Jun 30, 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Portland
909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Andrea Tyniec, violin
Aleksandar Serdar, piano
Portland Civic Orchestra
Travis Hatton, conductor
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
ozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major "Jupiter"
Serdar Plays Shostakovich
Canadian violinist Andrea Tyniec performs Vaughan Williams The Lark on a rare Stradivari instrument. Cincinnati Competition gold medalist Aleksandar Serdar tackles one of Shostakovich's most approachable and joyful works. Mozart's famous symphony concludes the concert.
Aleksandar Serdar was born in 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated in 1988 from the “Art Academy of Novi Sad” and in 1992, he received his Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where he studied with Leon Fleisher for five years. Later he continued studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Academy of Santa Ceilia in Rome.
Aleksandar Serdar’s CD, released by EMI Classics in 1988, aroused strong interest from promoters and the press. His second double disc has been released in Louxembourg in December 2004. He has recorded recently a first CD for the Serbian discographic house PGP with Barock repertoire. His next release is Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 with Belgrade Radio Orchestra. Since 1999, Aleksandar Serdar has been a senior professor at the Academy for music in Belgrade and appears as a jury member at the national and international piano competitions. “Aleksandar Serdar is clearly [a] thoughtful musician with imagination and personality…” - Gramophone, February 1999.