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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Nadya Tichman, Violin and Roy Bogas, Piano

Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Nadya Tichman, Violin and Roy Bogas, Piano

The Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series is delighted to present Gualala's favorite pianist, Roy Bogas, director of the Gualala Summer Chamber Music Weekend, together with violinist Nadya Tichman, Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, in a special performance at the Gualala Arts Center, on Sunday, March 19th, at 4 pm. The program will include Dvorak's Sonatina, Beethoven's Sonata in C Minor, four pieces from Manuel de Falla's Canciones Populares Espanolas, and Prokofieff's Sonata No 2 in D Major.

For the past three years, at the Gualala Summer Chamber Music Weekend, Roy Bogas and Friends have thrilled audiences in sold-out performances, and were accorded enthusiastic standing ovations. The ensemble consists of Bogas and several outstanding string players from the Bay Area, and has included Nadya Tichman. Bogas has previously appeared in the Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series with violist Geraldine Walther, and also as a solo performer.

Born of Russian parents and schooled in the European tradition, Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the age of fourteen. He was was awarded a high prize at the Second International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, which led one reviewer to call him the natural successor to Van Cliburn. Bogas was also a special prize winner at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.

At the age of nineteen, he became accompanist to Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout North and South America. He has also played with many other artists, including Joseph Szigeti, with whom he recorded a number of 20th Century works for Mercury Records. He has performed as soloist with virtually every orchestra in Northern California, and with many other orchestras in this country and abroad. Bogas is a professor of Music at Holy Names University in Oakland, and is also principal solo pianist for the San Francisco Ballet. An active chamber musician, he is the founder and director of the MasterGuild Series of chamber music concerts at Holy Names.

Nadya Tichman, Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, joined the orchestra in 1980 and served as Acting Concertmaster from 1998 to 2001. Born in New York, she studied with the legendary Dorothy Delay at Juilliard, and received a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo, and Yumi Ninomiya-Scott. In San Francisco she continued her studies with Isadore Tinkleman.

Ms. Tichman has performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony on many occasions, most recently in January 2006, in Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, with Concertmaster Alexander Barantshik. She has participated in festivals such as the Grand Teton Music Festival, Chamber Music West, the Olympic Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, and Midsummer Mozart. In addition, she was a founding member of the Donatello Quartet, and co-directed Chamber Music Sundaes from 1984 to 1986. She performs in many chamber music series, including Davies Hall, Masterguild, and the Gualala Chamber Music Weekend. She has recorded on the New Albion Label.

A champion of contemporary music, Ms. Tichman has had pieces dedicated to her by composers Peter Schickele and Jim Lahti, and this April will premier a duet written for her and her husband, guitarist John Imholz, by composer Allen Shearer. Ms. Tichman plays a 1724 Stradivarius violin purchased by the San Francisco Symphony for her exclusive use.

Tickets for the concert are $20. Children ages 7 through 17 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the performance. For further information, call the Gualala Arts Center at (707) 884-1138, or visit the website Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concert.