ALEXANDER KOBRIN, BORIS ABRAMOV, EVGENY THONKA // DEC 2, 2017

ALEXANDER KOBRIN, BORIS ABRAMOV, EVGENY THONKA // DEC 2, 2017

6:30pm - Reception includes wine and canapés
7:30pm - Concert

OWLWOOD | 141 S. Carolwood Drive | Los Angeles 90077
ENTRANCE AT 10010 SUNSET BLVD. 

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Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Beethoven and Schubert

Do they have anything in common?

Indeed, they are quite busy in the afterlife! But there’s no place like home, and Owlwood is where these cultural icons had regularly expressed their passions for art and life, itself.

Built in 1936, the Owlwood estate of Holmby Hills is the fabled mansion that has no equal in the City of Angels. Frequented by Marilyn and once owned by Tony Curtis, and even Sonny & Cher, many a night were spent at Owlwood exploring, experimenting and defning Los Angeles history. 

While their late night deeds and discussions may never be known to the living, we invite you to feel their presence and ruminate on the happenings at Owlwood for K17's third concert in its 2017-18 season. 

Performing works of Beethoven and Schubert will be Van Cliburn Competition winner, Alexander Kobrin; Professor of Violin at Columbus State University, Boris Abramov; and co-founder of K17 Music Evgeny Tonkha. 

TAMAKI KAWAKUBO // FEB 10TH, 2018

TAMAKI KAWAKUBO // FEB 10TH, 2018

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WINKLER KELLERER // OCT 22, 2017

WINKLER KELLERER // OCT 22, 2017

Austrian born Georg Winkler (clarinet) and Hubert Kellerer (accordion) traverse a powerful as well as sensitive course between stylized Klezmer music to mixed forms (jazz and classic-modern) to traditional Klezmer. Their repotoire includes wide ranging works from Stravinsky, Schulhoff, Bloch, Tansman and beyond. Balancing between the joy, sadness and sensuality of life, a unique set of virtuosic sound paintings emerge - wild, tender, crazy, cheeky, witty, spherical.

5:30 PM Wine and light bites served
6PM Concert

2515 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Yoni Schwartz - Homeowner and Host

Originally built in 1936, the concert's venue was discovered in 2016 by Yoni Schwartz. Leveraging his design-build talent, Yoni overcame a particular challenge in dealing with a dated, tired and lifeless Los Feliz hilltop property. Rather than razing the structure, as is so common in LA’s haste to make waste, Yoni meticulously implemented a total rebirth to the existing home, preserving much of the property’s natural geography and his neighbors’ sanity at the same time. A very special thanks to Mercer Vine for providing access to this evening’s concert venue. A luxury real estate company headquartered in Los Angeles, Mercer Vine thinks very much outside the box, providing real estate solutions that are centered around the synergy between designers, architects, developers and artists. We couldn’t think of a better philosophy to pair with the cultural pledge that K17 provides to the city of Los Angeles.

DAVID LISKER, CARRIE DENNIS, ANTON SMIRNOV, EVGENY TONKHA // SEPT 9TH, 2017

DAVID LISKER, CARRIE DENNIS, ANTON SMIRNOV, EVGENY TONKHA // SEPT 9TH, 2017

SEASON OPENING
Sat, September 9th, 2017, 7:30 PM

Brahms - Piano quartet N 1 op 10
Piazzolla - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Drubich - World premier deducted to "K17" concert series 

David Lisker - Violin
Carrie Dennis - Viola
Anton Smirnov - Piano
Evgeny Tonkha - Cello

 

HAIK KAZAZYAN & ALEX SLOBODIANIK // JAN 28, 2017

HAIK KAZAZYAN & ALEX SLOBODIANIK // JAN 28, 2017

Sat, January 28, 2017, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Marina's residence
4252 Mooncrest Place
Encino, CA 91436

K17 @ FFMF // DEC 11, 2016

K17 @ FFMF // DEC 11, 2016

K17 is proud to present the first concert of the season, featuring outstanding artists Boris Allakhverdyan (Clarinet), Alissa Margulis (Violin), Alexander Bouzlov (Cello), Andrey Baranov (Violin), Stefan Smith (Viola) and Evgeny Tonkha (Cello).

Program: 
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski - String Sextet in D minor "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70

In collaboration with the prestigious "Far From Moscow Festival", the concert is taking place on December 11th at 6PM at the Jan Popper Theatre/UCLA.

Sun, December 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Jan Popper Theatre/UCLA
445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095

GIOVANNI SOLLIMA // MAY 22, 2016

GIOVANNI SOLLIMA // MAY 22, 2016

Join us on May 22 for a rare opportunity to hear Italian cellist-composer Giovanni Sollima as he makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles. Sollima is an enigmatic musician, very diverse in his music style and interests. His art appeals to a wide range from classical connoisseurs to "metal-heads".

Here is a short video of Giovanni perfoming.

"He makes me look like a pussycat!" said Ma, 54, sounding proud and almost relieved. "He's very elusive. He goes silent for months at a time. You just can't find him. He's a supervirtuoso of the cello. He studied with [the eminent] Antonio Janigro but plays like a jazz musician and is part performance artist. He has no fear, and that's unusual in the classical world - we're all terrified of wrong notes." – Yo-Yo Ma, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sun, May 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

9601 Oak Pass Rd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

ASTONISHING TALENTS IN SPRING // APRIL 16, 2016

ASTONISHING TALENTS IN SPRING // APRIL 16, 2016

We are happy to anounce our next event - a unique combination of spectacular talents - Delaram Kemareh (soprano), Asya Sorshneva (violin), Evgeny Tonkha (cello) and Steven Vanhauwaert (piano). Musicians will be performing music by Vivaldi, Bach, Schostakovitch.

In conclusion, our program will showcase contemporary pieces written by two LA-based composers: Anna Drubich and David Lefkowitz. A great friend of K17, UCLA professor David Lefkowitz generously opens his beautiful house and hosts this event on April the 16th 2016, 7:00PM.

David Lefkowitz's Residence
1600 Pandora Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

 

 

VADYM KHODOLENKO & BORIS ANDRIANOV // FEB 28, 2016

VADYM KHODOLENKO & BORIS ANDRIANOV // FEB 28, 2016

We are pleased to announce our first performance of the series, with amazing talent - two incredible musicians: Vadym Kholodenko (piano) and Boris Andrianov (cello).
Vadym Kholodenko is a Van Klibern competition winner while Boris Andrianov is a Tchaikovsky and Rostropovich competitions laureate.
These two extraordinary musicians will showcase music of Beethoven, Chopin, Skriabin, Piazzolla and Schnittke.

Sun, February 28, 2016 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

Marina's residence
4252 Mooncrest Place
Encino, CA 91436

RASKIN & FLEISCHMANN // OCT 24, 2015

RASKIN & FLEISCHMANN // OCT 24, 2015

The 2015-2016 season highlights our debut project, "Wandering Stars", where in each performance we will expose the talents of K17 amid a spectacular residence in the Los Angeles area.

For our October 24th season openingm we are happy to present you a brilliant violin-piano duo from Austria: Raskin & Fleischmann

Johannes Fleischmann and Philippe Raskin met in August 2009 during the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades. A year later they gave their first performance together, collaborating as a duo in Vienna and since then have performed many concerts in Europe, Africa and South America. Raskin & Fleischmann are supported by many well known musicians and pedagogic figures including Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Evgenia Epshtein (Aviv Quartet), Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Marta Gulyas, Erich Höbarth (Quatuor Mosaïque), Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Andras Keller (Keller Quartet) and Peter Nagy.

The concert program will include works by Mozart, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Schoenberg.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 6:45 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

The Mandabach Residence
1158 North Chautauqua
Pacific Palisades , California 90272

GILLES APAP // APR 25, 2015

GILLES APAP // APR 25, 2015

We would like to announce our next event of the series: a world renowned violinist, Gilles Apap, will appear in L.A. with an exclusive recital in Frankel Hall on April 25. He will be accompanied by Anastasya Terenkova, an amazing Paris-based Russian pianist and winner of several international competitions. 
Hailed by Yehudi Menuhin as a true violinist of the 21st Century, Gilles Apap is in demand around the world. Among the orchestras he has performed with are Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. 

The program presents pieces by Ravel, De Falla, Mendelssohn, as well as a world premiere - a new piece by a Los Angeles-based award-winning Spanish composer Juan J. Colomer.  This piece for cello will be performed by the host of the event Evgeny Tonkha.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6:45 PM to 10:15 PM (PDT)

Frankel Hall
9601 Oak Pass Rd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

ALEXANDER KOBRIN // FEB 28, 2015

ALEXANDER KOBRIN // FEB 28, 2015

please join us for an exclusive L.A. recital by brilliant pianist, Gold medal Winner at the Van Cliburn International Piano competition  Alexander Kobrin.

Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin has placed himself at the forefront of today's performing musicians. His prize winning performances have been praised for their brilliant technique, musicality, and emotional engagement with the audience. The New York Times has written the Mr. Kobrin was a “fastidious guide” to Schumann’s “otherworldly visions, pointing out hunters, flowers, haunted corners and friendly bowers, all captured in richly characterized vignettes.”

Alexander Kobrin presents works by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninov.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PST)

Frankel Hall
9601 Oak Pass Rd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 

 

DAVID GERINGAS // OCT 25, 2014

DAVID GERINGAS // OCT 25, 2014

On October 25th at 7:30pm at Frankel Hall on a hilltop in Beverly Hills, the great Lithuanian/German cellist, and famous teacher,professor David Geringas will play his only public recital of the season, and then meets the audience at a reception after.
David, who was inspired and taught by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich and who has become on of the most important cello teachers of his generation, with a host of students who have gone on to distinguished professional careers as soloists, section leaders and orchestral players in addition to being an extraordinary cellist himself, will play music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Debussy, Śenderovas, Drubich etc.
Cellist Evgeny Tonkha, his former student will join Professor Geringas for several pieces of music for two cellos including one of the most beautiful slow movements Handel ever wrote.
It will be something very special.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 10:45 PM (PDT)

Frankel Hall 
9601 Oak Pass Rd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

MOZART ON A TENNIS COURT // DEC 14, 2013

MOZART ON A TENNIS COURT // DEC 14, 2013

Enjoy an afternoon of feasting for all of your senses.  The music of Vivaldi, Mozart and Drubich will serenade you as you take in the gorgeous scenery, delight your pallete with exotic wines and feast your eyes on gorgeous pieces of art. Uniquely combining, world class musicians, artists and wines, this event will surely appeal to your inner artist.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Paula Hochhalter's Concert Venue
5210 Collier Pl
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles, CA 91364