Kouzov Duo Come to Community Church of Sebastopol (Aired: February 11, 2020)

Kouzov Duo
Community Church of Sebastopol
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

For the fifth concert in Redwood Arts’ Ruby Anniversary Season,  we present the exciting Russian cello and piano Kouzov Duo.  The St. Petersburg Musical Herald praises them with “This unusually difficult program, the five sonatas of Beethoven, was played with exceptional mastery, deep musicality, perfect taste, and style.”

Cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in recitals, and in chamber music performances. He has appeared with the St. Petersburg Symphony, the National Symphony of Ukraine, and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic (Czech Republic), and the Symphony Orchestra “Classica” (Russia). He was awarded First Prize at the International Beethoven Competition in the Czech Republic and is a two-time laureate of the International Festival-Competition “Virtuosi of the Year 2000” in Russia, and the winner of the New York Cello Society Rising Star Award. He has appeared at prominent concert halls throughout his native Russia.

Recently, Mr. Kouzov made his recording debut on Naxos with three C.P.E. Bach Gamba Sonatas and a recital CD “Two Hundred Years of Cello Masterpieces” on Marquis Classics. Mr. Kouzov is a founding and active member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, with whom he has captured First Prizes at the Plowman and Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Kouzov is a devoted teacher and is an Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Illinois.

Known for her passionate interpretations and impressive technical facility, the Russian pianist Yulia Fedoseeva enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. She has given hundreds of performances throughout Russia, Holland, Portugal, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. In 2009 Yulia’s performances were seen and heard in Phil Grabsky’s documentary “In Search of Beethoven,” which was broadcast internationally and shown in movie theaters worldwide.

Yulia has won many awards, including in 1997 a Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Jurmala, Latvia, in 2000 Grand Prix and First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Coast of Hope” in Dobrich, Bulgaria, in 2004 First Prize at the Maria Yudina Piano Duo Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Yulia is a devoted teacher and has been on faculty at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Lyceum for Highly Gifted Children.

The Kouzov Duo are:
Dmitry Kouzov, cellist
Yulia Fedoseeva, pianist

Beethoven: 12 Variation on a theme by Mozart
Bach: Suite #2 for Cello
Brahms: Sonata #1
Martinu: Variations on a theme by Rossini

Artists’ website:

$30 General
$10 Students

Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Highway
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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