Watch a live stream master class with DUO Stephanie & Saar

Ficks Music in collaboration with The Golandsky Institute are thrilled to sponsor a master class with DUO Stephanie & Saar!

Petrina and Preston Steimel, students of Robert Durso (Co-founder and Senior Director of The Golandsky Institute) passed the MTNA Statewide competition and will be going to the Eastern Division Competition in December. If they win they will go to the National Convention in Chicago!

DUO Stephanie & Saar will be working with Petrina and Preston Steimel on 4-hand repertoire in preparation of the Eastern Division of the MTNA National Competition, and you can watch this exclusive live streamed master class!

November 9
12 – 3:30pm EST

Stephanie & Saar will be working with Petrina and Preston Steimel on the following 4-hand repertoire:
• Allegro from Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, K. 381
• Baracarolle, Scherzo, and Slava from Rachmaninoff’s 6 Morceaux, Op. 11
• Feria from Ravel’s Rhapsodie Espagnole
• Allegro from Kapustin’s Sinfonietta, Op. 49

About DUO Stephanie & Saar
Pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia collaborate as DUO Stephanie and Saar in performances noted for their artistic versatility, elegance and intellectual curiosity. As probing artists, the duo explores repertoire with both classical and contemporary sensibilities. The duo’s vast repertoire encompasses four-hand arrangements of Beethoven string quartets and Bach’s Art of the Fugue to the Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with mixed ensemble arrangements.

DUO Stephanie and Saar are the artistic directors of Makrokosmos Project, a musical festival in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the contemporary American music and performances by Oregon-based performers and composers.

Saar Ahuvia, a native of Israel, studied at the Tel Aviv Academy and the Schaufhausen Conservatory in Switzerland prior to coming to the United States to pursue a Graduate Performance Degree with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute. Stephanie Ho, of Taiwanese descent, grew up in Portland. She obtained degrees from Oberlin College and Northwestern University as well as a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute where she studied with Julian Martin.

Stephanie and Saar are married to one another and reside in New York City.

This event is available via live stream only. The videos will be available after the event, so you can watch at your convenience! Access information for the live stream will be emailed to you a few days before the event.