International concert violinist Corina Stoian and local pianist Ron Brickman present a concert of music for violin and piano at the Sutter Creek Theatre on Saturday, February 18, starting at 3 pm.
The concert marks the tenth anniversary of the Romanian-born Stoian’s American debut, which took place in February 2007 at the Sutter Creek Theatre with Ron Brickman at the piano. Since then, Stoian has thrilled local audiences many times with her outstanding virtuosity and thrilling interpretations.
For the concert on February 18, the duo will perform the landmark Kreutzer Sonata of Beethoven, the Third Sonata of Grieg, the Danse Macabre of Saint-Saëns, and Short Story of Gershwin.
Before her move to the United States, Stoian was a leading concert violinist in her native Romania and in Germany. She was for many years concertmaster of the Folk Chamber Orchestra in Essen, Germany and won several international prizes, leading to appearances in France, Switzerland, Israel, Bulgaria and Italy.
Since residing in the United States, besides her multiple appearances with the Friends of Music, she has performed as soloist with the Auburn, Camellia, Diablo and Bear Valley Music Festival orchestras. Last spring, with her longtime partner Brickman, she performed the Concerto for Violin and Piano of Felix Mendelssohn with the Orchestra of the Mother Lode Friends of Music under the direction of Henrik Jul Hansen.
Those attending the concert are invited to a reception afterwards honoring Ms. Stoian’s 10-year contribution to the Friends of Music.
Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults and #$10 for children under 18. Tickets to the reception are $15 and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check to: MLFM, PO Box 1362, Jackson, CA 95642 or at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza in Martell. Tickets to the concert will also be available at the door.
For further information, call (209) 293-4227.