Chamber Music at Indian Hill

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3pm

Live from our Blackman Hall stage

Piano & Violin Duo

Sarah Tocco, piano
Mina Lavcheva, violin

Acclaimed pianist Sarah Tocco (Indian Hill faculty) and guest violinist Mina Lavcheva team up for an afternoon of music by Cesar Franck (Sonata in A Major), Rachmaninoff (Preludes), and a work by emerging Bulgarian composer/pianist, Georgii Zlatev-Cherkin. Ms. Tocco says that Franck’s Sonata — often described as ‘one of the finest works for violin and piano’ — features a hauntingly beautiful melody along with delicate harmonies.

Sarah Tocco maintains an active concert career both as a soloist and ensemble pianist. Her solo appearances include concerts at the Manaus Opera House in Brazil; the Opera House at Haiphong, Vietnam; and The International House of Music in Moscow, where she was the first American pianist to perform there. She currently appears at the Newport Contemporary Music Series and other venues in New England. Known for her lyrical and expressive tone and sensitivity in Romantic music, Sarah’s CD of music by Chopin, Brahms, and Schubert has been described as “beautifully moving.” 

Violinist Mina Lavcheva, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, has appeared as a soloist, chamber, and orchestra player throughout Europe and North America. She is a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) and Rhode Island Philharmonic, where she has served as acting concertmaster on numerous occasions. Mina has also s appeared with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Arcadia Players, and Odyssey Opera, to name a few. As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Newport Music Festival, with the Zograf String Quartet, and enjoys frequent performances with Castle of our Skins.  

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