Stanislava Varshavski & Diana Shapiro Music: More Music Concert on two restored 1870s Steinway Centennial grand pianos, 7:30 pm on 6/29 (sold out) and 4 pm, 7/1, Farley's House of Pianos. $30. 271-2626
Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo to Play a Second Concert Date
Although the Friday, June 29th concert is sold out, by popular demand, renowned piano duo Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro will celebrate Farley’s restoration of the Villa Louis 1879 Centennial Grand with a second performance at Farley’s House of Pianos on July 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm.
The Wisconsin State Historical Society’s Victorian mansion, Villa Louis, commissioned Farley’s to restore their 133-year-old piano. Wisconsin Public Television is filming a documentary of this process as well as the concert for broadcast. By fortunate coincidence Farley’s recently restored an 1877 Steinway Centennial Grand. The duo will perform in Farley’s main showroom on these two Steinway Centennial grands restored at Farley’s. The program for Sunday includes Rachmaninoff’s Suite #2 for two pianos, Rhapsody Espagnole by Ravel , and an arrangement of Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
Varshavski and Shapiro are laureates of prestigious national and international competitions and have appeared in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia and the U.S. The duo performed with orchestras including Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, and the "New World" Symphony Orchestra of Miami, and their live performances have been broadcast throughout the world.
Both Varshavski and Shapiro hold Bachelor and Master degrees from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where they studied under Israeli duo Alexander Tamir and Bracha Eden. They continued their education under American pianist Victor Rosenbaum. In 2011, the duo received Doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they studied with Martha Fischer.
Tickets for this historic concert are $30 general admission and include an artist reception. Reserve tickets with a credit card by calling 608-271-2626, or purchase tickets at Farley's House of Pianos.