Courtroom Concert Program Details

April 2, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Lakes Area Music Festival Musicians
Scott Lykins, cello; Kayla Moffett, violin; Gregory DeTurck, piano

Cello Sonata – Claude Debussy
I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

Sonata for Violin and Cello – Maurice Ravel
*Select movements

Sonata for Piano & Cello – Francis Poulenc
I. Allegro – Tempo di Marcia
II. Cavatine
III. Ballabile
IV. Finale

lykins_webScott Lykins‘ career uniquely blends artistic performance as a cellist and pianist with administrative creativity as founding artistic & executive director of the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN. Primarily a cellist, he enjoys a busy schedule performing throughout the Midwest. He has served as principal cellist for the National Orchestra Institute, National Repertory Orchestras, Classical Symphony of Chicago, and Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played regularly with the Syracuse, South Dakota, and New World Symphonies. As a soloist, recent concerto appearances include the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, Heartland Symphony, Northeast Orchestra, and the Lakes Area Music Festival. He has received both bachelors and masters degrees in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Steven Doane and Alan Harris, respectively. Also a collaborative pianist, he has performed in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, and recently made his European debut performing Schubert’s Winterreise with baritone John Taylor Ward at the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Lykins is a graduate of the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program at Eastman and was a member of the 2014 cohort of the Institute for Executive Director Leadership presented by St. Thomas University’s College of Business.

moffett_webKayla Moffett began playing with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra this season. Prior to moving to Minnesota she a fellow at the New World Symphony for the 2013-2014 where she played concertmaster, soloed with the orchestra, and gave a solo recital as part of the Solo Spotlight series. Originally from Massachusetts, Kayla began playing Suzuki violin at age 5 and studied at the New England Conservatory Preparatory school during her teenage years. While studying for her bachelor’s degree at USC under the instruction of Martin Chalifour, she won first place in the school’s Solo Bach Competition with Bach’s C Major Sonata. She attended Yale School of Music for her master’s degree where she studied violin with Syoko Aki and was co-concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia. Kayla specializes in baroque playing, having studied privately with Juilliard 415’s Robert Mealy, and was invited to join Yale’s Baroque Performance program. She has participated in several summer festivals including Tanglewood, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN, and Spoleto USA where she frequently plays concertmaster. Kayla uses a Siefried bow on generous loan from the Maestro Foundation.

deturck_webGregory DeTurck is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Julian Martin and Thomas Schumacher, respectively. As the winner of the 2010 William Petschek Award, he gave his formal debut recital at Alice Tully Hall. Recent solo recitals include appearances at Carnegie Hall during Liszt Discovery Day, on Radio Suisse Espace 2, and at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institute as part of the Heidelberger Klavierwoche. For the past two summers, he has served as adjunct faculty at both the Valencia International Piano Academy and the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival; prior such appearances include the Gijon International Piano Fesitval and the American Academy in Beijing. Additionally, Gregory recently appeared in chamber recitals at Weill Recital Hall, the Tanglewood Festival, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Phillips Collection Series, the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, and on WFMT Chicago on the Dame Myra Hess Series.

He has won several top prizes on the international piano competition circuit, including the Raeburn Prize for Artist of Special Promise at the 2006 Honens Competition in Calgary. Gregory has appeared as a soloist most recently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Thomas Ades’s Concerto Conciso with the composer as conductor; additionally he has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, International Festival Orchestra Beijing, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and several others within the Tri-State Area. Under the auspices of the Academy (a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute), Gregory has given concerts and helped lead outreach residencies in Tokyo, Merida, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Asturias, and New York.

Gregory currently lives in Philadelphia, where he works as a Theory and Performance Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences.


Concert Info

October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.

View the Frequently Asked Questions about the Courtroom Concerts.

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).

Schedule & Programs Subject to Change