Stephanie Zyzak, violin
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello
Evren Ozel, piano

Friday, February 28, 2025 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

This exceptional ensemble unites two longtime PCMS favorites—Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian and former Mendelssohn Quartet cellist Marcy Rosen—with two fast-rising young artists: the “exquisite” (New York Classical Review) violinist Stephanie Zyzak and 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Evren Ozel. Fauré’s lyrical G Minor Piano Quartet highlights a program that also includes Haydn’s charming C Major Piano Trio, a work that boasts some of Haydn’s most virtuosic piano writing.

Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
Duo for Viola and Piano TBA
Fauré: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45

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The Artist(s)

Stephanie Zyzak
Stephanie Zyzak, violin
Praised for her sensitive musicianship and heartfelt playing, violinist Stephanie Zyzak is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most soulful and profound musicians of her generation. At the age of seven, Stephanie made her first solo appearance with the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Aspen Music School and became the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Aspen Music School New Horizon Fellowship.… Read More
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Kim Kashkashian, internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, was born of Armenian parents in Michigan. She studied the viola with Karen Tuttle and legendary violist Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Since fall 2000 she has taught viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory. Following Grammy Award nominations for several previous recordings,… Read More
Marcy Rosen, cello
Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her "one of the intimate art's abiding treasures." She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States.… Read More
Evren Ozel
Evren Ozel, piano
American pianist Evren Ozel has established himself as a musician of “refined restraint” (Third Coast Review), combining fluent virtuosity with probing, thoughtful interpretations. Having performed extensively in the United States and abroad, Evren is the recipient of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2022 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and is currently represented by Concert Artists Guild as an Ambassador Prize Winner of their 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition.… Read More


Stephanie Zyzak | Preliminary Round Performance Joseph Joachim Violin Competition, Hanover
Evren Ozel | First Round Performance 18th Chopin Competition, Warsaw