Renowned cellist Jozef Lupták and accordionist Boris Lenko are thrilled to return to Billings for a special one-night-only encore performance. Dr. Jen Bratz, Associate Professor of Music at Rocky Mountain College will join the two international stars on piano.
Lupták and Lenko have played in Billings three times over the past year to numerous standing ovations and enthusiastically appreciative audiences. Their special performance with Bratz will include both modern and classical music and feature Shostakovich’s cello sonata.
When: Monday, December 5, 7:00pm
Where: Rocky Mountain College – Losekamp Hall
About the artists:
Jozef Lupták is lauded as one of Slovakia’s national treasures and is widely known across Europe. He graduated from the University of the Performing Arts in his hometown of Bratislava and the Royal Academy of Music in London. An accomplished concert soloist, he’s played his cello with a host of international conductors, and has a passion for multi-cultural music, especially Chassidic music.
Boris Lenko is a graduate of the Žilina Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His musical career spans more than 35 years. He is a versatile musician with wide-ranging talents from classical to contemporary whose interests also include cross-cultural music. He’s accomplished on the accordion, the violin, piano and double bass.
Dr. Jen Bratz has performed throughout the United States and regularly collaborates with the Yellowstone Chamber Players, her colleagues at Rocky Mountain College, and with students. Dr. Bratz’ programs often reflect her interest in new music. Noteworthy explorations into this field include a masterclass performance for Ursula Oppens, the Colorado premier of Ned Rorem’s “Evidence of Things Not Seen,” a monumental song cycle for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and piano, and lectures on the music of Frederic Rzewski.