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Pianist Carol Honigberg and cellist Steven Honigberg, a mother and son duo, have appeared together in recent seasons in Los Angeles, Detroit, on the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Phillips Collection, Georgetown University and the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Honigbergs have also performed live on WFMT and WBEZ in Chicago, WGTS in Washington, and KUSC in Los Angeles.

In 1987 the Honigbergs received a Special Prize for their performance at the Scheveningen, Holland, International Cello Competition. The national Dutch newspaper Telegraph described their playing as "brilliant" and said they "intensely excited the audience through their musical and virtuoso performance.'' The milestone recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano is the first by the duo.

Cellist Steven Honigberg gave a successful New York debut recital in 1984, and has since appeared in concert to critical acclaim in major cities throughout the U.S., including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Chicago. A member of the National Symphony Orchestra, he has been featured numerous times as soloist with that ensemble, the Chicago Symphony, and other orchestras across North America. This young American cellist is much acclaimed for his explorations of important new works, such as Robert Starer's Song of Solitude (1995) and David Diamond's Concert Piece (1993) for Solo Cello, written for and premiered by Steven Honigberg. With fellow NSO cellist David Teie, he won rave reviews for the 1988 world premiere of David Ott's Concerto for Two Cellos with the National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Rostropovich, with repeat performances on the NSO's 1989 and 1994 United States tours. Steven Honigberg graduated with a Master's degree from The Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. Other mentors include Pierre Fournier and Karl Fruh. In 1987 he was the only American winner in the International Cello Competition in Scheveningen, Holland. Musical America magazine honored Mr. Honigberg in 1988 as a "Young Artist to Watch." Honigberg made his recording debut with an Albany CD of 20th century American cello works, which received the highest 5 star rating from Classical Pulse magazine. Steven Honigberg has been The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's chamber music series director since its inception. The series was voted "Best New Chamber Music Series" of 1994 by the Washington Post. Recordings of music performed on these chamber concerts, Darkness & Light (1995), nominated for a Grammy award and Darkness & Light, Vol. 2 (1997), are available on the Albany label. Steven Honigberg performs on the 'Stuart' Stradivarius cello, made in 1732.

Carol Honigberg performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, I'Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra. A tour with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra included performances in Prague, Warsaw, Berlin and Leipzig. She has been featured in broadcasts on Radio France Musique, La Radio Suisse- Romande, KRO in Holland, the BRT in Belgium and Radio Ireland. Her New York debut took place at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Carol Honigberg has recorded the Samuel Barber Piano concerto and Sonata for the Musical Heritage Society. She has a solo CD on the Pavane label which features works by Gershwin, Piston, Ginastera and Bruzdowicz. She also performs on the Albany recordings Darkness & Light, Volumes I and 2. Carol Honigberg is currently on the faculty of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Her teachers included Rudolph Ganz and Marguerite Long in Paris. She received her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.


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