Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:00am

Wednesday Morning Concert

Sarah Rommel, cello
& Luba Poliak, piano


Embraced by crisp, fresh air and the bright colors of Caramoor’s changing foliage, it is a perfect moment to take a breath and enjoy piano and cello music in the Rosen House. This 45-minute concert is accompanied by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art.


Sarah Rommel, cello
Luba Poliak, piano


Boccherini  Sonata in G Major, G. 5
Fauré  Après un Rêve
Bloch  Prayer No. 1 from Jewish Life
Mendelssohn  Lied ohne Worte
Barber  Cello Sonata, Op. 6



    11:00am Performance in the Music Room

    11:45am Tour of the Rosen House

    *Sales close Monday prior to Wednesday Morning Concert

Sarah Rommel, cello

Cellist Sarah Rommel is a recent top-prize winner of the George Enescu International Cello Competition in Romania as well as the Beverly Hills National Auditions. She is the recipient of several grants and awards including a Williamson Foundation Grant, Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Grant, and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist award. Sarah has actively participated in classes at the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Academie Musicale de Villecroze, and IMS Prussia Cove. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has been invited to perform at Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and Music from Angel Fire, NM, as well as the Music in May Festival, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Chamber Music Palisades, Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars Series, and Chamber Music New Zealand. She is a founding member of the cello quintet SAKURA. Sarah is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and USC Thornton School of Music where she studied with Peter Wiley and Ralph Kirshbaum respectively.


Luba Poliak, piano

Born in Siberia, Luba Poliak made her orchestral debut at the age of eleven playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic. She earned a masters degree at the New England Conservatory of Music and a doctorate at SUNY—Stony Brook and has won several competitions and awards. Ms. Poliak has performed solo and chamber recitals across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, appearing on series or at venues such as the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Chicago; Embassy Series, Washington, D.C.; the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Belgium; Jordan Hall, Boston; 92nd Street Y, New York; Dudley Hall, Houston and the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Last spring Ms. Poliak was a visiting piano professor at the  Lawrence University, WI and she is invited to teach at the University of Houston in the spring of 2017.  Ms. Poliak is currently a piano and chamber music faculty at the 92nd Street Y School of Music and  Bard College Conservatory of music.