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First Baptist Church of Medford
34 Oakland St, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
First Baptist Church of Medford is proud to present:
Anastasia Seifetdinova (piano) and Katharina Giegling (violin) in concert!
The performance will include:
Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin, A Major, KV 526
Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses for piano, Op. 54
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13, E flat Major, “Quasi una fantasia”, op. 27, No. 1
Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violin, G Major, op. 78
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Anastasia Seifetdinova gave her first solo recital at the age of eleven. Ms. Seifetdinova is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany, and holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Besides her primary teachers, S.-T. Matthies and Oxana Yablonskaya of Juilliard School, Anastasia also studied with D.Bashkirov at Mozarteum Salzburg and J.-E. Bavouzet in Sion, Switzerland. In 2003 Anastasia received First Prize in the 14th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Rome, Italy, and was awarded a Special Prize. In year 2006 Ms. Seifetdinova won the Puigcerda International Piano Competition in Spain. In the same year she recorded the complete works for piano and orchestra by Balakirev with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS records. In 2008 Ms. Seifetdinova received the “Outstanding Award”, which granted her a return engagement to give a second solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2010 Anastasia was awarded a Special Prize for the best interpretation of French composition at the International Piano Competition “Parnassos” in Mexico. Her solo recital in 2008 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio, in Internet, and on the TV-Station “Channel 25“; Anastasia was invited to play there again in 2011. Her career continues with numerous appearances as a soloist both in concertos with orchestra, in solo recitals, and in chamber music concerts in Ukraine, Germany, Macedonia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Russia, USA, and Japan. Anastasia’s engagements include a performance at the Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory as well as solo appearances with orchestras in the United States and Germany featuring concerti by Prokofieff, Mozart, Grieg, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.
In 2013, Anastasia was granted the Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts permanent US residence, as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor. Anastasia served as an Adjunct Faculty in Piano and Chamber Music at the Hartt School and is currently on faculty of the New England Conservatory.
The violinist Katharina Giegling, born in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1985, graduated from the master class of the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theater in July 2013. She also holds a degree as a music teacher, an artistic performance degree from the Freiburg Music Academy, where she studied with Gottfried von der Goltz, and an artistic Master’s Degree dated 2011 from the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theater, where she studied with Friedemann Wezel. Katharina Giegling completed her diploma thesis in 2010 under the supervision of Anselm Ernst on the subject of “The Inner Mindset of Practicing and Performing”.
At the finale of the German Music Competition in April 2014 Katharina Giegling won a stipend for the Federal Selection of Young Artists’ Concerts as the violinist of Trio Pierrot, which she forms together with David Kindt (clarinet) and Helge Aurich (piano). She has been giving concerts as a fellow of “live music now” since 2010. Katharina Giegling has performed freelance with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra and the Treppenhausorchester Hannover.
Katharina Giegling taught at the Leipzig Music Academy as part of the Master Class program and at the Music Schools Johann Sebastian Bach and Clara Schumann. Since October 2013 she has been living and teaching in Hanover.
Until 2013 she was a member and concertmaster with soloist obligations of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, an orchestra with which she has given concerts throughout Europe, in the USA and Mexico under conductors including Kent Nagano, Christopher Moulds, Ivor Bolton and Susanna Mälkki.
In 2012 Katharina Giegling performed as a soloist in Bach’s Double Concerto with the Kammerakademie Halle; in 2011 as a soloist in the Master’s Project “Lifetimes – the Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla”; in 2010 she was a soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Zurich. In 2008 she won the award of the Academy Council of the Freiburg Music Academy together with the Freiburg-based Amadeus Piano Quartet, a distinction that included a live broadcast on Deutschlandradio. In 2003 Katharina Giegling appeared as a soloist in the Beethoven Romances with the Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra in Zurich. She also received a second prize at the Federal German competition “Jugend musiziert” together with the Aaron Copland Sextet.