Free Synagogue Of Flushing To Hold Concert
Blvd., in Flushing will hold a concert by internationally known violinist Hisaya Sato and pianist Albert Lotto. The program will include works by composers Max Bruch, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Reineke, Ernest Bloch and Yoshido Takako.
Sato has performed widely in many European countries as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. His solo performances include the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic, Romania State Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of Santiago, as well as engagements with orchestras throughout Japan. Sato has also toured throughout Germany, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. His many recordings include the works of Felix Weingartner and the Violin Concerto of Akira Ifukube. He is the prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including Ruggiero Ricci Masters Competition, Masterplayer, Lugano, Luis Sigall, Belgrade and Viotti competitions. His performances have been praised in the media throughout Europe and critics have referred to him as “a virtuoso of the soul, a master performer”.
Lotto was cited by music critic Robert Sherman of The New York Times as a pianist of “spectacular virtuosity” and by Irving Heller of the Montreal Gazette as “one who has the gift to communicate the romance and poetry of the music of Brahms, Schumann and Chopin” with an “ability which is rare, even phenomenal for one of his years”. His career began in 1965 when he won First Prize at the Montreal International Piano Competition at 19 years old.
The Denmark press hails lotto’s recitals as “memorable events, which should be looked forward to with every return to Europe”. In Japan, The Japan Times stated, “He holds together large scale symphonic works with the hands of a master.” Lotto plays solo recitals, concertos and chamber music in Japan and is a founding member of the Tenri Chamber Ensemble at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City.
Those who wish to attend the Free Synagogue’s concert can reserve a seat in advance. There is no fee, but donations are appreciated.
For more information, visit www.freesynagogue.org.