David Geringas in Concert

With Vadim Serebryany, Piano, and Barry Shiffman, Violin

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 • Trinity St. Paul's Centre • Toronto

The celebrated cellist David Geringas makes a rare Toronto appearance, playing a fundraising concert in support of the Geringas Scholarship, honouring his late brother and sister-in-law, the musicians and teachers Yaakov and Marina Geringas.

All proceeds will go towards the Geringas Scholarship, supporting promising classical musicians aged 12-17 in the Greater Toronto Area.


David Geringas is one of the world’s most renowned cellists, known for "his rich tone and performing intensity" (The Washington Post). With intellectual rigour, enduring musical curiosity, and a repertoire ranging from the early baroque to the modern avant-garde, he is a favourite on stages from Berlin to Beijing. He has released almost 100 recordings, which have been honoured with prestigious awards including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’Or and the Echo Klassik. David was born in Lithuania, studied in Moscow with Mstislav Rostropovich, won gold at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1970, and immigrated to Germany in 1975. Having just marked his 70th birthday, he continues to tour the world as a performer and conductor.

Vadim Serebryany has been acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music making. An assistant professor of music at Ithaca College in New York State, he is also a highly sought-after soloist and chamber musician. After graduating with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was a student of Marina Geringas, Vadim went on to study at The Juilliard School and at Yale University, where he completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts. In 2017, he will appear as recitalist and chamber musician in Japan, Switzerland, Poland, Canada and the U.S.

Canadian violinist and violist Barry Shiffman has a rich and varied career as a performer, recording artist, teacher, and administrator. As a founding member of the St. Lawrence Quartet, he served as artist-in-residence at Stanford University from 1998 to 2006 and as visiting artist at the University of Toronto from 1995 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Director of Music Programs at The Banff Centre. Since the fall of 2010, he has been Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), and directs the RCM’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.


Bruch, Kol Nidrei, op. 47
Brahms, Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38
Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50


Tickets: $30-$100

A tax receipt will be provided for a portion of the ticket price.