College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

‘Beethoven Forever’ Chamber Music

Charleston Music Fest (CMF), part of the College of Charleston’s CofC Concerts series, will present a night of intimate chamber music on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Anna Rabinova (violin) of the New York Philharmonic will share the stage with College of Charleston faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano). Having performed together for over 15 years, former Moscow Conservatory classmates Rabinova and Khoma, along with fellow alumnus Vynnytsky, will share with Charleston their love of works by Ludwig van Beethoven. The program titled “Beethoven Forever” will include Trio Op.1 No.1 for violin, cello and piano and the Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, also known as the Archduke Trio.

Khoma, the artistic director of CMF, says, “To play Archduke Trio is the most purifying and uplifting artistic experience for me, and I am so excited to perform with Volodymyr and Anna again.”

DETAILS: Charleston Music Fest presents intimate chamber music concerts featuring College of Charleston faculty, and local and international artists. The performance on Thursday, March 3rd will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. General admission is $25 and $15 for all students. Purchase tickets online, by emailing, or by calling (843) 953-6575, or at the door. 

The Khoma-Vynnytsky duo is a unique team of two virtuoso soloists from the same city and with a similar background. Both were born in Lviv, Ukraine and studied at the Moscow Conservatory, and each have won distinguished International Competitions. They have appeared individually and as a duo with major orchestras and premier chamber music series throughout the United States and Europe.

Violinist Anna Rabinova performs nationally and internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and recording artist. She joined the New York Philharmonic in 1994, two years after arriving in the United States from her native Russia; in the 2008–09 season she was a soloist with the Orchestra in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, led by Lorin Maazel.

Born in Moscow, Rabinova performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’s Violin Concerto, and Paganini’s Violin Concerto with the Moscow State Symphony at the age of 13. She later studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Leonid Kogan and Igor Bezrodnyi. She was a first-prize winner at the 16th International Violin Competition in Belgrade, in addition to winning the Bach International Competition in Leipzig, Germany, and the 1993 Concerto Competition at The Juilliard School. 

Rabinova has taught at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, the Manhattan School of Music, and LaGuardia High School, in addition to giving master classes in the U.S. and abroad.

Full bio information on each artist:

Natalia Khoma, CMF Artistic Director and Cellist 

Anna Rabinova, Violin

Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Piano

Watch a video of Rabinova in concert.

Watch a video of Khoma and Vynnytsky in concert.