Benjamin Beilman, violin & Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Bay Chamber Concerts presents an intimate evening of sonatas for violin and piano featuring Benjamin Beilman and Pedja Muzijevic.
Born in 1989, Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits across the globe for his compelling and impassioned performances, his deep rich tone and searing lyricism. The Scotsman described him as "a remarkable talent, delivering playing of rare insight and generosity, as captivating as it is gloriously entertaining”, and The New York Times has praised his "handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence [which] showed why he has come so far so fast." Hailed by critics as a ‘thinking’ musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. The Financial Times describes him as “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays.” In addition to a busy touring schedule, Pedja is Director of Music Programming at the Baryshnikov Center in New York and Artistic Advisor at Montana’s Tippet Rise. Their Café Concert program includes Bach’s Sonata in C Minor BWV 1017 and Saint Saëns’ Sonata No. 1 in D Minor.