Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am delighted to be hosting the 5th year – and 10th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, in revival of the old European tradition of Hausmusik in an intimate domestic setting. 

This Fall, I am thrilled to curate a series of unique Grieg-themed salons in celebration of the 175th birthday of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – a leading Norwegian Romantic composer, pianist, conductor, writer, and humanist who said: “One must first be a human being. All true Art grows out of that which is distinctively human.” How very true!

Before the launch of the Grieg season, on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m., I will present my solo lecture-performance – Fantastical Bach – showcasing all seven of Bach’s brilliant and rarely-played Toccatas, BWV 910-916, which testify to young Bach’s quirky, spontaneous stilus phantasticus. At the end of this month – on Sunday, September 30th, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7 p.m. – don’t miss the very first Grieg-inspired salon of the season, Celebrating Grieg and his Circle I, that I will perform with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron, as part of our G-Sharp Duo, followed by Celebrating Grieg and His Circle II on October 14/18. This Season, I am pleased to pair up with a young and charismatic cellist, Sebastian Stoger, for a memorable evening of Romantic Masterworks for Cello and Piano on October 28/31, which will include Grieg’s dramatic Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 36. Then, on November 11/18, I invite you to join me and the fabulous flutist, Jessica Taskov, for an enchanting exploration of Grieg and His Worldwhich will include Carl Reinecke’s captivating Sonata in E minor for flute and piano (“Undine“) – one of the most significant works in the flute-piano repertoire of the Romantic era. And, on November 21st, don’t miss my solo lecture-performance in tribute to Grieg at His Greatestfeaturing some of his finest works for solo piano, including his Neo-Baroque Holberg Suite, his impassioned Piano Sonata in E minor, and a kaleidoscopic array of his Lyric Pieces. Grieg’s elegant Waltz-Caprices and folkloric Norwegian Dances will follow in a scintillating showcase of Dazzling Dances for Piano Four-Hands on December 1/2, for which I will be joined by a terrific fellow Russian pianist, Elena Kushnerova. And you sure don’t want to miss the grand SEASON FINALE on December 16/19 – Grieg and His Friends – featuring Niels Gade’s unjustly overlooked Trio in F Major, op. 42 and Schumann’s fiery and seldom-played Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, op. 110, alongside Mendelssohn’s elegiac Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 4, written when he was a 16-year-old prodigy, and Grieg’s soulful Allegretto in E Major from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, in Grieg’s own arrangement for cello and piano. To preview the complete Fall 2018 salon calendar, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you at these not-to-be-missed salons in celebration of Edvard Grieg and his circle!


Best wishes,

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, founder and the artistic director of Grinberg Classical Salon Series

PS: To be added to the salon email guestlist and / or to be considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at or sign up here.

To read the West Side Spirit article on the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – “Live from the Living Room” – click here.





Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m.



MENDELSSOHN – Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 4 (1825)
GADE – Piano Trio in F Major, op. 42 (1864)
GRIEG – Allegretto in E Major for cello and piano (1887)
SCHUMANN – Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, op. 110 (1851)

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