For this special holiday concert, violinist David McCarroll and pianist Roy Bogas present a program that includes Mozart Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454, Ravel Sonata No. 2 in G Major, and Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108.
David McCarroll exemplifies the classic local-boy-makes-good success story. Born in Santa Rosa in 1986, he grew up in the Starcross Community in nearby Annapolis, where he was adopted at birth by Sister Marti and Brother Toby. McCarroll was a child prodigy who began studying the violin with Helen Payne Sloat at the age of 4. By age 13 he was playing internationally with a group of 60 young music students at the Yehudi Menuhin School outside London.
McCarroll received his Master’s at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and studied with Antje Weithaas in the Konzertexamen program at the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin.
Recent performances have included Stravinsky’s violin concerto at the Konzerthaus Berlin, touring with Musicians from Marlboro, and performances of György Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” for violin and soprano. In 2015, he joined the Vienna Piano Trio.
Also a prodigy with the gift of perfect pitch, Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At the age of 19 he became accompanist to Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout North and South America.
Bogas has played with many other artists including Zara Nelsova, Ruggiero Ricci, Michael Rabin, Jaime Laredo and Joseph Szigeti, with whom he recorded a number of 20th century works for Mercury Records.
Gualala Arts is honored to have him return each year for the Roy Bogas Summer Weekend Chamber event in July.
Concert tickets are $25 in advance, $5 more day of the performance.
Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com or call them at 1-800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.