RUSSIAN! January 26 2003

Rachmaninov, Prelude in c# minor
Bolakirev, Islamey
Jodie DeSalvo piano
Sergej Prokovief, Sonata for Flute and Piano
Allegro con brio
Christine Nield , Flute

Alexander Borodin Sonata for Cello and Piano
Maestoso, grazioso
Iris van Eck, Cello

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 flutist with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Florida Grand Opera, & is Professor of Flute at the University of Miami, Ms Nield has recorded solo & chamber music on the Audiofon, Centaur, Coronet, & Altarus labels & orchestral recordings are on Marmonia Mundi.

Jodie DeSalvo, piano, born in Connecticut, is a graduate of both the Manhattan School of Music & the Hart School of Music & at the latter accompanied Raya Garbousova's class for four years. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as winner of the Artists International Competition to such unanimous acclaim that she returned the following season for a command performance at New York's Merkin Concert Hall. Her subsequent recitals throughout Europe & the United States have been eloquently praised & her commitment to women in music has made her a champion in works by Clara Schuman, Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn & Ellen Taffe Zwilich. She is on the faculty at Florida International University.

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. Of Master classes attended,of most influence were Paul and Maude Tortellier and William Pleeth. She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in the U.S. & in Europe, was assistant principal cello in the Florida Philharmonic for the past 17 years, and is now principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera. Her cello is an old French instrument made by Bernardel Pere.