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Charles Abramovic, piano

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    Pianist Charles Abramovic has won critical acclaim for his international performances as soloist, chamber musician and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. As a solo recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has played at major festivals in Salzburg, Berlin, Bermuda, Dubrovnik, Vancouver, Aspen, and Newport. He made his solo orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Since then he has appeared with numerous orchestras and collaborated with such artists as Midori, Viktoria Mullova, Kim Kashkashian and Jeffrey Khaner. Charles Abramovic has recorded for EMI Classics with Sarah Chang and for Avie Recordings with Jeffrey Khaner, and his recording of the solo piano works of Delius on the DTR label has won high praise in both the United States and Europe. He is highly dedicated to performing and recording contemporary music and has recorded works by Milton Babbitt, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwanter and others. Charles Abramovic is actively involved in the musical life of Philadelphia, performing regularly with groups such as Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001. In 1997 he won the Career Development Award from the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society and recently received the Faculty Award for Creative Achievement from Temple University, where he is currently Professor and Interim Department Chair at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. His teachers have included Natalie Phillips, Leon Fleisher, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Harvey Wedeen.

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    Lydia Artymiw, piano; Charles Abramovic, piano; Cynthia Raim, piano; Natalie Zhu, piano

    Date: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 8:00 PM

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

    With guest artists:

    Chris Deviney, percussion
    Don Liuzzi, percussion

    Smetana: Sonata in E Minor for Two Pianos
    Mozart: Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448
    Smetana: Rondo in C Major for Two Pianos
    Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with James Primosch.

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    Daedalus Quartet and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

    Location: Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Jeffrey Khaner Philadelphia Concert
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    Jeffrey Khaner, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Ligeti: Musica Ricercata
    Djupstrom: Beyond the Forest [World Premiere - PCMS Commission]
    Capanna: Piano Sonata [World Premiere - PCMS Commission]
    Liebermann: Flute Sonata, Op. 23

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    Jeffrey Khaner, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Primosch: A Flutist’s Sketchbook [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
    Carter: Piano Sonata
    Wernick: Pieces of Eight [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
    Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jan Krzywicki.

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    Jeffrey Khaner, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 7:30 PM

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

    Arauco: Vistas, for Flute and Piano [World Premieres]
    Krzywicki: Five Lyrics for Flute and Piano [World Premiere]
    Wernick: Dream/Play [Philadelphia Premieres]
    Cacioppo: Philadelphia Diary [Philadelphia Premieres]

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    Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
    Brodhead: Sonata [World Premiere — Commissioned by PCMS]
    C.P.E. Bach: Fantasy in C Major
    Jacob: Fantasy for Piano [World Premiere]
    Stravinsky: Tango
    Jolas: Tango si
    Wright: Tango y tíº
    Chopin: Two Waltzes, Op. 70
    Glass: Modern Love Waltz
    Ravel: La Valse

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    Chicago Quartet w/ Hyunah Yu, soprano; Randall Scarlata, baritone; Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    With guest narrators Laura Heimes, Erika Dettra, Vincent Metallo and Scott Dettra

    Maneval: Three Songs from The Princess
    Maneval: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 19
    Maneval: Katie’s Lullabies
    Maneval: String Quartet No. 3, “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”

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    Viktoria Mullova, violin and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Thursday, January 9, 2003 - 8:00 PM

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

    Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano [Arr. from Pulcinella]
    R. Schumann: Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 105
    C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
    Ravel: Violin Sonata in G Major

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    Jeffrey Khaner, flute and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Friday, October 25, 2002 - 7:30 PM

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

    Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22 [Arr. for Flute]
    Brahms: Viola Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 [Arr. for Flute]
    Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 94 [Arr. for Flute]
    Schubert: Variations on Trockne Blumen, from Die schöne Mí¼llerin, D. 795 [Arr. for Flute]

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    Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Friday, December 4, 1998 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Haydn: Sonata in C­sharp Minor, Hob. XVI:36
    Brodhead: Pieces of Childhood
    Maneval: Sonata No. 2, Op. 20 [World Premiere]
    Cacioppo: Beloved Emblem [For Left Hand] and Old Petitions
    Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
    Tajcevic: Seven Balkan Dances

    George Crumb
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    Speculum Musicae; Colorado Quartet; David Starobin, guitar; Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Saturday, April 1, 1995 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Rock Hall, Temple University,

    George Crumb's 65th Birthday Concert

    Crumb: Gnomic Variations
    Crumb: Quest
    Crumb: Black Angels, Thirteen Images from the Dark Land

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    Viktoria Mullova, violin and Charles Abramovic, piano

    Date: Sunday, January 15, 1989 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schubert: Violin Sonata in D Major, D. 384
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
    Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano
    Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 94bis

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