Sebastian Baverstam to open Gracie Theatre’s Classical Series

Sebastian Baverstam to open Gracie Theatre’s Classical Series

Date of Release: September 17, 2012

The Gracie Theatre’s Classical Series announces their first concert September 30th with an outstanding performance by talented Cellist, Sebastian Baverstam. Accompanied by pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, the program features Beethoven’s Sonata No. 2 in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 5, No. 2 plus additional sonatas by Kodaly and Franck. The concert will be held at Husson University’s Gracie theatre at 3:00pm, Sunday September 30. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and are available on the Gracie theatre website or by calling the box office at 941-7888.

Sebastian Baverstam, 23, is the 2009 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. His recent performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall was noted in The Strad for its “consummate instrumental mastery,” with critic Dennis Rooney declaring “the emergence of a mature artist”. This remarkable recital led to Mr. Bäverstam’s subsequent selection by Musical America as its “New Artist of the Month” in June 2011.

A dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, Baverstam is also the winner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, and has performed the Shostakovich Concerto with the BSO at Symphony Hall. Having been offered his first full recital at the age of six at Harvard University, he went on to perform his first concerto with orchestra at the age of seven. In 2002 at the age of fourteen, he made his Weill Hall debut. Since then he has given numerous solo recitals, recently performing all six Bach cello suites at Williams College.
Committed to performing music of our time and to working with living composers, Mr. Bäverstam was the 2006 winner for contemporary interpretation at the Johansen International Competition for String Players.

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