Julia Bruskin, cellist of “exquisite beauty of sound and expression,” and husband, Aaron Wunsch, pianist who has “magic in his hands,” will perform at The Chapel Restoration on Sunday, May 23 at 4pm. Their concert of Debussy, Haydn and Schumann is free and all are welcome to attend. The chapel is located at 45 Market Street in Cold Spring, and free parking is available on weekends at the adjacent Metro North Station.
Ms. Bruskin made her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17. Since then she has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation, performing Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall and as soloist with a number of symphony orchestras. Her touring schedule this season includes Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. A frequent guest at summer festivals, she won first prize in the national Schadt String Competition and placed third in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria. She is widely sought for master classes and this year was appointed visiting professor at Shanghai Normal University. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Columbia University, she became one of the few to complete the five-year BA/MM exchange program between the two schools.
Aaron Wunsch appears regularly in concert throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East, having performed in Salle Cortot, Paris, Royal Albert Hall, London, and Weill, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully halls, New York. On a recent ten-city tour of China he received critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response. Praised for bold interpretation and communicative sensitivity, Mr. Wunsch, once a Fulbright Scholar at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, is at home in music from every era, including contemporary music of which he is a vigorous proponent. His master’s and doctoral degrees are from Juilliard, where he is a faculty member. He frequently lectures on American music and has given master classes throughout China.
The series is made possible, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by Putnam Arts Council, and by audience contributions.