Chopin's Kaleidoscope


Sat Jan 13 2024 at 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm


Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts | Berkeley, CA

An intimate concert at beautiful Maybeck Studios in Berkeley, featuring cellist Tanya Tomkins and pianist Audrey Vardanega.
About this Event

Doors open 2:30 PM with Music to Follow at 3:00 PM.

Join us for an intimate look at the works of Frédéric Chopin for solo piano and cello/piano duo.

Program includes selections from Chopin's Nocturnes for solo piano, and selections from Chopin's epic Cello Sonata in G Minor, Opus 65.

About Tanya Tomkins, Cello:

Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival, cellist Tanya Tomkins is equally at home on Baroque and modern instruments. She spent 14 years in the Netherlands where she performed with many chamber ensembles throughout Europe. She has performed on many chamber music series to critical acclaim, including the Frick Collection, “Great Performances” at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, San Francisco Performances, and the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal.

She is renowned for her interpretation of the Bach Cello Suites, having recorded all of them for the Avie label and performed them many times at venues such as New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, Seattle Early Music Guild, Vancouver Early Music Society, and The Library of Congress. For the past 20 years Tanya has been one of the principal cellists in San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Portland Baroque Orchestra, and has appeared with both numerous times as soloist.

On modern cello, she is a long-time participant at the Moab Music Festival in Utah, Music in the Vineyards in Napa, and a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and she is currently a member of the Bay Area-based Delphi Piano Trio.

As an educator, Tanya has given master classes at Yale, Juilliard, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and together with Eric Zivian, runs the Apprenticeship Program at the Valley of the Moon Music Festival.

About Audrey Vardanega, Piano:

Praised as a “[musically] eloquent” (San Francisco Classical Voice) player “with the kind of freedom, authority, and strength…that one expects from the world’s finest pianists” and a “bewitching musical presence” (The Piedmont Post), American pianist and arts entrepreneur Audrey Vardanega (b.1995) has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist across Europe, China and America.

She has appeared at venues such as Merkin Hall at The Kaufman Music Center, Hangzhou Grand Theater, Princeton University Concerts,Tippet Rise Arts Center, Festival Napa Valley, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Teatro del Libertador San Martín, The Ravinia Festival, Gordon Music Series, San Francisco’s Old First Concerts, Herbst Theater, Festival Napa Valley, Rockefeller University, Valley of the Moon Music Festival and more.


Where is it happening?

Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, 1537 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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USD 35.00

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