Join us on Saturday, December 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm to enjoy a performance by Rhode Island cellist Amy Goto and pianist Simon Bürki.



Program

The program will be announced soon.

About the Artists

Amy Goto

Amy Goto

Cellist Amy Goto was born in 2004 in South Carolina, USA, to Japanese parents. She began playing the cello at the age of 3 and made her debut as soloist with orchestra at age 9 with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Amy’s performances have been featured on NPR’s From the Top (Show 362), Radio Classique, and medici.tv.

Amy received the ‘Hope’ Award at the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2015. At Musica Mundi in 2016, she performed in the closing gala concert as soloist with the festival orchestra and was the youngest semifinalist at the Mazzacurati Competition in 2019. During the summers, Amy has studied at Musica Mundi, Music@Menlo, and Domaine Forget. In 2020, she became the youngest member of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. In summer 2023, Amy gave recitals at the Pau Casals International Music Festival (El Vendrell, Spain) and the Festival de Wissembourg (Wissembourg, France).

Amy has studied with Philippe Muller since the age of 12 and now is also a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Emmanuelle Bertrand. She also studies historical performance and baroque cello with Christophe Coin. Amy plays on a cello made by Ferdinando Alberti in Milan, Italy, around 1750, on generous loan from Christophe Landon. She is endorsed by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna and performs on Rondo strings.

Amy lives with her parents in Kingston, Rhode Island (USA).

Simon Bürki

Simon Bürki

Pianist Simon Bürki was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and was encouraged to make music by his grandmother, who served as the catalyst for the thirst for knowledge that sustained his continued musical development.

He began piano lessons at the age of five at the Classic and Jazz Music School in Kiev with Rada Zagorskaya, where he studied parallel to his education in a state school in Switzerland. After some years of studies, his progress was accelerated by regular masterclasses with Boris Fedorov, a professor at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev. In 2011, Simon’s gifts were recognized at the Horowitz International Competition for Young Pianists, where he successfully achieved three laureate prizes in all three age categories. By the age of 12, he was invited to perform the 20th Mozart Concerto in D minor, with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at the Tonhalle Zürich in Switzerland.

In 2013, his career got a real kick-start as he became a laureate of the music competition for young pianists in Kiev under the patronage of Denis Matsuev and was invited to perform at the Annecy Classic Festival in France. 2015 Simon entered the Central Music School in Moscow and where he studied in the class of Farida Nurizade. In 2017 Simon entered the new stage in his career, when he won the first place in several competitions in a row, including the 5th International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar (Germany), A Step Towards Mastery in St.Petersburg (Russia), as well as the second place in the 1st Ricard Viñes International Piano Youth Competition in Lleida (Spain) and the 3rd place in the 1st International Piano Competition Kyiv (Ukraine, age category under 32). He also competed as the semi-finalist in several competitions in France and Spain for musicians under 36. He has been invited to perform in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France and Austria.

Simon currently studies at the Juilliard School in New York with Sergei Babayan.

About the Concert

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. Join us an hour earlier for a pre-concert 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.

The address of the venue is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour, and Kingston Station is only five miles away.

Map and Directions

We ask each adult guest attending the concert to make a $40 contribution at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Checks should be payable to “Core Memory Music”. Children under 18 are welcome to join us free of charge.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email with the full name of each person in your party. If seating is still available, we’ll confirm your reservation.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you’re welcome to listen to our audio livestream (no reservation required).