Wed, Jan 05|
Schaghajegh Nosrati & Mark Travis
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
About the Event
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat Major BWV 825
Schumann: Waldszenen op. 82
Haydn: Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI:52
Bartok: Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs Sz.71, BB79
Highly regarded for the sincerity, depth, and virtuosity of her interpretations, German pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati´s international career is marked not only by several prizes at national and international piano competitions but also by highly praised performances at prestigious venues in Europe, North America, and Asia. Recent and upcoming highlights as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras include her debuts at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Gilmore Festival, and her return to Vancouver Recital Society and the Palau de la Musica Barcelona. Recent performances include appearances at the Lucerne Festival, Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, 92nd Street Y, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussel) and Philharmonie Luxembourg.
Schaghajegh’s international breakthrough came in 2014 as an award winner at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig. Her critically acclaimed discography includes Bach’s Art of the Fugue and Bach’s Piano Concertos, recordings of works by Charles Valentin Alkan, and piano concertos by Anton Rubinstein with the Berlin Radio Symphony released in 2021. Among her upcoming recordings are Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and the complete Partitas.
Born in Bochum in 1989 as the child of Iranian immigrants, Schaghajegh attended Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and the Barenboim-Said-Academy in Berlin, and has since joined both institutions as a faculty member. Her teachers include Ewa Kupiec and Sir András Schiff, who have become mentors and frequent artistic partners.
With more than two decades of experience, Mark Travis has just about done it all, serving as a writer, producer, broadcaster, lecturer, podcaster, voiceover artist, multi-cam director, video editor and audio engineer. Currently Director of Media Production for the New York Philharmonic, he has directed the orchestra’s broadcasts (hosted by Alec Baldwin) since 2003.
From 1999 to 2011 Mark served as a producer for Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network, where he wrote and directed more than 800 nationally syndicated programs. He also has an extensive discography as a music producer, including three Grammy-nominated recordings in five categories by the New York Philharmonic. Other credits include projects with Carnegie Hall’s Song Studio with Renée Fleming, Ensemble Connect, Handel & Haydn Society, Ensemble Companio, Living Music with Nadia Sirota—Pirate Radio Edition, the 92nd Street Y, the National Youth Orchestra, the Chicago Chorale, UMS, Interlochen Public Radio, Greenwich Choral Society, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as a regular guest lecturer for Mannes College of Music at New School University and the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida.
Mark is a member of NARAS and serves on both the Grand Jury and Radio Advisory Board for the New York Festivals International Broadcasting Competition. He has also served as juror and Music Committee Chair for the United States Artists panel in Los Angeles.
He has been the recipient of more than 30 medals and honors for his broadcast work, including the 2015 Grand Jury Prize and five best-director awards from the New York Festivals, and he was named a special honoree for his writing in the 2017 Webby Awards.