Alexander was one of the organizers of the 2013 Shaol Pozez Memorial Fine Arts Symposium “The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia” on January 13, 2013 at the University of Arizona School of Music. His presentation focused on the “Jewish Influences in the Music of Dmitri Shostakovich.” He also performed a program of Asia’s and Shostakovich’s works including Symphony #13 “Babi Yar.” On October 7, 2012 Alexander Tentser and Alla Voskoboynikova performed a new program of music by Schubert, Rossini and Gavrilin for a piano duet at Maryville University in St. Louis. On July 7th and 8th, 2012 Alexander performed Mozart’s Concerto #23 with Lake Placid Sinfonietta in North Creek and Lake Placid, NY. On June 17th, 2012 he performed a piano program of preludes and fugues by J.S. Bach and Dmitrii Shostakovich and Beethoven’s piano sonatas Opp. 13 and 110. His 2010-2011 season highlights included: a solo piano recital dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, a recital dedicated to Russian piano music – Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and a violin/piano sonata #2 by Prokofiev with Anna Gendler, both concerts sponsored by the St Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church Music Series; Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto performance with the Arizona Symphonic Winds; conducting Rincon Chamber Players in the program of Concerti Grossi by Corelli and Handel. Alexander also performed and conducted from the keyboard Piano Concerto in F Major by Joseph Haydn in the same program. In the summer Alexander performed as a pianist with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in upstate New York including a quartet with the bandoneon virtuoso and master of tango Raul Jaurena. In the Fall of 2011 Alexander and Anna performed in the series of four chamber music concerts “Inspired by Brahms”. They performed Brahm’s Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 101 and Violin, Horn and Piano Trio in E flat Major.

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Anna Gendler, violinist

Anna Gendler, graduate of the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 1991. She performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony String Quartet, Flute Trio, Daystar Chamber Players, and also with her husband, Alexander Tentser, in a violin and piano duet. In the summer she performs with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in New York, “Arizona Musicfest” in Carefree, AZ and “Music in the Mountains” Festival in California.

Being an accomplished chamber musician she also dedicates her time to children’s musical education in Tucson. She is a teaching artist for the OMA Project (Opening Mind through the Arts), and a studio teacher.

Anna is also on the Music Faculty at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

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