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Giacomo Benedetti, harpsichord (March 2017)

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Giacomo Benedetti has studied Organ and Organ Composition in the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” in Florence with Mariella Mochi and graduate with G. Libertucci: he studied with Matteo Imbruno, organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, following Masterclasses in Amsterdam. He studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with…

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Christian Kotsis, baritone

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Christian Kotsis was born in 1984 and is currently a voice student of Prof. Bernhard Adler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and finised his Bachelor of Arts 2014, Master studies in Florenz with Maestro D’Agostini, Maestra Taddei and Maestro Bellugi. He took Masterclasses with Prof. Kahry and Maestro Alessandro Corbelli. In…

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CT Virtuosi Welcomes Pianist DMITRI NOVGORODSKY for Concerts This Month

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~ By Ethan Sadoian ~   Pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky will join the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D Minor’ in New Britain and Hartford later this month. Novgorodsky originally came to the United States nearly 25 years ago for his graduate studies at Yale….

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CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, PIANO AND STRINGS

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Concert Program: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor Brunilda Myftaraj, violin Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano – Edward Elgar: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op 20 Jakub Kowalewski: “Przyplywy – Odplywy” Friday, February 24, 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational 830 Corbin Ave, New Britain, CT 06052 Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm…

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Dec. 18: Polish Christmas Concert at Welte Hall

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! from Dr. M. B. B. Biskupski The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies — — Please join us for the Annual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 3:00pm Welte Auditorium Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT PROGRAM: Chór Moniuszko Connecticut…

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Violinist Luca Rinaldi joins CT Virtuosi Orchestra for Concert of Italian Masterworks

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By Ethan Sadoian Italian violinist Luca Rinaldi will join the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for two concerts on December 9th and 10th, featuring Italian masterworks by Arcangelo Corelli and Ottorino Respighi. Luca Rinaldi’s acclaimed career has seen him perform as a soloist and violinist throughout Europe, and win international competitions and receive awards as a…

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Dec. 9 & 10 – ITALIAN MASTERWORKS with violinist Luca Rinaldi

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  Concert Program: Vivaldi:  Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 – Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6: Concerto grosso No. 1, in D major Concerto grosso  No. 8, in G minor ‘Fatto per la Notte di Natale’ (Christmas Concerto) – Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 – Luca Rinaldi, violin Friday,…

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ONEGIN – International Cast Leads The Opening Weekend

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Connecticut Lyric Opera Presents “Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky By Ethan Sadoian

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Fanfare interview with Brunilda Myftaraj

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Luca Rinaldi (Dec. 9, 10 2016)

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Italian violinist LUCA RINALDI is a winner of several important competitions: International Competition of Stresa, International Competition of Capri, European Competition of Moncalieri, a National Competition of Macerata, National Competition of Meda, National Competition of Savona, National Competition of Genoa, and others. As a soloist and violinist has performed many concerts in Italy and Germany,…

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MENDELSSOHN HAYDN Oct 21 & 23

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Concert Program: Overture to The Creatures Of Prometheus…….Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64…….Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Eckart Lorenzen, violin Allegro molto appassionato Andante Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace intermission Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I:104…….Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) Adagio – Allegro Andante Menuetto and Trio: Allegro Finale: Spiritoso October…

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OPERA: ONEGIN Nov 4, 6, 13, 19

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Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain Wordsworth Atheneum Museum of Art MHS Arts Center, Middletown Garde Arts Center, New London

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Eckart Lorenzen (Oct. 21 & 23, 2016)

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Eckart Lorenzen has served as Concertmaster of the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, the resident orchestra of the Israeli Opera, for over nineteen years. Previously, he served as Concertmaster of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, Italy, the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Italy (under Lorin Maazel), the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He was…

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Thoughts on the 20th anniversary season…

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Dear Friends, On May 30, 1997, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra gave its first performance at the First Church of Christ in New Britain. It is amazing to think that the Virtuosi are approaching 20 years as an organization, and we are now preparing to begin our 20th anniversary season. Since its inception in 1997,…

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Brunilda Myftaraj (Feb. 24 & 25 , 2017)

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A graduate with the highest honors from the Conservatory of Fine Arts in Tirana, award-winning Albanian-American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj is currently conccertmaster of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Connecticut Lyric Opera, and the International Greve Opera Academy in Italy. She is also the director of the Virtuosi Music Academy and the Summer Music Institute…

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Dmitri Novgorodsky (Feb. 24 & 25 , 2017)

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Dmitri Novgorodsky was born to a musical family in Odessa, the former USSR. He began to play the piano at age five and was admitted into a special music school for gifted children a year later. After graduating from the studio of Victor Merzhanov at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with high honors, Novgorodsky immigrated to…

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2016 – 2017 SEASON

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2016-2017 | 20th Anniversary Season

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2016 Virtuosi Institute Orchestra to focus on “Harmonic Inspiration” of Vivaldi’s music

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The focus of the orchestral program of the festival will be on music by Antonio Vivaldi. In particular we will study and perform concertos from the collection of the 12 compositions op. 3 titled “L’estro armonico” This title translates as “Harmonic Inspiration” and the set was “perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to…

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SAT: Aug. 27, 2016 at 7:30pm: “ORFEO ED EURIDICE” by C.W. Gluck

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Our “Orfeo ed Euridice” by C.W. Gluck presented by Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation at JEWISH FEDERATION AUDITORIUM on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 2016 at 7:30 pm 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488 for Tickets Click Here>>>

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AMERICAN PREMIERE OF WELLS ORGAN CONCERTO

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Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm – Emanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester Sunday, May 8, 4:00 pm – South Church, New Britain Program: John Wells: Organ Concerto (American premiere) Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor Woosug Kang, organ     Organist Woosug Kang will join forces with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra…

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