Winter Concert

Concert Information

February 25, 2001

Queens Concert

May 6, 2001

Winter Concert

Mischa Santora, music director
Andrius Zlabys, piano

Mischa Sarche Zupko: Canter Into Black (world premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concert No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Ian Parker performed the pianosolo at the May 6, 2001 concert at Queens College.

Guest Artist

Andrius Zlabys

Pianist Andrius Zlabys has appeared widely throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician. A prizewinner at the 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition, he performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Zlabys made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2001. He also performed at such venues as Avery Fisher Hall, Concertgebouw, Carnegie’s Zankel and Weill halls, Teatro Colon, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein and Suntory Hall. His European engagements include Menuhin, Salzburg and Lockenhaus music festivals.

Mr. Zlabys recorded Enesco's Piano Quintet for Nonesuch in collaboration with the renowned violinist Gidon Kremer. This recording was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award. Mr. Zlabys performed extensively with Mr. Kremer, including recitals in Japan, China, Europe, and South America. In 1998, Mr. Zlabys toured in
recital with the violinist Hilary Hahn. In 2000, Andrius was a winner of Astral National Auditions in Philadelphia.

Andrius Zlabys began piano studies at the age of six in his native Lithuania and studied with Laima Jakniuniene at the Ciurlionis Art School for eleven years. Subsequent to his arrival in the US, he studied with Sergei Babayan (Cleveland Institute of Music), Claude Frank (Yale School of Music), Seymour Lipkin (Curtis Institute of Music) and Victoria Mushkatkol (Interlochen Arts Academy). Most recently, Mr. Zlabys made his debut with Rotterdam Philharmonic in the spring of 2007.

First Music Commission