The 2013 Season will feature the following inspiring artists. Please select an artist for biographic information and full repertoire for the performances.
Praised for his “ability to create uniquely evocative atmospheres,” the “irresistible inevitability in his timing,” and “his original and thoughtful interpretations, full of expressive power and poignancy” (Adam Golka, 2012), pianist Paul Sánchez has performed throughout North America and Europe, and has championed rarely-played works including Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Rodrigo’s Concierto Heroico.
As the only American concert pianist to earn a Master of Spanish Music degree under the legendary Alicia de Larrocha, Dr. Sánchez’ specialization in Spanish music has made him one of the foremost exponents in the ﬁeld. His research in Spain as a Fulbright Fellow from 2005–2007 led to the release of a CD entitled España: Piano Music of Spain (Mundo Arts, 2006). His most recent CD, Paul Sánchez: In Recital (Athyr Records, 2012), features music by Mompou, Soler, Schumann, and Liszt. He has appeared on CBS national television and on South Dakota Public Broadcasting television and radio.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival and Young Artists Program, reaching over 5,000 people annually. An avid composer, Sánchez’ music has received critical acclaim and has been performed by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and broadcast by South Dakota Public Broadcasting television and radio. Sánchez studied with Tamás Ungár, Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Teresa Monteys, and Douglas Humpherys.
Dr. Sánchez serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and has taught at the Eastman School of Music, where he completed his doctorate.
Saturday, July 20 – 7:30pm
Cants Mágics – Federico Mompou (1893–1987)
Satyagraha, Conclusion, Act III, from Trilogy Sonata – Phillip Glass (b. 1937) (arranged Paul Barnes)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 – Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Funérailles, from Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, S. 173 – Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171 – Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Jazz & Classical Piano
With Allison Nash (voice) & Andrew Reinartz (Jazz Bass)
Tony Caramia is Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music, where he is Director of Piano Pedagogy Studies and Coordinator of the Class Piano Program. In May 2003, he was a guest on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on NPR. He has served as a judge for the American Jazz Piano Competition, sponsored by the American Pianists Association, the Crescendo Music Awards, and the Young Texas Artists Competition. In September of 2007, he was privileged to participate in the dedication concert on the new “Sorel” Steinway at SUNY Fredonia, in honor of his former teacher, Miss Claudette Sorel.
He received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from SUNY Fredonia.
Mr. Caramia is featured in the Yamaha Clavinova on Campus series. He is a Contributing Editor for Clavier Companion Magazine and on the Editorial Committee of American Music Teacher. Recent solo piano publications include American Treasures, as part of the Jazz Performers Series (Alfred Music Publishing); Suite Dreams and Jazz Moods (Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation), as well as contributions to the 9th edition of Keyboard Musicianship, Books 1 and 2.
He has conducted numerous workshops in jazz piano pedagogy for teachers nationally, in Europe, and in Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 he performed at the International Stride Summit in Switzerland.
He was a featured performer at the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival, the 2007, 2009, and 2011 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the 50th Anniversary of the New School for Music Study, in Princeton, NJ. A strong advocate of theme recitals—he spoke at the CFMTA-MTNA Collaborative Conference in Toronto, Canada on the topic: The Art of Modern Recital Programming— he has presented multi-media tributes to composers Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers, and the extraordinary pianist, Cy Walter.
Allison Nash is from Sioux City, IA and moved to Sioux Falls January of 2012. She was born and raised to love music and moved to Sioux Falls to perform a variety of styles from jazz to soul. You may know her from the entertainment for the Chambers of Commerce meetings in 2011 and 2012. She also plays with the Hegg Brothers in their Holiday Jam Tour and locally. Allison heads out to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music to pursue her dream in August.
Andrew Reinartz is an area musician and current Executive Director of the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. A founding member of the Dakota Sky Board of Directors, Mr. Reinartz took the position as Executive Director in June of 2010. He has has been a member of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra bass section since 2001, and is a past member of their Board of Directors.
Additionally, Reinartz is heavily involved in the local Jazz community, playing bass with a variety of ensembles including the Dakota Jazz Collective, JAS Quintet, Main Avenue Warehouse, the Waddley/Reinartz/Shotwell trio, and Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers. As a member of the Jazz Diversity Project, he appears in performances and presentations on the musical, social, and historical aspects of Jazz in schools throughout South Dakota, through the auspices of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society. Andrew is also the Director of Sales & Marketing for the video production firm Passenger Productions, based in Sioux Falls, SD.
Monday, July 22 – 7:30pm
Fox-Trot (1926) – Pantscho Vladigeroff (1899-1978)
Dead Moth Tango (1990) – William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Dances in the Canebrakes (1953) – Florence Price (1887-1953)
Saudades do Brasil, suite de danses, Op. 67 (1920) – Darius Milhaud (1892 – 1974)
Glances (1995) – Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
Danzas Argentinas (1937) – Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Summer Samba – music by Marcos Valle; lyrics by Norman Gimbel
One Note Samba – music and words by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Rain Waltz (A Dance for Me) – music by Fred Hersch; lyrics by Cheryl Pyle
Dolphin Dance – music by Herbie Hancock
Dancing in the Dark – music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz
Dancing on the Ceiling – music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Daniel Paul Horn
An active and versatile pianist, Daniel Paul Horn is Professor of Piano and Chair of Keyboard Studies at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he was honored with a 2009 Senior Academic Achievement Award for sustained excellence in scholarship.
As a solo recitalist, he has appeared at colleges and universities throughout North America, at the American Liszt Society Festival, and in live broadcasts over WFMT-FM, on its Pianoforte Foundation Fazioli Salon Series and 2010 Beethoven Piano Sonata series; he has also appeared with various Midwestern orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With the MasterWorks Ensemble, he has played in Bermuda and at the 2010 Beijing Modern Music Festival; in addition, he has performed with the Ying String Quartet, the Rembrandt Chamber Players, cellist Stephen Balderston, pianist Alexander Djordjevic, and Guarneri Quartet violinist John Dalley. He also works with noted singers, including sopranos Michelle Areyzaga and Sylvia McNair, baritone Gerard Sundberg, and basses Stephen Morscheck and Kenneth Cox; with soprano Carolyn Hart and mezzo-soprano Denise Gamez, he has performed recitals in Chicago, New York, and Paris. Working with living composers, he has premiered music by George Arasimowicz, Jacob Bancks, David M. Gordon, Neal Harnly, Patrick Kavanaugh, Daniel Kellogg, and Max Raimi.
As an early keyboardist, he was harpsichordist in performances of Handel’s Messiah under the baton of John Nelson, and has twice performed on the Historical Piano Concert series at the Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. In 1997, he recorded the critically praised disc “Wanderings” for Titanic Records on an 1829 Graf fortepiano, and in 2010 released Sehnsucht: Music of Robert Schumann; he also recorded for the Centaur label with CSO cellist Donald Moline, and for the Canadian Music Centre with soprano Carolyn Hart.
A Detroit native, Horn studied at Peabody with Walter Hautzig, and at Juilliard, where he studied with Martin Canin and Felix Galimir, and earned his doctorate. He has also coached with Jerome Lowenthal, Ann Schein, Joseph Bloch, and Menahem Pressler, for whom he twice served as a guest assistant at Indiana University. In addition to his duties at Wheaton, he has been a faculty artist at the Sewanee, Adamant, Blue Mountain, and MasterWorks summer festivals.
Thursday, July 25 – 7:30pm
Ten Variations on a Theme by Christoph Willibald Gluck, K. 455 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Selections From Twelve Etudes (1915) – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Antiphonale I: The Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel (2011) – Jacob Bancks (b. 1982)
Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11 (“To Clara from Florestan and Eusebius”) – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Jacob Ertl and Kayleen Sanchez
Jacob Ertl has performed across the United States and abroad in Europe, Israel, Canada, and Mexico: receiving critical acclaim for his “passion and poise” on stage and his “fiery and nuanced” interpretations*. Ertl’s performance highlights include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center in New York City, concerto performances with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and the Fox Valley Symphony. He has also given solo recitals on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live from the Elvehjem” series, and Chicago radio’s “Live from WFMT” series. He was invited to give a recital at the Steinway Gallery of Milwaukee on the Vladimir Horowitz and Van Cliburn legendary piano tour and has given guest recitals at Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Alverno College, Mount Mary College, and Marshall University. He has also appeared on television on WLUK Fox 11 and WBAY-TV.
As the Artist-in-Residence for the PianoArts organization for the past six years, Ertl gave numerous recitals in Milwaukee, WI at venues such as the Wisonsin Conservatory of Music Helen Bader Recital Hall, Joyce Parker Productions Theater, Milwaukee Arts Museum, Carmex Warehouse Series, Calvary Baptist Concert Series, Hepatha Church, and the Congregation, New Castle, Catholic Home, St. John on the Lake and Chai Point retirement homes. He also performed in over 20 Milwaukee public schools where he used innovative and interactive programming to communicate with young audiences. For two years he toured to colleges and universities throughout the state giving performances and lectures.
Successful in numerous competitions, Ertl won 1st prize in the 2009 American Protege International Piano Competition, 3rd prize at the 2008 Young Artists International Piano Competition in DC. He has won numerous scholarships from the Mu Phi Epsilon National Foundation including the 2008 ‘Helen Haupt Piano Scholarship’ and 2009 ‘Summer Study Scholarship’, the Weiler/Frame Piano Scholarship, and the Bernstein/Crosman Scholarship. He was also a top prize winner at the 2005 MTNA/Steinway National Young Artist Competition and the 1st prize winner in the 2006 Tuesday Musical Association Competition. He also captured 2nd prize and the Wisconsin contestant prize at the 2002 PianoArts National Piano Competition and has been a winner in the Neale-Silva Music Competition, Missouri Western National Competition, and the Kingsville, Lennox, and Oberlin International Competitions.
During his summers, Ertl has performed in solo and chamber music recitals at many music festivals including the Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel, Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain, Nice International Summer Music Academy, Pianofest in the Hamptons, TCU/Van Cliburn Piano Institute, Banff International Keyboard Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival (where he was accepted into the prestigious class of Arie Vardi), ARIA International Music Academy, International School for Musical Arts in Niagara, and the Heifetz International Music Institute. He performed many chamber music concerts as a Piano Intern for The Quartet Program, directed by world renowned violinist, Charles Castleman. Ertl has also participated in master classes given by eminent pianists Richard Goode, Russell Sherman, Ruth Laredo, Vladimir Krainev, Pascal Roge, Christopher Elton, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Julian Martin, Emanuel Krasovsky, Marc Durand, Marcello Abbado, and Jania Aubikarova.
An avid supporter of music of our time, Ertl is a current member of the Eastman Broadband Contemporary Music Ensemble and has toured to NYC (Americas Society, Symphony Space) and Mexico (Chihauhau International Music Festival). He has also performed at the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME. He has worked with composers such as Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Juan Trigos, and David Crumb. He has given the NYC premier of Pusacion y Resonances by Juan Trigos, a piano and percussion duo.
Ertl recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student and teaching assistant of Prof. Nelita True. He completed his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he won a 2008 Professional Development Grant. Ertl earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music studying with Prof. Robert Shannon. While at Oberlin, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Talent Scholarship, Bryan Scholarship, Nell M. Menn Music Scholarship, and was selected to perform in the Commencement Concert. A native of Appleton, WI, Mr. Ertl studied piano with Prof. Michael Kim (Lawrence University) and chamber music with Carol Leybourn (Lawrence Academy of Music) before entering college. Ertl is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Soprano Kayleen Sánchez, winner of the Barbara Staropoli Award (Nazareth College), the Jan DeGaetani Award, the Devarian Award (Rochester Philharmonic League), and the Buffalo Bills National Anthem Idol Competition, is a rising star in the world of classical voice.
Kayleen’s recent opera roles include Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart), Sister Genevieve (Suor Angelica by Puccini), Euridice (Orfeo by Gluck), Acteón (Acteón changé en biche by Charpentier), and Orfeo (Orfeo by Rossi). Kayleen sings with the St. Charles Singers in St. Charles, IL, and with the Chicago-based Haymarket Opera Company.
Kayleen has performed as a soloist with Paul O’Dette’s early-music ensemble Collegium Musicum, Steven Kennedy’s Schola Cantorum, Apeiron, William Weinert’s Voices, and the Eastman Chorale. Kayleen has participated in numerous summer programs, including Bel Canto Northwest in Portland, Oregon; Si parla, si canta in Urbania, Italy; and OperaWorks! in Northridge, California. Kayleen has performed and premiered works at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, and was invited by Ellen Hargis to sing in the 2012 edition of “The Compleat Singer,” a program of the Vancouver Early Music Festival.
Kayleen earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees in Vocal Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Rita Shane and Carol Webber. She has extensive experience in both choral directing and also private vocal instruction for both adults and children, and enjoys teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Kayleen maintained a private voice studio in Rochester, New York, for over five years, and taughtvoice at the Parkminster Music School and the Kanack School of Music. An advocate for singing in variousstyles, Sánchez incorporates classical, jazz, and musical theater into her teaching methods while emphasizing vocal health in all areas. Kayleen served as Director of the Parkminster Music School from 2011–2012, and currently teaches voice at Vero Voce, a visual and performing arts school in St. Charles.
Kayleen lives in Wheaton, IL, with her husband, pianist Paul Sánchez.
Saturday, July 27 – 7:30pm
Ariettes Oubliées – Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Hodoiporia (The Journey) – Paul Sanchez (b. 1982)
Mignon Lieder – Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)
Poems for voice and piano, op. 27 – Serge Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Lady with a Hand Mirror aria, from Postcard from Morocco – Dominick Argento (b. 1927)
Born in Montréal, Canadian pianist Lucille Chung has been acclaimed for her “stylish and refined performances” by Gramophone magazine, “combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance” (Le Soir).
She made her debut at the age of ten with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit subsequently invited her to be a featured soloist during the MSO Asian Tour in 1989. Since then, she has performed an extensive concerto repertoire with over 60 leading orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Flemish Radio Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerífe, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Staatskapelle Weimar, Philharmonie de Lorraine, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Belgrade Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, UNAM Philharmonic (Mexico), Israel Chamber Orchestra as well as all the major Canadian orchestras, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Calgary, Winnipeg and Metropolitain, among others. She has appeared with conductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Spivakov, Vasily Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Peter Oundjian , Gerd Albrecht and Charles Dutoit.
As a recitalist she has performed in over 30 countries in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, the Great Hall of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Festival appearances include the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, MDR Sommer Festival in Dresden, Lübecker Kammermusikfest, Santander International Festival in Spain where she premiered the 6 Piano Etudes of Israel Davíd Martínez, Felicja Blumental Festival in Israel, Montreal International Festival, Ottawa Chamber Festival, Vancouver MusicFest, Bard Music Festival in NY, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in NYC, ChangChun Festival in China, and the Bravissimo Festival in Guatemala.
In 1989, she was recognized on the international scene as the First Prize winner at the Stravinsky International Piano Competition. She won Second Prize at the 1992 Montreal International Music Competition, at which she also won a Special Prize for the best interpretation of the unpublished work. In 1993, she received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Governor General of Canada and in 1994 won the Second Prize at the First International Franz Liszt Competition in Weimar. In 1999, she was awarded the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts.
She graduated from both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School before she turned twenty. She decided to further her studies in London with Maria Curcio-Diamand, Schnabel’s last student, at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and received the Konzertexam Diplom from the Hochschule “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, where she worked with the late Lazar Berman. She also graduated from the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy with the honorary title of “Master” and most recently from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts under Joaquín Achúcarro, where she is now on the faculty. Ms. Chung is the recipient of the prestigious Honors Diploma at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Lucille Chung has been hailed as “a considerable artist, admirable for her bold choice of music” by the Sunday Times for her recordings of the complete piano works by György Ligeti on the Dynamic label. The first volume was released in 2001 to great critical acclaim, receiving the maximum R10 from Répertoire in France, 5 Stars from the BBC Music Magazine, and 5 Stars on Fono Forum in Germany. The final volume, which also contains works for two pianos, was recorded with her husband, Alessio Bax and once again received the prestigious R10 from Répertoire. Her all-Scriabin CD won the “Best Instrumental Recording” prize at the 2003 Prelude Classical Awards in Holland as well as the coveted R10 Répertoire in France. She also recorded the two Mendelssohn Piano Concerti on the Richelieu/Radio-Canada label, which was nominated for the Prix Opus in Canada. In August 2005, she recorded Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the Fort Worth Symphony under Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya, which was released in 2006. In 2007 she also released a solo album for the Fazioli Concert Hall Series. Lucille has just signed an exclusive recording contract with Disques XXI-21/Universal and her first album featuring music by Saint-Saëns was released in 2009. An all-Mozart album was just released in 2011.
Lucille is fluent in French, English, Korean, Italian, German, and Russian. She and husband, pianist Alessio Bax make their home in New York City and are artistic co-directors of the Dallas-based Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation.
Monday, July 29 – 7:30pm
Fantasiestücke Op. 12 – Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Etude de sonorité no. 2 – François Morel (b. 1926)
Selections from Études Book 2 – György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Sonata in B minor – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
John Pennington & Ryun Louie
With Lucille Chung & Peter Klimo (Piano)
Educator, composer, performer, author, producer and conductor, Dr. John Pennington is currently a Professor of Music at Augustana College and is the Artistic Director of the Animas Music Festival in Durango, Colorado. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Arizona, and Arizona State.
Dr. Pennington is an orchestral percussionist, who currently performs with the Music in the Mountains Music Festival. With over thirty recordings to date he has recorded for the Ensemble 21, Summit, Cristo, OCP, and Equilibrium labels.
Recent recording releases include: Lou Harrison, American Gamelan (produced, conducted and performed 2007), Compassionate and Wise (co-produced, composed and performed-2006-Equilibrium Press).
With performances on four continents and over twenty-five states he has performed on Prairie Home Companion and been a featured performer at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.
Active as a composer and arranger he has over twenty-five compositions for soloist, duo, chamber and films and dozens of arrangements for numerous instrumental and vocal combinations.
Extensive studies in world music have included experience in African, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, Cuban and the South Indian Karnatak tradition. Recently, Dr. Pennington studied the Northern Hindustani tradition of music in Haridwar and Delhi, India.
Ryun Louie is the principal timpanist with the South Dakota Symphony. He has performed with symphony orchestras across the United States and Mexico including the Utah Chamber Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Salt Lake City Symphony, and the Orchestra at Temple Square, Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Butler Symphony, Eire Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Parkersburg Symphony, and the Orchestra Sifonica De Minarea.
Mr. Louie delighted audiences on the stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Breintz Jazz Festival, Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, Park City Jazz Festival and the Art and Edison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival. He now tours with his own jazz quintet, Louie, which has released its first album, Says You. He has performed with jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Dick Oates, Greg Gizbert, Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Chuck Findley, Tom Garvin, Ira Nepus and Matt Wallis. Ryun also recorded his third CD with the Greg Floor Quintet.
Among his influences and teachers, Ryun names some of the best percussionists in the world: Peter Erskine, Dave Jette, Doug Wolf, George Brown, Jay Lawrence, Steve Houghton, Paul Samuels, Jamey Haddad, Dwight Thomas, Guy Romanco, Kelly Wallis, Bill Hill, Cloyd Duff, Timothy Adams Jr., Tom Freer and Rick Sebastian.
“Ryun Louie is the good rare breed of musician who is equally comfortable and adept in both the legit and popular music worlds. His musical enthusiasm is contagious. He is an excellent percussionist and drummer.” ~ Peter Erskine
Most recently, Ryun has taken the helm of the percussion programs at the Medina and Wadsworth School Districts in Ohio, and recently served as Artist-in-Residence for Cleveland Heights High School in northeast Ohio. Ryun is on the faculty of the Yamaha Midwest Percussion Camp held in the summer at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Additionally, he has taught at Bingham, West Jordan and Davis High Schools in Utah, Southside High School in Pennsylvania, Belleview East High School in Nebraska, Weber State College, University of Omaha-Nebraska, Iowa Western Community College and Duquesne University.
He works as an active clinician for the Percussion Arts Society (PAS) and is endorsed by Evans Drumheads, Bosphorus Cymbals and Vic Firth Drumsticks.
A native of Salt Lake City, Ryun started his professional career at the age of 15. He attended the University of Utah where he studied with Doug Wolf, Professor of Percussion, and George Brown, principal timpanist of the Utah Symphony. During this time, he also studied with Cloyd Duff, principal timpanist of the Cleveland Orchestra. He furthered his education at Carnegie Mellon University where he studied under Timothy Adams, Jr., principal timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Ryun and his family live in Medina, Ohio, where he freelances as a percussionist and maintains a full teaching studio.
Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo has been studying piano since the age of nine. A Los Angeles native, he began his piano studies with Vicharini and Rosanna Marzaroli and continued with Dr. Tyler Tom. Peter earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music in May 2012, studying with Dr. Nelita True.
In 2011, Peter was the winner of the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition, performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra in Kodak Hall. That same year, he was named a Liberace Scholar of Eastman by the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts. In the summer of 2010, Peter attended the Aspen Music Festival. While there, he was one of few students selected to perform at the Harris Concert Hall where he played the Barber Sonata.
Also a passionate chamber musician, Peter performed Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion at the Kennedy Center in February 2013. Selected as a staff accompanist for the 2012 International Viola Congress, he collaborated with Finnish composer-violist Max Savikangas to premier Savikangas’ “Kepler 22-b.” Following a masterclass with famed collaborative artist Graham Johnson at the Eastman School in 2011, Peter was able to take private lessons the following year with Professor of Accompanying and Chamber Music Dr. Jean Barr. In 2012, he won Second Place pianist’s prize at the Jessie Kniesel Lieder Competition and recently attended the Vancouver International Song Institute in June 2013.
Peter is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at the Yale School of Music with Peter Frankl.
Thursday, August 1 – 7:30pm
Suite, Op. 14 (1918) – Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Rain, Valse Brilliante, Chromatic Fox Trot – George Hamilton Green (1893-1970)
Unchosen Path – Brad Stirtz
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, SZ. 110, BB 115 (1937) – Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Winner of the Gold Medal at the Seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, José Feghali has been a major presence on the concert stage, having appeared in over 800 performances worldwide. These include concerts with such renowned orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus, Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic and, in the United States, with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Saint Louis, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore and the National Symphony. Mr. Feghali has performed with such eminent conductors as Kurt Masur, Neeme Järvi, John Nelson, James DePriest, Yuri Temirkanov, Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Sanderling, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christoph Eschenbach, Eduardo Mata, Sergiu Comissiona, Philippe Entremont, Andrew Litton, Zdenek Macal, Hans Graf, David Zinman and Hans Vonk.
Equally active as a recitalist, Mr. Feghali has appeared on such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Ambassador Auditorium and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He has also performed in the major concert halls of the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Latin America. In addition, Mr. Feghali has regularly collaborated in chamber music performances, including recitals with renowned flutist James Galway, cellists Truls Mørk, Antonio Meneses and Daniel Gaisford, violinists Régis Pasquier, Olivier Charlier and Emanuel Borok, duo piano with André Watts, and performances of Strauss’ “Enoch Arden” with Jon Vickers. He is an Artist/Faculty member and Associate Director of the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth, and a regular performer at the “Classical Action/Performing Artists Against Aids” benefit concerts.
Recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Nashville and Jacksonville symphonies as well as appearances at the Kravis and Meyerson Symphony centers, the Cliburn Concerts series and the Ravinia Festival. He participated in the Shanghai Piano Summer Sessions in 2003 and was invited to return to China for a concerto and recital tour this season.
A child prodigy in his native Brazil, Mr. Feghali made his recital debut at the age of five and concerto debut three years later with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Feghali moved to London at fifteen to study with Maria Curcio Diamand, then continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton. His recordings include a CD of music inspired by dance on the Koss Classics label and a live recording from the Van Cliburn Competition on the VAI label. New recordings to be released this season include an all Schumann program and an all-Brahms CD with cellist Daniel Gaisford on the Anacapa Music Label. He has also recorded Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras no.3 with the Nashville Symphony for the Naxos label.
Mr. Feghali is Artist-in-Residence at Texas Christian University. He has a special interest in recording technology and was the producer and re-mastering engineer for the retrospective set of nine compact disks (V.A.I. label) featuring past medalists’ live performances in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mr. Feghali also serves as Vice President and Executive Producer for the new Anacapa Music label. He was Artistic Advisor of the Texas Chamber Orchestra for the 2003/2004 season, and performed with them as both pianist and conductor.
Saturday, August 3 – 7:30pm
Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49 – Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Chôros No. 5, Alma Brasileira – Heitor Villa Lobos (1887–1959)
Impressões Seresteiras, from Ciclo brasileiro – Heitor Villa Lobos (1887–1959)
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 – Robert Schumann (1810–1856)