November 20-21, 2021
Conductor: Martin Majkut
George Li, Piano
John Adams - The Chairman Dances
Ravel - Piano Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), Martin Majkut graduated from the State Conservatory and served as Assistant Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic while earning his Ph.D. in conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts. Mr. Majkut came to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar and earned a D.M.A., his second doctorate at the University of Arizona. He also studied with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and Salvador Mas Conde at the Wiener Meisterkurse in Vienna, Austria. Maestro Majkut is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York. Performing in a variety of ethnically diverse communities, the orchestra has expanded its season and quickly gained popularity in the dynamic borough of 2.35 million people. He has also been serving as Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony (RVS) in Ashland, Oregon since 2010.
Mr. Majkut will be joined by guest soloist, George Li. Silver medalist in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and winner of the prestigious XIV Concours International Grand Prix Animato 2014 Paris, Mr. Li is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists. His astonishing technique, distinctive tonal quality, and exceptional musicality have earned him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide for his solo recitals, orchestral collaborations, and chamber music performances.