Chamber Music Series – June 28, 2024

Chamber Music Series

June 28, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Join us for drinks @ 6:30 PM

Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum

201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Nikita Borisevich, violin

Rok Palčič, piano

Nikita Borisevich will join Rok Palčič for an evening in the company of some of the finest composers whose last names start with the letter “B”!

The concert will take place at the Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum. Doors open at 6:30 PM for those who would like to indulge in a glass of wine ahead of the performance, which will start at 7:00 PM.

Please note that the venue might not be wheelchair accessible due to technical issues that the staff is hopeful to resolve in time for the performance.

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Sonata No.5, Op.24

Amy Beach (1867-1944): Romance, Op.23

Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arranged by Zoltán Székely)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Violin Sonata No.3, Op.108

      Meet the Artists

      Nikita Borisevich is an internationally acclaimed violinist who frequently performs across the United States and Europe.

      Mr. Borisevich is a winner of numerous international music competitions and has performed on world renown stages such as The Kennedy Center( Washington, DC), Mozarteum University Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria), Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory( Moscow, Russia), Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Maryland), and Manuel de Falla Auditorium( Granada, Spain), among others. 

      As an active chamber music performer, Nikita Borisevich performs together with his wife, internationally acclaimed pianist Margarita Loukachkina as the Borisevich Duo. The Duo was a recipient of the inaugural Young Artist Development Series Award at The El Paso Pro Musica Festival in collaboration with Peabody Conservatory, and has since then been invited to do a residency at El Paso Pro Musica Festival, Northwest Bach Festival and Sitka Summer Music Festival by Grammy-Award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey.

      Most recently, Nikita made his debut at the Venetian Arts Society in Florida, the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, and gave performances in France and Luxembourg. The Borisevich Duo was named a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, in addition to making their debut at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago(IL), the Alden Theatre in McLean (VA), the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (NY), the Gualala Chamber Music Society in Gualala (CA), the Tuesday Concert Series in Washington, DC and the Evensong Concert Series in Silver Spring (MD).  In addition to an active performing career, Nikita is a dedicated teacher and educator. He is a professor of Chamber music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

      Rok Palcic, Piano

      Rok Palčič is active as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, masterclass clinician, and competition juror. He successfully combines a broad range of experiences with his passion for entrepreneurial pursuits and organizing cultural events.

      He started his musical education at the age of five and only a few years into his studies, Russian professor and pianist Sijavush Gadjiev invited him to join his studio. Gadjiev later introduced him to renowned pianist, pedagogue, and International Chopin Competition laureate Pavel Gililov, with whom he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. After graduating in 2009, he decided to broaden his interests by choosing to pursue a graduate degree in chamber music performance. He moved to Graz, Austria, to study with Chia Chou, pianist and co-founder of the Trio Parnassus. After completing his second master’s degree, he briefly occupied a teaching position in his home country before emigrating to the United States. During his studies he also took part in several master classes with pedagogues and pianists Aldo Ciccolini, Deniz Galenbe, Ronald Pröll, Kolja Lessing, Jeremy Denk, and others.

      In 2003 he was awarded the Škerjanc prize for exceptional musical achievements. In 2007 he performed at the Ruhr Klavier-Festival in Germany and was also awarded the YEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now foundation scholarship. His performances at prestigious festivals, as well as prizes from national and international competitions, have taken Palčič to venues across Slovenia, Italy, France, Croatia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He performed with renowned artists, such as Koryun Asatryan, Ida Bieler, Ofer Canetti, Dudu Carmel, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, Steven Thomas, Benjamin Ziervogel, Andrej Žust, and others.

      His career in the United States started in 2015, following the completion of his master’s degree at the University of Florida, when he was offered a 2-year post as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano and Chamber Music. His doctoral research at the University of Maryland was focused around rediscovering forgotten music by Late-Romantic composers—particularly the premiere recording of the collective piano solo works by French composer Melanie Bonis—as well as paying tribute to the great masterpieces of our canon, such as Brahms’s complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin, both of which he recorded with Žiga Brank for the Slovenian ZKP label.

      While performance and pedagogy remain his main focus, he devotes a sizable amount of effort to managing two companies, Chevy Chase Music LLC and Music School 21 LLC, which cater to the musical and educational needs of various audiences.

      In addition to his concert, pedagogic, and entrepreneurial activity, Rok Palčič is also a passionate philanthropist. He is founder and artistic director of the Cultural Arts Society Ars Haliaeti and President of the Art Music Society, both focused on providing support and opportunities to emerging musicians as well as making music accessible to underrepresented populations.

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      Chamber Music Series

      June 28, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

      Join us for drinks @ 6:30 PM

      Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum

      201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Nikita Borisevich, violin

      Rok Palčič, piano

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