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Trilllium Piano Trio Sunset Chamber Concert

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome pianist Miri Yampolsky, Cellist Elizabeth Simkin and violinist Susan Waterbury to the September 30 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset.

-Haydn – Trio in G Major “Gypsy Rondo” for piano, violin and cello (Hoboken XV:25)
-Smetena – Trio in G minor for piano, violin and cello

Doors open at 5pm for seating (table seating/concert seats) and a special concert food menu available until 5:45pm..

Music starts at 6 pm – admission is $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door.

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Israeli pianist Miri Yampolsky was born in Moscow, into a multi-generational family of musicians. Having grown up in Israel, she was a student of Profs. Hannah Shalgi and Michael Boguslavsky at the Tel-Aviv Academy, enjoying a rich variety of musical education as a pianist and chamber musician, being a part of the program for young musicians of the Jerusalem Music Center. At age 16 she performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the button of Zubin Mehta, and in subsequent years has soloed with other distinguished Israeli orchestras, such as the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony. After completing her compulsory military service, Miri traveled to Madrid to study with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superiór De Musica Reina Sofia, and three years later completed her piano studies with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.
A recipient of the AICF awards and a top prize winner of the Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain and the ARD Musikwettbewerb in Germany, Miri has been an active and avid world-wide performer as a soloist and chamber musician. She has taken part in prestigious festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Center, Ravinia, Olympic, Icicle Creek Tucson and the Peninsual music festivals in the US, as well as the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, the Upper Galilee music festival in Israel, Hitzacker, Schwetzingen and Berlin Festwoche in Germany, as well as various piano and chamber music festivals in Spain and Italy.
As a soloist Ms. Yampolsky appeared with the Israel Philharmonic and chamber orchestras, Jerusalm Symphony, Mainz Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, The Peninsual Music Festival Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Johannesburg, the Xalapa Symphony in Mexico as well as many student orchestras such as the Cornell Symphony and Chamber orchestras, the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Miri has been a faculty member at the music department of Cornell University since 2005, teaching chamber music and piano. Since 2008, together with her husband Xak Bjerken, Miri has been a founder and co-director of Mayfest- Cornell International Chamber Music Festival, where she has had the honor of hosting and collaborating with the Casals, Formosa, Chiaroscuro string quartets, as well as distinguished artists such as Mikhail Kopelman, Steve Doane, Cindi Phelps, Philippe Graffin, Tatiana Samouil, Zvi Plesser, soprano Iride Martinez, among many others.
Ms. Yampolsky’s recordings can be found on the Naxos, MDG and Open-G-Records labels.
She has been living in Ithaca, NY since 2001, and is the proud mother of Misha, Anna and Maya.

Elizabeth Simkin joined the IC School of Music faculty in the fall of 1994. elizabeth simkin She has also served for seven summers on the artist faculty of the Bowdoin International Music festival. Prior to that, she was the teaching assistant and student of Janos Starker at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her Master of Music degree with the Performer’s Certificate from Eastman with Steven Doane and her bachelor’s from Oberlin with Richard Kapuscinski, where she won the John Katz prize in cello performance as well as the Oberlin Concerto competition.

As a United States Artistic Ambassador, Elizabeth has performed extensively in International recitals with pianist Karl Paulnack. She has held summer chamber music residencies at Tanglewood and at the Spoleto festival in Italy. She has been a returning guest artist at numerous chamber music festivals including: Olympic, Roycroft, Skaneateles, Chenango, Garth Newel, and Heifetz. As a founding member of Ithaca’s New Music Group Ensemble X, she has toured to major concert halls and universities, and worked personally with many of today’s leading composers.

Susan Waterbury, professor of Violin at the Ithaca College Susan WaterburySchool 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.

In recent summers, Waterbury taught and/or performed for The Quartet Program, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival (Termoli, Italy), Deia International Music Festival, (Mallorca, Spain),Tuckamore Festival (Newfoundland, Canada), Bennington Music Conference (Vermont), and Garth Newel Music Center (Virginia).

Susan Waterbury earned a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University School of Music which named her “Distinguished Alumna of 1995”. She studied violin with Donald Weilerstein, Jens Ellerman, Michael Davis and Walter Levin and was coached extensively in chamber music by the Cleveland, Tokyo, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets.

Waterbury also enjoys playing old-time fiddle and other improvised music with her banjo playing husband David Whiting, playing on her grandfathers fiddle.


September 30
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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