A&A CEMBALO DUO

February 24, 2022

Schedule

Date:

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Concert Timing: 8:00 pm to ~9:30 pm
Venue: Woodend Mansion & Sanctuary (Audubon Naturalist Society), 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Parking: Plentiful free parking is available around the Mansion. Accessible parking is located near the Audubon shop entrance
Covid Health & Safety Protocols: Please carefully review our Safety Protocols below. For everyone’s safety Capriccio requests that all attendees comply with these Protocols at its concerts.

Two harpsichords four hands; one harpsichord four hands; solo harpsichord; a program filled with passion and mystery; and two of today’s most accomplished and creative harpsichordists. The A&A Duo is most definitely not to be missed!

A&A CEMBALO DUO

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
(Dangerous Liaisons)

GREAT SEDUCER

Lully (1632 – 1687) – J.H. D’Anglebert (1629 – 1691)

Passacaglia from Opera Armide
Arr. for two harpsichords

Musical references to: A. Valente (1520 – 1580)
W. Byrd (1543 – 1623)

Greensleeves – Variations on an English Folk Song composed for Queen Anne Boleyn (XVI Century)

W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Sonata in D Major K. 381
Allegro
Andante
Allegro molto
For harpsichord four hands

PANTOMIME

F. Fauré (1845 – 1924)

Berceuse from Dolly Suite Op.56
Arr. for harpsichord four hands

J.-Ph. Rameau (1683 – 1746)

La Forqueray (from cinqième concert de pièces de claveçin en concerts)
Arr. for two harpsichords

G. Fauré

Kitty-Valse from Dolly Suite Op. 56
Arr. for harpsichord four hands

J.-Ph. Rameau

La Pantomime (from quatrième pièces de clavecin en concert)
Arr. for two harpsichords

BATTALIA

A. Poglietti (early 17th century – 1683)

Toccata ‘The Siege of Philippsburg’
(Toccata fatta sopra l’asseidio di Filipsburgo)
For harpsichord

J. Bull (1562 – 1628)

King’s Hunt
For harpsichord

D. Kabalevsky (1904 – 1987)

A War-like Dance (from Thirty Pieces for Children, Op.27. No. 19
Cavalry Gallop (from Thirty Pieces for Children, Op. 27. No. 29
Arr. for harpsichord

H.I.F. Biber (1644 – 1704)

Battalia
Presto 1
Presto II
Mars
Battle

Arr. for two harpsichords

ETERNAL PARADISE

J. Froberger (1616 – 1667)

Tombeau fait à Paris sur la mort de Monsieur Blancrocher

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582
Arr. for two harpsichords

ANASTASIA ANTONOVA

“Anastasia Antonova’s performance was a highlight of the entire evening. From the first bars Anastasia Antonova appears as a perfectionist, technically precise, deeply engaged…, with a strong rhythmic sense and impressive natural musicianship” Jiří Fuchs, Opera Plus

Anastasia Antonova is a Russian harpsichordist and pianist, the world’s only musician who has been a prizewinner at the three largest and most prestigious harpsichord concerts – she took first prize at the International Prague Spring Competition (2017), and third prizes at the International J.S. Bach Competition (2017) in Leipzig and Musica Antiqua international competition in Brugge, Belgium (2018). Anastasia has also been a laureate at the International Early Music Competition YAMANASHI (Japan, 2016), a Golden Prize winner at the International harpsichord SVIREL competition (A&A Cembalo Duo, ensemble nomination, Slovenia, 2016), and a laureate at the international harpsichord VOLONSKY competition (Moscow, Russia, 2013).

Anastasia is an instructor of harpsichord, basso-continuo and chamber ensemble music at the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, a position she has held since 2018.

Born in Moscow, Anastasia graduated with honors from Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied harpsichord (Prof. Olga Filippova), piano (Prof. Michail Dubov) and fortepiano (Prof. Alexey Lubimov). Anastasia continued her harpsichord studies at the postgraduate level at the Moscow Conservatory with Prof. O. Filippova and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Wolfgang Glüxam. Anastasia has also participated in pre-eminent Master Classes with K. Haugsand, P. Hantai, S. Sempe, M. Mencoboni, A. Marcon, and C. Schornsheim, amongst others.

Anastasia performs regularly in Austria, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Slovenia and Russia. Her recent appearances as a soloist have been in prestigious venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Great Hall of Tivolivredenburg in Utrecht, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, South Czech Philharmony, Moscow International House of Music, Moscow Philharmony, and Zaryadye Hall. In 2018 Anastasia made her debuts with the Czech Philharmonic and at the Prague Spring International Music Festival. She also performs regularly as a soloist with notable orchestras, including Pratum Integrum, Collegium 1704, South Czech Philharmony, Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů  Zlin Orchestra, State Symphony Capella of Russia, Moscow chamber Gnessin Orchestra.

Anastasia’s harpsichord performances have been broadcast by Russian Culture TV and radio stations such as Radio Osterreich 1 (Austria); Český rozhlasČRo Vltava (Czech Republic); Der Bayerische Rundfunk (Germany); Concertzender (Netherlands); Radio Russia; and Radio Orpheus (Russia). 

ANNA KISKACHI

Anna Kiskachi is lauded across Europe as a soloist, member of the A&A Cembalo Duo, and concert performer with prestigious ensembles and orchestras.

As a soloist, Anna Kiskachi is renowned for her faultless technique and extraordinary virtuosity. She also receives much critical acclaim for her creative and innovative programming. With advanced training in both keyboard performance and the performing arts, Anna creates unique, sparkling programs which reflect her goal to ‘Break the Stereotype’ of the harpsichord as an instrument of a bygone era and expand its reach to contemporary audiences.

During the pandemic when live performances weren’t possible, Anna ventured into new performance genres, including musical film. The early success of her harpsichord music video ‘In Modern Times’, a Chaplinesque video set to a 1935 harpsichord composition by B. Martinů , led Anna to create the full length music film ‘Film en Miniature’ in which the storyline is conveyed entirely through the voice of the harpsichord. ‘Film’ received an enthusiastic reaction from a global audience at its debut in mid 2021.

Anna Kiskachi is a laureate of some of Europe’s most prestigious harpsichord compeititons, including the Prague Spring Harpsichord Competition, the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Prize, and the Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition. She has been an invited Artist at the esteemed Accademia Villa Bossi, Italy, for successive years. Anna currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

Anna, with Anastasia Antonova, founded the A&A Cembalo Duo in 2011. The Duo stages unique harpsichord performances of Baroque, Classical and Contemporary harpsichord music arranged by the Duo for two harpsichords or one harpsichord, four hands. The Duo quickly attracted attention and has been featured at important concert halls across Europe, and in venues in Japan and the U.S.

Anna regularly performs as a soloist at prestigious venues such as the Konzerthaus, Vienna; the Great Hall of Brivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht; the Moscow International House of Music; and the Concertgebouw, Brugge; amongst others. She also performs with celebrated orchestras including the Orchestra of Salzburg Philharmonie; Collegium 1704; and Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra. Anna also features at top-ranked festivals including Musica Antiqua Brugge (Belgium); the Bach Festival (Poland); and Clavecin en France (France).

“When both harpsichordists took a seat at their instrument their four hands seemed to belong to only one body”Ausburger-allgemeine, Germany

Their’s “…is a poetry of intoxicating virtuosity beyond expectations”Steirerkrone, Austria

“…you hardly believe that a harpsichord duo can give rise to such emotions…” Donaukurier, Germany

Capriccio is delighted to welcome audiences back to our live concerts. We’re thrilled to once again share with patrons the very particular beauties and joys of live performances played by exceptional harpsichordists and musicians.

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CAPRICCIO’S SAFETY PROTOCOLS AS OF JANUARY 20, 2022

– Staff, volunteer concert assistants, and artists at Capriccio concerts will always be fully vaccinated. They will also have been tested for, and cleared of, Covid-19 the day of the concert.

 Patrons will need to provide proof of full vaccination and ID at the concert door. Paper or electronic copies of vaccination together with photo ID are accepted. Patrons with a medical condition preventing vaccination and children under 12 will be excepted from this requirement but will instead need to provide photo ID and proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 24 hours of the concert start time.

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– About our Venues: We are generally using larger public venues where seats can be spaced. However, we are also cautiously re-introducing house concerts. House concert venues will have been well-aired and intensively cleaned the day of the concert. In any venue, regardless of size, chairs will be spaced by ticketed group and audiences kept small. For the foreseeable future, we will not offer our usual pre/post-concert complimentary canapés and beverages to limit mask removal.

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