Casa Della Zisa

Sun, Mar 5 • 3:00 PM
25 guests • $75


Violinists Tatiana Kolchanova and Mary Rowell join guitarist Peter Zisa to transport you to a bygone era with their passionate and vibrant Russian Gypsy program. The magic of this infectious music is complemented by delectable appetizers, wine, and spirits in the Zisas’ beautiful Alameda home.

More about Mary Rowell

Mary Rowell (Violin/Viola) is a freelance professional musician and teacher in the Portland area. Mary’s violin playing has been described as “brilliant” by Anne Voegtlin of The Columbian. Collaborations include performing with Andy Stein of Prairie Home Companion fame, Al Stewart and Thomas Rheingans (live from the Fries). As a freelancer, her many styles include playing period music on baroque violin and viola. Currently Mary is Concertmaster of the Bach Cantata Choir Orchestra, subs with Portland Baroque Orchestra, plays regularly at Portland Center Stage and is in a violin duo with Tatiana Kolchanova. Mary received her Masters in Music from Portland State studying with Carol Sindell. She lives in Southeast Portland with her piano-technician husband, cats, chickens and bees.

More about Tatiana Kolchanova

Tatiana Kolchanova is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and also earned her post-graduate Ph.D. in 1993. She is Laureate of the Russian Radio Competition, worked as a violinist for the Russian Radio and Television Orchestra for 8 years and was first violinist of the Glinka State (Russia) Quartet for ten years. She also taught at the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Conservatory’s Academic Music College and Central Music School. Currently, she is an active freelancer in the Portland-Vancouver area, plays with the Portland Opera, is sought out as a chamber music coach and has an active teaching studio.

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