Announcing our 2018-19 season!

Tickets are now on sale for the following events. To purchase them online go to Brown Paper Tickets. You may purchase tickets in person at Farley's House of Pianos. Student tickets ($10) can only be purchased online. Must be a full-time student.

Trio Céleste

Trio Céleste

Concert: Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:00 pm
Masterclass: Saturday, January 5, 2019 4:00 pm (Free)
Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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We caught this West Coast group on a rare Midwest tour. They've wowed audiences worldwide with their "unfailingly stylish" (The Strad) and "flawless" (New York Concert Review) interpretations.

Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. This season's highlights include recital debuts at the Chicago Cultural Center, and New York's Carnegie Hall, and the world premiere of Paul Dooley's Concerto Grosso for Piano Trio and Strings. Winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions and the recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from Arts Orange County, the ensemble has performed hundreds of recitals worldwide. Their first album on the Navona label debuted at #5 on iTunes for "Best Seller New Release."

Photo of Ilya Yakushev

Ilya Yakushev

Concert: Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Masterclass: Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:00 pm (Free)
Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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Those lucky enough to catch either of his two prior appearances here know what a treat this will be! This time he will perform Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt. "Mr. Yakushev can do just about anything he wants." (New York Times)

A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ilya Yakushev has performed in various major venues worldwide, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Sejong Performing Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. He has played with orchestras such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic. Highlights of Yakushev's 2017-18 season include return appearances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony, and Reading Symphony, as well as performances with Decatur Symphony and Johnstown Symphony. Yakushev attended the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in Saint Petersburg and the Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he studied with legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. The second volume of Yakushev's Prokofiev Sonatas CDs was released in January 2017, as well as an all-Russian repertoire album in September 2017.

Photo of Ya-Fei Chuang

Ya-Fei Chuang

Concert: Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 pm
Masterclass: Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 pm (Free)
Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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We're pleased to introduce our salon audience to Ya-Fei Chuang, whose performances at international festivals and concert halls are highly acclaimed. She promises a program featuring the music of Maurice Ravel.

Ya-Fei Chuang is known for her stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power. She has appeared at numerous international festivals, including the Beethoven Festival Warsaw and the European Music Festival in Stuttgart. Further engagements include concerts and recordings at the Spectrum Concerts in Berlin's Philharmonie, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Teatro Argentino as well as numerous appearances in the US and Europe. Upcoming CD releases include the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Degustateurs. Chuang has also given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Pulitzer prizewinner Yehudi Wyner, and others. She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Thank you to Boardman & Clark LLP for sponsoring all 2018-19 masterclasses.

Previous Concerts

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