American…and….Tchaikovsky

April 18 2004

 

George Crumb, 1929-
Sonata for Solo Violoncello

I Fantasia: Andante espressivo e con molo rubato
II Tema pastorale con variazioni
III Toccata: Largo e drammatico, Allegro Vivace

Samuel Barber , 1910-1981

Sonata for cello and piano, op. 6

Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio

Allegro appasionata

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893
Trio in A minor, opus 50

I Pezzo Elegiaco; Moderato assai
II. A. Tema conVariazioni
B. Variazione Finale e Coda

Today’s performers

Scott Flavin, violin 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. 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

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. In Januari 2003 a dream was fulfilled when she was appointed as principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra (after resigning from the Florida Philharmonic), at the same time starting the successfull "Chameleon Chamber music series at the Leiser Opera center". 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.