A violin and piano recital to support Ukraine


Sep 16, 2022 6:30 PM


skylight gallery


Salmagundi Program Committee


Open to the public
Up to 100 seats
$20 | Suggested donation
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Proceeds will be donated to the following charity:

A husband and wife duo presents an exciting selection of miniatures by Eastern European composers!


Bohuslav Martinů (Czechia, 1890-1959) – Five Madrigal Stanzas

Sergei Bortkiewicz (Ukraine, 1877-1952) Four pieces: Album Leaf, Waltz, Meditation, España

Béla Bartók (Hungary, 1881-1945) – Romanian Folk Dances, arr. Z. Székely

Lilia Bigeeva (Ukraine, b. 1958) – Inspiration

Andrii Didorenko (Ukraine, b. 1974) – Amusements Volume 3

  1. Brain Teaser
  2. Echoes of the Storm
  3. Aflame
  4. Danse Macabre
  5. The Same River Twice
  6. Non-perpetual Motion

Andrii Didorenko (Ukraine, b. 1974) – Postcards from Ukraine (Suite in 6 movements)

A New York-based violinist and composer Andy Didorenko was born in Dnipro, Ukraine, to a family of professional violinists. Andy took his first violin lessons with his parents and made his debut with an orchestra at the age of 10. He earned his graduate and postgraduate degrees from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and appeared as a soloist with Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra. From 1999 to 2004, Andy lived in Taiwan where he taught, performed, and debuted as a composer. Since moving to New York in 2006, Andy performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Most of his works have been premiered, published, and recorded in the US; among his compositions are virtuoso pieces for solo violin, a double concerto, various chamber works, and student pieces.

A Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory graduate, Yuliya Basis is a sought-after collaborative pianist and educator. She has appeared in recitals at numerous New York City venues as well as abroad, and serves on the piano faculty of the United Nations International School and the British International School. Yuliya and Andy formed their violin and piano duo in 2002. Since then, they have performed in the US, Taiwan, Russia, and Ukraine, and released two albums, Go 4 Sonatas (2008) and Intervals (2013), featuring Andy’s classical works. They have also toured with Andy’s contemporary rock fusion ensemble, Lost World Band, which has released several critically acclaimed albums.