Baroque Connections

by Jacob Collins Painter & Student of Violin

by Jacob Collins
Painter & Student of Violin

Andy Didorenko, violin     Jessie Snoke, violin     Yuliya Basis, piano    

Join us for an intimate chamber music performance among the paintings on display
in Eleventh Street Arts. The theme of the recital will be Baroque and its influences. We will perform works by J. S. Bach, Hindemith, Corelli and Didorenko.


J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
I. Vivace
II. Largo, ma non tanto
III. Allegro

Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963)
Sonata in C for Violin and Piano (1939) 
I. Lebhaft
II. Langsam - Lebhaft - Langsam, wie zuerst
III. Fuge: Ruhig bewegt

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
Violin Sonata in D major, op. 5 no. 1
I. Grave - Allegro - Adagio - Grave - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro

Andy Didorenko (b. 1974)
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (2006)
I. Allegro tempestoso
II. Andante espressivo
III. Allegretto scherzando


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Andy Didorenko

A New York violinist and composer Andy Didorenko was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to a family of professional violinists. He holds a postgraduate degree from Moscow Conservatory and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Andy made his debut as a composer in Taiwan in 2000 with the Solo Violin Sonata, but most of his works for violin and chamber ensembles have been premiered, published, and recorded in the US. He teaches violin at Kaufman Music Center and at United Nations International School. Andy is also a leader of the progressive rock band Lost World which has released several critically acclaimed albums.

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Yuliya Basis, piano

Yuliya Basis is a sought-after collaborative pianist and educator. She has appeared in recitals at numerous New York City venues as well as abroad, and serves on the piano faculty of the United Nations International School and the British International School. Yuliya and Andy formed their violin and piano duo in 2002. Since then, they have performed in the US, Taiwan, Russia, and Ukraine, and released two albums, Go 4 Sonatas (2008) and Intervals (2013), featuring Andy's classical works.

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Jessie Snoke, violin

Jessie Snoke, violinist, is a performer and teacher based in New York City.  She holds a M.M. in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where she studied with Katie Lansdale and completed her long-term Suzuki Pedagogy training with Teri Einfeldt.  She received her B.M. in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a student of Kevin Lawrence. As an active performer, Jessie participated in the Aspen Music Festival and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival as well as chamber music masterclasses with members of the Emerson, Juilliard and JACK String Quartets. She served as concertmaster of the UNCSA Symphony and the Hartt orchestra, and has appeared regularly with the Chelsea Symphony, Litha Symphony, New Britain Symphony, and Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra. As a winner of the Winston-Salem Symphony competition, Jessie performed Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins with renowned soloist Midori. Jessie is on faculty at the United Nations School, the Lucy Moses School, Brooklyn Conservatory and Brooklyn College.