Anna Rabinova in Recital

3:00pm October 21, 2017

Anna Rabivona, Violin
Peggy Kampmeier, Piano

Internationally acclaimed soloist, member of the New York Philharmonic, and former Washington Heights resident Anna Rabinova presents an afternoon of works by Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Janacek and Ravel, joined by Peggy Kampmeier on piano.  Free. Young listeners welcome!  


Arvo Pärt: Fratres ("Brothers") 

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 "Regensonate"

Leoš Janacek (1854-1928) Sonata for Violin and Piano

Maurice Ravel: Tziganne

About the Artists


Anna Rabinova

Violinist Anna Rabinova performs nationally and internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and recording artist. She joined the New York Philharmonic in 1994, two years after arriving in the United States from her native Russia; in the 2008–09 season she was a soloist with the Orchestra in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, led by Lorin Maazel.

Ms. Rabinova has toured Germany, Italy, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Bulgaria, performing concertos with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and numerous other European orchestras. They include the Halle Philharmonic, Schwerin Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Orchestra (Vladimir Fedoseev conducting), Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Eisenach Symphony, Russian State Symphony, and Berlin Symphony (Lior Shambadal conducting). In the United States, she has made solo appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra (Leon Botstein conducting), and Memphis Symphony, among others, and has premiered works by John Corigliano and Alfred Schnittke.

As a recitalist, Ms. Rabinova has appeared in numerous halls, including the Shauspielhaus in Berlin, Tchaikovsky Philharmonie Hall in Moscow, and Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, as well as in venues in Rome, Leipzig, and Belgrade. In the U.S. she has performed at the Phillips Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic, and on the Rockefeller University concert series. In April 2004 she served as concertmaster of the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Symphony Orchestra. Her festival performances have included appearances at the Schleswig Holstein, Berlin Chamber Music, and Long Island Mozart festivals, the Music Festival of the Hamptons, and at Tanglewood and Caramoor. 

Ms. Rabinova’s recordings include works by Schuman (for Germany’s Auris-Subtilis) and David Winkler’s Violin Concerto (Naxos); in 1998 she recorded sonatas by Brahms and Schubert for an NHK-TV (Japan) chamber series, which was broadcast worldwide and produced by Paul Smaczny. She has been interviewed and has performed on WLIW-TV in New York, as well as on German and Russian radio.

Anna Rabinova was born in Moscow and performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’s Violin Concerto, and Paganini’s Violin Concerto with the Moscow State Symphony at the age of 13, later studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Leonid Kogan and Igor Bezrodnyi. She was a first-prize winner at the 16th International Violin Competition in Belgrade, in addition to winning the Bach International Competition in Leipzig, Germany, and the 1993 Concerto Competition at The Juilliard School. She has taught at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, the Manhattan School of Music, and LaGuardia High School, in addition to giving master classes in the U.S. and abroad.

Peggy Kampmeier

Peggy Kampmeier, piano (New York, NY), is Artistic Director and Chair of MSM’s Contemporary Performance Program and enjoys a varied career as soloist, collaborative artist, and educator. Since receiving her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at SUNY Stony Brook, she has performed in hundreds of concerts, premiered numerous works, and recorded extensively. Peggy is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble and performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Chamber Ensemble, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Kronos Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Cassatt Quartet, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, Saratoga Chamber Players, Richardson Chamber Players, Peter Schickele, Sequitur, Speculum Musicae and New York New Music Ensemble. In addition to her work at MSM, Peggy teaches piano at Princeton University. She joined the faculty of Manhattan School of Music in the fall of 2012.

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Concert Location:

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 West 181st Street
New York, NY, 10033