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Lydia Artymiw, piano

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The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Lydia Artymiw has performed with over one hundred orchestras world-wide including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Solo recital tours have taken her to all major American cities and to important European music centers, and throughout the Far East. She has performed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, and Poland, as well as in China, Singapore, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Critics have acclaimed her seven solo recordings for the Chandos label, and she has also recorded for Bridge, Centaur, and Naxos. Her debut Chandos “Variations” CD won Gramophone Magazine’s “Best of the Year” award, and her Tchaikovsky Seasons CD sold over 25,000 copies. Her festival appearances include Aspen, Badenweiler (Germany), Bantry (Ireland), Bay Chamber, Bravo! Vail Valley, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, SaltBay, Chautauqua, Grand Canyon, Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, Montréal, Mostly Mozart, Seattle, and Tucson.

An acclaimed chamber musician, Artymiw has collaborated with such celebrated artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Kim Kashkashian, John Aler, Benita Valente, and the Guarneri, Tokyo, American, Alexander, Borromeo, Daedalus, Miami, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets, and has toured nationally with Music from Marlboro groups. A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, she graduated from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and studied with distinguished concert pianist and former Director of the Curtis Institute of Music, Gary Graffman, for twelve years. In 2017, Artymiw was on the jury for the Lang Lang Shenzhen (China) International Piano Competition, as well as for the first Van Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition in 2015 in Fort Worth, TX. She has also been on the juries for fourteen piano concerto competitions at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York. She has been a guest piano teacher at Juilliard several times from 2015- 2017 and presented master classes at both Juilliard and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia in 2016.

Artymiw is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano and recipient of the 2015 “Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award” at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she has taught since 1989. For more information, please visit her website at lydiaartymiw.com.

"Lydia Artymiw has such a satisfying musical soul; she is a pleasure to hear. "

-New York Times

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AKS Trio w/ Osmo Vänskä, clarinet

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:00 PM

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

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 157b
Aho: Eros for Violin and Clarinet [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

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

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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.

Kim Kashkashian
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Hiroko Yajima, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

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

DvoÅ™ák: Waltzes, Silhouettes & Mazurkas TBA
DvoÅ™ákSousedská from Two Little Pearls
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

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

Lydia Artymiw, piano
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Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 8:00 PM

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

Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K. 330
CapannaMagic Numbers II: Reflections
SchumannFantasiestí¼cke, Op. 12
Selection of works by Ukrainian composers

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

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Miami Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 3:00 PM

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

Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in E-flat Minor, Op. 26
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"

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Marcy Rosen, cello and Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 8:00 PM

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

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
Barber: Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6
Thuille: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 22

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Hiroko Yajima, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:00 PM

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

Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a, Ten Variations and Rondo on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 26, B. 56
Fauré Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15

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Carol Wincenc, flute; Hiroko Yajima, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 3:00 PM

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

Haydn: Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano in D Major, Hob. XV:16
Wernick: Cello Sonata No. 1: Portraits of Antiquity
Caoanna: Eight Impressions, for Flute and Piano [World Premiere]
Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

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Christopher Millard, bassoon; Camille Churchfield, flute; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 8:00 PM

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

Miroshinikov: Scherzo in G Minor
Sluka: Bassoon Sonata
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras, No. 6
Hurlstone: Bassoon Sonata in F Major
Mozart: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333
Doppler: Rigoletto-Fantasie, Op. 38 [Arr.]

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Tokyo Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6, Hob. III:49, “Frog”
Beethoven: String Quartet in E­-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

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American Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 8:00 PM

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

Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6, Hob. III:80
Shostakovich: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 73
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1

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Ida Levin, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
Capanna: Magic Numbers II: Reflections [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
Schumann: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 63 [1847]

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Guarneri Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Beethoven: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

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American Quartet w/ David Soyer, cello and Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
Danielpour: String Quartet No. 4, “Apparitions” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

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Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos; Don Liuzzi and Michael Bookspan, percussion

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2000 - 7:30 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Andante and Five Variations in G Major for Two Pianos, K. 501
Schumann: Six Pieces in Canonic Form, Op. 56
RavelMa Mere L'Oye, for Two Pianos
Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Benita Valente
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Benita Valente, soprano and Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Friday, January 28, 2000 - 8:00 PM

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

Fauré: Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58
Fauré: Ici-bas!, from Trois mélodies, Op. 8, No. 3
Fauré: Clair de lune, from Deux mélodies, Op. 46, No. 2
Fauré: Spleen, from Quatre mélodies, Op. 51, No. 3
Fauré: Fleur jetée, from Quatre mélodies, Op. 39, No. 2
Scarlatti: Clavier Sonata in E Major, K. 380
Schubert: Impromptu in A-flat Major, D. 899, No. 4 [1827]
Debussy: Estampes
Debussy: Air de Lia, from L’enfant prodigue
Debussy: Ariettes oubliées [Selections]
Debussy: Fantoches

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Orion Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Hindemith: String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
Schumann: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80
Smetana: String Quartet in E Minor, “From My Life”

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Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos

Date: Friday, February 13, 1998 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b, “Chorale St. Antoni”
Schumann: Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Op. 46
Rachmaninov: Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 17

John Aler
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John Aler, tenor and Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Friday, January 17, 1997 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Bizet: Vieille chanson
Bizet: Pastorale
Bizet: Ouvre ton Coeur
Saint-Säens: La mort d’Ophélie
Saint-Säens: Clair de lune
Saint-Säens: Le Bonheur est chose légère
Duparc: L’invitation au voyage; Soupir; Phidylé
Coates: Bird Songs at Eventide
Sanderson: Until
Leslie: Annabelle Lee
Del Riego: Homing
Quilter: Love’s Philosophy, Op. 3, No. 1

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Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 1996 - 8:00 PM

Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Rachmaninov: Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 5, “Fantasietableaux”
Brahms: Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34bis

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Orion Quartet w/ Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Friday, November 11, 1994 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn:  String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, Hob. III:48, “Dream”
Phillips: String Quartet
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

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Lydia Artymiw, piano

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 1991 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

 Scarlatti: Clavier Sonata in G Major, K. 425
Scarlatti: Clavier Sonata in G Major, K. 521
Scarlatti: Clavier Sonata in C Major, K. 406
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Schubert: Six momens musicals, D. 780
Debussy: Images réunies

New York Times

“Lydia Artymiw has such a satisfying musical soul; she is a pleasure to hear. ”

Washington Post

“Lydia Artymiw is a pianist of the old school, a romantic who can draw orchestral sounds from the piano and who can revel in a long, nuanced line.”

Miami Herald

“Lydia Artymiw has far more than a virtuoso’s technical equipment: she has warmth, sensitivity, and an instinct for the re-creation of music.”

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