At noon on Thursday, May 14, pianist Vadim Serebryany will perform a free concert in the auditorium at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University as a part of the museum’s weekly series, “A Little Lunch Music.” The performance is sponsored by sponsored by Anonymous Friends of the Series. The café menu is available online. If you missed his April 30 recital at Goodwin Hall or want to hear some of that music again, here is your chance. He’ll play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Overture in the French Style, BWV 831, and Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, op.6.
Vadim Serebryany has been acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents. He has been sought after as both a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, Australia and throughout North America, and in 2008 completed his eighth consecutive recital tour of Japan. In recent seasons Mr. Serebryany has embarked on projects including performing the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin, as well as presenting solo and chamber works of the Second Viennese School of composers in creative programs.
In 2005, Mr. Serebryany founded Trio+ with violinst Yosuke Kawasaki and cellist Wolfram Koessel. The ensemble is known for its creative programs which explore a large portion of the chamber repertory including duos, trios, and larger ensembles in which they frequently collaborate with guest artists. The trio has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Japan.
He has collaborated with choreographer Mark Morris; baritone Gary Reylea; cellists Suren Bagratuni and Eugene Osadchy; violinists Mayumi Seiler, Almita Vamos, and Yosuke Kawasaki; and members of the American String Quartet, the Enso Quartet, and the Glenn Gould String Quartet. In 2007 he and Mr. Kawasaki made their recital debut at Carnegie Hall.
An Honours graduate with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was a student of Marina Geringas, Mr. Serebryany went on to complete his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at New York City’s Juilliard School under the tutelages of the Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and the American pianist Jacob Lateiner. The final leg of his formal education took him to Yale University, where he completed his studies in the Doctor of Musical Arts program under the Russian pianist and teacher Boris Berman.
From 2005 to 2008 Mr. Serebryany served as Artist in Residence at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. Since September, 2008 Mr. Serebryany has been an Associate Professor of Music at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.