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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Petanova & Hoft Duo

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Petanova & Hoft DuoJoin us for a free online event featuring a concert performed by the Petanova & Hoft Duo just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians hosted by the festival’s Artistic Director, Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A.


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Sonata in F Minor, TWV 41:f1

II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Vivace

Philippe Gaubert (1879–1941)
Flute Sonata No. 1

I. Modéré
II. Lent
III. Allegro moderato

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata for Flute and Piano (Posthume)
(arr. A. Petanova)

Petanova & Hoft Duo

Anastasia Petanova, flute
Timothy Hoft, piano

Praised as “an extraordinary artist with a perfect technique and a gorgeous sound” by American composer John Corigliano, flutist Anastasia Petanova has performed in the major concert halls of Russia, the countries of the former Soviet Union, Europe, and North and South America. These include concerts in Carnegie Hall The Kennedy Center The Phillips Collection the Music Center at Strathmore in the U.S. the Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland the Max Joseph Saal in Munich, Germany the UNESCO Center in Paris, France and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

From a young age, Petanova has been a guest soloist with two major Russian orchestras: the Russian State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” and the legendary Russian National Orchestra, both directed by the renowned conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov. This collaboration brought numerous concert tours in Russia and abroad, including performances at the Festival International de Musique de Colmar, France and concerts across North America.

Petanova completed her Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, studying as a recipient of the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Scholarship and Grant under the renowned flutist, Marina Piccinini. While at Peabody, Petanova was awarded the Peabody Development Career Grant twice (in 2003 and 2008) and won several awards for outstanding academic achievement. During her studies at Peabody, Petanova worked with the most outstanding members of the conservatory faculty, including pianists Benjamin Pasternack and Alexander Shtarkman, guitarist Manuel Baruecco, the legendary American soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. She also had lessons and participated in master classes with renowned flutists Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Bradley Garner, Maxence Larrieu, and Elizabeth Rowe.

Petanova has held teaching positions at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the SUNY Fredonia School of Music, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Her debut CD recording, "Somnium," was released in 2016 on TNC/Cambria Recordings label. In December 2019, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.

A pianist of unique versatility, Timothy Hoft has been praised for his recent performances. “Hoft’s objective approach to performing new music was especially successful…[his] precise control of dynamics and quiet approach to the keyboard with a perfect technique led to a beautiful, automatic sense of music making…” (Michael Lodico, His debut CD, "Reflections on Ukrainian Piano Music Vol. I," has been favorably reviewed. “Here is piano music that needs to be known, piano music that abounds with visceral vibrancy and expressive intensity, not to mention being skillfully and subtly wrought for the instrument. Timothy Hoft’s ardent and caring virtuosity is captured in superb, lifelike sonics. You can’t ask for a more auspicious start to what promises to be an important series” (Jed Distler, Gramophone critic).

Hoft has given performances as soloist and chamber musician in the concert halls of Ukraine, Russia, Poland, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, England, Scotland, and the U.S.. Venues include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Yamaha Piano Salon, the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and the Smith Center. He has performed with ensembles such as the Lviv Philharmonic, Phillips Camerata, Peabody Camerata, Peabody Wind Ensemble, UNLV Symphony Orchestra, UNLV Wind Ensemble, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra.

A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory, Hoft holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees in piano performance. His primary teachers were Logan Skelton and Benjamin Pasternack. During his graduate studies, Hoft was awarded a fellowship through the La Gesse Foundation, giving him numerous performances in Europe and in the U.S. He was also granted the Earl Wild Scholarship of the Ivory Classics Foundation, allowing him to study with the legendary pianist, Earl Wild.

Hoft is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches solo and collaborative piano. Hoft is currently exploring and performing solo piano repertoire of 20th and 21st century Ukrainian composers, including the Nocturnals of Virko Baley, the piano sonatas of Valentin Silvestrov, the monumental cycle of 34 Preludes and Fugues by Valentin Bibik, the piano sonatas of Boris Lyatoshynsky, and others, for a series of recordings entitled “Reflections on Ukrainian Piano Music,” to be released on the Troppe Note/Cambria label.

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1988 by Professor Henry J. Bruman (1913–2005), who sought to introduce new audiences to chamber music at informal concerts on the UCLA campus. The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust, Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel, by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson, and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies.

Presenter / Producer: UCLA Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies

Listed Categories
Music > Classical
Music > Chamber Music

Event Phone: 310-206-8552

Online via Zoom
Los Angeles CA 90095

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 8/3/2021
Tuesday, 08/03/2021

Performance Times
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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