Chamber Music for Flute, Oboe, and Piano — May 31

Friday May 31st 2024

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598
Admission: $30

Admission Fees go to support the FPCY Concert Series

Pre-purchase tickets

(also available at the door)

Immerse yourself in an evening of enchanting melodies and intricate harmonies as our concert series presents a captivating chamber music concert.

Reception to follow

Alexandra Beliakovich is a Belarusian-American pianist and educator. As a performer, she appeared with the Belarusian Symphony, Belarusian Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati and Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestras, Havana Symphony Orchestra and as recitalist in Belarus, China, Cuba, Japan, Poland, Spain and the USA. Alexandra was a prize winner in several piano competitions, such as Klaviermusik International Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania, International Piano Competition in Panama and the World Piano Competition. Alexandra’s recent engagements include concerto performances with the Havana Symphony Orchestra in Cuba and Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she has also been featured on a WQXR radio broadcast.

Zachary Pulse is a musician and teaching artist based in the Hudson Valley. A champion of new music, he has commissioned several works that exhibit the oboe and the voice. His duo, So Much Hot Air — with mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Beattie — was in residence with the Fall 2023 Yale College Composition Seminar. At home Zach and his partner, Max, run the Fishkill Ridge Creative Arts Retreat, where they host artist residencies and salon concerts. As a complement to his musical life, Zach enjoys reading, vegetarian cooking, gardening, and hiking with his dogs. He holds degrees from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Carl Gutowski is an award-winning flutist based in the New York’s Hudson Valley. He performs regularly in solo and chamber music settings. Highlight performances over the past few seasons include return engagements at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall; the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; the Cape Cod Museum of Art; and the Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC). A champion of new music, he has commissioned and premiered new works for the flute by composers Debra Kaye, Jonathan Russell, Richard Wilson and Mina Pariseau. His live performances have been broadcast on WQXR (NYC), WMHT (Albany, NY), WPRB (Princeton, NJ), and WOMR (Provincetown, MA). His recording of Debra Kaye’s Call of the Dance can be found on Navona Records. He is the first prize winner of the National Flute Association competition; third prize winner (and audience favorite award) of the World Bach Competition (Community); and finalist at the Syrinx Competition (London). In addition to performing, Carl is the Concert Manager of the Howland Chamber Music Circle in Beacon, NY, presenting world renowned musicians in the historic Howland Cultural Center.