New Season Begins Oct 7th at the Ukrainian Embassy

We hope that you are having a great summer. The new season will begin on October 7th at the Ukrainian Embassy and we have a wonderful lineup of concerts in store for you.

We will add on more concerts for the spring, so watch our website.

You may order online or call us at (202) 625- 2361. The sooner you order, the better the chance to guarantee your seats.

We welcome your tax-exempt contributions to The Embassy Series. Thee contributions enable us to present the very best artists and venues.

If you are interested in the Uzbek Embassy concert on November 11th, please call us.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to greeting you in the fall.

Warmly, Jerome Barry, Director/Founder, The Embassy Series-


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  Ivakhiv-Gadeliya Duo
  Friday 10/07  Get Tickets

The dynamic Ivakhiv-Gadeliya Duo has performed in venues and festivals across the US to high critical acclaim, including the MATI Series at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City, the Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music, Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C., and at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC. Comprised of violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv and pianist Angelina Gadeliya, the duo has been hailed for its “contemplative and sophisticated” playing. Collaborations have included artists such as members of the Emerson Quartet, members of the New York Philharmonic, pianist Gilbert Kalish, and violinists Ani Kavafian and Pamela Frank. $90 until September 15th; $95 thereafter. Buffet/wine

  Nilko Guarin
  Thursday 10/20  Get Tickets

Classical Guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarin has been praised as an “electrifying performer for his powerful stage presence and spontaneity that grows irresistible”. Since his Carnegie hall debut in 2009 performing with the “Azlo Orchestra,” Mélanie Genin, a native of France, arrived on the New York’s scene after having performed extensively in Paris and throughout Europe. She was noted as a “singular harp virtuoso, with an exquisitely sensitive playing” (Epoch Times) after her recent debut at Carnegie Hall in the International Shining Star series, and as a “very promising soloist to follow” (Classic info) at the Festival des Flâneries, France. Program: Debussy, Franck, Poulenc, Satie, Uribe-Holguin. Buffet/wine/inc.valet parking $150

  Cimbalom Duo
  Wednesday 10/26  Get Tickets

EMBASSY OF HUNGARY: Cimbalom duo is a summit meeting of two master cimbalom players who, over the past few decades in their separate careers, have done more to raise the global profile of this emblematic Hungarian instrument than anyone else. Kálmán Sándor Balogh has enjoyed a multi-faceted career, collaborating with many well-known Hungarian bands, touring the world as leader of his own ensemble and as a soloist. Miklós Lukács has made a reputation as a virtuoso in the worlds of contemporary classical music, performing with leading European orchestras, as well as in the jazz sphere, collaborating with luminaries. Together they take their cross-genre experiences and shared knowledge of Hungarian traditional music to a new level of virtuosity. Buffet reception- $90/Ample parking on street.

  Levon Ambartsumian
  Wednesday 11/02  Get Tickets

Embassy of Armenia: Levon Ambartsumian studied in the Moscow Gnessin Music School and then in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Two years later he was a prizewinner of the Montreal International Competition, and in 1981 he won the All-Union Violin Competition in Riga. Levon Ambartsumian was distinguished as Honored Artist of Armenia in 1988 and Honored Artist of Russia in 1997. Mr. Rivkin has recorded for A-RAM and Melodiya labels in Russia, Sintez records of Latvia, and in the United States, ACA Recordings. “Treat yourself to this fine rendition,” wrote Fanfare magazine about his recording of Tchaikovsky’s G major Piano Sonata and The Seasons, adding that Rivkin brings out the best of this music. Program: Schubert, Brahms and Armenian composers. Buffet/wine/parking on street- $95

  Nadir Khashimov
  Friday 11/11  Get Tickets

Nadir Khashimov’s expressive and charismatic style has made him one of the most accomplished and versatile violinists on the international music scene today. In 2006 at the age of just 16, Mr. Khashimov has won the 2nd prize at the prestigious Paganini Competition in Moscow. After which, he has won major competitions such as Sarasate in Spain, George Enescu in Romania, Washington International in US. Regarded by the press as a masterful virtuoso with a powerful and touching tone, Mr. Khashimov has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra. Program: Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Ysaÿe, Yudakjov, Sarasate Reception: Buffet/wine/valet parking. Call (202)-625-2361 for information.

  Darwin Noguera
  Friday 11/18  Get Tickets

Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:30pm With 3 albums as a leader, frequently commissioned works, many recordings as a sideman, and performances across the United States and Central America, Darwin Noguera is considered to be a rising star in the new generation of pianists in the Jazz & Latin idioms. Now based out of New York City, he draws from a range of influences including Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez, Bill Evans, Chucho Valdes & Bach. Darwin was born in Managua, Nicaragua. He moves through musical styles like a fish in water, employing equal prowess in composition, Jazz and Latin music. Darwin has worked with NEA Jazz Masters such as Roy Haynes and Paquito D’Rivera, and legends such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Steve Turre, Howard Levy, Brian Lynch, Bobby Sanabria, John Benitez, Joel Frahm. Buffet reception/wine- $110

  Itamar Zorman
  Thursday 12/01  Get Tickets

The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, Itamar Zorman was also joint winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Other competition successes include first prize at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg and the Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition in April 2010. As a soloist, Itamar Zorman has appeared with, among others, the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, Het Gelders Orkest in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Tokyo Symphony in Japan’s Suntory Hall, as well as the Jerusalem Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Philharmonie Baden Baden, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya. Program: Ben-Haim, Granados, Schubert, Ravel. Reception/wine- $75

  Virgil Boutellis-Taft
  Thursday 12/08  Get Tickets

EMBASSY OF ROMANIA: In 2010, Virgil Boutellis- Taft was awarded the First Prize “Solistische StreicherInnen” ISA Inter-national Competition and was invited to play at the Cultural Radio (ORF) in Vienna. His concerts as a soloist and chamber musician have led him through Europe and the United States. Pianist Angela Draghicescu, a native of Romania, has toured globally as a duo and chamber music pianist in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, George Enescu Philharmonic in Romania, Rudolfinium Auditorium in Prague, Mahidon Auditorium in Thailand, Hindemith Institute in Switzerland and other venues in France, Hungary and Norway. $95/buffet reception.

  Daniel Lebhardt
  Friday 04/21  Get Tickets

23-year-old Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt has impressed audiences and critics alike with his thoughtful interpretations and outstanding virtuosity. Mr. Lebhardt won First Prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists Auditions in Paris, and then won YCA’s International Auditions in New York, where he was also awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and four concert prizes. Among his many other accolades, Mr. Lebhardt won First Prize at the Russian Music International Piano Competition in California, First Prize at the Citta di Gorizia International Piano Competition in Italy, First Prize at the Kosice International Piano Competition in Slovakia, and First Prize at the Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition in Romania. Buffet reception/wine/drinks- $100

  Zofo Duo
  Thursday 04/27  Get Tickets

SWISS AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE: Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists EVA-MARIA ZIMMERMANN and KEISUKE NAKAGOSHI – ZOFO – have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. This GRAMMY-nominated, prize-winning Steinway Artist Ensemble – one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets – is blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year. Reception/wine/ parking at embassy or on the street $110.

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