Thu, Dec 30|
Beethoven & Brahms @ Bacchus
Join us as we welcome pianist Timothy Durkovic and cellist John Walz to the Bacchus stage for a pre-New Year's evening of Classical music, wine, and tapas.
Time & Location
Dec 30, 2021, 6:00 PM
Bacchus' Kitchen, 1384 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA
About the event
What are you doing New Year's Eve Eve?
Join us for an evening of Classical music and Tapas!
No cover charge - 2 item minimum (food and/or wine)
Doors at 6pm - performance begins at 7pm
Timothy Durkovic - Piano
John Walz - Cello
Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Major, Op. 69 Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro, ma non tanto
Scherzo, Allegro molto
Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace
Clair de Lune Claude Debussy
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 Johannes Brahms
Allegro non troppo
Allegretto quasi Menuetto
John Walz is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship.
A student of the legendary French cellist, Pierre Fournier, he has appeared as soloist with more than 300 symphony
orchestras on 4 continents, including the major symphonies of Los Angeles, London, Prague, and Munich – performing
with such esteemed conductors as Zubin Mehta, James Conlon, JoAnn Falletta, Paul Freeman, and Murry Sidlin. His
performances of 25 different concertos include both standard showcases and rarities like Martinu’s Concerto #1 and
William Schuman’s Song of Orfeus. In addition, he has had the honor of premiering works by many noted composers,
including John Williams.
Los Angeles based pianist, Timothy Durkovic, is an active soloist and chamber musician, collaborating regularly with some of world’s finest instrumentalists and vocalists including Lynn Harrell, Martin Chalifour, Andrew Sords, Helen Callus, Movses Pogossian, John Walz, Timothy Landauer, Richard O’Neil, Jonathan Mack, the Calder Quartet, the Miró Quartet, and the Casal Quartet among others. He is the Grand Prize Winner of the 1996 Los Angels Liszt Competition as
well as a winner of the Beverly Hills Auditions, the Carmel Music Society Competition, the 2001 San Diego Duo Piano Competition and the 2001 IBLA Grand Prize Duo Award (Sicily, Italy) with his duo partner Chie Nagatani, as well as the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award from the USC Thornton School of Music. He has served as the Director of Keyboard Studies at Long Beach City College as well as on the faculties of the Orange County High School of the Arts, the University of La Verne, and the USC Thornton School of Music. He also performs
regularly as part of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Tim makes regular appearances at Chamber Festivals both nationally and internationally, including the High Desert Chamber Music Festival in Bend, Oregon, the Festival BRAVISSIMO in Guatemala and ProMusica in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and has been featured as a headline entertainer on Crystal Cruises, Regent Cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises. His playing has been described as having great “sensitivity to colors” (Salt Lake City Tribune) and “effortless, with the music always in the forefront, and an overall effect…of music making that is too rarely heard.” (Frederick Swann). His CD recording “Gargoyles,” available on iTunes, received rave reviews as being “an incisive and exciting performance” from Lowell Lieberman, the title track’s composer himself. He has also performed and arranged music for advertising campaigns for clients such as Christina Aguilera and Dignity Health. Born and raised in Guatemala, Mr. Durkovic studied at the National Conservatory of Guatemala, the Juilliard School, Salem College and the USC Thornton School of Music.