May 24, 2018

New York City Musicians Kick Off Collomore Concerts at Chester Meeting House, Sunday

Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin will perform at the Chester Meeting House in the first Collomore Concert of the 42nd season on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.

Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin will perform at the Chester Meeting House in the first Collomore Concert of the 42nd season on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.

CHESTER — The 42nd annual season of the Robbie Collomore Music Series at the historic Chester Meeting House begins on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. with a performance by young world-class musicians Julia Bruskin and Aaron Wunsch.

Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin are both partners in life and partners in music. In addition to individually having active worldwide solo recital, chamber music and orchestral performance careers, they frequently perform duo recitals. Their life partnership is facilitated by having a joint base in New York City, Wunsch as a faculty member at the Juilliard School and Bruskin as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. They are co-Artistic Directors of the Skanteateles Festival in the Finger Lakes.

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. Her recent CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare Magazine for its “exquisite beauty of sound and expression.”  A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin won first prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was awarded the first ever Kalichestein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award.

Praised for his bold interpretations and communicative sensitivity, pianist Wunsch appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has performed in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Duke’s Hall in London, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. A 10-city solo recital tour of China garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience responses. He has been lauded for his “masterful” chamber music performances (Hartford Courant).

At the Chester Meeting House, Wunsch and Bruskin will perform sonatas by Bach, Debussy, Britten and Rachmaninoff. After the concert, stay for the reception, with refreshments donated by River Tavern, to meet the performers.

Collomore concert tickets are $24; $5 for students, but season subscriptions for the four fall concerts are now available at $72 (four concerts for the price of three) or $15 for students. More information is at collomoreconcerts.org or email info@collomoreconcerts.org or call 860-526-5162.

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