CQP 2013 (44rd Season) FACULTY and STAFF
Fredonia 1st session: member CAVANI QT(ex); faculty EASTMAN,HARTT, ITHACA,LONGY, MCGILL,OHIO STATE, PENN STATE, UDENVER,UTEXAS (Austin), UTEXAS(San Antonio),WELLESLEY
Fredonia 2nd session: members CONCORD QT(ex), CIOMPI QT(ex), PENDERECKI QT; faculty ARIZONA STATE, EASTMAN, MCGILL,WILFRED LAURIER, VANDERBILT
Boulder: members CHILINGERIAN QT(ex)MAIA QT(ex), MANHATTAN QT(ex), PRO ARTE QT(ex); faculty EASTMAN, HARTT,INDIANA(ex),LONGY,MANHATTAN,UCOLORADO,WELLESLEY
CHARLES CASTLEMAN (Founder, Director,Violin) -CQPE/CQPW-perhaps the world’s most active performer/pedagogue on the violin, has been soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Medalist at Tchaikovsky and Brussels, his Jongen Concerto is included in a Cypres CD set of the 17 best prize-winning performances of the Brussels Concours’ 50-year history.
Mr. Castleman's solo CDs include Ysaye's six Solo Sonatas (made at the time of his unique performance at Tully Hall in NYC), eight Hubay Csardases for Violin and Orchestra, and ten Sarasate virtuoso cameos on Music and Arts, Gershwin and Antheil on MusicMasters, and contemporary violin and harpsichord music for Albany. As one of sixteen Ford Foundation Concert Artists he commissioned the David Amram Concerto, premiering it with Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony, recording it for Newport Classic. He is dedicatee of "Lares Hercii" by Pulitzer winner Christopher Rouse.
He has performed at such international festivals as Marlboro, Grant Park, Newport, Sarasota, AFCM (Australia), Budapest, Fuefukigawa, Montreux, Shanghai, Sheffield, and the Vienna Festwoche. He regularly participates in the Las Vegas, Park City, Round Top and Sitka festivals in the U.S. His recitals have been broadcast on NPR, BBC, in Berlin and in Paris.
Professor at Eastman, Mr Castleman has conducted master-classes in London, Vienna, Helsinki, Kiev, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and all major cities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. His students have been winners at Brussels, Munich, Naumburg and Szeryng, are in 30 professionally active chamber groups and are 1st desk players in 11 major orchestras.
Charles Castleman’s long-term chamber music associations have included THE NEW STRING TRIO OF N.Y. with BASF recordings of Reger and Frank Martin and THE RAPHAEL TRIO with CDs of Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Wolf-Ferrari for NONESUCH, SONY CLASSICAL, DISCOVER, UNICORN, and ASV, and with premieres by Rainer Bischof and Frederic Rzewski for the Vienna Festival and Kennedy Center.
Mr. Castleman earned degrees from Harvard, Curtis, and University of Pennsylvania. His teachers were Emanuel Ondricek (teaching assistant of Sevcik, Ysaye student) and Ivan Galamian, his most influential coaches David Oistrakh, Szeryng, and Gingold. He plays the “Marquis de Champeaux” Stradivarius from 1708, and chooses from 80 bows.
ELLIOTT ANTOKOLETZ, (2nd year) (Chamber)-CQPE- Professor of Musicology at the University of Texas at Austin, has held the Alice Mackie Scott Tacquard Endowed Centennial Chair and E.W. Doty Professorship in Fine Arts. He is the author of The Music of Béla Bartók: A Study of Tonality and Progression in Twentieth-Century Music (University of California Press, 1984), Béla Bartók, A Guide To Research (Garland, 1988; 2nd ed. rev. 1997), Twentieth Century Music (Prentice Hall, 1992), Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartók: Trauma, Gender, and the Unfolding of the Unconscious (Oxford, 2004), and co-author of Manuel de Falla's Cuatro Piezas Españolas: Combinations and Transformations of the Spanish Folk Modes (VDM Verlag, 2009). He is contributing editor of Bartók Perspectives: Man, Composer, and Ethnomusicologist (Oxford, 2000) and Rethinking Debussy (Oxford, in press). He is also co-editor of the International Journal of Musicology (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, since 1992) and editor of Georg von Albrecht: From Musical Folklore to Twelve-Tone Technique: Memoirs of a Musician Between East and West (Scarecrow Press, 2004). Several book translations include Chinese, Polish, Spanish, and Italian. He has contributed entries to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, articles to most of the major music journals, and chapters to various book compilations such as Sibelius Studies (Cambridge, 2001), Encomium Musicae: Essays in Honor of Robert J. Snow (Pendragon, 2002) on 20th-century composers from Spain, The Bartók Companion (Faber, 1993), Copland and His Times (Princeton, 2005), and Ravel Studies (Rochester, forthcoming). In 1982 he served as scholarly evaluator for the Harry Ransom Center (HRC) at the University of Texas for acquisition of the Stravinsky Archive as well as archival collections of Ravel, Dukas, Roussel, Fauré, and Debussy. The "Elliott Antokoletz Bartókiana Collection" is housed, together with the "Benjamin Suchoff Bartókiana Collection" (Former Trustee of the Béla Bartók Estate and Head of the New York Bartók Archive), at the University of South Florida at Tampa. Antokoletz has lectured in Hungary, Germany, England, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and throughout the United States. He received the Béla Bartók Memorial Plaque and Diploma from the Hungarian Government in 1981, two subventions from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1980 and 1982), Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas (1981), and PhD Alumni Award from the City University of New York (1987). He was Director of the Bartók International Congress 2000 and Debussy International Congress 2006 at the University of Texas. Antokoletz majored in violin performance under Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music (1960-1964), and received his PhD in Historical Musicology from the City University of New York (1975). From 1973 to 1976, he taught theory and chamber music at Queens College, where he was a member of the Faculty String Quartet, and was also concertmaster of the New Repertory Ensemble of New York.
LAURA BOSSERT (85-9, 93W) (25th year) (Chamber, Violin)
-CQPE/CQPW- a Silver Medalist in the Henryk Szeryng
International Violin Competition, she has earned recognition for her artistry as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and children’s music specialist. Ms. Bossert has appeared in collaboration with the Muir String Quartet, Amelia, Raphael and Mirecourt Trios, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society members Joseph Silverstein, Paul Neubauer, Kim Kashkashian, David Jolley, and Joseph Robinson. She has toured with jazz musicians David Amram, Chuck Mangione and performed with Emily Sailers of the Indigo Girls.At present, Bossert teaches at Wellesley College, the Longy School of Music, and in the summer months at The Quartet Program and LYRICAFEST. Ms. Bossert’s eclectic career has included serving as guest concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic, being named a Texaco Rising Star by the Caramoor Chamber Music Festival, and recording for major motion pictures.“Music is Everywhere”, a program she co-authored, was awarded an ACMA/Dodge Partnership Grant in 2002, and in the same year LYRICA BOSTON was awarded the Roxbury Highland Charitable Foundation Grant. By the age of 35, Ms. Bossert has placed students in ensembles and positions as varied as the Boston Symphony, the Handel and Haydn Society, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, New Haven, Portland Symphonies, Santiago Philharmonic, Mikkkeli Finnish Chamber Orchestra, The Quartet Program and the Longy School of Music. Her international class consists of students from Russia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Poland, Australia, China, Japan, Canada, Finland, and throughout the United States. Last season's highlights included concerto appearances with Elmar Olivera, chamber music collaborations with Nathanial Rosen and Steven Ansell, and master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Louisiana State University and at the Texas Music Educators Association.
ALLYSON DAWKINS (74-7) (17th year) (Dean, Viola, Chamber) -CQPE- Principal Violist of the San Antonio Symphony, has won consistent admiration for her playing as both orchestral soloist and recitalist. Critics have praised the "great sensitivity and intelligence" of her playing, as well as her "full-bodied, velvety tone." The San Antonio Express-News described her solo performance of Britten’s Lachrymae as "delicate and compelling...with poise, technical security, and in-the-groove freedom." Of the Ginastera Variaciones concertantes the Express-News said "Top marks go to Allyson Dawkins for a spitfire performance in her demanding solo."Ms. Dawkins is on the faculty of Trinity University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is highly sought after and widely respected as a private teacher. She is co-author, with Charles Castleman, of a technical instruction book for viola titled Fingerboard Memory, and co-editor, with Mr. Castleman, of Emanuel Ondricek's Superior Finger Exercises . She has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Victoria Bach Festival, and as Principal Violist of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin and the Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon. She is currently a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Dawkins received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase, and a Master of Music degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Strongly committed to community service, Ms. Dawkins works with cancer patients at Santa Rosa Children's Hospital in San Antonio. She is also director of the San Antonio Symphony Caroling Project, a program that takes musicians to area hospitals, hospices, corrcctional institutions, and shelters during the December holiday season.
CSABA ERDELYI (3rd year) (Chamber, Viola)-CQPW, born in Hungary, made musical history when, in 1972, he won the prestigious Carl Flesch Violin Competition with the viola – the first, and so far, only time. Following the Flesch Prize, he was invited by Joseph Szigeti and Rudolph Serkin to the Marlboro Festival where he also worked with Pablo Casals. A viola student of Pál Lukács and subsequently Yehudi Menuhin and Bruno Giuranna, Erdélyi became Menuhin’s partner in concertos and chamber music. Menuhin wrote to Benjamin Britten: “Erdélyi is an invaluable link between the two great musical cultures of Eastern and Western Europe.” Csaba Erdélyi was the viola player of the London-based Chilingirian Quartet, one of the world’s most celebrated and widely travelled ensembles (1980-1987). As a soloist, Csaba Erdélyi has recorded for Concordance, Decca, Hungaroton, Lyrita, Nimbus and Philips records. He was the viola soloist in the film score of Amadeus, with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. He played viola concertos with leading British orchestras with Rudolf Barshai, Erich Bergel, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Louis Frémaux, Raymond Leppard, Sir Charles Mckerras, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Sanderling conducting. Erdélyi was principal viola player of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London from 1974 to 1978. He was guest principal violist of the BBC Symphony, invited by Gennady Rozhdestvensky. As a guest violist, Erdélyi has also performed with the Pauk-Frankl-Kirshbaum Trio, Fine Arts Quartet, Kocian Quartet, Lindsay Quartet, Smetana Quartet, St. Petersburg Quartet, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Végh Quartet. In the USA, Csaba Erdélyi was Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Indiana University, Rice University, Butler University, Bowling Green State University. His former students can be found in prestigious positions in music performance and education all over the world.
For over 20 years Professor Erdélyi researched the original manuscript of the Bartók Viola Concerto, the composer’s last work left in draft. In consultation with renowned Bartók scholars he restored and orchestrated the work in the most authentic manner. Both Erdélyi’s edition, published by www.promethean-editions.com and his world premiere CD with the New Zealand Symphony, available from www.concordance.co.nz have received world-wide professional acclaim. Since 1978 to the present, Csaba Erdélyi has frequently been a featured performer and lecturer at International Viola Congresses. Recently he performed his version of the Bartók Viola Concerto in the Gala Concert of the 2009 International Viola Congress held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Csaba Erdélyi serves as principal viola of both the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia da Camera at the University of Illinois. He holds citizenships in his native Hungary, Great Britain and the United States. He is proficient in several languages. His favorite instrument is a magnificent viola made for him by master luthier Joseph Curtin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
JUDITH GLYDE (5th year) (Cello, Chamber)-CQPW- chair of the University of Colorado String faculty, studied with Bernard Greenhouse, formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio. Receiving a Bachelors degree at the Hartt College of Music, she received a Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music in 1969. A founding member of the Manhattan String Quartet in 1970, she left the Quartet at the end of the 1991-92 season to be Professor of Cello and Director of the String Quartet Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition, Ms. Glyde performs as soloist and guest artist with orchestras and festivals (including the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy).
Formerly Artist-in-Residence at Town Hall in New York City; Colgate University, New York; and at Grinnell College, Iowa, Ms. Glyde, performing over 100 concerts a year, appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and South America, including three tours of the former Soviet Union. Her discography includes over 25 recordings for Naxos, Hearts of Space, Sony, Koch, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage Society, CRI, Educo, XLNT, Centaur Records and Opus One, including a set of six ESS.A.Y. compact discs featuring the 15 string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich. These recordings have received the highest praise, including TIME magazine’s “Best of ‘91.” Her latest recording of Piston Chamber Music, recorded in Townsville, Australia, in the summer of 2000, recently won the Chamber Music America WQXR Recording of the Year.
KYOKO HASHIMOTO (11th year) (Collaborative Piano) -CQPE- was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the age of three. After graduating from the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Indiana University and the Juilliard School. She received full scholarships from the Menuhin Academy and the Juilliard School. Among her teachers were György Sebök, Menahem Pressler, György Janzer, William Masselos, György Sandor, Felix Galimir, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados.
She has been regularly performing throughout the world, so far in more than 25 countries, including many major cities and halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, etc. She has been invited to many important festivals including the Prague Spring Festival, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival and the Saito Kinen Festival. Besides performing Solo recitals and Concertos with distinguished orchestras such as the Prague Chamber philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, she has performed many duo recitals with Ruggiero Ricci(Vn), Thomas Zehetmair(Vn) and Antonio Meneses(Vc), and duo and chamber music concerts with artists such as Sandor Vegh(Vn), Mischa Maisky(Vc), Jean-Jacque Kantorow(Vn), Aaron Rosand(Vn), Ralph Kirshbaum(Vc), Steven Isserlis(Vc), András Adorján(Fl), Patrick Gallois(Fl), Maurice Bourgue(Ob), Hansjörg Schellenberger(Ob), Barry Tuckwell(Hr), Atar Arad(Va), Anthony Marwood(Vn), Nobuko Imai(Va) Sergio Azzolini(Fg), Isabelle van Keulen(Vn), Chantal Juillet(Vn), Hermann Baumann(Hr), Regis Pasquier(Vn), Matt Haimovitz(Vc), Charles Castleman(Vn) and Bruno Giuranna(Va)
Ms. Hashimoto was awarded numerous prizes such as the 1st grand prize and the public prize at the Concours International de Musique Française, the top prize at the Concours Musical de France, and the special prizes at the Budapest International Music Competition and at the Spohr International Competition. She has recorded many times for TV and radio all over the world including a series of 20 works by Beethoven for Dutch radio. She has also made more than a dozen CD-recordings, including the early piano pieces (all the Preludes+4 pieces) by Messiaen, 34 piano pieces by Schumann, and 24 Preludes by Scriabin combined with 24 Preludes by Shostakovich. She is Associate Professor of Piano at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and was on the piano faculty and the chamber music faculty of the Utrecht Conservatory in Holland for 12 years. She has been invited many times as a visiting professor at the European Mozart Academy in Poland and in the Czech Republic and at the International Chamber Music Academy in the Czech Republic. as well as at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Trinity College in London. She has been the Artistic Director of the International Music Workshop in the Czech Republic, Germany and in Portugal since 2004. She has also given master classes in France, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, the Czech Republic, U.S.A. Holland, Germany and Japan.A legendary pianist and a teacher, Gyögy Sebök described Kyoko Hashimoto “extraordinary musical talent” “one of the finest of her generation”.
EINAR HOLM (36th year) (Chamber) -CQPE- is a founding member of the East-West Chamber Ensemble and the Ithaca Violoncello Quartet, and a former member of the Lenox and Vaghy String Quartets. A graduate of the Juilliard School under Leonard Rose, his other teachers included Colin and Bonnie Hampton, Margaret Rowell, Zara Nelsova, Gabor Rejto, Channing Robbins, and Harvey Shapiro. In his conservatory years he worked extensively with the Juilliard Quartet; an avid and precocious chamber musician, he had been a member of the "Junior Griller Quartet" along with Donald Weilerstein and John Graham, studying with the famed Grillers before reaching his teens. Founder-Director of the International Ithaca Violoncello Institute, Mr. Holm has taught at over thirty institutions, including San Francisco Conservatory, Oberlin, Accademia Internacional de Musica da Camera in Argentina and India. He has recorded for RCA, Columbia, CRI and Redwood, was a "musical Ambassador" to Expo'67 in Montreal, and was a participant in four films of the award-winning series "Pablo Casals Master Classes". He performs on a Giovanni Grancino cello made in 1705 in Milan, Italy
TERRY KING (16th year) (Cello, Chamber) -CQPE/CQPW- was a protege of Gregor Piatigorsky, a former assistant in the celebrated master classes at the University of Southern California who was privileged to have joined his teacher in one of his last concerts, a duo recital. Mr. King is not only a unique cellist, but a scholar, chamber musician and conductor. He collaborated with Carole King on her Grammy Award-winning album "Tapestry" and was solo cellist for the movie "The French Lieutenant's Woman." He has been a member of two world-class piano trios, the Mirecourt and the International. His repertoire features both classic works and also previously unknown gems discovered by him. Many prominent American composers have written works for him and entrusted to him their premieres, including Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Halsey Stevens, Paul Reale, Paul Creston, Miklos Rozsa, Lou Harrison, Lukas Foss, and Otto Luening. Mr. King is presently engaged in a recording project of standard and American works for cello on Music and Arts. His recording of the complete Mendelssohn works for cello was praised in Fanfare, "..of all versions this is the most consistently thought out and expressively realized...intensely poetic." and was the preferred recording mentioned on the nationally syndicated radio program, "First Hearing." His ground-breaking series "Cello America" has been met with similar praise worldwide. Terry King records for MCA, ABC Classics, CRI, Innova, Genesis, Orion, A&M, Music and Arts, Bay Cities, Gasparo, and Erasmus Records. He has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory, UC Berkeley, California State University at Fullerton, Grinnell College, and University of Iowa, and is currently on the faculties of the Longy and Hartt Schools. A current member of his studio recently won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition in Moscow.
JOHN KOCHANOWSKI (8th year) (Viola, Chamber) -CQPE- studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Julliard School where his principal teachers were Robert Mann and Walter Trampler. He also studied at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, with Bruno Giuranna. From 1971 to 1987, he was the violist and a founding member of the Concord String Quartet, which performed more than 1,000 concerts on major chamber music series in the U.S. and Europe. It presented the complete quartets of Beethoven 32 times and the complete quartets of Bartok 14 times. The ensemble premiered more than 50 works, many on commission from such composers as Bolcom, Diamond, Druckman, Foss, Henze, Johnston, Penderecki, Rochberg, and others. They recorded more than 40 works on RCA-Red Seal, Nonesuch, Vox, Turnabout, and the CRI labels. Kochanowski joined the Blair String Quartet in 1997. In addition to his many appearances with the Quartet, he has been an active performer. As soloist he has performed John Harbison’s Viola Concerto and Hector Berlioz’s Harold in Italy. He recorded the Sonata for Viola and Harp by Michael Kurek on New World Records (80497-2), as well as giving the world premiere of Kurek’s Sonata for Viola and Piano (2002), composed for him. He has also appeared in the Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and has appeared as guest artist with the Brentano and Cassatt String Quartets.
THOMAS LANDSCHOOT (6th year) (Cello, Chamber) -CQPE- joined the music faculty of Arizona State University
in 2001 after having taught at the University of Michigan. He performs virtually the entire standard and contemporary repertoires of the cello, and several composers have dedicated new works to him. Mr. Landschoot regularly performs as soloist and in recital in concert halls across Europe, the United States and Japan. Mr. Landschoot holds a Master of Music degree from the Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, an Artist Diploma from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma (cum laude) from the Conservatory of Maastricht, Netherlands. His major teachers include Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Antonio Meneses and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, for whom he served as a teaching assistant. He also enjoys a close relationship with Bernard Greenhouse, the distinguished former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. Recipient of the 2005 'Distinguished Teaching Award", he has given master classes at conservatories and universities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. During the summers he has been on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Texas Music Festival in Houston, the Meadowmount School of Music in New York and many others.
JAMES LYON (80-82) (20th year)(Violin) CQPE came to Penn State in 1991 from a career as a professional orchestral performer and chamber musician. Since his appointment, the violin studio has grown to become one of the strongest in the state, attracting a stimulating mixture of music education and performance majors from the United States, Brazil, Venezuela, China, and South Korea. His students have won numerous prizes in solo competitions at the local, regional, and state level and play professionally in such orchestras as the Atlanta Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic. Educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School of Music, West Texas State University, and the Yale Summer School of Music, Prof. Lyon has studied with many of the top musicians of our time, including Charles Castleman and Elaine Richey, as well as members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, and Fine Arts Quartets. He has performed as a member of the Louisville Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster of the symphony orchestras of Amarillo (TX) and Altoona (PA). He is currently concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Professor Lyon maintains an international performing career as violinist with the Castalia Trio and Duo Concertant. Tours with these ensembles have taken him to much of Asia and western Europe in recent years. He also performs regularly with the Lyon Family Chamber Ensemble, with a performance at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and an extensive performance tour of Australia in 2002. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Professor Lyon performed with the Harrington String Quartet, 1996 Grand Prize Winners of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As a member of this ensemble he collaborated in performance with members of the Tokyo Quartet, the Lincoln Center Chamber Players, and violist Walter Trampler. As a chamber musician, Professor Lyon has been heard on live national radio broadcasts from Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. Professor Lyon is in demand as a violin soloist and has performed concerti in numerous locations ranging from Amman, Jordan, where his appearance with the National Conservatory Orchestra was attended by Queen Noor, to Venice, Italy where he was a featured soloist on a concert that included Montserrat Caballe. As a recitalist he has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall to the recording studios of Radio 4 in Hong Kong.
In 1999 Professor Lyon was recognized by the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teacher's Association as Collegiate Teacher of the Year for his consistent dedication to teaching at the highest level. He has served as President of PADESTA and has also served twice as Chairman of its state solo competition. In addition to his position of Professor of Music at Penn State, Mr. Lyon has taught violin and chamber music for over a decade at The Quartet Program, a summer program hailed by violinist Itzhak Perlman as "the best of its kind." He has also taught in Siena, Italy at the Sessione Senese per La Musica e L'Arte.
PAULA MAJERFELD (12th year) (Dean, Viola, Violin) -CQPW- , has appeared throughout the United States as guest soloist with the Colorado and Jefferson Symphonies, Boulder Philharmonic, Las Vegas International Music Festival and Park City International Orchestras, and the Killington Music Festival and Lyrica New Jersey Chamber Orchestras. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Majerfeld is Co-Director of Lyrica Boston, a music series dedicated to providing opportunities for up-and-coming young artists to perform alongside seasoned professionals. Her chamber music collaborations include artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Kim Kashkashian, Paul Katz, Malcolm Lowe, Elmar Oliveira, Nathaniel Rosen, Steven Ansell, Charles Castleman, and Joseph Robinson. After serving as Assistant Principal of the Portland Symphony, Ms. Majerfeld joined the faculties of the Longy School of Music, Lyricafest, and Quartet Program as well as coaching at the New England Conservatory and Wellesley College. A recipient of both the Wingler and Starling Foundation Fellowships, Ms. Majerfeld was awarded the ACMA/Dodge Partnership and Roxbury Foundation Grants for her work with culturally underserved children.
NANCY NEHRING (13th year) (Dean) (Piano)-CQPE- started out as a piano major at the University of Kansas, but ended up with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance (with Distinction), and a Master of Music in Viola from the University of Michigan. At Michigan, she was principal of the Contemporary Directions Ensemble (under Carl St. Clair) and University Orchestra (under Gustav Meier), as well as a member of the Graduate Quartet (coached by Eugene Bossart) and the Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra. Her teachers have included Mary Tuven Hoag, Karel Blaas, Michael Kimber, Frank Bundra, Nathan Gordon, and Wayne Crouse. A member of the Oklahoma Symphony for six years and Chamber Orchestra of Oklahoma City for five, she has also been assistant principal and principal of the Modesto Symphony and California Symphony, and a substitute with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She played with the Sacramento Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Women's Philharmonic, and the Saskatoon Symphony. Nancy has also participated in many summer festivals and orchestras, including the Grand Teton Festival, Aspen, the Colorado Philharmonic (now the National Repertory Orchestra), the Peter Britt Festival, and the Orquesta de la Minería (in Mexico City). She was Principal Viola of the Brandon Chamber Players from 1999-2006 and Administrative Officer of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition from 2003-07. Nancy moved to Columbus, OH in 2008 with her husband, cellist Mark Rudoff. Currently she is principal of the Central Ohio Symphony and a member of the Musicians Columbus string quartet, and accompanies students at The Ohio State University and around Columbus.
A native of Montréal, ALEXANDRA NGUYEN(5th year)(Collaborative Piano)-QPW- maintains an extraordinarily diverse career as a collaborative pianist, teacher and arts administrator. She is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Canada, including performances at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), BargeMusic (Brooklyn, NY), the Dame Myra Hess series (Chicago, IL), the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music Series (Brooklyn, NY), the 2000 Bartók International Congress (Austin, TX), and the Societe Pro Musica Chamber Music Series (Montréal, Canada). She is a founding member of two active chamber ensembles, Trio Encantar with oboist Deirdre Chadwick and bassoonist Peter Kolkay, with whom she also appears regularly in recital, and Duo Solaris, with pianist Zarina Melik-Stepanova. As a pedagogue and administrator, Dr. Nguyen has been an invited presenter at the National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting, the College Music Society Annual Conference, the Music Teachers’ National Association National Convention, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.
As Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Nguyen co-directs the graduate programs in collaborative piano, teaches the undergraduate accompanying curriculum and oversees accompanying services for the College of Music. She was formerly the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Eastman School of Music, where she also coached chamber music and taught 20th century piano literature. Prior appointments include Administrative Director of the Montréal Chamber Music Festival and Director of Career Services at the Eastman School. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Collaborative Committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy as well as the Board of Directors of the International Guitar Institute. She is founder and director of a summer institute focused on collaborative piano, Plays Well With Others, held annually at the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Nguyen completed her graduate degrees in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music under the guidance of Jean Barr at the Eastman School of Music where she was awarded the first Performer’s Certificate in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music. She has studied with pedagogues such as Douglas Humpherys, Anne Epperson, Madeleine Bélanger and Suzanne Goyette. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec a Montréal.
NORMAN PAULU (5th year) (Chamber) -CQPW- is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, having received the Bachelors and Masters degrees in music and the Performer's Certificate and Artist's Diploma. He has had a long and illustrious professional career as chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster, conductor and professor. At the age of 25 he was appointed concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, a post he held for twelve years. During that time he also formed and led the Lyric String Quartet, a finalist in the inaugural Naumburg Award for String Quartet competition.
From Oklahoma he went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Artist-in-Residence in the position of first violinist of the Pro Arte Quartet and holding a professorship in the School of Music. With the Pro Arte Quartet he toured extensively, giving concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Japan, also appearing in numerous international festivals. For 28 years the Pro Arte thrived under his leadership, on one occasion hailed by a San Francisco critic as "one of the great quartets of
our time". The quartet also did extensive recording.
In 1995 Mr. Paulu retired from the University of Wisconsin deciding to make his home in the front range area of Colorado. Since then he has continued to be active in his chosen field, teaching for one year at the College of Music of the University of Colorado, giving concerts and working on the faculty of the Chamber Music on the Mountain summer camp in Tucson, AZ. A large part of his activity has been to serve as President of the Rocky Ridge Music Center Foundation which supports the RRMC summer programs in Estes Park, CO.
HEASOOK RHEE (7th year) (Collaborative Piano) -CQPW- Heasook Rhee, a piano accompanying and piano chamber music faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City has worked with many distinguished artists, including tenor Nikolai Gedda, bass Kwangchul Youn, bass-baritones Simon Estes, Lucio K. Cho, baritone Hans Choi, soprano Youngok Shin, mezzo soprano Chungja Kim, violinists Kyung Wha Chung, Ivry Gitlis, Ilya Grubert, the late Mitchell Stern, Peter Zazofsky, cellists Marcio Carneiro, Charles Curtis, Karine Georgian, Ralph Kirshbaum, the late Samuel Mayes, Nathaniel Rosen, Andrey Tchekmazov, Jian Wang, Tilmann Wick, flutist the late Julius Baker, French horn player Will Sanders.
She has toured in the United States; performing at the Stern Auditorium at the Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice
Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York; Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C., Ann Arbor and numerous cities in the US. In Germany, she performed at major venues such as the Berliner Festwochen, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Residenz in Munich, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Regensburg, Dortmund, Weilburg Festival, Hannover and Baden-Baden. Tours in Europe included St. John's Smith Square in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, San
Sebastian Quincena Musical, Spain, Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Norway. She also performed in New Zealand, Australia, Central America, Canada, Cuernavaca Festival Musical in Mexico, North African countries, Hong Kong and Korea. Ms. Rhee was Congress Pianist at the 1984, 1990 American Cello Congress in Tempe, Arizona and accompanist for six consecutive Piatigorsky Seminars in Los Angeles. Her concerts have been broadcast on NDR, SDR, BR, SR and SWF in Germany, DRS in Zurich, WGBH, WNYC, and WGTS, Washington, DC. Ms. Rhee's CD, with cellist Tilmann Wick was released on the German label MD+G; it is entitled "Cello Sonatas of 1948".
Ms. Rhee, the highest honour graduate of Seoul National University, studied with Jacob Lateiner, Rosina Lhevinne, Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School. She received her doctorate in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying studying with Eugene Bossart at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1998, she has been a faculty member for piano accompanying and chamber music at the Manhattan School of Music, and taught at the University of Texas at Austin (1993 to 1998), Detmold Musikhochschule (1996) and has given master classes in France, Austria, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, the Castleman Quartet Program and the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Program. Her students are winning or gaining places in duo competitions, and those who have graduated from her class are either freelancing successfully as accompanists or have found teaching positions for piano accompanying. She gives master classes and lectures on instrumental accompanying at numerous universities.
MARK RUDOFF (74-5) (17th year) (Dean, Chamber, Cello)-CQPE- In September, 2008, Mark Rudoff began an appointment as Artist-Teacher of Cello and Chamber Music at The Ohio State University, this following a distinguished tenure as Professor of Cello and Chamber Music and director of the Orchestra at Brandon University. Applauded as "an exceptionally gifted cellist" and “a charismatic performer,” Mr. Rudoff has appeared in solo recitals and with orchestras in
Cellist KATIE SCHLAIKJER (91,93) (2nd year)(Chamber,Cello) this year joined the award-winning Penderecki Quartet in residence at Wilfred Laurier University.
She is an accomplished chamber musician having performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia and Israel. In demand as a teacher and chamber music coach, she is a regular guest at the Apple Hill center for chamber music and joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2010. During her three-year membership with the Avalon String Quartet she was awarded top prizes from the Concert Artist Guild, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and the Banff International String Quartet Competition, participated in residencies at Ravinia's Steans Institute, Aspen's Center for Advanced Quartet Studies and studied under the Vermeer and Emerson String Quartets at the Northern Illinois University and Hartt schools respectively. Also with the Avalon Quartet, Katie participated in seminars runs by Issac Stern both in New York at Carnegie Hall and in Jerusalem. Following their final performance at the Stern workshop in Carnegie Hall the quartet was described by the New York Times as "altogether a superb team". From 2009-2012 she was a member of the Colorado Quartet.
A Boston native, Katie attended the Walnut Hill School for the performing arts and the New England Conservatory (BM earned with distinction in performance) where her teachers included Laurence Lesser, Andres Diaz, Peter Stumpf and Eugene Lehner. Katie spent three months as a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts where she performed and studied with David Takeno, Scott St John, John Perry and Edgar Meyer. She completed both her Master's and Doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University where her teachers included Timothy Eddy, Julius Levine and Gilbert Kalish.
Ms Schlaikjer has performed at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Aspen, Icicle Creek and Caramoor festivals, collaborated with artists including Renée Fleming, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Peter Wiley and recorded for the Albany and Naïve Classique labels. Katie is an active participant in NYC's music scene, and has appeared with SONYC (the string orchestra of NYC), Manhattan Sinfonietta, Azure Ensemble, and the new music ensembles Argento and Newband. An advocate of new music, she has worked with many composers including Gunther Schuller, Chen Yi, Laura Kaminsky and Lee Hyla. Over the past year, Ms Schlaikjer's appearances with the Colorado Quartet have included a world-wide live broadcast performance from Symphony Space's 2010 Wall to Wall marathon concert and performances in San Francisco, Ohio, Virginia, Delaware and the British Virgin Islands. Upcoming projects with the quartet include two performances of the complete Bartok quartets at the University of Connecticut and at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
A dedicated teacher, Katie maintained a private teaching studio in Stony Brook, NY for seven years and has taught cello at Bard Conservatory's Preparatory music program, coached chamber music at New England Conservatory's Extension Division, Stony Brook's pre-college program, Castleman Quartet Program (NY) and the Icicle Creek (WA), Mimir (TX) and Apple Hill (NH) chamber music festivals and given master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Delaware. She plays on a cello made by Paolo Castello in Genoa in 1775 and her bow is a Nicholas Maire.
Violist GEORGE TAYLOR (4th year)(Viola, Chamber) -CQPE- is active in practically every aspect of performance as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Mr. Taylor is currently Associate Professor of Viola at the Eastman School of Music. Before joining the Eastman faculty, he was a member of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University 1979 through 1986. He has taught at Musicorda, the Encore School for Strings, the Meadowmount School, the Manchester Music Festival and the Elan International Music Festival. He has served as a juror at international competitions in Europe and the United States. George Taylor has given numerous solo recitals and appeared as a chamber musician in concerts throughout the United States and at the Taiwan Cultural Center. He was co-founder and conductor of the St. Stephens Chamber Orchestra (Durham, NC), an ensemble that is still active in performance and recordings. An active advocate for the performance of music by African/American composers, Taylor was a participant in the National Black Arts Festival held in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the Black Music Repertory Ensemble, which presents music of African/American composers in concerts throughout the country. Mr. Taylor has performed and premiered works written for him by many composers, including Ron Carter, Noel DaCosta, George Walker, David Liptak and Carmen Moore. A native of New York City, Mr. Taylor attended the Manhattan School of Music where his teachers included Jaime Laredo, Raphael Bronstein and Burton Kaplan. Further studies on viola were with Michael Tree and Abraham Skernick. Chamber music studies were with such notables as Arthur Balsam, Joseph Seiger, Lillian Fuchs, Joseph Gingold, Mischa Schneider,and members of the Guarneri Quartet.
BASIL VENDRYES (79-81, 83) (15th year) (Viola, Chamber) -CQPE- Principal Violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 1993. He is a former member of the San Francisco Symphony (1982-95), the New York Philharmonic (1984-85) and the Rochester Philharmonic (1979-82). As violist with the Aurora String Quartet (1986-95) Mr. Vendryes performed in New York, London and Tokyo. He currently is on the faculty of the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver, where he teaches both viola and chamber music. Mr. Vendryes has taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Summer Music West, and the Raphael Trio Summer Chamber Music workshop. In Denver, he participates in educational programs that bring music to schools throughout the area. Mr. Vendryes is also the founder/director of the Colorado Young Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra that comprises some of the best young talent in the Denver area.
Basil Vendryes was born in 1961 to West Indian parents, and began his musical training in the public schools at the age of eleven. He received scholarships to the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Sally O'Reilly, Francis Tursi and Heidi Castleman. Mr. Vendryes won prizes in the 1981 American String Teachers Association and 1988 Bruno Giuranna Viola Competitions. He has appeared as soloist with the Colorado, Aurora, Jefferson, Littleton, Lamont Centennial, and Biola Symphonies, Evergreen, Artea and American Chamber Orchestras, Sinfonia San Francisco and the Boulder and Oakland Youth Symphonies. Festival appearances include Spoleto, Heidelberg, Ouray, Lake Winnepesaukee, Las Vegas, Marin, and the Grand Tetons. He has recorded chamber music for the CRI and Naxos labels. He plays on a fine Italian viola made in 1887 by Carlo Cerruti.
SUSAN WATERBURY (8th year) (Chamber)-CQPE- serves as Associate Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, NY where she teaches violin and performs regularly with the Ariadne String Quartet, the Pebble Piano Trio, and Kulmusik new music ensemble. From 1995-99, Waterbury was Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Memphis where she taught violin and performed with the Ceruti String Quartet. On a year’s leave of absence from Memphis (1999-2000), Waterbury was Artist-in-Residence and Co-Artistic Director for the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA where she performed chamber music concerts year-round. Waterbury was a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet for 11 years, having served as Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1988-95. As a member of Cavani, Ms. Waterbury performed and taught regularly for concert series and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. This included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Phillips Collection and Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. The Cavani Quartet garnered many awards including First Prize in the 1989 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music, Cleveland Quartet, and Carmel Chamber Music competitions as well as the 1989 Ohio Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. Waterbury earned a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University School of Music which named her “Distinguished Alumna of 1995”. She studied violin with Donald Weilerstein, Jens Ellerman, Michael Davis and Walter Levin (Cincinnati College- Conservatory) and was coached in chamber music by the Cleveland, Tokyo, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets.
Waterbury is an active performer, playing recitals, concerti, and collaborations regularly with friends locally, and on national and international series and festivals throughout the year. Past collaborations include performances with Paul Katz, Colorado Qt., Cleveland Qt., Miami Qt., Frank Cohen, Josh Smith, David Cerone, Anton Nel, Earl Wild, and Ann Schein. Waterbury has recorded on the Azica, Albany, Pantheon, Polygram, and Cleveland Institute of Music labels. Summers, Waterbury has taught and performed for various festivals, including the Quartet Program, Adriatic Chamber Music Festival (Termoli, Italy), Camerata Deia International Music Festival (Mallorca, Spain), Tuckamore Festival (Newfoundland, Canada), Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory, Music in the Mountains, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Orvieto Musica (Orvieto, Italy), and Garth Newel Music Festival.
*still subject to change