Date & Time: Saturday September 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: Free Admission. Donations welcome.
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Program details to be announced.
About the Artists
Ajay started learning violin at age 3 and is currently a student of Zhao Wei of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has won local, state, and international violin competitions and awards, and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 12 with the Carnegie Honors Orchestra of North America. Subsequently, he was chosen to perform a recital in Carnegie Hall at age 13. Ajay is currently a member of the California Youth Symphony. He also enjoys chamber music at the California Music Preparatory Academy and has performed at the California Summer Music festival and the Summit Music Festival. In 2017, Ajay will be traveling to India to perform a recital at the National Center for Performing Arts, and in 2018, he will be traveling with CYS orchestra to Russia and Eastern Europe to perform at such venues as the Shostakovich St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School before moving to the U.S. and settling in San Francisco in 1974. He studied conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and continued piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School, where he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Mr. Cogan has performed publicly since age nine in Moscow. His American debut was in 1975 with the Peninsula Symphony in San Mateo, California. In 1981-1983, he was a prizewinner in competitions in New York, Cincinnati and Cleveland. In 1988, Mr. Cogan gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall to favorable reviews and has since appeared in recitals throughout the Northeast and California. He has also toured in France and in Russia twice and was a laureate of the 1990 Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Since 1985, he has performed throughout North America and Asia with violinist Alexander Markov; their first CD was released worldwide on the Erato label. In recent years, Mr. Cogan has often performed with violinist Philip Quint throughout California. His recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento and with clarinetist Patricia Shands have also been recently released. Mr. Cogan is a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.