Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series presents Peggy Klinger, violin and Gerald Robbins, piano


Sunday, April 3, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series presents Peggy Klinger, violin and Gerald Robbins, piano

A Recital of French Violin-Piano Masterpieces

Violinist Peggy Klinger and pianist Gerald Robbins are the featured artists for the 2015-2016 Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale.

Ms. Klinger and Mr. Robbins will perform a recital of French masterpieces for violin and piano including Claude Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G minor, Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, and César Franck’s melodious Violin Sonata in A Major.

Admission to the recital is $18, $15 for seniors (65+) and free of charge to HBMS students and students 18 years of age and younger. Tickets to a series of three recitals are available at a reduced rate. Tickets can be ordered any time by calling 914-723-1169 or emailing hb@hbms.org and are available for purchase at the door.

For Additional Information:
914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

About the Artists:
Violinist Peggy Klinger, a native of South Africa, has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber player in concerts and recitals in South Africa, England and the US. She made her debut at the age of 15 with a major orchestra in South Africa, and was a frequent soloist with the South African Broadcasting Corp. A recipient of South Africa’s Elizabeth Allen Scholarship for study abroad, she continued her violin studies in London with Max Rostal, where she received a Licentiate from Trinity College London. In London, she was a member of the Morley String Trio and the London Mozart Players. Ms. Klinger also appeared regularly on the BBC as a member of the London Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in many recitals in the New York area, and was a member of the Putnam and Westchester Concert Society for three years.

Ms. Klinger has been a member of the Hoff-Barthelson Faculty since 1991, and manages a busy private teaching schedule. She has also taught at the London College of Music and the Music Conservatory of Westchester.

Pianist Gerald Robbins has distinguished himself internationally as a soloist having performed throughout the world in virtually every major music center with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and its affiliates, London Mozart Players, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

A champion of neglected romantic repertoire, Gerald Robbins has received critical acclaim for his solo recordings on the London-Decca, Genesis, Orion, MSR Classics, Bridge, and Black Box labels, among others. His world premiere Genesis recordings of Litolff and Reinecke concerti, performed in collaboration with the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra conducted by Edouard van Remoortel, elicited such praise as “Gerald Robbins’s technical prowess is phenomenal”, “a keyboard voice of true eloquence”, “a first class bravura performance.”

In addition to his solo activities, Mr. Robbins has distinguished himself as a chamber musician in collaboration with many eminent musicians including violinists Nathan Milstein, Aaron Rosand, Pinchas Zukerman, Ruggiero Ricci, Mark Peskanov, Bronislaw Gimpel, Kyung-Wha Chung, Mayumi Fujikawa, Haroutune Bedelian, Glenn Dicterow, and cellists, Zara Nelsova, Joseph Schuster, Nathaniel Rosen, Stephen Kates, Frederick Zlotkin, James Kreger, and Richard Markson. A co-founder with Glenn Dicterow of the Lyric Piano Quartet, Mr. Robbins records and tours with this ensemble. He is also an accomplished conductor and co-founder with Kenneth Klein, of the Westside Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles now known as the Beverly Hills Symphony. He was also a co-founder of the London Concertante, an ensemble that specialized in 18th and 19th century concerto repertoire. He has appeared as guest artist with Bargemusic and as a guest artist with members of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center in their celebrated chamber music series.

Mr. Robbins received many important awards throughout his career including a major prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. During his studies at the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees, he assisted as pianist for the string master classes of Jascha Heifetz, William Primrose, and Gregor Piatigorsky. He is an Artist-in-Residence with the Lyric Piano Quartet at Queens College CUNY, and is on the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, Hoff-Barthelson Music School and the chamber music faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.

About the HB Artist Series:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s teaching faculty includes many preeminent performers who hold chairs in prominent New York orchestras, are members of world-class chamber ensembles, and are in international demand as solo artists. Our superb faculty has contributed to the Music School’s national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education and performance. Hoff-Barthelson is proud to present these distinguished performers on its annual HB Artists Series. Held in Scarsdale, these recitals guarantee riveting music making of the highest caliber, in an intimate setting, at prices far below those in New York’s major concert halls.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
One of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach for more than half a century.

The HB Artist Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Greenville Community Church
270 Ardsley Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Times: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$18 - General Admission
$15 - Seniors (65+)
Free - Students

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: http://www.hbms.org

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