Concerts and Art Exhibits at
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
Highway 165, Placitas NM
2 pm - Visual Artists Reception
3 pm - Concert
Please check individual concert details
as dates and times may be subject to
November 6, 2022
Mark Kaplan and David Kaplan
Sponsored by - Sally and John Curro, Deborah L. Hanna
The Kaplan and Kaplan duo will play all three of Brahms’ violin and piano
sonatas. Program details and notes are linked here.
Missed the live concert on Sunday the 6th? You can still purchase a ticket to
view the concert virtually, $25 per household. Virtual viewing will be available
continually through late evening on Sunday November 13th. Click below to pur-
chase a ticket. As soon as PAS receives PayPal confirmation of your ticket
purchase, an email will be sent to you with the link to access the concert.
Internationally acknowledged as one of the leading violinists
of his generation, Mark Kaplan has played with nearly every
major American and European orchestra and performs
around the world as a soloist and chamber musician. This is
his third Placitas appearance.
His repertoire stretches from the baroque to the present day
with performances of concertos by Mark Neikrug, Elliott
Carter, and John Adams. His recitals regularly include works
by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert.
He regularly performs with the Kaplan Weiss Stumpf Trio and in duo recitals with pianist
His extensive discography includes the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas, which has
been recently released to strong praise for his “extraordinary Lyricism”, and recordings of
the second Bartok and the second Dohnanyi violin concertos. The Kaplan Weiss Stumpf
Trio released a recording of the entire Beethoven Piano Trio cycle.
He plays the 1685 Marquis Stradivarius.
David Kaplan, pianist, has been called “excellent and adventur-
ous” by The New York Times and praised by The Boston Globe for
“grace and fire at the keyboard.” His New Dances of the League of
David, a recital including Schumann’s Davidsbȕndlertȁnze and six-
teen works by modern composers, was cited among the “Best
Classical Performances of 2015 by The New York Times. He bal-
ances solo performances with chamber music collaborations at
chamber music festivals and series including Seattle Chamber
Music, Bard, and Mostly Mozart Festivals as well as the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center.
He has recorded for Naxos and Marquis Records. His mentors
have included Anton Kuerti, Richard Goode, and Emanuel Ax. He
is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at UCLA. He is a