Classical Russian and American Cellists
Saturday February 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Eastern View High School
Bringing artists of different disciplines together, Cellisimo speaks
to a range of audiences by creating multi-genre performances and
interactive experiences. Dynamic soloists Ruslan Biryukov and
Anne Suda perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, Paganini and Piazzola.
The duo is known for their superb artistry, passion and
individuality. Masters of the cello!
Anne Suda is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician based out
of Los Angeles, CA. She recently appeared as soloist with the Venice
Symphony in Florida under the baton of Maestro Imre Palló, with One
Found Sound Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco, and will perform as
a fellow at Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the summer
(2017). She has appeared as soloist with multiple orchestras,
including the Sonoma County Philharmonic, the Knox-Galesburg
Symphony, the Quincy Symphony, and the Southeast Iowa Symphony.
While living in San Francisco, Anne taught at SF Community Music
Center, helping to fulfill the school’s mission of bringing music to
all people, regardless of financial means. Anne is currently working
towards her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at UCLA under the
instruction of Antonio Lysy.
Ruslan Biryukov is the founder of the Glendale Philharmonic
Orchestra and Los Angeles Cello Quartet, and Artistic Director of
Positive Motions Concert Series in Los Angeles. Ruslan was the only cellist ever to be
invited to perform solo recitals for 10 consecutive years at the
Sundays Live Concert Series in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
His chamber music accolades include performances with world-renowned
violinist Midori at the Disney Hall in Los Angeles, cellist Kirill
Rodin at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, and members of the
Biryukov was awarded permanent residency from the U.S. government as
an “Extraordinary Ability Artist.” The title means that he has
“sustained national or international acclaim and the achievements
have been recognized” in his field, according to the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, Mr.
Biryukov is the only musician in the world to be granted a US
Commercial Pilot license and Certified Flight Instructor single &
multi-engine instrument license (SEL,MEL,CFII, MEI).
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