Inbal Segev (photo Dario Acosta)
(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Alon Goldstein will perform works by Brahms and Dvorak in the Tannery Pond Concerts series at the Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School on Saturday, August 19, at 8pm. The program explores the relationships among these Romantic composers and the ways in which they influenced each other – as friends and as mentors. The duo will also perform Ravel’s Kadish in memory of Leslie Teicholz — long-time president and board chair of Tannery Pond — who passed away in 2015.
The program includes Brahms’ Sonata in F Major and Six Songs, Dvorak’s Rondo Op. 94, and solo piano works by Liszt/Wagner.
Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone . . . delivered with impressive fluency and style,” by The Strad and “first class,” “richly inspired,” and “very moving indeed,” by Gramophone. Equally committed to new repertoire and masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of music she performs.
Segev has performed as soloist with top orchestras around the world including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Bangor Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, San Juan Symphony in Colorado, Arkansas Symphony, Castleton Festival Orchestra with Lorin Maazel, Bogotá Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic, the Haifa and Be’er Sheva Symphonies in Israel, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Polish National Radio Symphony, the Bangkok Symphony, and more. She made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17.
Inbal Segev’s many honors include the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo, and Washington International Competitions. She began playing the cello in Israel at age five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to come to the U.S. to continue her studies. She earned degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Inbal Segev lives in New York City with her husband and three children. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.
Alon Goldstein (photo Meagan Cignoli)
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Toronto and Vancouver symphonies as well as the Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic , Los Angeles and Radio France Orchestra. He played under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Peter Oundjian, Yoel Levi, Yoav Talmi, Leon Fleisher and others.
His 2016-2017 season included debuts with the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica, and the Virginia, Ann Arbor and Rogue Valley symphony orchestras. He returned to the “George Enescu” Philharmonic in Bucharest, the Delaware symphony during their Beethoven concerto festival, Savannah Philharmonic and Fairfax symphony. His festival appearances included Music@Menlo, Heifetz Institute, Bach festival in Oregon and the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy in Curtis Philadelphia. He appeared in chamber music concerts with his Tempest Trio, the Ariel Quartet as well as the Fine Arts Quartet in concerts throughout the United States, Latin America, Israel and Europe.
Tickets are available online at Tannery Pond Concerts.
This performance is presented by the Tannery Pond Concerts series at the Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y. Now in its 26th season, Tannery Pond Concerts presents chamber music in the heart of the Berkshires between May and September in an intimate setting. The Tannery (110 Darrow Rd.), built by the Shakers in 1834, is a renovated barn-like structure of warmly resonant wood with excellent acoustics.