Gabriel Bolkosky, violin
Tomoko Mack, piano
Expressiveness, elegance and "virtuosity with abandon" are the hallmarks of violinist Gabriel Bolkosky. As a recitalist, he distinguishes his performances with a diverse repertoire that "unleashes all the possibilities of the violin". He has performed across the country and has premiered hundreds of works by composers such as Thomas Adès and Frederic Rzewski, on Carnegie Hall's Making Music Series. He has also worked closely with composers William Bolcom, John Harbison, John Lindberg, George Tsontakis, Christopher Rouse, Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas and others.
Bolkosky also teaches violin at the University of Michigan and is executive director of the Ann Arbor based nonprofit organization, The Phoenix Ensemble, which annually, presents the PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival, designed to bring together string-players of all levels and ages.
Tomoko Mack is the recipient of numerous awards and is internationally recognized as an active performer, teacher and adjudicator for major piano competitions in the U.S.A. and Japan. She has appeared as soloist with many area orchestras and played for the Aspen Music festival and the International Chamber Institute un Munchen.
Tomoko is co-founder and artistic director for Poland International Music Festival which is held each July in Naleczow, Poland.
She was selected the top piano teacher of 2017 by Steinway & Sons.
VisTaTech Center, Kehrl Auditorium
The Noon Concert events are free, open to the public and last approximately one hour.
Your donation at the door will help fund student scholarships.