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.
VIJAY VENKATESH has been hailed in concert reviews for his "sublime phrasing, tremendous and powerful virtuosity, and beautiful lyricism in performances". He has been recognized on three continents as a pianist with profound musicianship, sparkling pianism, and an innate sense of partnership
EVA SCHAUMKELL has performed in the United States and throughout Europe with "interpretational skills that combine intuition and analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity." She is a brilliant soloist and collaborator, praised for her "astonishing combination of depth of expression and thrilling virtuosity".
The HUTCHINS CONSORT is a collective of some of the country's finest string players featuring an ensemble of 8 members. Their performances are virtuosic, uninhibited, sometimes improvisational, and always entertaining. They are a refreshing departure from the typical chamber music performers.
RUSLAN BIRYUKOV, is known for his "superb artistry, passion, and individuality." He represents a new generation of creative professional musicians whose artistic level is recognized not only by awards, but also by a worldwide audience. His chamber music accolades include performances with world-renowned violinist, Midori.
SVETLANA SMOLINA is a highly sought-after world-renowned classical pianist who has performed, recorded, and collaborated with many famous musicians in numerous major world music centers. Described by the Los Angeles Times as "an outstanding pianist with luxuriant tone", and by the New York Times as "mesmerizing and dynamic." She is among "The Best Pianists of the 21st Century."
The acclaimed Canadian pianists from the USC Thornton School of Music faculty are internationally recognized as gifted musicians appearing in leading concert series on world-renowned stages.
BERNADENE BLAHA is known for her "brilliant command of the piano", whether as recitalist, or concerto soloist. She is an Associate Professor at the Thornton School of Music, USC.
KEVIN FITZ-GERALD enjoys a versatile career as a recitalist, orchestra soloist, and chamber musician. His performances have garnered international acclaim and he has been recognized for his "hypnotically powerful and precise" pianism and "dynamic and distinguished" interpretations.