Courtroom Concert Program Details
April 7, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, piano
Alexander’s Bachiana—Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell
Sam Viguerie, cello • Matthew Harikian, piano
Kaddish, from Deux Mélodies Hébraïques—Maurice Ravel
Pièce en forme de Habanera—Ravel
Sonata No. 1 in D minor—Claude Debussy
Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell is an English-born concert pianist, conductor, teaching and recording artist, who has previously served as Artist-in-Residence for the Schubert Club Museum. He has been Music Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota, Wayzata Community Church, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church and performed many times with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and in chamber music recitals with its members, and those of the Minnesota Orchestra. His performing career has taken him across the United States and Europe, including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London, the Aldeburgh Festival, Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. More information can be found at amademusic.com
Sam Viguerie, cellist, is a junior at St. Olaf College, studying music and computer science. His performances have been featured on National Public Radio, as well as Georgia Public Broadcasting. Most recently, Sam appeared as a soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra on their 2015 fall tour to California, Oregon, and Washington, playing the Dvorˇak concerto. Sam was a winner of the college strings division of the 2015 Schubert Club Competition, and is currently a national finalist in the MTNA competition, having won both the Minnesota and Midwest rounds. This past summer, Sam attended the Centre d’Arts Orford in Quebec, as well as the Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, Virginia, where he was featured as part of their Stars of Tomorrow concert series. He has studied privately and appeared in masterclasses with renowned artists and pedagogues including Richard Aaron, Laurence Lesser, Amit Peled, Alisa Weilerstein, Paul Katz, the St. Lawrence Quartet, the Emerson Quartet, and Robert Spano. His primary teachers include David Carter (St. Olaf College), and Daniel Laufer (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra). Aside from performing, Sam is an avid composer and programmer, and maintains a private teaching studio in Northfield. Upon Graduation, Sam plans to pursue a M.M. in cello performance, while working in the field of software. His hobbies include, running, skiing, and gaming.
Matthew Harikian is currently a senior at St. Olaf College where he is pursuing a B.M. in Piano Performance. Matthew has held public recitals at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and Paul Shaghoian Hall and CSU Stanislaus in California. In 2014, he spent the fall semester studying with Konrad Elser at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany. Mr. Harikian currently studies with Kent McWilliams, and upon graduation plans on continuing his studies by pursuing an M.M. in Piano Performance.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).
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