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Chamber Music Concerts

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Jan Müller-Szeraws (cello) and Randall Hodgkinson (piano) will open this year’s exciting free Chamber Music Concert series with works by Schumann, Bernstein, and Bloch. Jan, a soloist with a degree from Boston University, has performed with many U.S. and world orchestras and is also a recording artist and teacher.

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About Jan Müller-Szeraws

Cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws has a versatile career as a performer and teacher. Solo performances include engagements with the New England Philharmonic, Concord Orchestra, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, Orquesta de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile with concertos from the traditional repertoire including Haydn, Dvorak, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Bloch, Shostakovich and repertoire from contemporary composers Chou Wen Chung, Gunther Schuller, Shirish Korde, Bernard Hoffer and John Harbison. Projects include “Anusvara”, a disc with music by Shirish Korde for cello, tabla and carnatic soprano, the premiere and recording of “Suite for Solo Cello” by Thomas Oboe Lee and sonatas by Brahms and Chopin with pianist Adam Golka for Hammond Performing Arts. He has been guest professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile, guest principal cellist for the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, and a regular extra player with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has paired Bach Cello Suites with works by Shirish Korde in his project “Bach & Ragas.” He is member of Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, and Mistral. On the faculty at Phillips Academy Andover, he is a frequent guest artist at many festivals. Müller-Szeraws studied at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and holds degrees from Boston University. He plays a cello by David Tecchler, on loan from the Saul and Naomi Cohen Foundation.

About Randall Hodgkinson

“The finest performance I have ever heard of this very difficult piece. It was as if he was reading my mind…” Aaron Copland on hearing pianist Randall Hodgkinson performing his Piano Fantasy in Jordan Hall. While a student at the New England Conservatory Hodgkinson became grand prizewinner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has performed with orchestras in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland and abroad in Italy and Iceland, and also numerous recital programs spanning the repertoire from J.S. Bach to Donald Martino. A frequent guest of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, he also performs the four-hand and two-piano repertoire with his wife, Leslie Amper. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Bargemusic, Chestnut Hill Concerts in Madison Connecticut, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR). Solo recordings on the Ongaku, New World, and Albany labels have garnered much critical acclaim. Mr. Hodgkinson is on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music and Wellesley College and is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner™.

The Chamber Series is sponsored by Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation


Founded in 1997, the Foundation supports and promotes the fine and performing arts. It awards grants to promising young artists and especially gifted performing musicians to enable them to further their artistic pursuits. The Foundation also assists in the development of the musical careers of classical artists with assistance in arranging performance engagements, counseling in career strategy, guidance in the selection of live and recorded performances and help in day-to-day living matters.

To receive email communications about the Chamber Concert series, please contact sbc87home@gmail.com.


January 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton, MA United States
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