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Dvorak - Romance in F Min Op. 11 Beethoven - Sonata No. 2 Op. 12 # 2 Allegro vivace Andante piu tosto allegretto Allegro piacevole Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza Intermission Brahms - Sonata no 1 in G Major Op. 78 Vivace ma non troppo Adagio - Piu andante - Adagio Allegro molto moderato Smetana - From My Homeland - 2 duets
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Sarita Uranovsky began playing the violin at age 7. Since her debut at the age of 15, she has appeared as soloist with various orchestras across the globe and in recital on stages worldwide. She has been Concertmaster of Orchestra Geminiani de Fallonica (Italy), the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of the Cape Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member and violinist of MONTAGE Music Society and can be heard performing regularly in groups around Boston including Boston Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, the Cantata Singers, BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project) and the Boston Pops.
Ms. Uranovsky can be heard on Montage Music Society's "Starry Night Project" released on MSR Classics and has recorded and broadcast for both the BBC and SABC. She performed regularly for Sir Yehudi Menuhin's "Live Music Now!" Scheme while in the United Kingdom and appeared as first violinist of the RSAMD Quartet in concert for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Princess Anne and at the church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields.
Ms. Uranovsky is the recipient of numerous awards including the Ellie Marx Memorial and Du Toit van Tonder Scholarships and was silver medalist and University of Natal Prize winner at the SASOL Music Competition (South Africa). She was awarded an Audrey Macklin Bursary (England) from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and won the prestigious Governors Recital Prize at the RSAMD as well as the Ian D Watt and Dunbar Gerber Prizes (Scotland) for violin and piano duo. Ms. Uranovsky holds an Artist Diploma from Boston University and a Bachelors (with Honors) and Masters (with Distinction) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
An avid teacher, Ms. Uranovsky is on the music faculty at Tufts University, the MIT Emerson Scholarship Program and maintains a private teaching studio. In 2013, she was asked to join the faculty of the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany.
Hisako Hiratsuka is a graduate of Tokyo National University of Arts
and Music. She was a very active piano teacher in Japan prior to coming
to the United States in 1989. She enjoys a fine reputation as a chamber
music player and accompanist. Recently she has played recitals with
colleagues in Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles,
Denver, Providence, Boston, and in New Hampshire and Maine. She
started going to Quito, Ecuador in 2010 to play with flutists from
all over the country. She travels to Japan regularly and plays in
Yokohama, Kamakura, Zushi, Osaka and Chiba. She has been a faculty
member at Tufts University's music department for almost 20 years.
She performs frequently at both Tufts and M.I.T.