French Connection
november 9 2003


Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1682-1765)
Sonata de Quadro, opus 34 in e minor for flute, violin, cello and Continuo
Andante, Presto, Adagio, Allegro

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Sonata for cello and piano
Prologue, Serenade et Finale

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963) Sonata for flute and piano

Allegro Malinconic, Cantilena, Presto Giocoso

Cesar Franck (1822-1890) Sonata for violin and piano
Allegro ben Moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia,
Allegretto poco mosso

Today’s Artists

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 was principal flutist with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and is now in the same capacity with 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, was assistant principal cello in the Florida Philharmonic for 17 years until she was appointed as principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera in Janauary 2003. Her cello is an old French instrument made by Bernardel Pere.

Mei Mei Luo, violin, was a member of the Florida Philharmonic since 1988; associate concertmaster since 1999. Her first US position was with the Philadelphia Orchestra.. Born and raised in China, she took Second Prize in the Nations Youth Violin competition in China, and a Third Prize in the San Diego Youth Music Competition. At age 12 she performed with the prestigious Peking Opera Company. In 1997, Mei Mei was selected from a worldwide group of Chinese musicians to participate in the reunification celebration of the return of Hong Kong to Mainland China. She now plays for the Florida Grand Opera. Ms. Luo performs on an 1803 Johannes Giagliano violin made in Naples Italy.

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.