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Shtrykov-Tanaka Clarinet-Piano Duo

Date & Time: Friday January 21 2022,  7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students

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Health and Safety

In accordance with health and safety guidelines from the City and County of San Francisco, a face covering is required for all concerts at Incarnation Episcopal church and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Please click here for full details.


  1. Carl Reinecke: Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, Op.225
  2. Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120, No.1
  3. Robert Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston for Basset Clarinet and Piano, Op. 102 arr. M. Shtrykov
  4. Robert Schumann: Sonata No.1 in A Minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 105 arr. M. Shtrykov

About the Artists

Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov [pronounced: sh-TRY-koff] and pianist Misuzu Tanaka, the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo has been hailed as “a new generation of exquisitely talented performers who elevate our understanding of the world’s music.” by Shelter Island Reporter and praised that “Their showmanship and musicality is unparalleled.” by Klamath Falls News. They can be heard throughout the U.S., garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements.

Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, master classes, and recitals, the Duo makes it their mission to transform the superb instrumental combination from a rare occurrence to a welcomed guest on concert series across the globe.

The 2021-2022 season highlights include the Duo’s debut album release as well as performances at the Placitas Artist Series (NM), Northeast Kingdom Classical Series (VT), and Art Complex Museum Concert Series (MA) among others.
During past seasons, the Duo appeared on many eminent concert series across the country including Black Hills Chamber Music Society (SD), Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society (CA), Chamber Music Society of Maryland, Fairmont Chamber Music Society (WV), the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (IL), Cedarhurst Chamber Music Series (IL), Rochester Institute of Technology Performing Artists Concert Series, Festival Amadeus (MT), Summer Stars Classical Series (NJ), Frederick Collection Historical Piano Concerts (MA), and Endless Mountain Festival (NY) to name a few.

The Duo’s debut album “Epilogues” will focus on the final chamber works of three leading composers – Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns and Francis Poulenc. Each of these composers chose the clarinet as an ultimate outlet of their genius, referring to its rich sound and soulful expression in the late stage of their lives and entrusting in it a lifetime of wisdom and experience.

Maksim and Misuzu first met in December 2012 and, as avid chamber music collaborators, instantly felt a unique artistic connection resulting in an inspiring and creative friendship. Both artists are graduates of The Juilliard School.

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