If you enjoy music in an intimate and friendly setting, become a subscriber of L’Ermitage Foundation’s Concert Series. We offer concerts where members of the audience can mingle with the artists as well as other attendees. These concerts are private to our donors and their guests and are not open to the public.
Russian-born pianist, Mikhail Korzhev "projects strength, atmosphere and the ability to tangle even the knottiest passages..." (International Record Review ) and is equally active as a solo recitalist, a performer with various chamber groups, a soloist with orchestras and as a recording artist. His latest CD recordings, the two volumes of a Complete Piano Concertos by Ernst Krenek, were released to enthusiastic reviews in Gramaphone and other publications. In December, 2017, Complete Piano Concertos by Ernst Krenek made it to the list of "Top 10 Best Classical Records of the Year" by Forbes magazine.
In September, 2017, Korzhev became a recipient of a prestigious Anassilaos Prize, the annual award for the achievements in Arts and Sciences given by the local government of Calabria (Italy). Korzhev combines his performing career with teaching and is currently on the faculty of California State University at Fullerton and Chapman University.
Korean born violinist YU EUN KIM has concertized around the world including a performance at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. She advocates for chamber music in a variety of settings, including smaller and more casual venues where music has an especially intimate powerful impact. Yueun has won top prizes in many competitions including winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. She is currently working towards her Artist Diploma Degree under the tutelage of world-renowned violinist Midori Goto.
German born multifaceted guitarist INES THOME' performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician. She received her Master's Degree in Stuttgart, Germany and is continuing her post-graduate work at the University of Southern California. Ines also performs on the banjo and mandolin and is the recipient of many prizes in competitions. She was invited to join the Colburn Orchestra and the USC Symphony Orchestra in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Ukrainian born pianist INNA FALIKS has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. She has performed on many of the world's great stages, with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart. Inna is currently a piano professor and Head of the Piano Department at UCLA. Critics call her "A concert pianist of the highest order"(Chicago WTTW), "poetry and panoramic vision." (Washington Post)
Hong Kong born pianist, Mary Au is a much sought-after collaborative artist, coach and educator with worldwide experience. She is hailed for her "sensitive and seamless transition between chamber music, collaboration, and piano accompaniment". (Los Angeles Times). Mary is a committed advocate of music education and has presented master classes in music festivals and universities in the United States and China.