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Gustav Mahler

Piano Quartet in A minor


Alfred Schnittke

Piano Quartet in A minor


Gustav Mahler

Two selections from the Rückert-Lieder:


Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty)


Ich bin der Welt Abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world)


Franz Schubert

Die Forelle (Trout), D. 550


Franz Schubert

Piano Quintet in A Major "Trout", D. 667

Mvt 3: Variations on Die Forelle

Saturday MAY 16
Kelley Roy Gallery - Wynwood


ONE program, TWO performances at 5 PM and 7 PM




A tribute to the renowned Miami artist Sebastian Spreng’s works inspired by the timeless essence of Mahler's music. 


Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano

Svetlana Kosakovskaya, violin

Madeline Sharp, viola

Kevin Kunkel, cello

David Connor, double bass

Marina Radiushina, piano



SEBASTIAN SPRENG, visual artist


Argentinean born visual artist Sebastian Spreng established in Miami three decades ago. Music is pivotal in his work and whole series of paintings were based on musical structures and cycles – Liederkreis I and II, Sinfonietta, Impromptus, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Chamber Music, Mahler Songs and Das Lied von der Erde. Significantly, his works grace program covers of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony and the Florida Grand Opera, as many CD covers, including the Grammy award-winning Da Pacem by Arvo Pärt. With more than fifty solo shows in Buenos Aires, Miami, Santa Fe NM, Seattle, Atlanta, Düsseldorf, Munich, Essen, Sun Valley, Toronto,Tuscany, France, Japan, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela, and works in private and public collections, including the Perez Art Museum Miami, Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, Florida Grand Opera, Museo del Barrio, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Barclays, Banco Santander and Merrill Lynch.


In 1994, he was commissioned by Metro-Dade Art In Public Places to create a exhibition at the Miami-Dade Government Center as a memorial tribute to the American with Disabilities Trailblazers. In 2009 his work Daphne was selected for the book Speak for the Trees, alongside 70 other artists.


In 2012, he was selected as one of the 100 Latinos of Miami and as the 2013 Visual Artist in residency of the 11th Edition of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival. Spreng writes about classical music since 1988, first as foreign correspondent for Clásica Magazine in Argentina. Currently he writes articles, comments and reviews for several publications including El Nuevo Herald, Knight Foundation Arts and his own Miami Clasica. Since 2009 he is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America. He was honored with he Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff Outstanding Arts Contributors by Classical South Florida of 2015. After Liederkreis II and Salad Bar, Song for the Earth is his third solo exhibit with KELLEY ROY GALLERY in Miami-Wynwood.


AMANDA CRIDER, mezzo-soprano


Praised for her "focused golden toned voice," American Mezzo-Soprano, Amanda Crider is quickly gaining recognition for her extraordinarymusicality and assured dramatic presence. Her engagements in the 2014-2015 season include Mezzo Soloist with New World Symphony, under the baton of Roberto Abbado in de Falla's El Amor Brujo, as well as soloist with Seraphic Fire, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Master Chorale of South Florida, and her role debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opera Roanoke. In the summer of 2015, Ms Crider will be making her European debut as Nana in Jan Jirasek's world premiere opera R.U.R. at the Prague State Opera House. Ms. Crider's 2013-2014 season included a debut with the Castleton Festival as Zerlina in Don Giovanni in addition to appearances as Mezzo Soloist in Britten's Phaedra with New World Symphony, The English Teacher in Gregory Spear's new opera Paul's Case with the Prototype Festival, Mezzo Soloist with the Bach Festival Society in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, as well as her return to the Grammy Nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire for multiple concerts. In previous seasons she was seen as Prince Orlofsky in Knoxville Opera's production of Die Fledermaus, Mezzo Soloist with the Greeley Philharmonic and The Dallas Opera in Concert, and returned to both Apollo's Fire and Seraphic Fire as Mezzo Soloist in Handel's Messiah. In the 2011-2012 season, Amanda debuted with The Dallas Opera in La Traviata, Opera Omaha in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, and Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony as the Alto Soloist in the Mozart Requiem. She also appeared with Eugene Opera in Nixon in China, was Mezzo Soloist in Chansons Madécasses with the New World Symphony, and was a recitalist on the Trinity Church Concerts at One Recital Series.


Ms. Crider debuted with Florida Grand Opera in 2009 singing the role of Mallika in Lakmé, and went on to delight audiences as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. She was also heard in 2010 in the role of Nellie Forbush in South Pacific with Anchorage Opera, a role she had previously performed with Opera Boston. In addition, she sang with the New World Symphony in performances of De Falla's The Three-cornered Hat, Mozart's Mass in c minor with the Bach Festival Society, and Messiah with Apollo's Fire. Other performances in recent seasons include Sesto in Giulio Cesarewith Glimmerglass Opera, Pastore #3 in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with Glimmerglass Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Nevada Opera, Erika (cover) in Vanessa with New York City Opera, L'Enfant in L'Enfant et les sortilèges at Tanglewood Music Center, Diana in Eugene Opera's Orpheus in the Underworld, Cherubino with the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Eugene Opera, as well as The Monitor in Suor Angelica, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Mercedes in Carmen with the Florida Grand Opera.


Ms. Crider was a 2012 grant recipient from the Pittsburgh Concert Society, and a 2011 finalist in both the Joy in Singing Debut Artist Competition and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. In addition she was a 2009 finalist in the José Iturbi International Voice Competition, the 2nd Place Winner in the 2008 Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, 2007 Recipient of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition David and Ingrid Kosowsky Award, Finalist in the 2006 Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition and 2005 Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, and a 2003 Recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Ms. Crider is also the Artistic Director of Miami's newly founded Art Song concert series, IlluminArts (




In 2003 graduated with honors from  the Special School of Music of N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory-Academy in St.Petersburg (class of Pr. Vladimir Ovcharek), in 2006 graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory-Academy (Diploma Cum Laude). During 1994-2006 participated in a number of performances in Russia; Germany, France, Hungary, Belgium, USA, and appeared as a soloist  with different orchestras in Russia and USA, had taken Master Classes with V. Marshner-Germany, V. Yaroshevitch-Israel, A. Bogdanyan-Russia, R. Waterman-Great Britain, Z. Bron – Germany, M. Trabucco-Italy; R. Totenberg, J. Silverstain, E. Rosenbleth, Sh. Kloss, L. Kaplan, M. Kopelman - USA. A winner of 6 competitions - among those Naftzger Competition (Whichita, USA); 4th E. Mravinsky International Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia (1st Prize); 2d A. Glazunov International Competition in Paris, France (1st Prize and Grand Prize); 3d International Symphony Competition in Volgograd, Russia (1st Prize). A number of diplomas and scholarships was received, including a scholarship of the Young Talents of Russian Federation as well as the Special Scholarship of the President of Russian Federation. Received Masters Degree (January 2009) from DePaul University School of Music, Chicago (class Pr. Ilya Kaler). Honored full tuition/scholarship at Lynn University Conservatory of Music - MM completed in May 2014. Since September 2014 adjunct faculty at Lynn University and Teaching assistant at University of Miami.




Violist Madeline Sharp, 26, born in Chicago, is a second year fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Juilliard School. She has most recently attended the Taos School of Music and the Spoleto Festival USA, and was previously a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and Music Academy of the West. She has served as principal viola in the New World Symphony and the Juilliard Orchestra, and has toured with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. She performed the Bartok Viola Concerto in April 2014 as winner of the New World Concerto Competition. Professionally, she has subbed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as well as the Minnesota Orchestra. Madeline comes from a musical family, with her sister being a professional cellist, her brother playing cello, and her parents playing clarinet and piano. Previous teachers include Misha Amory, Steven Tenenbom, Hsin-Yun Huang and Heidi Castleman.



A native of the Chicago area, Kevin Kunkel started his cello studies at the age of 10.  Mr. Kunkel received a bachelor’s degree and performance diploma from Indiana University studying with Eric Kim.  There he served as an Associate Instructor and was a member of the Kuttner Quartet, the university’s resident honors ensemble.  He has participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto USA, Lake George, and Verbier Festivals.  His musical travels have reached the Konzerthaus Berlin, Großes Festspielhaus at the Salzburg Festival, Hagia Irene in Istanbul, Palacio de Carlos V in the Alhambra, and Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Kunkel is thankful to be a fourth-year fellow with the New World Symphony, where he has the privilege of working with inspiring musicians everyday.  He plays on a cello generously on loan from the Virtu Foundation. 

DAVID CONNOR, double bassist


David Connor was born in Chelmsford Massachusetts and began playing the double bass when he was nine years old. He is currently in the second year of his fellowship at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach Florida. After attending high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he began undergraduate studies at the Peabody Institute before transferring to Carnegie Mellon University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts. David joined the New World Symphony in 2013 after earning his Masters of Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. While at Rice, he was a fellow of the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program for two seasons, which lead to many community outreach opportunities and chamber music collaborations in the greater Houston area. David has attended numerous summer music festivals including Music Academy of the West, Aspen, Sarasota and Domaine Forget. He has been a recipient of the Aspen Academy Orchestra Fellowship and was chosen in 2011 to be a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Jaime Laredo. As a member of the New World Symphony he has had the opportunity to teach double bass both at home and abroad, traveling to Medellin, Colombia and Geneva, Switzerland for teaching residencies in 2014. When not in the orchestra, David pursues other musical avenues by performing chamber music, jazz, and with the acoustic/electric trio “The alt Default.” David’s primary teachers have been John Hood, Jeffrey Turner, and Timothy Pitts. 



Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Radiushina is described as a “virtuoso whose playing is distinguished by rare depth of interpretation and understanding of style” and a “pianist with enormous temperament and maturity.” Marina made her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev in February 2012 appearing at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Theatre Des Champs-Elysee in Paris. Recent highlights have included performances at the Salzburg and Rotterdam Festivals With Valery Gergiev, Carnegie Hall with Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson and Pablo Heras-Casado, Mariinsky Theater with Tugan Sokhiev, appearances with Munich and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras, a recording project with the Brno Philharmonic, and chamber music performances with the members of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Israel and Carnegie Hall Ensemble at the Suntory Hall in Japan. Currently Marina is a member of Carnegie Hall's resident chamber group, Ensemble ACJW, performing to sold-out houses in some of the most prestigious venues of New York City.


Marina is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the prestigious Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev. She has appeared to critical acclaim in various venues in Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Brazil and the United States. She was also named laureate of the following competitions and festivals: Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition in Kharkov, Virtuosi-2000 International Festival in Saint-Petersburg, the International Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, Corpus Christi International Music Competition, Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in Bydgosch, Poland, Bradshaw& Buono International Piano Competition, USA. Other prizes include the winner of the University of Miami Concerto Competition and the winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition.


Radio/television broadcasts have included New York’s WQXR 32 Beethoven Sonatas Marathon, National Ukrainian Radio and TV, National Hungarian Radio, National TV of Brazil, Classical Radio Station in South Florida and Cleveland’s WCLV 104.9 FM. Radio/television broadcasts have included New York’s WQXR 32 Beethoven Sonatas Marathon, National Ukrainian Radio and TV, National Hungarian Radio, National TV of Brazil, Classical Radio Station in South Florida and Cleveland’s WCLV 104.9 FM.


Marina has benefited from personal guidance of such celebrated musicians as Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, David Finkel, William Preucil and Andre Watts. She holds degrees from Odessa Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a DMA from the University of Miami, where she studied under Sergei Babayan, Ivan Davis, and Alexander Bugaevsky.


Radiushina was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and now divides her time between two cities she loves – New York and Miami. In Miami she serves on the faculty of the Florida International University, performs with the critically acclaimed ensemble Pulse and is the co-founder and artistic director the newly formed Miami Chamber Music Society and the artistic director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in Miami.


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