Baya & Friends

Selected Works by: Brahms, Beethoven, Moszkowski, Kreisler and Ysaÿe


Selected Works by: Brahms, Beethoven, Moszkowski, Kreisler and Ysaÿe

Dear Friends:

It is my pleasure to invite you to our next concert of the BCMS in April 14that 6:30 pm.


This time we will present the slightly different format for the evening. In addition to a great music making with notable musicians such as Andrés Cárdenes and Gary Levinson, you will have an unique opportunity to be a part of our conversation with a special guest, Paul Alexander “The Renaissance Man”, NFL coach extraordinaire, former offensive line coach of the Dallas Cowboys, pianist and a author.

One of the highlights of the performance is Paul Alexander’s most innovative and important book entitled Perform, based on his experience as a professional athlete, coach and a musician. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and purchase the book autographed by Mr. Alexander.

Mr. Alexander will perform works by Beethoven and Brahms.

The rest of the program will be dedicated to times when Young Musicians from all over the world gathered in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in order to earn the title of the Laureate of the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition.

You will be able to watch the amazing 1982 archival footage of Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes’ prize-winning performance – in the Finals of the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition.

Mr. Cárdenes will be our next guest who will tell us a story of his experience during this exciting event. 30 years later Andres Cárdenes was invited to the Same Competition – this time he was judging young musicians from the opposite side of the stage.


Mr. Cárdenes will perform works byMoszkowski, Kreisler, Ysaÿe in collaboration with Gary Levinson and myself.

In addition you will hear music by Otar Taktakishvili (these pieces were mandatory works for all pianists competing at the same Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982).