Monday, April 3, 2017

Sun., Apr. 9, 2pm. Bard at Beattie: Works by Prokofiev, Bach and Beethoven for Piano and Cello. Free admission

Chris Beroes-Haigis, Cello
Domantas Karalius, Piano
JongSun Woo, Piano

This Sunday, award-winning young artists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music will perform Prokofiev's dramatic Piano Sonata No. 7, the Schumann arrangement of J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 3, and the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4.  Reservations at

Chris Beroes-Haigis
Domantus Karalius

Chris Beroes-Haigis, a 2016 graduate of Bard College, joined the Bard Conservatory Advanced Performance Studies Program in fall 2017 as a student of cellist Peter Wiley. He has previously studied conducting with James Bagwell, composition with Joan Tower, and cello with Luis Garcia-Renart, and performed regularly with a piano trio, the Bard Baroque Ensemble, and the Bard College Orchestra. He was a winner of the Bard College Orchestra Concerto Competition. In 2015, he helped to form Innersections Ensemble — a new music ensemble dedicated to playing the music of young composers — and performed many concerts with them as well. As a composer, his music has been performed on two occasions by the Da Capo Chamber Players. During the summer of 2016, Chris traveled to Sitka, Alaska where he studied for three weeks with the  cellists Zuill Bailey and Dr. Melissa Kraut as part of the Sitka Cello Seminar.

Domantas Karalius, a pianist who was awarded the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Scholarship at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, was born in 1993 in Kaunas, Lithuania. He started his music studies at the age of 5 at the Kaunas Music School. In 2008 he enrolled at the M.K. Ciurlionis National School for the Arts in Vilnius to study piano with Gabriele Kondrataite and Aidas Puodziukas.  After a year of study at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, he transferred to the Bard College Conservatory to study piano with Benjamin Hochman. He has been a first prize winner at many international competitions including the 2002 N. Rubinstein competition in France, the 2003 “Cazarca Ligure“ international competition in Italy,  the 2009 “Klaveri eriala opilaste koolidevahelisel konkursil” competition in Estonia, and the "Kaunas Sonorum 2011" competition in Lithuania. In 2014, he won a YAMAHA Music Foundation of Europe award for piano performance.

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