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Elias Dagher (Piano) and David Bernat (Violin)

May 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming Elias Dagher (piano) and David Bernat (violin) with a performance that will include:
J.S. Bach Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Nikolai Medtner Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 21
Bartok Violin Rhapsody No. 1
Pianist Elias Dagher values music’s power to tell stories and build community. He lives in Quincy, MA. Last spring, Elias completed a two year fellowship at Bard College, where he worked daily with both vocalists and instrumentalists in his role as a collaborative pianist. He spent the summer of 2022 at the Tanglewood Music Center and will return this summer. In January 2023, Elias and bass-baritone Michael Alexander Aoun presented two song recitals in Lebanon, at the Nabu Museum and the Lebanese American University of Beirut. Elias holds degrees from Columbia University (where he participated in the Exchange Program with Juilliard) and New England Conservatory. Some of Elias’s most influential teachers have included Eugene Kaminsky, Jeffrey Goldberg, Julian Martin, Jerome Lowenthal, Alexander Korsantia, Vivian Weilerstein, Cameron Stowe, Erika Switzer, and Kayo Iwama. Elias also plays the mbira dzavadzimu, a plucked instrument of metal keys wound over a wooden soundboard. The instrument comes from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. To find information about upcoming performances, please visit eliasdagher.com.
Violinist David Bernat is a C.V Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School, where he studies with Joseph Lin, and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Soovin Kim. David has recently performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, at Red Barn Chamber Music in Iowa City, and in recitals throughout the United States, Germany, and China. He was recently featured on the BBC Radio 3 program, In Tune, and at WQXR’s Greene Space as part of Juilliard’s annual ChamberFest. For the past three seasons, he has been an Artist in Residence at the Grace Note Farm recital series, where he also serves as artistic director of the Grace Note Farm Music Festival. As soloist, David has performed concertos with the Ft. Dodge Symphony and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, and is a 3rd Prize winner of the 2020 World Bach Competition hosted by the Boulder Bach Festival and a semi-finalist of the 2018 Hudson Valley String Competition.
For more information, please visit david-bernat.com.
The performance program will include:
J.S. Bach Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Nikolai Medtner Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 21
Bartok Violin Rhapsody No. 1


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May 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Surry Arts and Events at the Barn
8 Cross Road
Surry, ME 04684 United States
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