Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and Wisconsin native Michael Hey and Violinist Christiana Liberis (who most recently performed on tour with the Eagles) will demonstrate the tremendous versatility of our great instrument with this diverse program of music for both instruments as well as solo organ. With a program that includes Bach’s famous Violin Concerto in E major and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro, these two artists will have the opportunity to show off their individual skills while blending our Klais with the beautiful tones of the violin. Having known Mr. Hey since our days at Juilliard together, it gives me great joy to introduce this dynamic duo to our audience for the first time.
– Greg Zelek
[Michael Hey] is “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” … “crisp, clean, and enticingly communicative” – The Straits Times, Singapore
[Michael Hey] is described as “flashy” and “exciting” … – The American Organist
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About Michael Hey
Described as “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” (The Straits Times, Singapore, 2016), concert organist Michael Hey has been increasingly visible on U.S. and international concert stages.
In September 2017, Michael received first prize in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition, held at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Theater. Released in October 2017, Michael’s premiere solo CD recording Michael T. C. Hey plays the Great Organ of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is available for purchase by the JAV recording label.
In 2016 and 2017, Michael appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra. In 2014 he was the featured organ soloist for the New York City Ballet’s newly commissioned work Acheron. Set to the music of Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, his performance at its premiere was “vividly played” (The New York Times). Michael has also performed at notable venues such as Lincoln Center (New York), Carnegie Hall (New York), Madison Square Garden (New York), the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), the Esplanade (Singapore), and the New World Symphony (Miami).
About Christiana Liberis
Born in Italy of Italian, Greek, and Polish heritage, violinist/violist Christiana Liberis is a performer of international reach. Recognized for her captivating tone and deeply enthralling musical interpretations, she has performed to acclaim, transporting audiences with her performances of traditional forms of classical music as well as more postmodern and popular idioms. Versatile in diverse musical genres, Christiana has collaborated in concert engagements across the globe and has mastered the art of playing in many different capabilities; not limited to the more well-known classical forms of solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, and ballet, but also in tango, jazz, Broadway, electric improvisation, and other eclectic styles.
Having performed on a worldwide level in major concert venues, TV, and radio broadcasts as well as on motion picture and independent film soundtracks, she can also be frequently seen performing regularly with different ensembles all over NYC (where she is currently based) at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the Beacon Theater and Madison Square Garden, to Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Radio City Music Hall, Webster Hall, and Hammerstein Ballroom, among many others. Adept at playing in an array of different capacities, she is equally comfortable performing in a classical vein as guest concertmaster or section leader for orchestras, playing chamber music, or collaborating with dance ensembles as she is playing solo in recital or sharing the stage with major pop stars for sold out audiences.