December

Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo

35th Anniversary Season 2021—2022 Dedicated to the Memory of Glenn W. Ingram The Placitas Artists Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. © Placitas Artists Series 2001-2022
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Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov [pronounced: sh-TRY-koff] and pianist Misuzu Tanaka, the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo has been hailed as “a new generation of exquisitely talented performers who elevate our understanding of the world’s music.” by Shelter Island Reporter and praised that “Their showmanship and musicality is unparalleled.” by Klamath Falls News. They can be heard throughout the U.S., garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, master classes, and recitals, the Duo makes it their mission to transform the superb instrumental combination from a rare occurrence to a welcomed guest on concert series across the globe. The Duo’s debut album “Epilogues” will focus on the final chamber works of three leading composers – Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns and Francis Poulenc. Each of these composers chose the clarinet as an ultimate outlet of their genius, referring to its rich sound and soulful expression in the late stage of their lives and entrusting in it a lifetime of wisdom and experience. Maksim and Misuzu first met in December 2012 and, as avid chamber music collaborators, instantly felt a unique artistic connection resulting in an inspiring and creative friendship. Both artists are graduates of The Juilliard School.
Photo credits Denis Gostev
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