Pianist Kathryn Brake and violinist Claudia Chudacoff present a program of works featuring Mozart‘s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 305; Bach‘s Partita #3 in E Major for violin solo, BWV 1006; Eugene Ysaye‘s Sonata No. 2 for solo violin in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2; and the Beethoven‘s Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, (the “Kreutzer”).
Characterized as a “compelling and imaginative performer” by The Washington Post, pianist Kathryn Brake has performed solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland and Spain. A winner of the National Young Chopin Competition, the Beethoven Competition, the Kosciusko Foundation Awards and the Elizabeth Davis Award, she has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony. A much sought-after chamber music player and recitalist who is equally at ease with a wide range of musical styles, Brake has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Phillips Gallery and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. She is a regular performer at the Sun Valley Symphony Chamber Music Festival and is pianist for the Washington based group Musica Aperta. Ms. Brake has performed live on WETA and WGMS radio stations and has recorded broadcasts for France Musique and Radio Television Espanola. She can be heard on the Albany Records label in several critically acclaimed recordings of duos and chamber music.
Claudia Chudacoff just completed her third one-year full-time contract as a member of the violin section of the National Symphony Orchestra. She is the concertmaster of both the National Gallery Orchestra and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and in 2015 retired from her position as concertmaster of the U.S. Marine Band’s White House Chamber Orchestra, in which she served during four Presidential administrations. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she was the assistant concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist several times with all four of these groups, as well as with the Concert Artists of Baltimore, the Toledo Symphony, the Louisville Ballet and the Ann Arbor Symphony. Chudacoff is a member of both the Sunrise Quartet and the National Gallery Quartet, and has performed regularly on several area chamber series, including the Embassy Series, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Musical Arts, the Contemporary Music Forum, and with the Fessenden Ensemble. With the Sunrise Quartet, she recently participated in the International Festival of Sacred Music in Quito, Ecuador and also appeared in a broadcast for West Virginia Public Television featuring the quartet. She can be heard on many recordings and radio broadcasts, including several appearances on National Public Radio’s Performance Today program.
Admission is free.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located.