Pianist Evelyn Ulex was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Ulex holds degrees from Berlin’s University of the Arts as well as the acclaimed Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany where she did her Concert Examen studies in the Master Class of Professor Boris Bloch.

Ms. Ulex’s highlights include appearances in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Berliner Philharmonie among many others.

As an active chamber musician who continues to explore musical genres, Ms. Ulex has collaborated on a number of special projects such as “Sight & Sound,” a live concert featuring projections of paintings by Berlin artist Ade Frey. Ms. Ulex also collaborates with Brazilian soprano Katia Guedes on classical Brazilian Song repertoire. As a founding member of the TransAtlantic Ensemble, Ms. Ulex performs with American clarinetist Mariam Adam.

TransAtlantic Ensemble’s latest recording of “Havana Moon” for the Steinway Label (Arkiv) has received rave reviews and veneration for its freshness, innovation and virtuosity.
As a Steinway artist she divides her time working out of New York and Berlin.

Program Notes

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Three Preludes
were premiered by the composer at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City on December 4, 1926.

1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
a short, jazzy exclamation.

2. Andante con moto
“a sort of blues lullaby” according to Gershwin

3. Agitato
Gershwin himself called this prelude in E-flat minor “Spanish”