Wayne Center Presents: Asi Matathias and Matthew Graybil
Violinist Asi Matathias is already recognized as one of the most celebrated talents of his generation. He made his debut at the age of 14 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, displaying a musical maturity and inspiration far beyond his years.
Since then, he has performed in Carnegie Hall, The Philharmonie Berlin, the Izumy Hall in Japan, the National Arts Center in Canada, the LiederHalle in Stuttgart and the 92nd St. Y in New York, as well as in extensive concert tours in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Praised by The New Yorker as an "exceptional young artist" and by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune as a "major talent," American pianist Matthew Graybil has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. He made his orchestral debut at age 14 and has subsequently performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and the National Chamber Players among many others.
Highlights of Graybil's solo career include recitals in many of the world's music capitals, including New York, Paris, Chicago, Baltimore, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington DC in venues such as Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Subculture, Le Poison Rouge, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and Lincoln Center. Artists with whom he has collaborated include Itzhak Perlman and the Enso and Ulysses String Quartets.
As an exponent of music from the 20th and 21st century, he recently gave the New York premiere of Walter Piston's Concerto for Two Pianos Soli.