The Maybeck Studio

The Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts is a small performance space located in a private home in the Berkeley hills, built in 1914 by Bernard Maybeck. The studio has a rich tradition of musical performances dating back over 100 years.

The Studio hosts occasional public events. Subscribe to our mailing list to be invited.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ethan Ostrow: Solo

Coming off of his debut album release, Ethan Ostrow brings a unique solo piano set to Maybeck! The music is comprised of his own compositions, re-interpretations of standards, and fresh takes on everything from Musical Theatre to Stevie Wonder. Ethan's music is heavily rooted in Jazz, but inspired by funk, Hip-Hop, and everything in between.

Ostrow's original compositions are dynamic, passionate, 
and gorgeous. - East Bay Express

Ethan Ostrow at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $15 General Admission/$10 Students  

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stephanie Bruce: True Stories


Stephanie will be presenting a program of original songs, and arrangements of familiar material. Her music is the result of an eclectic mix of influences, including jazz, folk, classical, pop, and Brazilian, strong on thoughtful lyrics. Several songs are from a musical theater piece, still in progress, that she is writing with pianist/composer Jonathan Alford.

Stephanie Bruce has been performing and teaching in the Bay Area for nearly 40 years. She has produced 3 CDs, and appeared in many venues, including Yoshi's, The California Jazz Conservatory, Jazz at the Chimes, to name a few. She has been teaching all aspects of singing for over 3 decades, including 10 years at CJC.

Stephanie Bruce at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Troika Trio: Larry London, Victor Romasevich, Arkadi Serper


Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio, for viola, clarinet and piano, is probably the finest composition for this combination and is one of Mozart’s masterpieces in chamber music. It was commissioned by Anton Stadler, a clarinetist and friend of Mozart. “Kegelstatt” refers to a place where skittles, a form of bowling, is played. Between rounds of skittles, Mozart wrote a number of compositions, mainly duos for French horns; and although this “Trio” was probably not written in that setting, the title was later added by publishers. It was first performed at the home of the Jacquin family, friends of Mozart, with Mozart on viola, Stadler on clarinet, and Franziska Jacquin, Mozart’s student, on piano. (see more below)



The Troika Trio is composer, arranger and performer Larry London, violinist Victor Romasevich and pianist and composer Arkadi Serper.

Troika Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $30 General Admission  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Anyssa Neumann in Recital


Program to include music by Bach, Dallapiccola, Granados, and Wagner-Liszt

Raised in Sacramento and now based in the UK, pianist Anyssa Neumann has been praised for the “clarity, charm, and equipoise” of her performances, which span solo and collaborative repertoire from the Baroque to the 21st century. In December 2010, she released her solo debut album of works by Bach, Beethoven, Messiaen, and Prokofiev, which was then featured on David Dubal’s radio program The Piano Matters in New York and Chicago.

Anyssa Neumann at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $15 General Admission/$10 Students

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dahveed Behroozi Trio with Zach Ostroff and Jason Lewis

Dahveed Behroozi, Zach Ostroff & Jason Lewis share something unique when playing together. Separately they do a wide range of music, which they bring to the whole of the trio. This afternoon's performance will consist of original material, as well as selections from The American Songbook.

Pianist and Composer Dahveed Behroozi (b. 1981) is a NYC based musician who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. His focus is in jazz, classical, and new music. Dahveed’s playing has been described as, "highly expressive, lyrical and colorful with a phenomenal facility" by many artists and various publications. In addition to performing and recording as a leader and soloist, Dahveed has performed and recorded with Thomas Morgan, Tyshawn Sorey, Billy Mintz, Loren Stillman and Dayna Stephens, just to name a few.

Dahveed Behroozi Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $15 General Admission  

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deanna Badizadegan & Britton Day in Concert

Program:
Glazunov - Elegie
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata
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Julia Klumpke - Quatre pièces
Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano

Violist Deanna Badizadegan enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician, including recent performances with Sejong Soloists, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and at TEDxStanford and TEDxFargo. Britton Day is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He received his Master's degree as well as a Professional Studies Diploma in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. 

Deanna Badizadegan at the Maybeck
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission  

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Larry Vuckovich: A Unique Solo Piano Concert

An interesting diverse program of American Standard Classics (Gershwin, Ellington, Porter), Jazz styles of various eras, World Music – Balkan/Gypsy – Roma, Latin/Brazilian/Tango Jazz & Classical Music influences. In addition to this program Larry will highlight two giants of the American Songbook: Victor Young & Harry Warren. He will also do a nod to one of the jazz greats, Erroll Garner. 

Pianist Larry Vuckovich came to S.F. in 1951 as a teenager from Montenegro – former Yugoslavia. He was fortunate to experience the heyday of jazz of which the ‘50s decade had some of the richest & most diverse developments happening. He heard such great big bands as Harry James, Ellington, Basie, Woody Herman as well as small groups like Miles & Trane, MJQ, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Sonny Rollins, to name a few.






Larry Vuckovich at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mary Vanhoozer: Bright Shadows

Program:
Bach Partita No. 6 in E minor
Rodriguez 'Partita for Piano'
Schubert Impromptus Op. 142, No. 1 and 4
Ravel Sonatine


Known for her passion for performing and bringing community together through live music, Dr. Mary Vanhoozer is an active soloist and chamber musician. She began piano at age five with her father, an amateur pianist and professional theologian. At age nine, she was admitted to St. Mary's School of Music, an independent specialist music school in Edinburgh, Scotland, which offers both music and academic education to musically gifted children. It was there that she developed an enduring love of folk music and Scottish fiddling.

Mary Vanhoozer at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $10 General Admission  

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Luciano Troja "At Home With Zindars"


An intimate and creative solo piano journey into the world of Earl Zindars, who was a
San Francisco-based composer, percussionist and teacher, and who enjoyed a close friendship and long musical association with the legendary Bill Evans.

For Luciano’s Bay Area debut, he will be playing a selection of songs from his critically acclaimed album “At Home With Zindars” (2010), which is dedicated exclusively to the music of Earl Zindars.

Luciano Troja at the Maybeck
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors   

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Naoya Kanai and Crystal Chao: Music for Cello and Piano



Cellist Naoya Kanai  and Crystal Chao will perform music for piano and cello.

Naoya Kanai performs and teaches regularly in the Bay Area. He has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia, including concerti with the California Youth Symphony and Stanford Symphony Orchestra, as well as principal positions in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Aspen Concert Orchestra. He has also appeared at the Banff, Orford, and Takefu festivals.

Crystal Chao is a new music enthusiast, she studied with Evan Ziporyn of Bang on a Can at MIT, and with pianist Timothy Whiteboard of Georgia Tech's contemporary music ensemble-in-residence Sonic Generator. She also programmed and performed with a marimba robot named Shimon.

Naoya Kanai at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission  

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cecily Ward - Solo Violin


Dances for Solo Violin:
Unaccompanied works by Tartini, Schulhoff, Ruehr and Harbison

Cecily returns to the Bay Area for her West Coast appearance since the Cypress Quartet disbanded in 2016. 

For 20 years she was the first violinist of the Cypress String Quartet, and performed throughout the United States and Europe at venues including the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, the Lobkowitz Palace (Prague, Czech Republic), and Eroicasaal (Vienna, Austria). Her performances have been featured numerous times on NPR’s “Performance Today” and are broadcast on radio stations worldwide.


Cecily Ward at the Maybeck
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission/$10 Students 

Seating is limited. To purchase advanced tickets, click here.   


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg: CD Release Concert for PRACTITIONER

PRACTITIONER

Michael Coleman and Ben Goldberg are happy to announce the release of their new record “PRACTITIONER.” This record, three years in the making, is based on Steve Lacy’s Hocus Pocus - Book ‘H’ of “Practitioners”.

BEN GOLDBERG SAYS:
“In 1985 I took a lesson from Steve Lacy. I was in Paris a lot and would go to the Sunset to hear Steve and politely beg for a lesson. Finally he relented, saying, ‘I have a soft spot for clarinetists.’ We spent the afternoon at his place on Rue du Temple and Steve prescribed some exercises for investigating the basic elements of music. At the end of our meeting he gave me a copy of a new record of his, called Hocus Pocus.”

STEVE LACY WRITES:
“These pieces were written (‘83) for my own use, as exercises and studies for the saxophone. Deliberately made so as to be hard to play, they also contain many of the characteristic ‘licks’, which comprise the language that I use, in the the different kinds of improvisational musics that I perform in. Each piece is also a portrait of, and an homage to, a distinguished practitioner of a particular art.”

Since Steve was a baseball fan, each cd comes with a pack of 12 baseball cards depicting the artists to whom Lacy dedicated his pieces, along with the people who made the record happen, and of course Steve himself. Each card has a portrait by Molly Barker and an original poem by the likes of Dean Young, J. Kathleen White, Paul Muldoon, Heather de Guzman Gordon, Clark Coolidge, Molly Barker, SNEAL, Babs Gonzalez, Jake Marmer, and Jesse Rimler.

Michael Coleman & Ben Goldberg at the Maybeck
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission  

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

An Afternoon Recital featuring Eric Chin, Ellie Kanayama, and Yi-Fang Wu


Program:
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op.56
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in D minor, Op.108

Violinist Eric Chin, a founding member of the acclaimed Telegraph Quartet, is
equally passionate about performing and teaching. Captivated by chamber music, he founded
the award- winning Nexus String Quartet in 2007 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Ellie Kanayama is a senior at Berkeley High School, and is currently studying with Eric Chin at the Precollege Division of San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has received top prizes in competitions, including Youngarts, VOCE, Etude Club of Berkeley, US Open Music, American String Teacher Association, and other concerto competitions. 

Yi-Fang Wu decided to pursue her love of music after graduating from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan and came to Cleveland Institute of Music to study with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro for Master Degree in Piano Performance. 

Eric Chin, Ellie Kanayama & Yi-Fang Wu at the Maybeck
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is FREE 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dan Zemelman Solo

For the first time in a LONG time, Dan Zemelman will be performing a live solo piano concert. What better place than the Maybeck Studio concert space?

Come and listen to (new) original compositions, improvisational journeys, songs by the great American songbook composers, and lush chords on the beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano.

Dan's ability to combine technique and a deep knowledge of music with heart, soul and spirit captures the essence of jazz.

This is a rare chance to catch Dan playing a live solo piano concert. Don't miss it!

Dan Zemelman at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission 

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Delphi Trio in Concert


Please join the Delphi Trio for the third installment of their performance series at the Maybeck featuring Irving Santana Garcia on viola.

Program:
Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 "Dumky" by Antonin Dvorak
Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann

Praised for “spot-on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “rich, committed string tone, dazzling pianism, rhythmic flexibility, and risky tempi” (Sarasota Herald Tribune), the Delphi Trio has become a powerfully eloquent voice in the world of chamber music.

The Delphi Trio is pleased to collaborate with Irving Santana Garcia, viola, who was selected from the spring round of the Delphi Trio's Emerging Artist Program. As a member of the Orchestra of the New Fire, he performed under the baton of Mexican composer Arturo Marquez. In 2009, he was selected as one of the best performers in the state of Colima for a national concert of over 1,500 musicians from Conculta in Mexico City where musicians from throughout Mexico participated.

The Delphi Trio at the Maybeck
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors  

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

RossoRose Duo: End Notes – Late Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Debussy, Beethoven and Shostakovich


Late works can be a personal and telling glimpse into a composer's state of being. With this in mind, RossoRoseDuo presents “End Notes” – an exploration of last violin and piano sonatas by Debussy, Beethoven and Shostakovich. From euphoric to pastoral to deeply resigned, the three chosen sonatas are guaranteed to make you ponder the wonder of life and joy as well as experience the inevitability of loss and suffering.

Program:
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, L. 140 (1917) – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major, No. 10, Op. 96 (1812) – L. van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 134 (1968) – Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

RossoRose Duo at the Maybeck
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students   

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Monica da Silva and Chad Alger: Bringing Back The Bossa Nova

Monica da Silva and Chad Alger will perform a selection of their original compositions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Brazilian American duo blend vintage-inspired Bossa Nova with Folk, and Indie Pop to form their self-coined Indie Nova genre.

Monica da Silva and Chad Alger have been collaborating in music, and in life, since meeting in Chicago in 2007. Having lived in both the United States and Brazil, da Silva combines her two cultures into her writing, blending Indie Pop and Bossa Nova to form a new genre, one she calls Indie Nova. The duo's songs have been featured in the movie 'Lady Bird', in the BBC One series 'The Replacement', and on the Putumayo World Music compilation 'Brazilian Beat'. da Silva was just nominated for an International Brazilian Press Award for her latest single 'Soldado de Amor'.


Monica da Silva at the Maybeck
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$10 Students   

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Claudia Villela and Kenny Werner - SOLD OUT




Kenny Werner and Claudia Villela will perform new improvised music with a Brazilian flavor inspired from their duo CD Dream Tales. For Villela and Werner, music is a spiritual exercise to be embraced openly, without premeditation.




''Claudia Villela is one of the most savvy improvisers I ever improvised with. She totally surprised me on the day of the recording when we just started playing without any plan. Whatever the chords I suggest, she put a part to it that made it sound quite intentional. The result is a CD that sounds through-composed. The idea of moving free like that would unnerve most singers, but she really made it happen. Claudia is just a very special musician.'' -- Kenny Werner

Claudia Villela and Kenny Werner 
at the Maybeck
Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is SOLD OUT 





Sunday, February 11, 2018

Monica Chew Plays A Little Light Beethoven


Monica will be playing Beethoven's magnum opus for piano, the op. 120 Diabelli variations. In 1819 composer Antonin Diabelli wrote a rather mundane waltz and invited all of the important composers (including Schubert, Hummel, and even Liszt!) to write variations on it, with the intention of fundraising for survivors of the Napoleonic Wars. In typical fashion, Beethoven went way overboard, writing 33 variations in a period of 4 years that transmogrify Diabelli's banal source material into something transcendent and divine. Also on the program are Beethoven's last sonata, op. 111, and the op. 126 Bagatelles.

Monica Chew at the Maybeck
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$10 Students 

Seating is limited.  To make a reservation, please email us at tix@maybeckstudio.org - please note the concert you would like to attend and how many seats you would like to reserve. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wooden Fish Ensemble


San Francisco’s Wooden Fish Ensemble presents a concert on February 10, that features music of Hyo-shin Na - two World Premieres and three old favorites - music by the Belgian post-modernist Boudewijn Buckinx, and selections from the Japanese traditional music repertoire. The ensemble for this stimulating program - music for koto, violin and piano - is an international group from Korea, Japan and the U.S.




Players:
Thomas Schultz, piano
Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto
Hyunjung Choi, violin
Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin

Wooden Fish Ensemble at the Maybeck
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors  

Seating is limited.  To make a reservation, please email us at tix@maybeckstudio.org - please note the concert you would like to attend and how many seats you would like to reserve.