Lately my concert-going activities seem to be limited to supporting performances of my students. This season, however, I was quite happy to catch a few performances by our Philadelphia-area PrivateLessons.com members. Last summer pianist Robert Durso ask if I knew a violinist that would be interested to perform Brahms sonatas. I suggested violinist Stephanie Jeong who just graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Aaron Rosand.
Just about a week ago I attended their concert at the Ethical Society in Philadelphia where the duo played sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms. In addition, some of Bob’s students performed on the same concert. In a pleasant surprise, our member pianist Brenna Berman was on the program performing Debussy selections.