May 29, 3pm EDT (Boston), 2pm CDT (Houston), 8pm BST (UK)
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Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 - III. Andante
Mozart: Sonata in C major, K. 330 - I. Allegro Moderato
Bach: Suite for Solo Cello no. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 - Prelude & Allemande
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Scriabin: Etude Op. 65 no. 3
Szymanowski: Serenade de Don Juan
About the artists
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Anna Yukho started playing piano at age six under the tutelage of her mother, Irina Lazareva. In 1999 she made her debut with the Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra performing Piano Concerto No. 5 by J. S. Bach.
First Prize Winner of the Weatherford International Piano Competition in 2020, Anna received her first award at the age of ten as a winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in Antonin, Poland. In 2003, she won Third Prize at the International Piano Competition “Music of Hope” in Gomel, Belarus. In 2009, she became a prize winner of the International Piano Competition in Memory of Arthur Rubinstein in Bydgoszcz, Poland. In 2015, she won the Pianist’s Award of the isa15 – International Summer Academy of the mdw in Reichenau, Austria.
During her career, Anna has appeared at important venues such as Weill Recital Hall – Carnegie Hall and Klavierhaus in New York during the Mannes Sounds Festival, and Flagey Radio and Concert Hall in Belgium. Anna has participated in international festivals such as Vladimir’s Spivakov’s charity festival “Moscow Meets Friends”, Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. She has also given performances in Belgium, Italy, Austria, Holland, Poland, and Russia. As a soloist, Anna has performed several times with the Belarusian State Chamber and Symphony Orchestra.
Anna’s numerous scholarships and awards include Tuition Scholarship from Mannes School of Music in New York, the Marian Marcus Wahl Memorial Award, the Woods Chandler Scholarship and the Henry & Lucy Moses Fellowship from the Yale School of Music, the Musical Club of Hartford Scholarship, and The Marilyn G. Lummis Prize from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music.
Anna Yukho is currently studying with Dr. Robert Roux at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University as an Artist Diploma candidate. From early childhood, Anna attended the Republican Gymnasium-College under the Belarusian State Academy of Music, a music school for gifted children, in her native Minsk, Belarus. In 2013, she graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk where she studied with Professor Igor Olovnikov. Anna graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Mannes School of Music in 2015 where she studied with the legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. In 2017 she graduated with a Master of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music where she studied with Boris Berman and Peter Frankl.
Cellist Quinn Kalmansson remains an active musician in the Houston area while pursuing a career in medicine. He won First Prize at the Duxbury Music Festival Concerto Competition, later appearing as soloist with the Duxbury Music Festival Orchestra to perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D major. Quinn studied with legendary cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music (MM ’16, MMA ’17) after earning a bachelor’s from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he won Silver Medal at the Cleveland Cello Society Competition. In his final year at Yale, Quinn decided to pursue a career as a physician and was accepted into Harvard’s postbaccalaureate
premedical program. Recent engagements include a fundraising recital for pediatric hearing loss research and a video recording of Bach’s cello Suite no. 1 in collaboration
with The Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital as a tribute to healthcare workers and patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Quinn proudly plays a 2015 Benjamin Wilke cello.
All donations received by Anna & Quinn will be forwarded to the Infectious Diseases Research Fund at Houston Methodist Academic Institute.