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Music, GRoW

Feb 04

7:30 PM
Join us for an evening of chamber music with our Inaugural Grauman Fellow Artem Diaz Kolesov Fominyx and guest pianist Evelyn Leefeaturing Brahms' three violin sonatas. The two parts, violin and piano, beautifully imitate, echo and intertwine forming chamber unity with plenty of lyricism and virtuosity for both players. 

Kolesov, described by the Chicago Tribune as “a violinist of fine promise,” was born in Maloyaroslavetz, Russia, won international competitions in Tallin, Estonia, and Freiburg, Germany, among others, and performed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic at age fifteen.

Artem Diaz Kolesov Fominyx, violin
Evelyn Lee, piano


Join us at 6:30 PM for a pre-concert conversation with the artists moderated by Classical California KUSC's Brian Lauritzen. 


J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, "Regensonate"
     I. Vivace ma non troppo 
     II. Adagio – Più andante – Adagio
     III. Allegro molto moderato

J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 "Meistersinger"
     I. Allegro amabile
     II. Andante tranquillo
     III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)


J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
     I. Allegro 
     II. Adagio 
     III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 
     IV. Presto agitato


Running time: One hour and 40 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.


The Walter and Peggy Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music is made possible by the generosity of performing arts philanthropist and Wallis Ambassador Peggy Parker Grauman and her late husband, Walter Grauman. The Grauman Fellowship in Classical Music, the first-ever fellowship program at The Wallis and the first of its type in Los Angeles County, provides an annual Fellowship Award of $15,000 to advance the career of an exceptionally talented emerging classical pianist or strings musician based in Los Angeles.
The program is intended to support the Fellow during the transition from formal education and training to the professional music world. The Fellow is given an inside look at how classical music is programmed, how artists are selected, how shows are marketed, and the essential role of philanthropic support. In addition to receiving a $15,000 Fellowship award, the Grauman Fellow receives mentorship from The Wallis, including live performance opportunities, guidance related to successful auditioning, and the chance to meet with and learn from leading artists. The Fellow is also asked to plan and implement a community-based outreach project designed to promote awareness and appreciation of classical music in Los Angeles County. The Wallis announces the selection of a Grauman Fellow annually.

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