4th Annual Women Composers Concert

March 6 2005

Rebecca Clarke
Passagaglia for cello and piano

Clara Schumann
Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann in F # minor op.20
Romanze in G minor op.21 nr.3

Louise Farrenc
Sonata for cello and piano

Allegro moderato

Andante sostenuto

Finale, allegro

Fanny Mendelssohn
Mélodie B major
Mélodie in Eb major

Henriette Bosman
Sonata for cello and piano (1919)

Allegro maestoso

Un poco allegretto


Allegro molto e con fuoco


Chameleon's artists

Arielle Vernède graduated at the Royal Academy of Music in The Hague. Her choice for the piano was purely based on her great love for the music. Being a talented musician, she was very much in demand as a pianist. The musical temperament and emotion was evident already in the early years. In addition to solo playing, she developed a keen interest in chamber music.

She followed the master classes in Paris of Claude Helffer and in Luzern by Mieczyslaw Horszowk. Arielle Vernède was awarded various prizes in the Arnold Schoenberg competition in Rotterdam, in the Robert Casadesus competition in Cleveland USA and the 'Silver Wreath' of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (The Netherlands). This inspired her to continue as a solo musician. Presently she gives regularly solo recitals in the Netherlands and abroad.

At the start of her career, she became acquainted with the music of Szymanowski (1882-1937) for which she developed great fondness and affinity. She is the first pianist in The Netherlands to have recorded a CD exclusively devoted to this composer. Recently she also made a CD with piano compositions of Robert Schumann. Both recordings received very positive press. Beside her classical repertoire, Arielle Vernède has a warm heart for piano compositions of the 20/21st century

She frequently appears with the 'Kociani' quartet of Czech. In 2002 they played in Prague the 'Trout-quintet' of Schubert with brilliant technical feats.

Iris van Eck, 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 madame Raya Garbousova. She participated in master classes with Paul and Maude Tortellier in Essen and in Luzern, with William Pleeth, Lyn Harrell, Mischa Maiski and Jeffrey Solow at the Piattigorsky Seminar, and with Joseph Gingold and the Guarneri Quartet at the Cleveland Chamber music Seminar
Ms van Eck is principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra and the Florida Classical Orchestra and teaches at Florida International University. She has appeared as soloist with various orchestras in the United States & in Europe. She is scheduled to appear as soloist with the Florida Classical Orchestra in March 2006 playing the (Robert) Schumann cello concerto. She plays a beautiful French cello made by Bernardel Pere in 1831.
Ms van Eck is the founder of Chameleon Musicians inc.