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Thursday   August 6, 2020 How to watch the Kick-Off concert and join the Q&A after:   •   8:00 PM

Kick-Off Concert

Join us online for a special 30-minute performance by Artistic Directors Aaron Wunsch and Julia Bruskin, followed by a preview of the 2020 Festival season with live Q&A!

Program:

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1

    



Musicians:

Julia Bruskin
Julia Bruskin
cello
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Julia Bruskin, cello

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She has soloed with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall as well as with the Nashville, Utah, Virginia, and Pacific Symphonies, among others. She is a frequent guest at summer music festivals, now especially as co-director of the Skaneateles Festival with her husband, Aaron Wunsch. She is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City. A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Bruskin has recorded and toured extensively with the group. Their recording for Bridge Records of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received rave reviews. Bruskin teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College.

Performing:
Thursday, August 6

Aaron  Wunsch
Aaron Wunsch
piano
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Aaron Wunsch, piano

Pianist Aaron Wunsch enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, presenter, and educator. Lauded for his "masterful" performances (Hartford Courant), he has collaborated in performance with cellist Lynn Harrell, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Anthony McGill, violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Koh, and the Miró, Jupiter, and Parker Quartets. He has worked with numerous composers, including Thomas Ad├Ęs, Nico Muhly, and Kaija Saariaho, and makes frequent recital and teaching tours to Asia. A native of Wisconsin, he studied at Yale University, the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Fulbright Fellowship) and at The Juilliard School, and is currently on faculty at Juilliard and Artistic Director of the Music Mondays series in New York City (www.musicmondays.org) and the Skaneateles Festival (www.skanfest.org). www.aaronwunsch.com.

Performing:
Thursday, August 6


Concert Sponsors:

Ed & Paula Conan

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Julia Bruskin and Aaron Wunsch sponsored by The Skaneateles Consortium: George Bain, Sam & Debby Bruskin, Dana & Susan Hall, and Ron Sampson