The 10th annual Summer Noontime Concert series continues on Monday, August 12 with a recital by New York-based duo of violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes. The program includes music by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
Praised by the Ibla (Italy) Grand Prize Competition for her “remarkably precise and honest playing, with no artificial effects,” Akiko Kobayashi is an enthusiastic solo and chamber music player, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Yonkers Philharmonic, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and the Berkshires International Festival Orchestra.
Pianist Eric Siepkes made his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York. He has performed in master classes for Richard Goode, Angela Hewitt, Natalya Antonova, and has performed in chamber music master classes for London Baroque, the Avalon String Quartet, and the Eroica Trio.
The concert begins at noon and lasts 45 minutes. Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome. Audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the concert - St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies.