Saugerties Pro Musica 

2011 / 2012 Concert Season

February 26th, 2012 Concert


Steven Zynszajn - Violin & Maxim Pakhomov - Piano

$12 Adults, $10 Seniors, Students (under 25 with ID) Always FREE
All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street



W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791): Sonata G Major, K. 301 
Allegro con spirito
Allegro - Minore - Maggiore

E. Grieg (1843-1907): Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45 Allegro molto ed appassionato
Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
Allegro animato - Prestissimo


K. Szymanowsky (1882-1937): La Fontaine d’Aréthuse, from Mythes, Op. 30

J. Brahms (1833 - 1897): Hungarian Dances, arr. by Joachim 
No. 12 Presto (D Minor) 
No. 13 Andantino grazioso (D Major)
No. 15 Allegretto grazioso (B-flat Major) 

G. Gershwin (1898-1937), trans. Heifetz: Porgy and Bess
It ain’t necessarily so
Tempo di blues
P. de Sarasate (1844 - 1908): Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 


    Steven Zynszajn has received high praise for his expressive musicianship and beautiful sound on the violin. Described in American Record Guide as “a virtuoso” possessing “nearly infallible intonation and highly refined musicianship”, he has performed throughout Europe and the United States at such venues as Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and the UNESCO Auditorium in Paris. He received the “Prix d’Honneur” at the Leopold Bellan Competition in Paris as its youngest laureate.

    In demand as an orchestra soloist, he has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Manhattan Symphonie, Bergen Symphony, Greater Newburgh Symphony, Aspen Festival Young Artists Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus and Levallois Orchestra in France, in concertos ranging from Bach and Mozart to Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, Goldmark, Sibelius and Brahms. He was showcased in the off-Broadway play “Two”, performing movements of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

   A devoted chamber musician, Mr. Zynszajn has performed in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the New York Historical Society and the French Consulate. He is the founder and director of Lautreamont Concerts, an international ensemble of musicians formerly in residence at the Chelsea Art Museum in Manhattan. As a lover of many different forms of music,
he has been a member of the early Jazz ensemble “Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks” and the tango music quintet “Tango Francesito”.

   Steven Zynszajn’s debut CD recording of works by Fauré, Goldmark, Kreisler, Wieniawski and Ysaÿe has recently been released on the Eroica label. His radio broadcasts include WNYC in New York, Radio Paradise in California, Radio Classique in France, and he has appeared on “Good Morning America” on ABC Television.

    Born to French parents in Chicago, Steven Zynszajn grew up in Paris where he completed his studies at the Paris National Conservatoire with Devy Erlih and Alexis Galperine. He was awarded an Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. Mr. Zynszajn plays on a Cremonese violin made in the 18th century by Aegidius Barzellini, a pupil of Nicolo Amati. He currently resides in New York.

     Maxim Pakhomov completed his music studies at the Moscow State Conservatory and has appeared throughout Russia with various orchestras. He has toured England, Scotland, Austria and Estonia in both solo and chamber music concerts. His American credits include performances at Lincoln Center’ Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall where he premiered his own arrangement of Stravinsky’s Petrushka for piano duo. Currently, he maintains an active schedule as a chamber musician and is a founding member of the Bronx Chamber Players.

    Mr. Pakhomov has performed with the Westchester Chorale and is the principal pianist of the Bronx Opera Company. His solo performances include piano concertos by Rachmaninoff, Tschaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Brahms and Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Bronx, Beethoven’s Concerto No.4 with the Orchestra of the Barge Music Festival, The Triple Concerto with the Bronx Symphony, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Staten Island Philharmonic, Bach’s D Minor Concerto with the Bach Festival Small Orchestra of the Lautreamont Concert Series, and The Beethoven Choral Fantasy with One World Symphony. Mr. Pakhomov is a two-time winner of the BCA’s BRIO Award for instrumental performance.



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