Geoffrey Herd, violin | Anna Petrova, piano
Music on Mondays
March 18, 2023
Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.
Creativity and Innovation District, LLC Building
185 Kent St.
On the program:
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major, K. 454 by W.A. Mozart
Aria by Kevin Puts
Sonata for Violin and Piano by John Corigliano
Violinist Geoffrey Herd is a soloist and chamber musician, innovative artistic director, and dedicated pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues such as the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as at universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Herd has collaborated with leading musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho, James Dunham, Clive Greensmith, Ani Kavafian, and Laurie Smukler. Mr. Herd has performed concertos with numerous orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Thailand Philharmonic, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphony, the Amherst Symphony, the Finger Lakes Symphony, the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, and the Longmont Symphony.
Herd is the founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival, currently celebrating its 11th annual season. The festival gathers many of the nation’s finest performers within the realms of classical music and jazz each summer and is regularly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as well as other competitive granting organizations. As a pedagogue, Herd is on faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music where he has built a thriving studio.
Pianist Anna Petrova has been praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances (BBC Magazine) of “technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement” (Fanfare Magazine). She performs extensively as both soloist and chamber musician around the globe, and has been the recipient of top honors and awards at numerous competitions internationally. She has appeared in recital in such revered venues as Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Petrova serves as the Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville and Visiting Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at Musical Arts Madrid in Spain.