The Reno Chamber Orchestra’s (RCO) 40th season continues with Martina Filjak, one of the most exciting young pianists to emerge in recent years. Filjak is featured at concerts Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall.
Ms. Filjak performs Robert Schumann’s beloved Piano Concerto with the Orchestra and RCO music director and conductor, Theodore Kuchar.
In these performances, the RCO collaborates with the University of Nevada, Reno Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Paul Torkelson, in a performance of Antonín Dvorák’s Te Deum. The concert opens with the tuneful Symphony No. 1 by Russian composer Vasily Kalinnikov.
The RCO will also announce its 2015-16 season at these concerts.
Martina Filjak garners international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard, as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence.
Filjak, a Croatian native, won first prize in the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and immediately following made concerto debuts in Berlin and Vienna, and a recital debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall/Zankel Hall.
Prior to winning the Cleveland competition, she was a first prizewinner of the 2007 Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy and the 2008 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona.
Ticket prices for these concerts range from $22 to $45 for adults and $5 for 18-years-old and under or full-time students. Tickets and more information are available at www.RenoChamberOrchestra.org or by calling 775-348-9413.
Celebrating its fortieth year of music, the Reno Chamber Orchestra has won the title of Best Performing Arts Group in the Reno Gazette Journal’s annual “Best of Reno” survey. Reno Magazine named the RCO one of its Best of Reno Top 101 in 2009, and Truckee Meadows Tomorrow awarded the RCO its prestigious Silver Star Award “for improving the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows.” Along with its regular season of Orchestra concerts, each December the RCO presents the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, featuring some of the finest musicians in the world performing chamber music. The Orchestra’s educational and outreach events include the annual College Concerto Competition, Nevada’s only music competition for college students. Over its forty years, some of the world’s most famous performers have appeared with the RCO, including Leonard Nimoy, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Wagner, Edgar Meyer, and Pepe and Angel Romero.