performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Caramoor, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, as well as on tour with Musicians From Marlboro.

Born in South Carolina, Stephanie is a graduate of New England Conservatory where she studied with Miriam Fried. Currently, she is studying at CUNY The Graduate Center with Mark Steinberg. She is also a founding member of ensemble132, a roster-based chamber music collective and was a 2020-22 Ensemble Connect fellow at Carnegie Hall.

Stephanie performs on a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin, generously on loan from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and a bow by François-Nicolas Voirin.

Filippo Gorini

Filippo Gorini

Since winning the First Prize and Audience Prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn in 2015 and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2020, the career of Italian pianist Filippo Gorini has been rising rapidly. His concert appearances have drawn unanimous acclaim on prestigious stages such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris, Munich Herkulessaal, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Wigmore Hall, Vancouver Playhouse. Filippo also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, and many more, under conductors such as Jan Latham-Koenig, Claus Peter Flor, Andreas Spering.

This season, Filippo has played recitals in the Paris Salle Cortot, Ravello Festival, Festival Pianistico Brescia e Bergamo, and Ravenna Festival, and concertos with the Leonore Orchestra, as well as several streamed recitals, and will join the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival in the summer. He is also working on his project The Art of Fugue Explored, which he presented internationally in a streamed concert for the Festival Bach Montreal from the Mole Antonelliana, a national Italian landmark.

Filippo’s two albums, featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and Sonatas Opp 106 & 111, released on Alpha Classics, have garnered critical acclaim, including a Diapason d’Or Award and 5-star reviews in The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde, Piano News and more.

After graduating with honours from the Donizetti Conservatory in Bergamo and completing a Postgraduate Course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Filippo continues his studies with Maria Grazia Bellocchio and Pavel Gililov, and is mentored by Alfred Brendel.