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Sparkill Concert Series Presents Real Virtuoso

December 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ushering in the holiday season, Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassly Primakov will perform Tchaikovsky’s Nutckracker (one piano four hands).

Violinist Filip Pogády has been praised by the press for the “beauty of his tone”, “lightning-like virtuosity” (Russkoe Slovo) and his “commanding performances” (The New York Times).


Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano #7

Franck  Sonata for violin and piano

Tchaikovsky Nutckracker (one piano four hands)


Please Note:

– Capacity will be limited so purchase tickets now!

– Reserve your table for dinner at Roost after the concert**

– NYS and CDC guidelines are in place. These suggest that all attendees wear a mask when indoors in public places. Thank you for your cooperation.

– As before, concerts take place on the second floor of the Arts Center, a fully renovated 100-yr old building without ADA access.

**Union Arts Center is now the home of the highly acclaimed Roost Restaurant, a casual American bistro providing elevated fare and an inventive cocktail list.

Violinist Filip Pogády

Pogády has performed in some of the most renowned concert venues in the world including Lincoln Center (New York), Rudolphinum (Prague), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Tel Aviv Opera House, Lotte Hall (Seoul), and Seoul Arts Center.

He also makes TV appearances, including guest starring on Louis CK’s “Louie”.

As a firm believer that music should be available to everyone, Pogády joined Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music NOW!” Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing music to orphanages, nursing homes, prisons and hospitals. Pogády has played over 30 recitals for “Live Music NOW!”. Pogády decided to take this concept to the next level and has been performing the Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach in the New York City subway throughout his studies at the Manhattan School of Music until present. “Most of these people have never heard this kind of music before, and yet it touches them on a basic human level, because this music is just SO good,” he says.

Pogády gave his solo debut with orchestra at age 11 at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna after winning the 1st prize at the Tsusuki Violin Competition as the youngest contestant.

He participated three times at Austria’s nationwide music competition “Prima La Musica” and won the 1st prize each time. He was also honored with special prizes by the Austrian String Society and the Raiffeisen Bank for extraordinary results at this competition.

Pogády earned his Master’s Degree in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded a full scholarship.

Born in Bratislava (Slovakia), Pogády moved with his family to Austria as a child and began his violin studies at age 7. Just one year later he was admitted to the Bruckner Conservatory Pre-college in Linz. He gave his first recital at age 10.

Pogády resides in New York City

Tchaikovsky Nutckracker (one piano four hands)



December 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Roost Union Arts Center
2 Union Street
Sparkill, NY 10976 United States
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