Desiree Ruhstrat violin, David Cunliffe cello, with Goran Ivanovic, guitar
Desiree Ruhstrat and David Cunliffe are familiar to Chicago audiences as the violinist and cellist of the Lincoln Trio. The Trio has become one of Chicago's most celebrated chamber ensembles drawing an eclectic audience of sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs, and students discovering chamber music for the first time. (Lincolntrio.com)
Guitarist Goran Ivanovic has been active on the Chicago music scene as a soloist, as a duo with guitarist Andreas Kapsalis and in his Balkan Folk-Jazz fusion quartet Eastern Blok. Educated at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he is also a composer and teacher and in 2010 co- curated the first Chicago Guitar Festival for the City of Chicago. "There was much to enjoy in the program of original pieces and …Ruhstrat, Cunliffe and Ivanovic savored this accessible, cannily crafted music to ingratiating effect, the flamboyant vitality of the originals lived on in the arrangements as well as the expert performances." John von Rein, Chicago Tribune.
Their program will include music by Villa Lobos, Piazzolla, Granados and de Falla