Both her sisters are also noteworthy harpists. Nicolas Altstaedt has been suggested by Gidon Kremer to become his successor as the new artistic director of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival from Atar Arad was born in Tel Aviv, where he began his early musical education and violin studies. In he […]. In he was one of a few young artists to be selected to study in the renowned Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the patronage of the Queen of Belgium.
Indrawn by the deep, warm sound of the viola and its broad but unfamiliar repertoire, he decided to devote himself to this instrument and its music. The following year, in Julyin his first appearance as a violist, he won the City of London Prize as a laureate of the Carl Flesch Competition for violin and viola. Two months later he was awarded the First Prize at the International Viola Competition in Geneva by a unanimous decision of the jury.
In Arad moved from London to the U. With this great Quartet he toured throughout the U. A frequent guest with today?
For Strings March he also wrote notes on his own Viola Concerto. A late-bloomer composer, Arad wrote his first musical composition — a Solo Sonata for Viola in Louis, where they have been full-time faculty since Louis, where they present their own series of concerts.
In addition to intensive musical training for string quartets, this institute focuses on ideas of community, outreach and entrepreneurship, and helping students develop skills for a self-sustaining business that gives back to their communities through teaching and performances. This is a special, intimate Sunday morning event in a beautiful private Sitka home.
Ticket price includes a lovely brunch and exquisite performances. Please join us for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. We want you to enjoy your lunch, but we also want the audience and musicians to enjoy the musical performance with minimal interruption. Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over […]. Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over the span of nearly two decades.
Formed in Israel as teenagers at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance, the Ariel was named recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, granted by Chamber Music America in recognition of artistic achievement and career support.
The ensemble has dedicated much of its artistic energy and musical prowess to the powerful Beethoven quartets, and has performed the complete Beethoven cycle on five occasions throughout the United States and Europe. Formerly the resident ensemble of the Professional String Quartet Training Program at the New England Conservatory, from which the players obtained their undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Ariel was mentored extensively by acclaimed string-quartet giants Walter Levin and Paul Katz.
Most recently, they were awarded a grant from the A. Barnett Family Foundation. Please join us in the lobby for a reception following the concert for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. He took […]. Nadine Asin leads a multifaceted performing career. She is a faculty member of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and serves as adjunct faculty member at the Juilliard School. A winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, she subsequently served on their board.
Artist Website. Her performances have taken her throughout the world, appearing in recitals and as soloist with orchestra in major concert halls throughout the United States, South America, Canada and Europe.
A devoted chamber musician, Dr. Asteriadou has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs regularly at venues in the US and abroad. Together with her husband, violinist Kurt Nikkanen, she appears in recitals worldwide presenting programs showcasing composers from Bach to Piazzolla.
In addition, she has frequently collaborated with the American composer David Noon, most recently having premiered his Concerto for Piano and Percussion. A duo like Argerich and Kremer might have given us heightened psychic density and human drama. The Greek duo gave us a version that is austere, incisive and mysterious: possibly the best introduction to music that strikes us a real revelation.
Maria Asteriadou is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including first prize in performance from the State Conservatory of Greece, and top prize in the Maria Callas International Piano Competition. She also holds the distinction of being the only pianist selected from the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg to perform in honor of Maestro Pierre Boulez.
Asteriadou is also an energetic, dedicated and passionate pedagogue. In addition, Dr. They have also given recitals and solo performances with orchestra in the US and abroad. Maria Asteriadou started her first piano lessons with her mother, and following her undergraduate studies at the State Conservatory of Music in Thessaloniki, with Eleni Papazoglou, Ms. They triumph in every respect, and are captured in such vivid sound that no telling Haydn detail is allowed to go unheard.
Inthe quartet released the complete works for string quartet by John Adams on Azica Records. The new project is dedicated to living composers who they feel have added significantly to the string quartet canon.
The group will serve as the inaugural Ensemble-in-Residence at the School of Music at Texas State University during the season and will appear in concerts and master classes throughout the United States and South America.
Get tickets and see subscription options at Centertix. Click here to go to CenterTix. Enjoy a lunchtime classical concert for all ages presented by the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Concert is free with admission to the Museum. Questions from the audience are encouraged. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Edward Auer has long been recognized as a leading interpreter of the works of Chopin. As the first American to […]. As the first American to win a prize in the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, he has returned to Poland for well over 20 concert tours, playing in every major city and with every major orchestra.
Auer has played solo recitals and concertos in over 30 countries on five continents, collaborating with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Herbert Blomstedt, Sergiu Comissiona and Riccardo Chailly.
A precocious chamber musician and the son of an accomplished amateur violist, he was playing the Mozart piano quartets and the Schumann quintet with his father and his friends at the ripe old age of eight. He won several competitions in the Los Angeles area, and frequently appeared in concerts there, both as soloist and in chamber music. Now, years later, these and other contests regularly invite him to be on their juries.
For two years now, Mr. As currently projected it will consist of at least eight volumes. Ik-Hwan Bae Nov. A native of Seoul, […].
A native of Seoul, he made his professional debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of He went on to graduate from Juilliard four years later. His performances in recitals and concerto concerts took him to most of the major cities in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was an artistic director of the Bargemusic Ltd. His latest project was as a concertmaster of the Hwaum Chamber Orchestra in South Korea, a conductor-less string orchestra.
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and […]. Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. A consummate concerto soloist, Mr.
Y and Carnegie Hall, where he made his concerto debut performing the U. Bailey also presented the U. Zuill Bailey is an internationally renowned recording artist. The highly touted two disc set with pianist Simone Dinnerstein was released on Telarc worldwide. Purchase a weekend pass and experience the whole series!
The June 8 concert is the final event in our weekend of celebrating Beethoven and his string trios. Bring your lunch and the whole family for this lunchtime concert series. Doors open atmusic begins around with brunch to follow. Program TBA.
We embark on an Allen Marine catamaran to set sail in Sitka Sound in search of wildlife. There will be an unforgettable performance while we float in a secluded bay. Program will include some but perhaps not ALL of those listed here. Join us in the lower level of the Mean Queen for this special performance. The artists will perform excerpts from the featured pieces and discuss the composers, the music, and their lives as professional musicians.
Designed especially for high school and college students, but all ages welcome. Admission free — donations appreciated. Ticket price includes a delicious array of appetizers and wine. Alcoholic beverages on board the boat must be purchased. Allison Bailey began violin studies at the Fourth Movement - Allegro - Beethoven* of four, developed a love for orchestral playing, and became the youngest […].
Allison Bailey began violin studies at the age of four, developed a love for orchestral playing, and became the youngest member of the Prince William Symphony Orchestra at age ten. Prior to returning to Virginia inMs. Bailey serves as Concertmaster of the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, maintains a private violin studio, and is an active freelance musician in the Washington area.
In recent years Ms. Kate Bass, a recent transplant to Los Angeles from NYC and originally from Anchorage, Alaska, performs extensively across the country in many varying musical genres. Pinafore and continues to tour nationally in the role for the past 4 years with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Martin Beaver born 10 November is a Canadian violinist best known as first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet. Beaver joined the Tokyo String Quartet as its first violinist in and remained until they disbanded in Beaver is known for his technical agility, versatility, warm tone, and prodigious memory for the violin repertoire.
He currently performs on a violin made by the luthier Nicola Bergonzi. Now on faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, he remains active in both chamber music and as a soloist, and recently established the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and cellist Clive Greensmith.
With a strong commitment for communicating passion and joy through music, cellist Jared Blajian is establishing himself as an artist […]. With a strong commitment for communicating passion and joy through music, cellist Jared Blajian is establishing himself as an artist of integrity and skill.
Having performed as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member in prominent venues such as Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall, Blajian continues to engage audiences with a genuine desire to change lives through music.
As a firm believer in sharing music with the community, he frequently performs and teaches at retirement homes, public schools, and private schools.
Melissa Kraut. Blajian recently earned his Masters Degree from the University of Southern California as a student of world renowned performer and pedagogue, Ralph Kirshbaum.
In his free time, Jared enjoys playing friendly, yet competitive table tennis matches, reflecting in nature, and watching re-runs of 30 Rock. Blajian plays a beautiful instrument crafted by Mario Miralles inon generous loan from the Maestro Foundation. He has long been involved in all aspects of the theater with emphasis on acting, writing and directing.
As an actor, Bill has played just about everything from classic characters to more original roles including…The Kitchen Sink. The acclaimed Dutch violinist, Christiaan Bor, was born in Amsterdam in At the age of five, he began his […]. At the age of five, he began his violin studies with his father, Jan Bor. The following year he made his first public appearance on Dutch television, and subsequently performed quite extensively even at this early an age.
In addition to his studies with Mr. Heifetz, Mr. Since that time he also appeared as soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the conductors Edo de Waart and Eugen Jochum. In Mr. Bor became the founder and music director of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society which presents more than thirty concerts per year throughout the Netherlands. In addition to his activities with the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society and his solo and chamber music performances, Mr.
Bor is the First Concertmaster of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since Award-winning Russian violinist Nikita Borisevich is known for the precocious depth and sensitivity in his playing and utterly finesse technique. Nikita was born into a musical family and started playing the violin at a young age of 5 with his father being his first teacher.
In the concert season Nikita performed with the Ural Philarmonic and Volgograd Academic orchestras playing works by Paganini, Ravel and Waxman. Petersburg, Russia and made his debut at the Moscow Philharmonic Society.
Nikita received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the renown Moscow Conservatory where he studied on full scholarship with Maya Glezarova and Marina Keselman and is currently pursuing further graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore with Victor Danchenko. She gave a flawless performance. A native of Russia, Margarita began her studies of piano at age five with Tatyana Schklovskaya and shortly after was accepted into the prestigious Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children in Moscow, Russia.
While at Gnessin Margarita traveled to competitions and performed in various recital series across Russia and Europe. Margarita is on faculty at Garrison Forest School and the Peabody Preparatory and holds an assistantship in music theory with Ildar Khanannov.
His growing list of U. Breen began studies at the age of 5 in Sydney. After pursuing studies in Germany, he returned to Australia, where he participated in master classes with Valery Klimov, Igor Ozim and Raphael Hillyer. Breen to continue his studies in New York. He subsequently continued violin studies with violinist Harry Shub in New York, whose pedagogy influenced him greatly.
He also performs on a violin made by Boris Sverdlik in Cremona His many solo recordings include the three Brahms Sonatas for cello and piano and Homage to Piatigorsky, perhaps his best known recording. I think Piatigorsky would be proud. He has also appeared as guest cellist with such distinguished quartets as the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Fine Arts.
Especially acclaimed were the recordings of the complete string quartets of Beethoven on the Delos label, which won the Grand Prix du Disque and two Juno Awardsfor Best Chamber Ensemble Classical Recording. InDenis Brott played a pivotal role in the creation of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank which gave him a magnificent David Tecchler cello for his lifetime use.
In August he was invited by the Banff Competition to give a special lecture entitled The Emotional Language of Beethoven as part of their closing day festivities.
Denis Brott received the Great Montrealer Award for his contribution to culture from the city of Montreal, Chamber of Commerce in and in he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to Canada.
In the Governor General of Canada announced that Denis Brott will receive the prestigious Order of Canada to recognize his outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
He has performed with almost […]. David has extensive film and commercial recording experience and has toured with The Three Tenors and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Brandenburg Ensemble. She has also had the honor of performing at The White House. Critics have hailed Ms. The breadth, nobility and sparkle of her keyboard work are extraordinary.
Her collaborative performances have met with equal praise. Yefim Bronfman and Stephanie Brown have played together often enough to have developed a real pianistic rapport. Their work together was enchanting. The keyboard soloists were Peter Serkin and Stephanie Brown.
Both were delightful. The slow movement, with Miss Brown and Mr. Serkin trading off their graceful, elegantly ornamented lines, was a rare pleasure.
She has toured extensively as a soloist throughout the United States, and has performed in Europe, Central and South America, and Japan.
Brown began her teaching career at the Mannes School of Music where she was a member of the piano faculty for ten years. She began teaching at Purchase College inand served as the chair of the piano department from From The Strad : Danish violinist and teacher Anker Buch, who became famous in the US for mixing music and comedy, has died at the age of Born in Aalborg inhe began playing the violin aged eight.
He first studied with Rolf Kjeldahl, concertmaster of the Aalborg City Orchestra, before taking his first professional job with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. While there, he was encouraged to apply to the Juilliard School, where he studied for six years under Ivan Galamian. During his time in New York, Buch supported himself by playing in clubs, where he was spotted by a TV talent scout. He performed on the Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin shows, the latter alongside his compatriot Victor Borge, whose style had a strong effect on him.
He decided to focus his career in Denmark, but frequently returned to the US, where he remained popular. In Buch bought a limestone mine, which he turned into a tourist attraction, organising tours and giving concerts underground, until he sold it to the state in Nikolaj Znaider was among the many young violinists to attend the school.
Buch played violins made by Giovanni Pressenda and F. In he founded the Anker Buch Prize, awarded to people who demonstrated special talent or had done something special for the Danish music scene. Anker was a witty, funny and caring character. One thing I will remember him for is his totally unpretentious way of sharing music and the fun of music making with others. With his summer school and his many school concerts and solo concerts in the smallest village churches all over Denmark, he reached an audience that might not otherwise have had access to the experience of live classical music.
During his summer school I often sat in listening to his master classes when a young child or a mature conservatory student was guided through a violin concerto.
Anker would amaze by carefully instructing…always with positive comments, never hacking or nagging at the student, but always bringing the student the best of advice. He would demonstrate every bowing in any violin concerto and he would often accompany with double stops the orchestra part of the concerto to support the student. It seems like he knew ALL the standard repertoire and all the orchestra parts by heart.
Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. His […]. His active and unconventional career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Bush has appeared as recitalist throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
He made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut in with the London Sinfonietta to critical acclaim, replacing an ailing Peter Serkin on short notice in concerti by Stravinsky and Alexander Goehr. A much sought-after chamber musician, Mr. Lawrence quartets. Bush founded MayMusic in Charlotte, a critically acclaimed and innovative festival in North Carolina that annually presented chamber and contemporary music, film screenings and other cross-disciplinary collaborations.
He served as Artistic Director of that festival from to Inhe was named Artistic Director of the Bennington Chamber Music Conference, the largest over participants and 50 faculty and oldest founded institute for amateur chamber musicians to study with professional concert artists.
His role at the conference involves providing overall direction for the teaching program, as well as curating a six-concert chamber music festival featuring the artist-faculty each year.
From until he was a member of the Milwaukee-based new music group, Present Music. Bush is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. From toMr. Bush taught piano and chamber music at the University of Michigan, and he has also served as Visiting Faculty at the University of North Carolina.
In […]. In she relinquished her position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra to pursue a more active teaching and solo career after 22 years as an orchestral musician.
Acting principal flutist of the BSO during her last three years in Boston, she was invited by Seiji Ozawa to join the orchestra in as assistant principal flutist and principal flutist of the Boston Pops.
Previously she served as assistant principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony and played solo piccolo and second flute with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Widely renowned as an educator, Ms. Her students hold positions in many major orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, San Francisco, St.
Olaf College. A native of Ithaca, New York, Ms. Buyse graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Joseph Mariano. An active member of the National Flute Association, she has served on the Board of Directors and as program chair for the convention in St. Louis, an event attended by more than flutists. During the convention in Anaheim Ms. Buyse was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the flute community worldwide.
This year and next Mr. A recording of the complete works for violin by Leonardo Balada was released on Naxos in January The complete Sonatas by both Hindemith and Brahms, along with the Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos and the complete Schubert Sonatinas and Fantasie are to be released on Artek in the summer and fall of As an ambassador for music of our time, Mr.
His concerto repertoire includes over works, ranging from the Baroque era to the present. Petersburg, Russia. Fredonia and Linfield College, an intensive and extensive workshop in solo and chamber performance. We believe that music has the power to connect all people.
In designing our programs, we investigate the human experience, […]. In designing our programs, we investigate the human experience, culture and history through musical expression. We defy genre and break down the walls of tradition, reimagining and redefining classical music. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate […]. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. Additionally, she has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony, and the St.
Recent and upcoming engagements include return subscription weeks in Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, as well as the Colorado and Austin symphony orchestras and the National Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, Gloria has been the resident pianist with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston since Gloria is a Steinway Artist.
A Steinway artist, Professor Chow has performed in recital and in concert with orchestras from coast to coast in 45 states. Appointed guest professor at the Central Conservatory in Beijing and honored visiting professor at the Shenyang Conservatory, he has also presented recitals, master classes, and lectures in China at the conservatories in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Wuhan.
He also studied at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie with Carlo Zecchi. Christian Colberg began his musical studies at the age of five in his native Puerto Rico. Known today for his […]. Known today for his versatility, Colberg excels as a violinist and violist. In addition, he has also garnered accolades as a composer and a conductor.
He is currently the Principal Viola Louise D. Previously, he was the assistant principal viola of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Recipient of numerous awards including the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation Fine Arts grant, Colberg was honored by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico inand again by the Senate in for his achievements in the classical music field. Colberg has also been on the violin faculty of the Peabody Institute.
He has made a strong impact on audiences and critics alike which is best described by the music critic of Orpheus Magazine of Berlin. The second movement of his Concerto Para Viola, was utilized as a piece in the prestigious violas competition Primrose International Viola Competition in A […].
Costanza has performed to wide critical acclaim in nearly every state in the U. Vail Valley festivals. Costanza joined the St. Lawrence String Quartet inand tours extensively with that ensemble, performing over concerts annually throughout the world. As a member of the St. A strong proponent of contemporary music, Mr. Inhe received a Grammy nomination for his recording of major chamber works for winds and strings by Mozart.
Additionally, several St. He is privileged to perform on an early 18th century Venetian cello made by Francesco Gobetti and Joseph Guarneri, currently in the Stanford instrument collection. In addition to his varied musical interests, Christopher is an avid long-distance runner and hiker, in an effort to offset the dozens of hours spent planted in a chair playing the cello.
A self-described train enthusiast, he enjoys riding and exploring the passenger railways of the world. Additionally, Chris is fascinated by architecture railway stations, for startersand seeks out innovative architectural offerings of each city he visits on tour.
At home in California, he is also passionate about cooking, focusing his attention on new and creative vegetarian and vegan dishes which take advantage of the abundance of remarkable organic local produce. Christopher lives with two wonderful violinists: his wife, Debra Fong, and their daughter, Isabella.
Having established her reputation as an artist of rare depth and expression, she was soloist with orchestras across Canada and with every major arts organization in Vancouver. As a recipient of commissioning grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council, she premiered many new works written especially for her.
Adding a new dimension to her performance art, Rita Costanzi astounds audiences with the three monodramas written especially for her. Cypress String Quartet Biography The Cypress Quartet takes its name from the set of twelve love songs Fourth Movement - Allegro - Beethoven* string quartet, […].
Since its inception, the CSQ has created a niche in the world arts community as one of the most passionate, insightful, and innovative ensembles of our time. Whether performing for seasoned concert-goers or people being exposed to classical music for the first time, the CSQ has a unique ability to articulate what is enthralling about the masterpieces they perform. Dedicated to mentoring and training the next generation of exceptionally talented individuals, the CSQ has been visiting artist at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, University of California Berkeley and other elite universities.
By combining passionate performances and lively discussion, the CSQ creates unforgettable experiences for those fortunate enough to participate. At the heart of all CSQ residencies is the belief that music enriches learning and living. Come find out about the human side of this monumental genius. For mature audiences only. Join us at St. Join Susan Reed and guests as we look forward to the week of concerts.
Susan will provide insights into the works and performers to give you deeper context for the concerts. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that was the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing.
His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era. This season marks the 50th anniversary of his Carnegie Hall debut where, at the age of 14, he performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under the direction of Thomas Scherman. He has appeared with major orchestras across the country, including those of Dallas, St. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues including Mr.
He regularly appears at chamber music festivals throughout the country during the summer months. Delmoni has recorded approximately twenty CDs. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality.
A graduate of the Canberra School of Music, Nicole Divall left Australia in to begin graduate studies at the […]. Following completion of that program, she received her Masters from the University of Michigan. Acclaim for her powerful interpretations, bold command of her instrument and insightful playing has earned her world-wide recognition and appearances in some of the most venerable halls. Denise burst onto the international music scene when millions of television viewers watched her performance of Bach at the Grammy Awards following the lauded release of her self-titled debut recording on SONY Classical.
Denise believes strongly in passing along her knowledge of music and her instrument. She serves on the Faculty of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada each summer, has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, and frequently gives masterclasses.
Philippe Djokic born 3 September is a Canadian violinist, conductor, and music educator of French birth. He became a […]. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in His father had been a prisoner in a concentration camp during World War II and after the war he was put in charge of organizing displaced Serbian soldiers and immigrants by the United States Army. Inthe Djokics settled in Trenton, New Jersey. Here, all seven children would study classical music; learning to play a variety of instruments such as the piano, cello and violin.
He would meet his bride-to-be, Lynn Stodola, there. She was a pianist. Djokic is now the Professor of Violin. He has also conducted the Dalhousie Orchestra. A first prize winner of both […]. A first prize winner of both the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions, she has performed on major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Docter and her colleagues in the Cavani Quartet serve as ensemble-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A member of the viola and chamber music faculties at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Docter has also taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She was introduced […].
She was introduced to the viola at age thirteen during a summer music camp in the Berkshires and has never looked back. Jenny joined the New Century Chamber Orchestra in Jenny enjoys the challenge of balancing a busy concert schedule with an active family life. She lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two sons, ages 12 and She can usually be found chauffeuring, cooking, or cheering. The National Federation of Music Clubs honored him with a special award recognizing his outstanding performances of American music.
Works of Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Gottschalk, Joplin, Ravel, ragtime and early jazz figure prominently in his repertoire. On April 1, Mr. Dowling performed the complete piano works of Scott Joplin in two historic sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, exactly years to the day that Joplin died in New York.
Over the past two years Mr. Dowling holds advanced degrees from Yale and the University of Texas, including a doctorate in music. As a Piatigorsky Foundation Artist since he has performed nearly 1, recitals across America. Visit his website at www. Downes is the laureate of the Sphinx Organization Medals of Excellence award, recognizing her influence as an extraordinary artist of her generation, and her role as a leader in expanding audiences for classical music. Her original solo performance projects have received support from prominent organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Center for Cultural Innovation and American Public Media.
She is the founder and director of The Artist Sessions, a pop-up concert series featuring international soloists and ensembles at the forward edges of classical music. She is the Founder and President of the 88 KEYS Foundation, supporting arts education experiences in California public schools through instrument donations and teaching artist presentations. Cellist Evan Drachman, Founder and Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, has combined musical talent with artistic vision to create a rich and varied career.
Drachman spends much of his time performing recitals, concerti and chamber music in the United States and abroad. The organization is named for Mr. InMr. Drachman performed with the Odessa Philharmonic in Odessa and Kiev. Inat the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich, Drachman traveled to Russia to perform as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony under Maestro Rostropovich.
On the travel schedule, both the United States and Mexico will be featured. Their profound artistry […]. Their profound artistry speaks of their life-long partnership and performance career. Officially recognized in Carnegie Hall with a 1st prize win at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the duo soon earned rave reviews in The New York Times for their exciting and technically flawless performances. Eli Eban was appointed principal clarinetist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Lukas Foss immediately after graduating from the Curtis […].
Eli Eban was appointed principal clarinetist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Lukas Foss immediately after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music and shortly thereafter he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the invitation of Zubin Mehta. He tours extensively as a chamber musician, collaborating with renowned artists and ensembles.
He has been guest artist with the Alexander, Audubon, Orion, St. He has also recorded for the Saphir, Crystal and Naxos labels. He divides his time between teaching at the Jacobs School of Music, touring as a soloist and chamber musician, and performing as the principal clarinetist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
His summers are spent performing and teaching at the Sarasota Music Festival and playing principal clarinet in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
She has also been […]. She has also been a faculty member of the Brevard Music Center since Previously, Ms. As co-founder and former violist of the Cavani String Quartet, Ms. Eckert performed on major concert series worldwide, garnered an impressive list of awards and prizes, including first prizes at both the Walter W.
In recent seasons, Ms. He is a long time advocate for music in public and inner city schools, and has worked toward the development of new constituencies with symphony boards and foundations. He has given countless workshops, clinics and performances in schools and community centers across the country. He served as Principal Cello of the Vancouver Symphony. Recently he served as guest conductor for the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra in a critically acclaimed concert in Carnegie Hall. Regarded as one of the leading cello teachers, his students hold prominent positions in major symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony.
The most sought after trio in the world, the Grammy nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The first all female chamber ensemble to reach the top echelon of the field, the women of the Eroica Trio has shattered the age-old gender barrier, leading the vanguard and inspiring many to follow.
The unique history of the players of the Eroica Trio goes all the way back to childhood. Two years later, Sara collaborated with violinist Sara Parkins at the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, where they became fast friends, and later became roommates when they were both students at The Curtis Institute of Music. This intricate web of early connections helped forge a lifelong bond between the three women of the Eroica Trio.
The Eroica Trio performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto more frequently than any other trio in the world, having appeared with renowned symphonies such as Chicago, St.
Along with tours of the continental U. In addition, the ladies have graced the covers of magazines as diverse as Fanfare, Cigar, Strings, Tall, and Strad. Ledah Finck moves fluidly through worlds as a musician, performing her own compositions and appearing frequently around Baltimore and beyond […].
Ledah Finck moves fluidly through worlds as a musician, performing her own compositions and appearing frequently around Baltimore and beyond as a classical soloist and chamber musician, fiddle and jazz player, and improviser. In she took grand prize in the collegiate division of the University of Delaware International Strings Competition, and was a soloist in with the Durham Symphony.
She also is a co-creator of the Bergamot Quartet, a string quartet that plays the music of living composers. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra from her versatile musical interests and training, she has written prolifically for primarily small ensembles, including duos, trios, and quartets. Van Hulsteyn Award in Strings. He has performed an extensive repertoire of over 60 concertos, including the complete cycle of Mozart concertos. As a chamber musician, he enjoys many long-standing collaborations with musicians such as David Geringas, Ulf Hoelscher, and the Mandelring and Emperor Quartets, performing in concerts and festivals throughout Europe, Japan and Korea.
He has also in recent years embarked on performances as a conductor, in which role he has developed a close relationship with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. In he collaborated in the preparation of the present editions of Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for Piano and Cello published by Henle Verlag, Munich.
He holds an annual summer masterclass at the Accademia di Cervo, Italy, and further masterclasses around the world. He has served on the juries of international piano competitions, including at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Violinist Christine Frank has been a member of the Pacific Symphony since She is also a member of the […].
She enjoys a variety of handicrafts including beadwork and fiber arts, and is often seen knitting backstage at Segerstrom Hall. SinceMr. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. He has subsequently been invited to serve as a judge in both theQueen Elisabeth and the Japan National Music Competitions.
Fujiwara is a prominent music educator who has served on thefaculties of the Juilliard Schoolthe Manhattan School ofMusicand the University of Michigan School of Music She has participated in numerous first performances of contemporary music, and has presented solo recitals across the country, on radio and television. Her viola playing has been heard on countless records, films and television shows. Her articles on the application of scholarly research to performance style have appeared in many journals.
Golub was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved with his family to Richardson, Texas when he was five years old. Following study with Dallas teachers Betty Lief Sims and Alexander Uninsky, Golub entered the Juilliard School, where he studied with Beveridge Webster, at age 18; parental concerns had prevented his acceptance of a scholarship offered four years earlier.
Golub soon began what would be a series of well-respected chamber music partnerships by teaming with cellist Leonard Rose. Rose, in turn, introduced Golub to violinist Isaac Stern; inthe two received considerable international attention as the first major Western musicians to undertake an extended recital tour of China after the Cultural Revolution. The resultant film, From Mao to Mozart, won the Academy Award for best full-length documentary in Not long thereafter, Golub, violinist Mark Kaplan, and cellist Colin Carr formed the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, a well-respected and extensively-recorded chamber group, which won the AFIM Indie award for best classical ensemble in in honor of its recording of Smetana and Tchaikowsky piano trios on the Arabesque label.
Among the organizations for which he served in that capacity were the Padua Chamber Orchestra, with which he toured the United States inand the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He died of lung cancer in Milan, Italy, aged Since then she has been continually invited to perform solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts throughout the United States and in Europe, and, in the process, has earned consistent praise for her artistic fire, for her fluid and unpretentious technique, and for the lyrical honesty and generosity of her playing.
Born in Odessa Ukraine and raised in Kazakhstan, Gorenman began studying with her late mother, Svetlana Gorenman, an outstanding musician in her own right. Gorenman continued to shape her performance style while attending the St. Petersburg Conservatory. While still a student, she performed throughout the former Soviet Union. When Gorenman earned her laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, she characteristically did so while on a precipice, as an artist between worlds, an emigre from the Soviet Union still weeks shy of her American citizenship, Karel Šejna - Pastorale Beethoven: Syphony No.
6 in ;F; Major Opus 68 (Vinyl. Schooled in two musical traditions but wholly defined by neither, Gorenman has since freely but carefully drawn on both heritages in performances of the masterworks of the twentieth century, romantic, classical, and baroque repertoire that have stirred audiences worldwide.
After leaving the former Soviet Union, Gorenman earned a steady procession of awards and honors. Also at Tanglewood Gorenman gave a joint concert with Billy Joel, performing his classical concert works, which she also arranged. The concert was LP) nationally on NPR. Gorenman has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, and many other orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. Hailed as one of the most exciting Beethoven interpreters of her generation, Gorenman has recorded all of the Beethoven concerti live.
Her sold-out performances of all the Beethoven piano sonatas were critically acclaimed. She also holds the position of […]. She also holds the position of assistant concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony. She is an active studio musician, but her greatest interest is in playing chamber music.
As a chamber musician, she has been performing every summer since at the Sitka Chamber Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. For a number of years she was a member of Southwest Chamber Music, playing many premieres of contemporary chamber music and recording a number of CDs. She has also been an artist faculty member at the Music Fest Aberystwyth in Wales. Agnes is originally from West Berlin, Germany, where she started playing the violin at age 6.
Clive Greensmith, cellist, has been a member of the Tokyo Quartet since A graduate of the Royal Northern College […]. She has taught woodwinds and […]. Now located back in Victoria, BC, she is establishing the Greenwood Music Studio which specializes in woodwind instruction. As a doubler, she has played in musical theater productions, and as a solo saxophonist, she has performed with orchestras in Canada and the US.
She is also an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, performing at numerous national and regional conferences. With an interest in the history of saxophone, Dr. Greenwood recovered much of the music written for saxophone by Louis Mayeurone of the first virtuosos of the instrument. The Grande Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini is the first available edition.
Pianist Janet Goodman Guggenheim has given recitals throughout the world both as soloist and collaborative artist, performing with such illustrious […]. Pianist Janet Goodman Guggenheim has given recitals throughout the world both as soloist and collaborative artist, performing with such illustrious musicians as violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, bassist Gary Karr, flutist Ransom Wilson, and cellists Pierre Fournier and Matt Haimovitz.
Guggenheim made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the age of 16 under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, and she has since performed with the orchestra on its subscription series. Her current CD releases include the complete cello and piano works of Rachmaninoff with cellist Michael Grebanier Naxos. She has been on the music faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. She resides in Portland, Oregon. Prior […]. Prior to coming to Atlanta, he served for three seasons as Principal Clarinetist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
An active presenter of new music, he has performed and recorded with the contemporary group Luna Nova and with the Atlanta-based ensembles Thamyris and Bent Frequency. He is also a founding member of the Georgia Tech-based new music group Sonic Generator, which specializes in the intersection of music and technology, and has performed with the Atlanta, Riverside and Georgian Chamber Players, the Atlanta Winds and the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Tong-Il Han has performed with many of the finest orchestras around the world such as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago […]. In Seoul he now mentors highly accomplished young pianists and is a long-time adjudicator at international piano competitions.
His compositions have been published worldwide. He has an extensive solo and […]. Both […]. Both through the Beethoven Festival and as guest artist at other festivals and on chamber music series in the U. Harlow, a native of Lubbock, Texas, was interested in classical music from a very young age, first playing and composing on piano until, at the age of 10, she chose the viola as her instrument.
She earned awards and scholarships that eventually led to her attending the Juilliard School, graduating with a masters in viola performance. The Festival has been renamed the Beethoven Festival, and, as ofMs. Harlow and her husband, clarinetist Russell Harlow, have organized and performed with artists from around the world in well over Beethoven Festival chamber performances.
An active recording artist both in chamber music and in commercial studio work, Ms. In Ms. Harlow was invited to present the collegiate level viola master class at the National American String Teachers Association Convention along with serving as a judge for the collegiate solo competition. Now retired from symphony work, Leslie and her husband, clarinetist Russell Harlow are able to focus even more of their time to solo and chamber music performing and recording, developing the Beethoven Festival and presenting outreach events throughout the year.
Harlow performed the New […]. He studied with clarinetists Gary Foster, Mitchell Lurie, Harold Wright and violinist Charles Libove, and was coached in chamber music and attended the master classes by cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Russell Harlow has performed for International Clarinet Association events worldwide, also giving lectures on clarinetists of the past century. Harlow serves as Associate Principal Clarinet for the Utah Symphony and has recorded solos for major filmscores.
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