Saturday August 18, 2018
Chamber Music Trio
Chavdar Parashkevov, violin
Louis-Marie Fardet, cello
Viktor Valkov, piano
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Chamber Music Trio
Louis-Marie Fardet, cello; Chavdar Parashkevov, violin; Viktor Valkov, piano
The Chamber Music Trio will perform on the Festival Concert Hall stage on Saturday, August 18. Featuring Louis-Marie Fardet, cello; Chavdar Parashkevov, violin; and Viktor Valkov, piano, the trio will perform music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

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 the 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. 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. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here when you purchase your concert tickets. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entree, salad bar, vegetable, bread, dessert, iced 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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Top of Page   Repertoire
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in E, Hob,XV:28 (1797)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Allegro moderato

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2 in e, Op. 67 (1944)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Allegro con brio


Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2 in c, Op. 66 (1845)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Andante espressivo
Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
Allegro appassionato