3rd Annual Women Composers Concert

March 7 04


Fanny Mendelssohn Trio
for violin, cello and piano
Allegro molto, Andante con moto, Lied, Presto.

Harriet Bolz Such be the thought
for soprano, flute, cello and piano


Amy Beach 3 pieces:

June, for Soprano, violin and piano,
A Mirage & Stella Viatoris
for Soprano, violin cello and piano


Stella Sung Three Dances
I Andante (flute and piano), II Adagio, quasi improvisatory, tempo rubato (Flute), III Allegretto (flute and piano)

Louise Herritte Viardot
Spanish quartet
for violin, viola, piano and cello
Passeo (Allegretto), Cana, (Andantino), Serenada (Allegretto con moto), Divertimiento (Allegro giocoso)

Todays artists

Christina Pier, soprano, is the Roger Hinkley Young Artist. A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, she is a graduate of the School of Music at Indiana University. In summer 2002 she sang the role of Annina in La traviata as an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera, and in 2003 was a Young American Artist at Glimmerglass Opera. Her roles include Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and Desdemona in Otello. In May, she performed at the Metropolitan Opera, as one of the four Grand Prize winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She made her debut with the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra in October, as soloist in Beethoven’s incidental music for Egmont, and next summer will return to the Santa Fe Opera to sing the principal role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Christina joined Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio this season, and made her main-stage debut last December, as Annina in Latraviata.

Violinist Scott Flavin

is a member of the internationally-acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet, and is Professor of violin at the University of Miami.  He is also concertmaster of the Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet orchestras, as well  as the Florida Classical Orchestra.  Prior to joining the Bergonzi Quartet, Mr. Flavin was a founding member of the Ellis String Quartet, which toured the United States and Germany and was a quartet-in-residence at the Aspen Music Festival.  He was also a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  Mr. Flavin has been heard on National Public Radio and Armed Forces Radio, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. His recordings include chamber music on the Centaur and Naxos labels.  He can also be heard on commercial recordings for Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers, including over a dozen Grammy award-winning albums. He plays a violin made in Naples in 1780 by Tomaso Eberle

Richard Fleischman, one of today's most distinguished violists, has been acknowledged by critics for his "expert and sensitive performances," "satiny tone" and "his commanding leadership." Born in New York and educated at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Fleischman has appeared with numerous orchestras in the United States and Europe on both the viola and viola d'amore. Mr. Fleischman was awarded the 1988 Windsor Prize by Leonard Bernstein. He has performed around the world on television, radio and recording as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician. He gave the world premiere of a concerto with the Miami Symphony in 2002 . He is the principal violist of the Florida Grand Opera.& spends his summers as principal violist of the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. For the past 7 years he has served as Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the New World School of the Arts.

Christine Nield, flute, born in New York, studied extensively with Philip Dunigan, James Galway, & Marcel Moyse. She has participated in the Accademia Chigiana in Siena Italy, the New England Bach Festival, the Library of Congress Music Series, the Marlboro Music Festival & plays annually in Festival Miami. She is principal flute of the Florida Grand Opera. She is Professor of Flute at the University of Miami. Ms Nield has recorded solo & chamber music on the Audiofon, Centaur, Coronet and Altarus labels; orchestral recordings are on Harmonia Mundi.

Iris van Eck, cello, a native of Holland, studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Jean Decroos & Rene van Ast before moving to the United States where she studied with Raya Garbousova. She also studied at Master classes with Paul and Maude Tortellier, William Pleeth and Lyn Harrel. She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in the U.S. & in Europe and is principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera . Her cello is an old French instrument made by Bernardel Pere.

Anne Louise-Turgeon, piano, enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. She teaches at Florida Atlantic University together with her husband Ed; with whom she also performs and records as part of “Duo Turgeon”.She has performed in hundreds of concerts on several continents, including appearances with many noted instrumentalists. As a soloist, she has taken prizes and awards in the Canadian Music Competition, the Sydney International Piano Competition and the Cleveland International Competition. In recognition of her talents as a soloist, she received a Government of Canada Award for Special Achievement in the Arts.