Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents Faculty Recital: Music from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Iran

Duo Trouaville

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 3 pm
Kaplen JCC Taub Campus, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
TICKETS: Admission is free, though there is a suggested donation of $10 per person, which includes a reception following the concert. Advance registration for express entry is available at or by calling 201-408-1465.

The Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold a faculty recital featuring Duo Trouvaille, a musical pair that includes Thurnauer faculty violinist Krzystof Kuznik and pianist partner Yulia Dusman, who will perform works by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Fekret Amirov, Reza Vali, Karen Khachaturian, and Aram Khachaturian, composers from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Iran.  

Duo Trouvaille represents a rather recent collaboration between two gifted musicians, who have been active on the New York music scene for years. Russian born pianist Yulia Dusman and violinist Krzysztof Ku┼║nik, from Warsaw, Poland, both began their musical education in their homelands, but decided to continue their studies in New York. After completing them, both began an intensive performing as well as pedagogical schedule. They met by accident, began playing together, and formed Duo Trouvaille, an incredible musical dialogue that showcases their magnetic personalities and their gift for performances that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Their fast-growing repertoire includes major works by Mozart, Grieg, Schnittke, Gershwin, Bartok, Tcimpidis, and Prokofiev, and a wide range of international compositions, including the ones that will be featured in the faculty concert.

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Serving close to 500 students from infancy through adulthood, it offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; frequent student performances; and a 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. The school is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For more information, visit