Beethoven, Ludwig van
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 3:00 PM
Moorings Presbyterian Church
- Beethoven, Ludwig van: Coriolan Overture, op.62 <1807> 8′
- Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33, TH 57 (original version) <1877> 18′ featuring Adam Satinsky, cello
- Brahms, Johannes: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op.56a (Haydn Variations) <1873> 19′
Reception following the concert 4:30 – 5:30 PM
During his 25-year tenure with the Naples Philharmonic, Adam Satinsky has been lauded in his role both as a leader of the cello section and as a soloist with the orchestra. He has become a sought-after performer in concert series throughout the Naples area. Big Arts (Sanibel Island) and Koreshan Art Hall Series (Estero) are two regional venues which have featured his skills. In the duo setting of cello and piano, accomplished local pianists have entrusted the great repertoire to his expertise and sensitivity – Alexandra Carlson, Bella Gutshtein, Richard Bosworth, Jodie DeSalvo, William Noll, and Milana Strezeva. He concertized with pianist Jeremy Denk while they were students in Indiana, and his impromptu Schumann encore with Emanuel Ax, after a piano concerto performance in Naples, garnered him high praise. Satinsky spent his pandemic lockdown year (2020) honing his playing by tackling the monumental etude repertoire, including recording the 40 Popper Etudes in 40 days.
In his early years, Satinsky played in a trio with two violinists, performing and competing in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The young musicians dubbed themselves the “Trio Con Brio”. He attended the Interlochen Arts Camp for 3 summers, giving him his first opportunities to solo with an orchestra. It was then that he began commuting to Baltimore for lessons, chamber music, and orchestral studies in the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory division. As the only prep student in Stephen Kates’ studio, he was exposed to the great repertoire at a young age and eventually performed a Haydn Concerto with the school’s orchestra. His subsequent college degrees include a Bachelor’s of Music from Eastman and an Artist’s Diploma from Indiana University.
Since the age of 14, Satinsky has added his unique signature musicianship to the summer festival scene in such scenic places as Boulder, CO; Teton Village, WY; Bellingham, WA; Marlboro, VT; Aspen, CO; Ernen, Switzerland; and Banff, Canada. More recently he has helped establish new chamber music festivals – one in the Low Country (in and around Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA) and one in North Miami Beach (held in the winter). His magnificent cello is a Christopher Dungey – a mere four years old – made in Grand Junction, CO.
Satinsky has expanded his range of pursuits to restaurateur, opening a local chain of popular Thai Fusion restaurants with his wife, who is a chef and nutritionist. His three sons – 12, 4, and 2 – are always fun and challenging, as he prizes his role as a father.