Grinberg Classical Salon Series – Romantic Treasures for Cello and Piano
SEBASTIAN STOGER, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano
BEETHOVEN – Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, op. 102, no. 1 (1815)
SCHUBERT – Sonata in A minor for arpeggione (cello) and piano, D. 821 (1824)
DVORAK – Polonaise in A Major for cello and piano (1879)
GRIEG – Sonata in A Minor for cello and piano, op. 36 (1882-83)
Registration is open to all Columbia University Club members.
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Dr. Yelena Grinberg is the founder and the artistic director of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – a unique series of intimate and enlightening home salon concerts on the Upper West Side, in which she has presented such renowned artists such as Jerome Lowenthal, Oxana Yablonskaya, Madeline Bruser, clarinetist Julian Milkis, mandolinist, Joyce Balint, and NYU’s Professor of Music, Dr. Michael Beckerman.
Born in Moscow, Dr. Grinberg began her professional piano studies at The Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children at the age of five. She came to the United States in 1992 and entered Juilliard’s Pre-College Division that same year. She has participated in numerous international festivals, including Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland, Oxford Philomusica in Oxford, England, International Music Festival in Puigcerda, Spain, and International Music Festival in Tours, France, where she performed with Moscow Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dmitry Yablonsky.
As a student of the prestigious Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard dual-degree program, she graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University summa cum laude, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. She holds both her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal and Oxana Yablonskaya, and, privately, with Richard Goode.