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Ilana Vered and Sasha Starcevich Master Class

Tom Lee Music Vancouver

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2 hours masterclass and 30 minutes Q&A.

A light lunch will be provided.

Free admission, limited seating.


Ilana Vered Biography

Ilana Vered has been heard with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Japan NHK Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has performed as soloist under the batons of most of the world’s finest conductors, including Leopold Stokowski, Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Kemperer, Kirill Kondrashin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Leonard Slatkin, Sergiu Comissiona, Colin Davis, Kurt Sanderling, Cassadesus, Bertini, Raymond Leppard, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Atzmon, Raymond Leppard, Rodan, James Judd, Lawrence Foster, Matthias Bamert, Mariss Jansons and Vanska.

A regular participant in summer festivals, Vered has made appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, Tanglewood, Cleveland’s Blossom Festival, the Meadow-brooks Festival in Detroit, and at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. She has repeatedly demonstrated sovereign musical and technical command over some forty-five concertos – from J.S. Bach, through Mozart, Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov, to Alban Berg....

Ilana Vered is a chamber musician of distinction and is noted particularly for her frequent performances with the Tokyo String Quartet. A highlight of this collaboration was Vered’s world premiere performance with the ensemble of Ezra Laderman’s Piano Quintet at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. During the Hampton Summerfest and the Rutgers Summerfest Ilana Vered performed the five L.v. Beethoven concertos in one event.

During the 1993-1994 season, she performed a L.v. Beethoven cycle of the complete sonatas and variations for piano and cello, with cellist Sharon Robinson, in Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, New York City.

Ilana Vered recorded for Decca/London works by Brahms, Mozart and Rachmaninov. For connoisseur society she recorded the complete Chopin Etudes, Op. 10 and 25, complete recording of Moszkowski’s 15 Études de Virtuosité, Op. 72 (1970). Decca also released a disc entitled “25 Virtuoso Etudes” new readings of concert etudes by Chopin, Schumann, Paganini-Liszt, and Debussy (1992). Vered committed to disc the complete set of Beethoven’s five piano concertos with the Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kazimierz Kord (1993 ProArte). Ilana Vered has made a series of unusual feature length films entitled “Looking at Music” being distributed in the US by BMG.

She has taught master-classes world wide and has founded three festivals:, the Summerfest Series of Rutgers University, the Hamptons Summerfest, and Music Fest Perugia in Perugia, Italy, which is today the largest festival for young classical musicians in Italy. She is also a frequent juror of many international competitions: Young Concert Artists (NY), Vendome Prize (Verbier), Jerusalem Young Talent Prize, Saint Priest (Lyon), Silk Road Competition (Xian) and others.

Presently she is spending the winter in Vancouver, giving master classes at the University and appearing at the "satelites" Music fest Perugia has founded in Seoul, Moscow and Taipei.


Sasha Starcevich Biography

Pianist Sasha Starcevich is currently enjoying a rewarding career as an international performer and teacher with his engaging performances and passionate teaching, both at home and around the globe.

As a recitalist, he has appeared in many renowned venues such as New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, and in London’s Wigmore Hall. His debut recital there was met with critical acclaim, and a review in the Musical Opinion stated: “The repertoire was brilliantly conceived; a thoroughly enjoyable recital at every level”. He has continued to thrill audiences with Concerto appearances, chamber, and solo recitals throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The past two decades have seen Starcevich tour Russia with the Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, appear at the Holders Season, Barbados and the Henley Festival in England, and release several solo and Concerto recordings in the United States and England.

His principal teachers have included Ilana Vered, Peter Frankl, Claude Frank, Boris Berman, Jane Allen and Donna Fishwick. His Doctoral and post-graduate degrees are from Yale University, and his undergraduate degree is from the Saint Louis Conservatory. In addition, Starcevich has worked with Dimitri Bashkirov at the Gnessin School in Moscow, and also with many other world renowned artists.

He has been affiliate professor of piano at the State University of New York-Purchase, and Department Chair of Music and professor of piano at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. He has maintained highly successful private studios in New York City, New Canaan, Connecticut, and Vancouver, Canada. Currently, Starcevich has an extremely active and internationally recognized private studio in Bellevue, Washington, and is Artistic Director at the Showcase Piano Academy in Vancouver, Canada.

In August of 2011, he joined the faculty of Musicfest Perugia in Italy. In conjunction with co-artistic director Ilana Vered, the festival has grown to be the largest event of its kind for young musicians in Italy. Additional appointments include serving on juries for international competitions in North America, and faculty appointments to some of the more noted festivals in the United States and Canada. Recently, he has given several highly successful lectures, master classes and public teaching sessions in Asia and the United States, and is in great demand for further engagements.

His students have established themselves as grand prize winners in national and international piano competitions, and his past students have gone on to pursue serious study at the world’s most renowned musical institutions, such as The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, the Peabody Conservatory, the Yale School of Music, and the Royal Academy of Music in England, to name a few.


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