Vera Danchenko-Stern, Founder and Artistic Director


           "FAMOUS CONTEMPORARIES" was a huge success!

Here is some of the critical acclaim for the recital:
By H. and L. Polgar of Festival DC:
"Rachmaninoff’s gift to create simple melodies that make the heart swell with emotion was exquisitely shared by the performers. Gripping the audience with such beautiful songs as “How Fair This Spot,” sung by Inna Dukach, and “Oh Do Not Grieve," sung by Kevin Wetzel, they provided a window into the Russian soul."
"Violinist [Emil] Chudnovsky performed this version of the piece capturing its weeping character to great audience appeal."
"[Vera] Danchenko-Stern is not only amongst the greats in her pianistic and interpretive abilities, but she is unquestionably one of the most generous in her desire to share the music of the Russian repertoire." 
By Andra Abramson of DC Metro Theater Arts:
"Rounding out the performances was pianist Azamat Sydykov, whose playing brought an extra sensitivity and emotional layer to each piece and significantly added to the audience’s ability to let the music consume them." 
"The intimate setting helps the production feel friendlier and less intimidating than a full-scale opera might be, making the entire experience less of a performance and more of an evening spent with very talented friends."
Photography by Jessica Yurinko

Under the gracious patronage of Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, the Russian Chamber Art Society presents its season-closing concert:

Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

La Maison Française, the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007


Tribute to Feodor Shaliapin, Pauline Viardot, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky
Music by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Gounod, Prokofiev and Stravinsky

Featuring Jennifer Casey-Cabot, soprano, Denis Sedov, bass, Emil Chudnovsky, violin, Genadi Zagor, piano, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

Concertgoers will visit 19th- and early 20th-century Paris, where musical modernists Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky collaborated with Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Works made famous in the City of Light by soprano Pauline Viardot and bass Feodor Chaliapine will be performed by Jennifer Casey-Cabot and Denis Sedov.

Tickets are $55, including wine and dessert reception with the artists. For more information, please call 

We count on your continuous sponsorship and support of our mission to present this beautiful repertoire rarely heard in North America. Our supporters enjoy different levels of membership, each offering delightful benefits, so please

Your generous contributions make the Russian Chamber Art Society 2016-2017 season possible. Sponsorship is Tax Deductible to the full extend of the law.

Please send your checks to:
The Russian Chamber Art Society
P.O. Box 1772

Annandale, VA 22003

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For all inquiries please call us at:

Tel: 703-354-7354 

Conversation with P.I.Tchaikovsky at Castleton Festival, March 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that our founder and artistic director, Vera Danchenko-Stern, has been named a Professional Woman of the Year for 2014-2015 and accorded VIP status by the National Association of Professional Women. We are thrilled to join in recognizing Vera for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her profession!
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