Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am thrilled to be hosting the 6th year – and 12th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, reviving the old and elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) was one of the most venerable musicians of the Romantic era, a child prodigy, a celebrated virtuoso pianist whose career spanned seven decades, an imaginative composer, a meticulous editor, the beloved muse and wife of Robert Schumann, a dedicated mother of eight children, an influential teacher, and a great inspiration to so many of her contemporaries, including Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Thalberg, Rubinstein, and most importantly her close life-long friend (if not lover!), Johannes Brahms. 

This Fall, don’t miss eight, one-of-a-kind salons in celebration of the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann and the composers within her circle, including (unjustly) little-known music by her female contemporaries, with works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Pauline Viardot, Cecile Chaminade, Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach, and Lili Boulanger.

To preview the upcoming Fall 2019 salon schedule and to purchase tickets, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Fall!

With 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.


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Sunday, November 17th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, at 7 p.m.


Yelena Grinberg, piano
Elena Kuschnerova, piano

SCHUBERT – March militaire in D Major for piano four-hands, D. 733 (1818)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Three pieces for piano four-hands (ca. 1830)
BRAHMS – Variations on a Theme by Schumann in E-flat Major, op. 23 (1861)
CLARA SCHUMANN – March in E-flat Major for piano four-hands (1879)
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Pictures from the East for piano four-hands, op. 66 (1848)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Allegro brillante for piano four-hands, op. 92 (1841)

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Sunday, December 1st, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, at 7 p.m.


Allison Kiger, flute
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN – Romance in A minor, WoO (1855)
ETHEL SMYTH – Allegro moderato from Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 5 (1887)
LOUISE FARRENC – Trio in E minor for flute, cello, and piano, op. 45 (1856)
CECILE CHAMINADE – Concertino for flute and piano in D Major, op. 107 (1902)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio in D minor, op. 11 (1846)

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Eric Silberger, violin
Laura Metcalf, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN – Romance No. 2 in G minor, op. 11 (1838-39)
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Intermezzo in D minor for violin and piano from F.A.E. Sonata (1853)

MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49 (1839)
BRAHMS – Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, arr. for cello and piano (1878-1881) 

CLARA SCHUMANN – Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17 (1846)

BUY TICKETS for Sunday, December 15th, at 5 p.m.
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