Biography Joseph Kalichstein

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Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, born in Tel Aviv in 1946, came to the United States in 1962. He studied piano with Joshua Shor in Israel and Edward Steuermann and Ilona Kabos at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1967, two years prior to gaining a master's degree at Juilliard, he made his New York recital debut and won the Young Concert Artists' Award. In 1968 he appeared on national television in his first guest appearance with the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. He then took first prize--unanimously awarded by a jury that included George Szell, Rudolf Serkin, and William Steinberg--in the 1969 Leventritt Competition. In 1970 he made his debut with the London Symphony under André Previn.

Kalichstein has worked with many artists over the course of his career. Among them are violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, with whom Kalichstein performed regularly for approximately five years before the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio was officially formed in 1981. He continues to perform in music capitals the world over as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to perform on its own but is sometimes joined by other players, either individuals or ensembles like the Guarneri or Emerson String Quartet.

Mr. Kalichstein has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnányi, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, George Szell, and Erich Leinsdorf. His orchestral engagements have included performances with the Boston, Chicago, London, and Vienna Symphony Orchestras; the Berlin, London, and New York Philharmonics; the Cleveland Orchestra; and the English, Scottish, Franz Liszt, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras. He has been enthusiastically received at the Helsinki, Edinburgh, Aspen, Prague, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Salzburg, and Verbier Festivals.

In 1997, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts appointed Kalichstein Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music and Artistic Director of the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. Under his tutelage the Kennedy Center has produced chamber music festivals with specific themes, such as the music of Brahms and Beethoven, or the history of the piano.

Kalichstein has been a frequent chamber music coach, and, since 1983, a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School. In 2003 he was appointed to Juilliard's newly established Edwin S. and Nancy A. Marks Chair in Chamber Music Studies.

Kalichstein's recordings, reflecting the broad scope of his concert repertoire, include standard works of the nineteenth century as well as less familiar compositions of recent vintage, such as Piano Concerto (1986), by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

Discography

1969

Vanguard VCS 10048

Prokofiev, Sergei.
   Sonata for Piano no 9 in C major, Op. 103.
Bartók, Béla.
   Rondos on Slovak folktunes for Piano, Sz 84.
   Allegro barbaro for Piano, Sz 49.

Reissue: Vanguard Classics SVC-121 (1999)

1971

RCA Red Seal LSC 3239
London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn, conductor.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.
   Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25.
   Fantasia for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 28, "Sonate écossaise."
   Variations sérieuses for Piano in D minor, Op. 54.

1974

Library of Congress Music Division concert, 1974-03-22
Daniel Heifetz, violin ; Joseph Kalichstein, piano.

Bach, Johann Sebastian.
   Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014.
Prokofiev, Sergey.
   Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis.
Brahms, Johannes.
   Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108.

1978

Nonesuch Records H-71370
Sergiu Luca, violin.

Schubert, Franz.
   Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 "Rondo Brillant."
   Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op. 137 no 1.
   Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159.

1983

Vox Cum Laude D-VCL 9040
Jamie Laredo, violin; Sharon Robinson, violincello.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66.

1987

Nimbus NI 5112
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jamie Laredo, conductor.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.
   Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave."
   Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25.
   Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40.

Reissue: Nimbus 1765 (1997)

Innovative Music Projucts PCD 874
Jaime Laredo, violin ; Sharon Robinson, cello.

Beethoven, Ludwig van.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke."
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 11 in G major, Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations."

1990

Audiofon 72028

Bach, Carl Philipp Emmanuel.
   Cantabile from Sonata for Keyboard in B minor, Wq 55 no 3/H 245.
   Variations for Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 118 no 9/H 263 "Folie d'Espagne."
Schubert, Franz.
   Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959.
   Hungarian melody for Piano in B minor, D 817.
   Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
Brahms, Johannes.
   Pieces for Piano, Op. 119.
   Pieces for Piano, Op. 118.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.
   Fantasia for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 28, "Sonate écossaise."

1992

Chandos 6501
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor.
Jaime Laredo, violin. Sharon Robinson, cello.

Beethoven, Ludwig van.
   Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto."

1994

Vox Box 3029
Jaime Laredo, violin. Sharon Robinson, cello.

Dvorák, Antonín.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky."
Brahms, Johannes.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 .
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101.
Mendelssohn, Felix.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66.

1996

Arabesque 6676
Jaime Laredo, violin. Sharon Robinson, cello.

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe.
   Trio for Piano and Strings.
Pärt, Arvo.
   Adagio for Violin, Cello and Piano.
Kirchner, Leon.
   Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano no 2.
Silverman, Stanley.
   In Celebration.

2000

Arabesque 6736
Jaime Laredo, violin. Sharon Robinson, violoncello.

Ravel, Maurice.
   Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor.
   Sonata for Violin and Cello.
   Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major.
   Sonata Posthume for Violin and Piano.
   Mélodies hébraïques (2): no 1, Kaddisch .
   Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré.
   Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn.
   Pavane pour une infante défunte.
   Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso.
   Pièce en forme de Habañera.
   Le tombeau de Couperin: no 5, Menuet.
   Rapsodie espagnole: 2nd movement, Malagueña.
   Ma mère l'oye: Pavane de la belle au bois dormant.

Brilliant Classics 99653
Sharon Robinson, cello. Jaime Laredo, violin.

Brahms, Johannes.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87.

Reissue: Brilliant Classics 99800 (2003)

2002

Koch International Classics 7537
Florida State University Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor.
Sharon Robinson, cello. Jaime Laredo, violin.

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe.
   Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello "Triple."
   Concerto for Violin and Cello.
   Concerto for Piano.

2003

Arabesque 6758
Sharon Robinson, cello. Jaime Laredo, violin.

Beethoven, Ludwig van.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost."
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke."
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 44 "Variations on an Original Theme."
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 11 in G major, Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations."
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 no 2.

Arabesque 6765
Sharon Robinson, cello. Jaime Laredo, violin.

Beethoven, Ludwig van.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 no 1.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 1 no 2.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 1 no 3.
   Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11.
   Trio for Piano and Strings no 8 in B flat major, WoO 39.


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