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Musicians - Guest Artists - Archive

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra has an impressive list of past guest artists and soloists. The following list includes the regular season concert soloists. It does not include all of the many young artists who have performed with the orchestra, nor does it include all summer concert soloists. We apologize for any omissions to this list.



Henderson Symphony Orchestra - Master Series II: An Evening of Brahms

Guest Artist: Mykola Suk

Mykola Suk

Pianist, Mykola Suk has concertized in solo recitals, as a soloist with major orchestras under leading conductors (recently with the Russian National Symphony under Mikhail Pletnev), and at chamber music festivals throughout the former USSR, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Mr. Suk has recorded for the Melodya, Russian Disc, Hungaraton, Melda and Troppe Note/Cambria labels.

Mykola Suk is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Professor Suk studied at the Kiev Special Music School, and at the Moscow Conservatory with Lev Vlasenko. In 1971 he received the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest. Professor Suk has formerly been on the faculties of the Kiev and Moscow Conservatories, the New England Conservatory in Boston, and Columbia University.

Mr. Suk is currently managed by Shupp Artists. The American Record Guide has referred to his pianistic mastery as, "An astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry and utter control he will prove to be one of the more formidable talents to have appeared in this country in years."

The following are additional accolades for Mykola Suk's expertise on the piano: "powerful and pearl-like playing" (Wiener Zeitung), his "immense talent of tone coloring" (Le Soleil, Quebec), his "enormous digital control" (Toronto Star) and his ability to "transform virtuosity into poetry of the mind" (Keskisumalainen, Finland) have earned him comparisons with some of the great pianists of all time. "One soon understood why he has been compared to Richter it appeared as if, with his playing, Mykola Suk would set the instrument on fire," said the Trossinger Zeitung, and "surely the most towering and volcanic talent to have come out of Russia since Anton Rubenstein," said the European Piano Teacher's Journal.



(2007-2008 Season)

 9-16-2007    Emma Pease-Byron, flute - Flute Concerto in G Major, K313 by Mozart
10-19-2007    Mykola Suk, piano - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15 by Brahms
12- 6-2007    Takayoshi Suzuki, guest conductor - Sounds of the Season Concert
 2-10-2008    DeAnn Letourneau, violin - Tzigane by Ravel
March 2008    Young Artist Soloists
     Tussah Heera, piano
     Nikita Haduong, violin
     Shana Kim, cello
     Tena Shizuma, violin

(2006-2007 Season)

10-21-2006    John Nasshan, timpani - Concerto for Timpani by Bobby Christian
 3-25-2007    Young Artist Soloists
Andrew Haduong, violin
Kristen Hsu, violin
Alex Gonzalez, violin
Jae Ahn, piano
Jeremy Rhizor, violin
 5-6-2007    Alex Stopa, marimba - Concerto for Mirimba by Emmanuel Sejourne
 6-1-2007    Dominik Chenes and Sarah Kim
Selections from Puccini's "La Boheme" and Verdi's "La Traviata"

(2005-2006 Season)

10-8-2005    Dan Murphy - Violin Concerto No.1 - Bruch
 2-5-2006    Yvonne Betron - Concerto for Oboe and Strings - Cimarosa
 2-5-2006    Kimberly Anderson, soprano - "Vier Letzte Lieder" - Richard Strauss
 5-20-2006    Las Vegas Mastersingers - "Requiem" - Mozart

(2004-2005 Season)

12-2004    Alfonse Anderson and Michael Rodrigues, tenors - Nessun Dorma - Puccini
 2-6-2005    Brian Hicks - Piano Concerto No.2 - Rachmaninoff
 5-22-2005    Las Vegas Mastersingers - "Creation" - Haydn

(2003-2004 Season)

 2-8-2004    Paul Seitz, composer - World Premier of "The Thought of Returning"
 5-16-2004    Las Vegas Mastersingers - Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 - Brahms

(2002-2003 Season)

10-6-2002    Bill Parker, clarinet - Concerto No.2, Op74 in E flat major - VonWeber
  2-9-2003    Barbara Edwards - Concerto in G Major for Viola - Telemann
5-18-2003    Las Vegas Mastersingers, Hallie Neill, soprano, Theodore Lambrines, baritone -
Requiem Op.48 - Faure

(2001-2002 Season)

 2-11-2002    Brad Pfeil, double bass - "Carmen Fantasy" - Bizet
 5-19-2002    Brian Hicks, piano - "Rhapsody in Blue" - Gershwin

(2000-2001 Season)

 7-17-2000    Caryn Wunderlich Gott and Michelle Gott, electric harp - Sweet Georgia Brown
      4-2001    Randy Pagel and White Middle School Choristers - "Gloria" - Vivaldi
 5-20-2001    Sherrie Parker - Poem for Flute and Orchestra - Charles Griffes
 5-20-2001    Yvonne Betron - Romance for Oboe and Orchestra - Richard McGee

(1999-2000 Season)

 2-6-2000    Wayne Raney - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra - Arutunian
 5-21-2000    William Sovich, piano - Concerto No.2 - Shastakovich

(1998-1999 Season)

10-18-1998    Andrew Smith - Elegie for Cello and Orchestra - Faure
 3-21-1999    Eric Fleischer, tenor and Deborah Muhlenbrook, soprano

(1997-1998 Season)

10-19-1997    Nathan Tannenbaum, narrator - "Lincoln Portrait" - Copeland
  3-15-1998    Teresa Ling, violin and Scott Rawls, viola - Sinfonia Concertante - Mozart
Bruce Holloway, cello - Kol Nidrei - Bruch
Sherrie Parker and Julie Williams, flutes - Brandenburg Concerto No.4 - Bach
4-26-1998    Las Vegas Mastersingers - Rossini, Brahms, and Vaughan Williams

(1996-1997 Season)

11-26-1996    Shakeh Ghoukasian, violin - "Winter" from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  2-23-1997    Beth Lano - Concerto No.3 in E flat for horn and orchestra, K447 - Mozart
 4-27-1997    Alan Lawson - clarinet medley of jazz

(1995-1996 Season)

10-29-1995    Walter Blanton, trumpet - Suite in D major - Jeremiah Clarke
  2-11-1996    Douglas Wilson - Concerto for Organ in B flat, op.7, no.3 - Handel
performed at Community Lutheran Church
 4-28-1996    Yunah Lee, soprano - several arias from operas

(1994-1995 Season)

10-16-1994    Samuel Scott - Concerto in C major for Violincello and Orchestra - Haydn
  2-26-1995    Patrick Bowen - Concerto for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra - Milhaud
 4-30-1995    Glenn Cooper - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - Rodrigo
 5-20-1995    Green Valley High School Madrigals and Concert Choir

(1993-1994 Season)

10-16-1994    Jolene Armstrong, violinist - Concerto No.2 in D minor, op22 - Wieniawski
10-29-1995    Walter Blanton, trumpet - Suite in D major - Jeremiah Clarke

(1992-1993 Season)

  5-3-1992    Thomas Flagg - Sonata for Trumpet and Strings - Purcell
 3-13-1993    Linda Davis - Fantasia for Flute and Chamber Orchestra - Faure
 5-17-1993    Paul Kreider, baritone - Old American Songs - Copeland
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