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Home of Susan & Avery Fisher
New York City, New York
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 7:00 PM
It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome the members of iPalpati Artists International and invited guests into our home. These special events are significant in that they represent chosen young musicians who exemplify the caliber of gifted artists from around the world and are supported financially and artistically by iPalpati. Bravo!
- Susan and Charles Avery Fisher
Presenter: iPalpiti Artists International
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Amirov: Mugham Poem
Ensemble: Azer Damirov, violin; Michael Davidman, piano
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Ensemble: Samuel Nebyu, violin; Michael Davidman, piano
An afternoon of thrilling opera arias and brilliant piano works with nineteen year old vocal phenomenon Charles Buttigieg, baritone from Malta and returning virtuoso pianist Michael Davidman share an afternoon of musical delights.

TICKETS $75

Michael started piano at age five in Greenwich House Music School ,then from 2005-2015 piano performance with Efrem Briskin at Manhattan School of Music precollege and conducting in the college division from 2013-2015. He completed his Bachelor’s degree with Robert McDonald at The Curtis Institute of Music and in the fall of 2019, Michael began his Master of Music degree studies at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal and Stephen Hough.


Michael completed the four-year scholarship program with The Chopin Foundation of the United States, awarded Gina Bachauer and Theodora J. Nichols Piano Scholarships from Juilliard and from The Manhattan School of Music: The Constance Keene Piano Award, Rosetta Goodkind Scholarship, and The Dianne Danese Flagello Scholarship.


As soloist, he has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphonicity, Monterey Symphony, Millikin-Decatur Symphony, West Point Orchestra, Ithaca College Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and the Doctor’s Orchestra of NY amongst others.


He has appeared on Philadelphia WHYY "On Stage at Curtis", NPR’s “From the Top” and has been a frequent performer on New York WQXR’s “Young Artist Showcase” with host Robert Sherman. Michael has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Sandler Center, Field Concert Hall, The Music Shed, Hahn Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, DiMenna Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Hall and recitals in Italy, Spain, and Russia.


An opera enthusiast, Michael has accompanied opera singers since early childhood during opera night at a local New York City restaurant and enjoys sharing historical opera recordings on his YouTube channel with many subscribers.


Charles Buttigieg, 20 year old baritone from Gozo, Malta started singing at an early age and joined the Chorus Urbanus under the direction of John Galea in 2011. He has been studying Voice since then with Juliette Bisazza from Te Royal College of Music, London. Charles has attended the Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival in Caltagirone where he was chosen by Jack Li Vigni to perform La bohème in Teatro Eschillo, Gela and in Agrigento. Currently, Charles is studying at the famed The Curtis Institute of Music with Patricia McCaffrey. Charles recently was featured at a private fundraising concert in New York City, with Metropolitan chair Ann Ziff, Renee Fleming and Dolora Zajick. At Curtis he has performed the roles of Masetto in Don Giovanni, Mr. Fogg in Sweeney Todd and Spirit in Dido and Aeneas.
Mozart: "Deh, vieni alla finestra" from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Donizetti: La Favorita, Vien Leonora...De nemici tuoi
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Gounod: Avant de quitter ce lieux
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Rossini: Barbiere: Largo al factotum
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Granados: Goyescas: Los Requiebros
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Verdi: La Traviata: Di Provenza il mar
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Cardillo: Core 'ngrato
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
De Curtis: Non ti scordar di me
Ensemble: Charles Buttigieg, Baritone; Michael Davidman, piano
Gershwin: Gershwin: Wild-Gershwin Virtuoso Etude No. 6, "I Got Rhythm", arranged for piano by Earl Wild
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Dobbs Ferry Library
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 4:00 PM
Presenter: The International Academy of Music
Godowsky: Symphonic metamorphosis of Johann Strauss's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltzes
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Puccini: “Visse d’arte” from Tosca; transcription by Michael Davidman
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Greenwich House
New York City, New York
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Steven Palitz
Godowsky: Symphonic metamorphosis of Johann Strauss's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltzes
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Granados: Los Requiebros, from Goyescas, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Puccini: “Visse d’arte” from Tosca; transcription by Michael Davidman
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
New York City, New York
Sunday, 15 December 2019 - 3:00 PM
One East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 744-1400

Admission to each concert is free and open to the public.
Presenter: Stecher & Horowitz Foundation
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Godowsky: Symphonic metamorphosis of Johann Strauss's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltzes
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
The Juilliard School: Morse Hall
New York City, New York
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 7:30 PM
Free; no tickets required
Presenter: Juilliard School
Chausson: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in A major, Op. 30
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Michael Davidman, piano; Ensemble TBD
The Juilliard School: Morse Hall
New York City, New York
Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 5:00 PM
Presenter: Juilliard School
Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Samuel DeCaprio, cello; Michael Davidman, piano
Riverside Church
New York City, New York
Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Ok-Ja Lim, Soprano
Program TBA
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
The Juilliard School: Paul Hall
New York City, New York
Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 7:30 PM
The annual Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Piano Scholarship Competition is always shared by two winners; Bachelors and Masters degree candidates. Both pianists receive full scholarship, media coverage and a recital in Juilliard's Paul Hall which is recorded and aired later on WQXR, The McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase with host Robert Sherman. The 2019 winners are pianists Michael Davidman (MM) and Jaeden Laramie Izik Dzurko (BM). They will perform solo pieces and also Ernesto Nazareth's Elegantíssima e Apanhei-te cavaquinho, transcription for two pianos by Radamés Gnattali.

Located in: Lincoln Center Theater
Address: 155 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 769-7406

Free - no tickets required

Michael Davidman enters Juilliard’s master’s program this fall and will study with Jerome Lowenthal and Stephen Hough. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Robert McDonald, also a member of Juilliard’s faculty. As a soloist, Davidman has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphonicity, Monterey Symphony, West Point Orchestra, Ithaca College Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and Doctor’s Orchestral Society of New York, among others. He completed his fourth and final year of the Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship program. Some of his performances have been featured on WHYY, WWFM, NPR, and WQXR, and he was selected to perform in the 2010 Lang Lang master class at Manhattan School of Music.



Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Jaeden Laramie Izik-Dzurko was the grand award winner at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ national competition. Most recently, he won third prize and the Peter Takács Classical Sonata award at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Now completing his bachelor’s degree at Juilliard, where he studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky, he has performed as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Lions Gate Sinfonia, and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. A passionate advocate for Canadian music, he has been recognized at several competitions for his insightful interpretations of Canadian compositions.
The concert will be broadcast on the McGraw Family Young Artists Showcase on WQXR at a later date.
Presenter: Juilliard School
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (1931); I. Allegro agitato
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Granados: Los Requiebros, from Goyescas, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Chopin: Etude Op.25, No. 11 "Winter Wind"
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Saturday, 10 August 2019 - 8:00 PM
Concerto Night!
Saturday, August 10 • 8:00PM • Music Shed

VIVALDI
VIVALDI
BACH
VIVALDI
MOZART Concerto for Violin, Two Oboes, Bassoon, and Two Horns
Concerto for Two Cellos
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Concerto for Four Violins
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K 414
We close our Chamber Music Series by showcasing the Norfolk Faculty and Fellows with a program of concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart. Join us for this celebratory program of virtuosic playing by Norfolk Fellows and Faculty alike.

William Purvis horn, Melvin Chen violin,
Ani Kavafian violin, Ole Akahoshi cello,
Gilbert Kalish piano, with Norfolk Festival Fellows

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 19-35), and Kids Come Free! (under 19)
Presenter: Yale University School of Music
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Two Oboes, Bassoon, and Two Horns
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Michael will play Harpsichord on this piece
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Saturday, 10 August 2019 - 10:30 AM
Presenters: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Yale University School of Music
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge for Piano 4 hands in B flat major, Op. 134
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Hilda Huang, piano; Michael Davidman, piano
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenters: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Yale University School of Music
Poulenc: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn, Op. 100
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Emma Resmini, flute; Sarrah Bushara, oboe; Ziqi Yue, clarinet; Andrew Sledge, bassoon; Michael Davidman, piano
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 7:30 PM
August 7 | with David Shifrin clarinet
Poulenc: from Sextet for Winds and Piano
Mendelssohn: from String Quartet in D Major, Op 44, No. 1 (arranged for brass quintet)
Presenters: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Yale University School of Music
Poulenc: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn, Op. 100
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 7:30 PM
Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Haerim Oh, violin; Clare Bradford, cello; Michael Davidman, piano
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Saturday, 27 July 2019 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Schumann: Romances (3) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Daniel Ching, violin; Michael Davidman, piano
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Norfolk, Connecticut
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 8:00 PM
Schoenfield: Café Music
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro Six Hands
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Schoenfield: Café Music
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Haerim Oh, violin; Clare Bradford, cello; Michael Davidman, piano
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Friday, 12 July 2019 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Additional artists to be Announced
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate: Music Shed
Norfolk, Connecticut
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7
Artist: Michael Davidman (Piano)
Ensemble: Additional artists to be Announced
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Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27, no. 2
Chopin: Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, op. 68, no. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor
Chopin: Andante spianato et grand polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 for Piano, S 514 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt: Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, op. 67, no. 4
Puccini: Tosca: "Vissi d'Arte"
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
Granados: Goyescas: Los Requiebros
Franck: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Rachmaninov: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Chopin: Etude Op.25, No. 11 "Winter Wind"

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