Saturday August 24, 2019
Chamber Music Trio
Chavdar Parashkevov, violin
Louis-Marie Fardet, cello
Viktor Valkov, piano
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Chamber Music Trio
The Chamber Music Trio will return to the Festival Concert Hall stage at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 24. Featuring Louis-Marie Fardet, cello; Chavdar Parashkevov, violin; and Viktor Valkov, piano, the trio will perform music by Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

Louis-Marie Fardet was appointed Cellist of the Houston Symphony in January 2015. Previously, he served as Assistant Principal Cellist for the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet since 2006, and prior to moving to Houston, he was a tenured member of L’Opéra de Paris Orchestra for five years. He is founding member of the Francoeur Chamber Music Society, founded in 2015. Biography

Bulgarian violinist Chavdar Parashkevov has captivated audiences throughout Europe and the US with his sensual artistic approach, sensitivity, and virtuosic technique. He has been awarded a number of prizes from various national and international competitions. Mr. Parashkevov's diverse career has included numerous appearances with different orchestras. Currently, Chavdar combines performing and teaching careers, and plays for the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras. Biography

Viktor Valkov has been highly acclaimed by critics as "lion of the keyboard" and "sensational." Winner of the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions, and Gold medalist at the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Mr. Valkov's concert activities reflect a vast interest in the chamber music repertoire, as well as lesser known piano music. Viktor Valkov is currently a Visiting Professor of Piano at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Biography

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor by Felix Mendelssohn (10:16)
Skyline Sessions: Francoeur Chamber Music Society

Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Buy tickets online or by calling 979-249-3129. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the west side of the concert hall. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here or by phone when you purchase your concert tickets in advance. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes Roast Beef Aus Jus, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Bread, Carrot Cake, Tea and Coffee.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Trio No. 2 in C for Violin, cello and piano, Op. 87 (1880-82)
Andante con moto
Scherzo - Presto
Finale - Allegro giocoso
Johannes Brahms

Trio for Violin, cello and piano in a, Op.50 (1880-81)
I. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai – Allegro giusto)
II. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
P.I. Tchaikovsky