Bach, Bagels, and Bob returns on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The popular zoom show will feature special guests and musical excerpts. The show is free, but registration is required.
Brian Foran is one of New Jersey's leading recording engineers. Hugh Sung and Mădălina-Claudia Dănilă form one of music's most exciting duos performing the rarely heard repertoire for piano 4-hands, including many of their own arrangements. "I first worked with Mădălina and Hugh in a great concert at The American Church in Paris," Maestro Butts explained. "It was a concert sponsored by The New York Classical Music Society and featured several outstanding international artists"
Brian Foran has recorded performances of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey since the orchestra was founded. Mădălina and Hugh performed the wonderful Piano Concerto 4-Hands by 18th century composer Leopold Kozeluch with the orchestra on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Dolan Hall, Saint Elizabeth University, in Morristown, New Jersey.
"Brian Foran has worked with me and the orchestra for over twenty years," Maestro Butts said. "Together, we have created concert audio/video productions, opera videos, and a couple of films." Brian is one of New Jersey's leading recording engineers. He works with orchestras, chamber music ensembles, opera companies, and theater companies as well as recording events of The Barroque Orchestra of New Jersey. Brian's work has been seen around the world. His recording of Maestro Butts's Viola Concerto was featured on public radio's Performance Today. Their film Scarlatti in New Jersey has been screened across the state and featured in internet showings.
Mădălina-Claudia Dănilă is a Romanian born pianist who is currently pursuing her Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia where she was awarded a full scholarship. Madalina entered the Bucharest Conservatory in 2009 under the guidance of Prof. Univ.Dr. Șerban-Dimitrie Soreanu and Prof. Univ. Dr. Sandu Sandrin. Madalina has competed in several competitions and won several national and international prizes and scholarships, including 1st Prize, Special Prize at the ”George Enescu Competition” for best performance of a Romanian work and Special Prize ”Maria Fotino” for the best performance of a classical work at the 2015 ”Mihail Jora” International Competition in Bucharest. Between 2006 and 2009 Mădălina was awarded three scholarships by the Bucharest District Rotary Club. After her first year at Temple University Mădălina was awarded the “Marcia Korn” scholarship for outstanding academic results. She has since performed solo, concerto, and chamber music concerts extensively in the USA and abroad, most recently in Paris in collaboration with the New York Classical Music Society. Mădălina actively champions the works of Romanian and contemporary composers, and was invited three times to perform in the International ”Meridian” Festival, dedicated exclusively to Contemporary Music in Bucharest.
Hugh Sung has been hailed as one of the finest collaborative pianists of his generation. Hugh has performed and recorded with the likes of violinists Aaron Rosand, Hilary Hahn, and Leila Josefowicz; flutists Julius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner, Jasmine Choi, and Gary Schocker; and composers Jennifer Higdon, Robert Maggio, and Harold Boatrite. He has also worked extensively with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Hugh served on the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for 19 years as its Director of Student Recitals and Instrumental Accompaniment. In 2008, Hugh co-founded AirTurn, a company that creates hands-free page-turning pedals for digital sheet music. Hugh continues to perform around the world, and currently serves as the Director of Institutional Solutions for Cunningham Piano, representing Yamaha.
The show is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Maestro Robert W. Butts at Palais Garnier, Paris