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Concert – Classical Violin
September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Akiko Kobayashi, violin, and Eric Siepkes, piano, perform works by well-known composers including Béla Bartóka, a Hungarian-born composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist, and Igor Stravinsky, a Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor, who became American citizens and New Yorkers in their later years.
The concert will last approximately one hour. This is the first date in the fall American Music Series, which celebrates the history and variety of American music genres.
About the Performers
New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi is an active solo and chamber musician. She has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra and InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.
Eric Siepkes studied piano performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree and was awarded the Howard Hanson Scholarship and the George Eastman Grant. He later continued his piano performance studies at the Mannes College of Music in New York City.