Igor Veligan, violin,
and Natsuki Fukasawa, piano
Igor Veligan, violin
Natsuki Fukasawa, piano
Music by Arvo Pärt, Rebecca Clarke, Franz Schubert, and others.
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a Shinkoskey Noon Concert
Steinway Artist Natsuki Fukasawa’s music career has taken her throughout U.S. cities as well as to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Japan and China, performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall. Fukasawa has won many accolades and international prizes, including rave reviews in Strad and Fanfare magazines and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards.
Ms. Fukasawa’s performance highlights include a tour of Italy performing Gershwin’s Concerto in Fas well as performances of Beethoven’s Third and Fourth Piano Concerti, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Chopin Second Piano Concerto, Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Song, Mozart’s A Major Concerto, K. 488, Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, and Ravel Concerto in G with orchestras in California. She is the pianist for the soundtrack of recently released film We Had to Go – Remembering Internment, and three compact discs, including a live solo CD, Year in Prague, one with violinist Igor Veligan titled Voices from Easter Europe and another with bassoonist Scott Pool titled Vocalise. Most recently she was featured in the documentary film by La Casa Films & Arts titled 36 Views of Mount Fuji.
Igor Veligan, lecturer in violin, viola, and Chamber Music at the University of the Pacific joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2006. He has also taught at American River College 2004-2015. He holds a Master Degree in violin performance and chamber music from Odessa State Conservatory. His teachers included Zoja Istomina and Galina Gritzenko. Mr. Veligan founded the Odessa Conservatory String Quartet, which performed extensively in Ukraine, toured in Freiburg, Germany, Tokyo, and Niigata, Japan.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Veligan performs extensively with pianist Natsuki Fukasawa, collaborates with various chamber ensembles and has been a guest violist with the Trio 180. He has also performed as a violist with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento for the past ten years. Igor Veligan is an artist faculty member of the Hawaii Performing Art Festival, Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy). He is a cofounder and artistic director of Chamber Music Festival at San Domenico Conservatory.
As an orchestra performer Mr. Veligan serves as concertmaster of Pacific Chamber Symphony. He served as a guest concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and principal violist with the Reno Philharmonic for ten years.