We are excited to welcome BridgeMusik to Union Arts Center featuring world-class performers and young up-and-coming student musicians in concert together. Please join us on August 6th at 7:30pm for an evening of delightful solo and chamber pieces featuring BridgeMusik Festival students and faculty.
Tanya and Krystof Witek founded BridgeMusik to create bridges between aspiring young musicians, professional artists and the community. The Witeks were inspired to initiate a new local arts collaboration after watching their own children, Annamaria and Lukas, thrive in the award-winning public school music program of the South Orangetown Central School District. BridgeMusik hopes to enrich the outstanding work of the teachers and students already happening in local schools and conservatories. Many thanks to the Union Arts Center in Sparkill, NY for their support of this endeavor.
Tanya Witek is a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center. She has performed with American Ballet Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Formerly on the faculty at Montclair State University, she has also worked as a teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Institute. Ms. Witek received her Master and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Carol Wincenc.
Krystof Witek plays violin on Broadway with the Lion King orchestra and with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Mr. Witek is also concertmaster of the Greenwich Symphony in Connecticut. Born in Poland, he came to study at the Juilliard School in New York with Joseph Fuchs, where he received his Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees. Mr. Witek has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts in Europe, Canada, Japan and the US. He has performed with the NYC Ballet, NYC Opera, NY Chamber Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the NY Pops.
BridgeMusik Summer Festival 2018 proudly presents cellist Madeleine Golz.
Ms. Golz is a chamber musician and recitalist and has participated in numerous music festivals, both in the United States and Europe. She served as a member of the artist faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina for many years and, as a member of the Golz Duo with pianist sister Evelyn, she frequently presented recitals both in the New York area and on the West Coast. She is a founding member of the Zanoli String Trio, in residence at New Jersey City University. Ms. Golz is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her BM and MM degrees, the Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ and the New Jersey City University. Her students have been featured on Sesame Street and the Nickelodeon Network, have won many prizes in local, national and international competitions and a number of them have now gone on to have successful careers in music. Her own teachers include Peter and Gabor Rejto, Ardyth Alton and Scott Ballantyne.
BridgeMusik 2018 Summer Festival announces our pianist: Dr. Henry Sung-Ho Yang.
He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the New Jersey City University.
Dr. Yang graduated with a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Wha Kyung Byun. He received Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance (minoring in music theory) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison advised by Christopher Taylor, Brian Hyer, and Leslie Blasius. Since February 2016, he worked at the Thurnauer School of Music as a collaborative pianist before joining the faculty at NJCU.
Introducing our guest flutist and BridgeMusik 2018 Summer Festival Production Assistant: Melissa Aleles.
Ms. Aleles is an Orangetown resident and graduate of SOCSD.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College, where she earned a B.M in Music Performance. She studied with Tara Helen O’Connor, Bart Feller, and Wendy Stern.
Currently Melissa is pursuing her Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Michael Parloff.