Join us on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm for a special appearance by violin virtuoso Maria Ioudenitch, in collaboration with Israeli pianist Motti Fang-Bentov.

Earlier this weekend, Maria will be performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in Providence.


Program

The program will be announced soon.

About the Artists

Maria Ioudenitch

Born in Russia, violinist Maria Ioudenitch immigrated with her musical family to the U.S. at the age of two and grew up in Kansas City. In 2021, she received first prizes in the Ysaÿe International Music Competition, the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and the Joseph Joachim International Competition. She also received numerous special prizes at these competitions, including Joachim’s Chamber Music Award, the prize for Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work, the Henle Urtext Prize, and a recording contract with Warner Classics.

In the coming months, Maria Ioudenitch makes her debuts with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (at Berlin’s Philharmonie), MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Münchner Symphoniker and returns to Kansas City Symphony. Recent engagements have taken her to the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Lithuania Chamber Orchestra and Utah Symphony. She is also an active chamber musician and will take part in the chamber music tours of the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute with Miriam Fried in March and the Marlboro Music Festival with Christoph Richter in November 2023.

Maria began playing violin with Gregory Sandomirsky at the age of three and continued her studies with Ben Sayevich at the International Center for Music in Kansas City and Pamela Frank and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Curtis Institute of Music. She completed her master’s degree and Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Miriam Fried has been mentored by Sonia Simmenauer this past year as part of Simmenauer’s new initiative, zukunfts.music. She is currently in the Professional Studies programme at the Kronberg Academy, working with Christian Tetzlaff.

Maria plays a violin by the Brothers Amati from ca. 1624, courtesy of Guarneri Hall NFP and Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins in Chicago.


Motti Fang-Bentov

Born in Beijing and raised in Tel-Aviv, pianist Motti Fang-Bentov hails from a multicultural, east-west background. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the NEC Philharmonia, and under the baton of conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Vakhtang Kakhidze. He is the winner of the NEC Concerto & Honors Competition (‘18), the Pnina Zaltsman Piano Competition and the Ashdod Piano Competition.

Motti is a passionate chamber musician and collaborator. He is the pianist of the Boston-based Eunoia Trio, and has attended Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (‘18, ’19). Motti has previously served in the Israel Defense Forces. He is currently pursuing a masters degree at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Alexander Korsantia.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20



Name Role Email Count
Comerford, Mark guest mcomerford@math.uri.edu 34
Maynard, Craig host chmaynard@me.com 71
Moorehead, Keith volunteer kmoorehead40o@gmail.com 13
Weiss, Beth guest bethweiss1949@gmail.com 2
Weiss, Stanley guest 2
Total: 5