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FRIDAY, JUN 09 2017 - SATURDAY, JUN 17 2017

The ACFNY is pleased to support Filip Pogády at the Chelsea Music Festival (CMF). The festival’s vision is to celebrate great music by bringing together internationally acclaimed musicians and exciting newcomers to the NYC stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts.

Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the festival seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods by presenting site-specific programs that span musical genres, ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. With an emphasis on commissioned works, community outreach and education, the festival also exists to create a gateway to music through the interplay of art forms—specifically musical, visual and culinary—for an intimate and thrilling cultural experience shared by artists and concertgoers alike.

Filp Pogády is featured at the Chelsea Music Festival on the opening night on June 9, as well as following concerts on June 12, 13 and 14.

Born in Bratislava (Slovakia), Filip Pogády moved with his family to Austria as a child and began his violin studies at age 7. Just one year later he was admitted to the Bruckner Conservatory Pre-College in Linz. He gave his first recital at age 10. Pogády gave his solo debut with an orchestra at age 11 at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna after winning the 1st prize at the Tsusuki Violin Competition as the youngest contestant.

He participated three times at Austria’s nationwide Music competition Prima La Musica and won the 1st prize each time. He was also honored with special prizes by the Austrian String Society and the Raiffeisen Bank for extraordinary talent.

After being invited by Pinchas Zukerman personally to study with him, Filip Pogády followed his advice and earned his Master’s degree in Violin Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded a full scholarship.
As a firm believer that music should be available to everyone, Filip Pogády joined Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! Foundation, which is dedicated to bring music to orphanages, nursing homes, prison and hospitals. Pogády has played over 30 recitals for Live Music Now! Pogády decided to take this concept to the next level and has been performing the sonatas and partitas by J. S. Bach in the New York City Subway throughout his studies at the Manhattan School of Music until present.

Filip Pogády has been praised by the press for the beauty of his tone and his “lightning-like virtuosity”. Pogády has performed in some of the most renowned concert venues such as Lincoln Center New York, Rudolphinum Prague, Konzerthaus Vienna, Tel Aviv Opera House or the Lotte Hall in Seoul. TV appearances include the “Late Show” with David Letterman and a guest starring on Louis CK’S popular TV show “Louie” where he acted as a subway violinist.

For more information about the artist click >>here

More information about the CMF click >> here

For tickets & locations click >>here

We want to extend a special thank you to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. 

Chelsea Music Festival