Festival Baltimore: Cellist Gita Ladd and Pianist Asiya Korepanova Perform the Complete Cello Sonatas by Beethoven

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Festival Baltimore: Cellist Gita Ladd and Pianist Asiya Korepanova Perform the Complete Cello Sonatas by Beethoven
Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The seventh and closing concert of the premiere Festival Baltimore presents acclaimed cellist Gita Ladd and pianist Asiya Korepanova performing a legendary collection of cello sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):

  • Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 (1796)
  • Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 (1796)
  • Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 (1808)
  • Sonata No. 4, Op. 102, No. 1 (1815)
  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 102, No. 2 (1815)

Cellist Gita Ladd is one of the most sought after American cellists. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan with recitals and as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and others. She collaborates with the Washington Concert Opera, Post Classical Ensemble of Washington D.C and the former Baltimore Opera Company. During the summers Ladd performs as Principal Cellist at the Endless Mountain Music Festival and has soloed with the festival orchestra numerous times. She also performs throughout the year at the Kennedy Center with various ensembles including the Washington National Opera.

Ms. Ladd has served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University and in 2006 joined the faculty at UMBC. Along with her cello studio and faculty recitals, she also performs with the Ruckus new music ensemble. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

The fiery Russian-born pianist Asiya Korepanova has established a career as an international virtuoso, with performances in Russia, England, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Greece, the Czech Republic, Australia, Kuwait, and India. In the United States, she has been presented by the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Bargemusic Series in New York, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series and Pianoforte Foundation Series in Chicago, and at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, in addition to appearances in Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. Her recitals have been broadcast nationally by NPR stations WFMT and WETA, and her work has been featured on CNN. In 2016, Korepanova became artistic director of the Capriccio Festival in Calabria, Italy. In 2017, Korepanova launched Music for Minds, an organization designed to increase public engagement with classical music.

Tickets available through the Festival Baltimore website.

Directions and parking information
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 the concert hall is located — please click here for additional information.

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