Alan Toda-Ambaras, cello
with Misako Toda, piano
Daniel Austrich, violin
with Ilya Friedberg, piano
BACH, Selections from Suite No. IV in E Flat Major, BWV 1010
BRITTEN, Suite No. 3 in C Minor for Cello Solo, Op. 87
DEBUSSY, Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano
TCHAIKOVSKY, Meditation, Op. 42, No. 1
PROKOFIEV, Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
SHOSTAKOVICH, Three Fantastic Dances, for violin and piano
TCHAIKOVSKY, Valse Scherzo, Op. 34
Fourteen-year-old cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras from North Carolina stormed the music world when he received the Prix du Meilleur Espoir (most promising artist prize) at the 2005 Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris. Twenty-one-year-old violinist Daniel Austrich also won international attention when he took multiple prizes at the Paganini Violin Competition in Moscow, the Beethoven Competition in Austria, and the Sarasate Competition in Spain—all in one year. Don’t miss your chance to hear a pair of musical prodigies in one evening.
Parking for Music in the Mansion is in the Mansion Lot, entrance off of 10701 Rockville Pike.