A message from Ornela Ervin, Appassionata program director.

In 2022 our students continue to share their music through the Musical Bagatelles program. They hope to brighten your days and put a smile on your face with their music selection.

Access 2020 – 2021 Bagatelles performances: HERE

Mar 27 2022

Appassionata student Charles Berryhill plays

Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, no. 5

Access the performance: HERE

February 28, 2022

Appassionata students Karolina Protsenko and Eric Zhang wish all the supporters of the TOPHIL a beautiful spring!

Hope the youthfulness and joy of the Mozart’s piano-violin Sonata accompanies all of you on this season of rebirth

Access the performance: HERE

February 11 2022 

We wish all of you Happy Valentine’s Day! 

We have chosen a special Lied (Song) for this day. 

 Daniel Aluko plays Franz Schubert’s Ständchen 

 This Ständchen or “Sérénade” is a Lied (Song) that was published a few months after Schubert’s death. It was one of the last things he ever wrote. It’s a short story of a person wishing to be loved by another.

Enjoy the performance, click: HERE

Silently my songs beg

Through the night to you;

Down into the quiet grove,

Darling, come to me!

Whispering, slim treetops rustle

In the moonlight;

The hostile eavesdropper’s ear

maid, fear not

Do you hear the Nightingales singing?

Oh! they implore you,

With the sounds of sweet laments

They Plead for me.

They understand the bosom’s longing,

Know love’s pain,

Stirring with their silvery tones

Every soft heart.

Let them also stir your breast,

Darling, listen to me!

Trembling I awaited


Come, make me happy!