Free concert at Chapel Restoration on May 15
Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Wayne Weng will perform Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D 574 and Brahms’ Sonata No.1 in G Major at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring as part of its Sunday Music Series. The concert is free, although donations are welcome.
Schulte began playing the violin at age five and under his father’s tutelage, studied with Kurt Schäffer at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf. He made his orchestral debut at age 14 with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne, and his recording of Schoenberg’s Phantasy Op. 47 and String Trio Op. 45 was nominated for a Grammy. In 2013 he joined the faculty of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he teaches violin and chamber music. He performs on a 1780 violin made by Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona.
Weng holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Yale University. He is pursuing a doctorate of musical arts at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
The 2016 Sunday Music Series is dedicated to the memory of Theodora J. Nichols, with a gift from her sister, board member Marcelline Thomson. The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market Street, across from the Metro-North train station, where parking is free on Sundays.