Today on Introductions, a live recital from Katya Moeller, a fellow of the Music Institute of Chicago Academy and a student of Almita Vamos. With her mother Ksenia Noskiova at the piano, Katya performs music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Eugène Ysaÿe and George Gershwin; plus a set of Lera Auerbach preludes including two world premieres. Thanks to Delmark Records for hosting this live broadcast.
Katya Moeller, 17, played her first solo violin recital at the age of six and made her orchestra debut at age twelve. Since then she has been a soloist with symphony orchestras across the Midwest. As a member of Avita Duo, she has performed in Brazil, Thailand, and Singapore. Katya was named the Grand Prize Winner at the ENKOR International Violin and Walgreens National Concerto Competitions, First Prize Winner at World Bach, ODIN International, 1st World Violin E-Competition “Napolinova”, Musicians Club of Women, and Charleston Baroque Music Competitions. She was a Prize Winner of the National YoungArts Foundation, Schubert Club, and American Music Institute Violin Competitions. As part of Dasani String Quartet, Katya was Grand Prize Winner at the Chicago International Music Competition and received the Silver Medal Award at the Fischoff Chamber Music National Competition, and appeared on Introductions in May 2020 as a member of the Dasani String Quartet.
Katya is a student of Almita Vamos and a Fellowship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. She began lessons at the age of four at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City. Katya attended the Aspen, Bowdoin International, and Semper International Music Festivals. She has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Georgy Pauk, Paul Huang, Sergey Kravchenko, and the Cavani Quartet. In February 2022, Hänssler Classics released Avita Duo’s recording of Lera Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for Violin & Piano and Oskolki.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47, Kreutzer:
I. Adagio sostenuto-Presto
Lera Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano, Op. 46:
No. 13, Allegro moderato
P.S. No. 8, Adagio sostenuto (world premiere)
P.S. No. 22, Pesante tragico (world premiere)
No. 11, Allegretto
No. 14, Presto
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001:
Eugène Ysaÿe: Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27, Ballade
George Gershwin arr. Igor Frolov & Rachel Barton Pine: Summertime
Some music is excluded from the podcast for copyright reasons.