Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 Johannes Brahms
III. Vivace non troppo
Eunice Keem, violin
Abraham Feder, cello
Anastasia Markina, piano
About the Performers
Eunice Keem was a semifinalist at the 7th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, receiving a Paganini Prize award. She has received first prizes at the Johansen International Competition in Washington DC, the American String Teacher’s Association National Competition, and others. Eunice has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the National Chamber Orchestra, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and Evanston Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Eunice was a founding member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Starling Quartet. A native from Chicago, she attended Carnegie Mellon University and joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September of 2011. She was appointed associate concertmaster starting in their 2014-2015 season.
Dallas Symphony pianist Anastasia Markina started playing piano at the age of four in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and gave her first public performance at the age of 10, when she won her first piano competition. Her talent has been recognized at numerous international piano competitions, and she has received top prizes in Europe, Russia, and the United States, including 1st prize at the 1st Maria Yudina International Piano Competition, 1st prize in both solo and chamber music at the “Beach of Hope” International Music Competition in Dobrich-Albena, Bulgaria, 1st prize at the International Peter the Great Music Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands, 1st prize at the San Angelo Sorantin International Music Competition, 1st prize at the 1st Boesendorfer International Piano Competition, 1st and Grand prize at the Yound Texas Artist Music Competition, 2nd prize at the 1st, 2nd and 4th Jose Iturbi Music Competitions.
Ms. Markina has performed with the Jalisco Philharmonic under Joolz Gale in Guadalajara, Mexico; the San Angelo Symphony under Lawrence Golan. She has performed solo, orchestral, as well as chamber music works in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Russia, including performances in the Barge Music Series, Weill Carnegie Hall and Summit Music Festival in New York City, NY; ISB Convention in Rochester, NY; Sitka Festival in Anchorage, AL; concerts in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; and Vetta Chamber Music Series in Canada. Other collaborations include, among others, recitals with Paul Rosenthal, Mark Peskanov, James Galway, Alexander Kerr, Emmanuel Borok, Bonita Boyd, and Joseph Alessi. In collaboration with the cellist Eugene Osadchy she recorded two CDs – “Russian Romances” and “Nacht und Traume”.
Anastasia received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Artist Certificate Degrees in Piano Performance at University of North Texas, studying with Vladimir Viardo, as well as Bachelor’s Degree from Saint-Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music, where she studied with Mary Guseva. Her other teachers include Alexander Mndoyantz, Maria Mekler, and Tatiana Shrago.
Abraham Feder begins his tenure with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as a section cellist in the fall of 2016. Prior to his appointment, he held the position of Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and Cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet from 2008-2016.
Mr. Feder has been featured as a soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Americas, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, as a member of the Chroma Quartet, he founded a concert series in Sarasota, “Tuesdays with Chroma”.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Feder has performed with artists Ricardo Morales, Amy Oshiro Morales, and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Richard Hirschl, Brant Taylor, Kenneth Olson, and Yuan-Qing Yu of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO); Stephen Balderston, former Assistant Principal cellist of the CSO; Desomd Hoebig, former Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra; Danielle Belen; Joseph Silverstein; Christopher O’Riley; and Leonidas Kavakos.
Mr. Feder completed his master’s degree under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. His teachers have also included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey. Mr. Feder is thrilled to be joining the musical community of Dallas, along with wife, harpist Cheryl Losey Feder.