Susan Waterbury (violin) & Dmitri Novgorodsky (piano)
October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt welcomes Susan Waterbury and Dmitri Novgorodsky for an informal lunchtime recital Sunday afternoon at 1pm – 2:30pm.
Sunday afternoon program:
Bach – Sonata in c minor for violin and piano
Lutoslaski – “Subito” for violin and piano
Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano
Free admission, no reservations – serving lunch 11-3pm
Hailed by the press as a “breathtaking” and “stunning” pianist, Dmitri Novgorodsky was born to a musical family in Odessa, Ukraine. He began to play the piano at age five and was admitted into a special music school for gifted children a year later. By the age of 16, he had won the First Prize at the Kazakhstan National Piano Competition, and later the Gold Medal of the National Festival of the Arts. After graduating from the studio of Professor Victor Merzhanov at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with high honors, Novgorodsky immigrated to Israel in 1991.
In 1992, he was offered a full scholarship for advanced studies at Yale University School of Music in the United States. Under the tutelage of Professor Boris Berman, he earned the Master of Music, the Master of Musical Arts, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Currently, Mr. Novgorodsky is the first and the only Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory graduate in Piano Performance to have earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree from Yale. In 1999, he was granted the “Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts” permanent U.S. residence, “as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor.”
Susan Waterbury, professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music since 2000, teaches violin and performs as a recitalist and chamber musician. From 1995-99, Waterbury was Professor of Violin at the University of Memphis where she taught violin and performed with the Ceruti String Quartet.
Previously, Waterbury was full-time Artist-in-Residence and Co-Artistic Director for the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA where she performed chamber music concerts year-round. She has also held positions with the University of California, Riverside Campus, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Waterbury was a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet. The Cavani Quartet garnered many awards including first prize in the 1989 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music, and the Cleveland Quartet and Carmel Chamber Music competitions as well as earning prizes at the Banff International, Chicago Discovery, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions. As a member of Cavani, she performed and taught regularly for concert series and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad for 11 years.