BRONXVILLE, NY — January 22, 2019 — The Reformed Church of Bronxville is proud to present an afternoon of delightful chamber Music on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm. The concert will include the most prominent sonatas of Handel, Brahms and Franck, performed by world renowned musicians Dr. Christopher Lee, violin, winner of the J. S. Bach International Competition and Dr. Sándor Szabó, harpsichord and piano, prize winner of numerous national and international competitions.
Dr. Lee became a protégé of Zino Francescatti at the age of sixteen, traveling with him throughout Europe on his final tours. He studied violin and composition at Curtis and Juilliard, earned a Doctorate degree, was a Fulbright Scholar, and has been awarded four Honorary Doctorate degrees. His other principal teachers were Dorothy DeLay, Arthur Grumiaux, Henryk Szeryng and Nathan Milstein. He plays the celebrated 1771 “Accardo” violin made in Turin, Italy by Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini.
Dr. Sándor Szabó, Minister of Music and Organist at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, is actively engaged as conductor, organist, pianist, and harpsichordist and has performed in major concert halls and cathedrals throughout Europe and North America. Dr. Szabó holds Master’s degrees in organ, piano and sacred music, a Doctorate in piano and holds the Fellowship Certificate from the American Guild of Organists, having studied with Tong Il Han, Antony di Bonaventura, Nevena Popovic, Max Miller, Eugene Roan and Mark Kroll. Dr. Szabó is Music Director and Conductor of the Oratorio Society of New Jersey. He will play his newly purchased French double manual harpsichord, made by Zuckermann, based on the historic models of Taskin.
The concert is free and a reception will follow.
The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY. Additional information can be found online; http://www.reformedchurch.org/ or call (914) 337-8522.