Courtroom Concert Program Details

February 26, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Katia Tesarczyk, violin • Arek Tesarczyk, cello • Claudia Chen, piano

Variations on the theme “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute, for Cello and Piano – Ludwig van Beethoven
Allemande, from Partita in D minor for Solo Violin – J.S. Bach
Finale, from Concerto in G minor, Opus 26 for Violin – Max Bruch
Andante, from Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Opus 19 – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Menuetto and Trio, and Finale, from Trio in C minor, Opus 1, No. 3 – Beethoven

katia_webKatia Tesarczyk, 13, has been studying the violin since she was 4 1/2 years old. She is a student of Professor Sally O’Reilly (University of Minnesota). She has been a scholarship winner of the Schubert Club and Mary West Competitions. This January, she will represent Minnesota in the Junior Strings Division of the MTNA West Central Division Competition. In November, 2014 she performed in Santiago, Chile. Katia’s violin (Alceste Bulfari of Cremona, Italy), is provided by a Scholarship grant from the Virtu Foundation.


arek_webCellist Arek Tesarczyk joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2004 and made his solo debut with the Orchestra in 2006, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. He gave the world premiere performances of Rautovaara’s Cello Concerto No.2, Towards the Horizon, under the baton Osmo Vanska in 2010. He was a winner of the 2008 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. Before joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Arek was Principal Cellist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He performed widely with his wife, pianist Claudia Chen, giving recitals in the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Poland.


chen_webPianist Claudia Chen enjoys an active career as performer and teacher. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the USA, Canada, Eastern Europe and Chile. She has been a frequent guest on the chamber music series of the Minnesota Orchestra at MacPhail and Sommerfest. Her performances have been aired nationally in Canada on CBC and in the USA on National Public Radio. She received degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the U. of Minnesota under Julian Martin and Margo Garrett; and aditionally with Leon Fleisher, Lydia Artymiw, and John Perry.

Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

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