Friedrich Edelmann, Bassoon; Rebecca Rust, Cello; Dmitry Cogan, Piano
François Couperin: Duo in G Major for Cello and Bassoon
Richard Strauss: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 6
Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathétique for Cello, Bassoon, and Piano
Internationally concertizing American cellist Rebecca Rust had studied with Margaret Rowell, Bernard Greenhouse and M. Rostropovich and German bassoonist Friedrich Edelmann was principal bassoonist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under the principal conductors Sergiu Celibidache and James Levine as well as under guest conductors Karl Böhm, Georg Solti, Carlos Kleiber, Carlo Maria Giulini, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Erich Leinsdorf, Eugen Jochum, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Rafael Kubelik, Seiji Ozawa etc. They are concertizing and recording regularly as cello-bassoon DUO and together with piano as a TRIO in Europe, U.S.A., and Japan, including performances at the Imperial Palace of Japan in Tokyo in front of Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and private music-making with Empress Michiko on the piano. In the summer of 2017, they were participants in the international FORFEST Festival in the Czech Republic performing mostly music composed for them.
In May 2018 they joined their friends, the authors Rudi Raab and Julie Freestone on a book-reading tour in 12 cities in Germany, with their book “Stumbling Stone”, which was now also published in German: “Stolperstein”. They played Jewish composers at these book reading events.
In July 2018: 11 concerts in Japan: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Ohme, Yokkaichi, Okazaki, Mie. The tour was supported by Mercedes-Benz, Japan, by LEXUS-Toyota, NEODATA Solutions in Osaka and other venues, one at a Senchoji Temple in Shizuoka, one at the Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel.
Concert on Nov. 11th 2018 in Kaiserslautern, Germany: A concert in memory of the Pogrom Night 80 years ago in Germany “Reichskristallnacht” of Nov. 9th, 1938, and in memory of the destruction of the beautiful Synagogue of Kaiserslautern; compositions by the forbidden or forgotten Jewish composers Mendelssohn, Robert Kahn, Hans Gál.
January 2019 Cremona, Italy with an Italian Dance Group, two dancers and cello & bassoon with “Duck, Death and Tulip”, a performance for children which had won 1st prize in Milano, Italy.
Concerts in California in Spring 2019: Bassoon Concerto by Arthur Frackenpohl (February 24th, 2019), Saint-Saens Cello-Concerto on April 20th in Berkeley,
chamber concerts in San Francisco, San Rafael, Richmond, Oakland, Mill Valley, Santa Rosa, Berkeley.
Rebecca Rust plays a Master Cello by William Forster of 1791 which was formerly owned and played by Prince Charles. 15 internationally available CDs are published by CENTAUR Records (Fall 2018), CAVALLI Records, BAYER Records, NAXOS (Marco Polo), TUDOR and 2018/19 by CENTAUR Records: “The Great Conversation” and “Songs Without Words” (Direct order from us special deals JJ ! ) 2018 & 2019 by CENTAUR Records, U.S.A. Rebecca Rust, Cello; Friedrich Edelmann, Bassoon; different pianists.
Dmitriy Cogan, pianist
Born in Moscow in 1963, pianist Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School in Moscow. In 1974, he immigrated with his family to the United States and continued his piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School. In 1981, he was prizewinner at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition in New York; in 1982 won first prize at the American Music Scholarship Association International Piano competition in Cincinnati; in 1983 he was a laureate of the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland, and was laureate of the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain.
Dmitriy is currently a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.