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Anna Polonsky, piano

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Pianist Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets, and with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, David Shifrin, Richard Goode, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt, Anton Kuerti, Peter Wiley, and Fred Sherry. She is regularly invited to perform chamber music at festivals such as Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Seattle, [email protected], Cartagena, Bard, and Caramoor, as well as at Bargemusic in New York City. Ms. Polonsky has given concerts in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall's Stern, Weill, and Zankel Halls, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

A frequent guest at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, she was a member of the Chamber Music Society Two during 2002-2004. Anna Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia. She emigrated to the United States in 1990 and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Music diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with Peter Serkin, and continued her studies with Jerome Lowenthal, earning her Master's Degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Polonsky was a recipient of the 2003 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and of the 2011 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award. With violist Michael Tree and clarinetist Anthony McGill, she is a member of the Schumann Trio. Ms. Polonsky also collaborates in a two-piano duo with her husband, pianist Orion Weiss. In addition to performing, she serves on the piano faculty of Vassar College.

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Stefan Jackiw, violin and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

C. Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Brahms: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108
Fulmer: They Turned Their Channeled Faces to the Sky [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78

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Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op.99
Bach: Pastorale in F Major for Organ, BWV 590 [Arr.]
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65

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Anna Polonsky, piano and Orion Weiss, piano

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart: Piano Sonata for Four Hands in F Major, K. 497
Hartke: Piano Sonata for Four Hands [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schumann: Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66
Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro Brillante, Op. 92

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Jennifer Montone, horn and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Telemann: Horn Concerto
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48, Nos. 1-7
Francaix: Divertimento
Poulenc: Elégie
Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73
Rossini: Prelude, Theme, and Variations
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Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 3:00 and 6:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Two part concert of the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven.

Part One:

Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Variations on Mozart's Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
Variations on Handel's See, The Conqu’ring Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

Part Two:

Variations on Mozart's Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen from Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46
Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

 

 

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John Moore, baritone and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mozart:  Deh vieni alla finestra
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D.957
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Poulenc: Chanson Gaillardes
Liebermann: Six Song on Poem by Raymond Carver, Op. 80
Tchaikovsky: Don Juan Serenade

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Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009 -

Honegger: Le cahier romand 
Schumann: Gesänge der Frí¼he, Op. 133
Brahms: Waltzes, Op. 39
Debussy: Images oubliées 
Schumann: Six Intermezzi, Op. 4

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Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
Saint-Saí«ns: The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
Barber: Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D Major, Op. 109

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Guarneri Quartet w/ Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Friday, March 7, 2008 -

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Borodin String Quartet in D Major
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

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Scott St. John, violin and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
Brahms: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 100
Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
Scott: Tallahassee Suite

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Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Monday, November 22, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 87, No. 4
Mozart: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 281
Chopin: Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Shostakovich: Twenty-Four Preludes, Op. 34

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Orion Quartet w/ David Soyer, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

* Catherine Cho replaced Daniel Phillips for this evening’s performance.

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Hyunah Yu, soprano and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Friday, October 29, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Purcell: Come All Ye Songsters, from The Fairy Queen, Act I, Z. 629
Purcell: Sweeter Than Roses, Z. 585
Mendelssohn: Suleika I, Op. 34, No. 4; Frage, Op. 9, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Auf Flí¼geln des Gesanges, from Sechs Lieder, Op. 34, No. 2
Mendelssohn: Bei der Wiege, Op. 47, No. 6 and Neue Liebe, from Sechs Lieder, Op. 19a, No. 4
Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire
Schubert: Vedi quanto t’adoro, D. 510
Strauss: Mädchenblumen, Op. 22
Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I and II [Selections]

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