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American violinist Madalyn Parnas has firmly established her place on the concert stage as both a brilliant and charismatic soloist and a gifted chamber musician with a rare and exceptional sensitivity. Born in 1991 this young artist has already performed more than forty concertos in the US with orchestra, and is now preparing for her upcoming Russian, Swiss, and French debuts.

With equal passion Madalyn has devoted her energy to chamber music performing with sister cellist Cicely as duo parnas since 1997. Their extraordinary achievements include winning 1st prize in international chamber music competition at Carnegie Hall, releasing two internationally acclaimed CDs, and performing 21st century compositions written for them by award-winning composers. Of one such piece played in Symphony Space, a New York Times review read, "The duo parnas gave the piece an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision."

Born in 1993, cellist Cicely Parnas is one of the finest young artists performing today, a unique presence on the concert stage recognized for her highly individualized sound, exquisite tone, and spontaneous creativity fueled by an affable fearlessness. Cicely began cello studies at age four, and made her orchestral debut at nine. Since then Cicely has performed over thirty times as guest soloist with orchestra, including the New York String Orchestra conducted by master musician and conductor, Jaime Laredo, and David Alan Miller’s Albany Symphony. Three of Cicely’s concerto performances have been presented on WQXR’s "McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase" in New York, and she has claimed six 1st prizes in national and regional soloist competitions.

Yaron Kohlberg, born in Jerusalem in 1983, is the winner of many prestigious international prizes and performs worldwide to critical acclaim. This season you may find him performing in Paris, London, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Chicago, New York, and at home in Israel.

The world’s famous halls including the Kremlin in Moscow, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Salle Cortot and Les Invalides in Paris, the United Nations hall in Geneva, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and the New Opera House in Oslo have opened their doors to receive this “consummate concert artist, destined to become one of the world's greatest pianists thanks to the brilliance of his playing, his magnificent technique and his passion for music.”