Talented violinist Noé Inui, and multi-awarded pianist Vassilis Varvaresos will give a recital of classical music at the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, NY, on February 22 at noon.
Born in Brussels in 1985 to a Greek mother and a Japanese father, Mr. Inui won the 2008 European Young Concert Artists (YCA) Auditions in Leipzig at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi. His music combines strength, energy, and virtuosity with sensitivity in his playing as an emerging international soloist and chamber musician. For this year he is expected to tour Belgium with his piano trio Carle Van Neste; and appear in concert in Germany, Belgium, and Holland.
Mr. Inui performs as a soloist with the Westmoreland (PA) and Bryan (TN) symphonies in the US, the Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan, and plays the Beethoven Concerto on tour with the Braunschweiger Staatsorchester in Germany. As the 2011 Gina Bachauer Competition Prize Winner in Athens, Mr. Inui will appear in concerts in Greece and Spain.
He has also appeared in Japan at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Casals Hall, and in Europe as concerto soloist with prestigious orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège in Belgium and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Greece. A favorite of pianist Martha Argerich, Mr. Inui has performed at her festivals in Buenos Aires and Llao Llao in Argentina.
Vassilis Varvaresos, from Thessaloniki (1983), is a favored performer with both audiences and the press. After one recital appearance, The Buffalo News reported that “Loud applause and shouts of praise filled the air”, and on another occasion The Washington Post called him “A young master on the rise, displaying enormous technical resources, commanding power and musicianship”.
He has toured extensively across the U.S. in recitals, while his performances in his native Greece include appearances in Megaro Hall in Athens and the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki. He has performed numerous times on Greek State Television, as well as on television in Belgrade and Sofia.
Mr. Varvaresos has represented Greece in a special “EuroConcert” at the Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, at the Greek Embassy in Milan, and in a performance for the U.S. Ambassador to Greece. He has also performed in Austria, The Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. He won the First Prize at the 1998 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions at the age of 14, the youngest pianist ever to win the Auditions.
The program at the Morgan Library and Museum will feature works by Schubert, Franck, Part, and Paganini.
Tickets cost $15, and can be obtained by calling YCA at (212) 307-6656 or by going online on www.yca.org/tickets.
Members of the Morgan Library & Museum can purchase their tickets for $10. All tickets include museum admission.
Young Concert Artists (YCA) was founded by Susan Wadsworth in 1961 as a professional non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional but unknown young musicians from all over the world.
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