Carnegie Hall Presents

Distinctive Debuts

Get to know the classical music world’s stars of tomorrow at these intimate recitals in Weill Recital Hall. Making their Carnegie Hall recital debuts, these emerging artists represent the future of their respective disciplines with daring performances that showcase their youthful exuberance and remarkable technique. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy libations and merriment with fellow audience members and the evening’s artists.

Benjamin Beilman
Yekwon Sunwoo

Avi Avital

Stefan Jackiw
Anna Polonsky

Khatia Buniatishvili

Benjamin Beilman
Yekwon Sunwoo

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Benjamin Beilman, Violin
Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano

Program

STRAVINSKY Divertimento
DAVID LUDWIG Swan Song (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
TCHAIKOVSKY Valse-scherzo in C Major, Op. 34
SCHUMANN Intermezzo from "FAE" Sonata
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108

Encores:BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major
KREISLER Liebesleid
"A poised and monstrously talented … violinist” (The Philadelphia Inquirer ), Benjamin Beilman takes the term “up-and-comer” to a whole new level. Before graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, Beilman won many accolades, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and first prize in the Montreal International Musical Competition—distinctions that have quickly thrust him onto stages across North America and Europe. The talented violinist comes to Carnegie Hall with a program that features the world premiere of a new work by composer David Ludwig.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Prokofiev's Violin Sonata in D Major, Op.94 (Allegro con brio)


Benjamin Beilman, Violin | Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano
Analekta

Avi Avital

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, January 17, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Avi Avital, Mandolin
Sivan Magen, Harp
Enso String Quartet
·· Maureen Nelson, Violin
·· John Marcus, Violin
·· Melissa Reardon, Viola
·· Richard Belcher, Cello

Program

AVI AVITAL Kedma
BLOCH "Nigun" from Baal shem
BACH Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
YASUO KUWAHARA Improvised Poem
FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas (arr. Avital)
DAVID BRUCE Cymbeline for Mandolin and String Quartet (NY Premiere)

Encores:TRAD. (Blugarian) "Bucimiš"
Recognized by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility," mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting young musicians. Avital comes to Carnegie Hall for a unique recital that showcases his deep commitment to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Stefan Jackiw
Anna Polonsky

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Anna Polonsky, Piano

Program

STRAVINSKY Suite italienne
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
DAVID FULMER They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
R. STRAUSS Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Stefan Jackiw "could be a rock star,” proclaimed the Los Angeles Times of the violinist, who gave “a fascinating, impressive, and often riveting performance, [making] each phrase an individual and excitable event. There can't be much doubt that Jackiw's star will continue to rise." Hear for yourself when he makes his recital debut at Carnegie Hall with a program that includes Stravinsky’s Suite italienne—an arrangement of several movements from the composer’s piquant ballet Pulcinella—as well as works by Brahms and R. Strauss, plus a world premiere by David Fulmer.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 (Vivace ma non troppo)


Stefan Jackiw, Violin | Anna Polonsky, Piano
Sony Music

Khatia Buniatishvili

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, April 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano

Program

LISZT Sonata in B Minor
RAVEL La valse
CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor
STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Pétrouchka

Encores:HANDEL Minuet in G Minor, HWV 434, (arr. Kempff)
PROKOFIEV Precipitato from Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Khatia Buniatishvili is justifiably hailed as “one of the great pianists of the future” (The Guardian). Prizewinner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and distinguished as a BBC New Generation Artist, this emerging pianist has collaborated with many of the world’s premiere orchestras, and brings her “manic maelstrom of musical energy” (The Times, London) to her first recital for Carnegie Hall audiences.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

LISZT Sonata in B minor, III. Allegro energico


Khatia Buniatishvili
Sony