Courtroom Concert Program Details
January 5, 2017, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Ian Synder, violin & Susan Garrelts, piano
Violin Sonata – Francis Poulenc
I. Allegro con fuoco
III. Presto tragico
Charles Asch, cello & Ann DuHamel, piano
Cello Sonata – Francis Poulenc
I. Allegro – Tempo di Marcia
Minneapolis native Ian Snyder recently completed his master’s degree in violin performance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and pursued undergraduate studies, summa cum laude, at the University of Minnesota and the Salzburg Mozarteum. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, and the Academy Chamber Soloists in Prague, and has been engaged for solo recitals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as chamber music performances on PBS, the cultural TV series Metropol in Prague, and with principal members of the Minnesota Orchestra and SPCO. He is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota at the Bravo Institute for Piano and Strings, and is deeply dedicated to his private studio in South Minneapolis.
Susan Garrelts has a rich background as soloist and collaborative pianist. She made her solo debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz in 1983, and has collaborated with such artists as Wissam Boustany, Amy Porter, Alexa Still, Paul Edmond Davies, George Pope, and Brian Lewis. Her commitment to students has inspired young players throughout the Twin Cities, and has garnered awards from the Thursday Musical, Schubert Club, and MNSOTA organizations for her outstanding community service. She received her bachelor’s degree from Drake University and master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where she studied with John Perry.
Charles Asch performs cello recitals, chamber music recitals, and with orchestral ensembles in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. He performs on a German baroque cello from the early 1700s, and a modern cello by Gary Davis in New England, 1996. He has performed several recitals focusing on the Baroque repertoire, featuring Sonatas by Boccherini, Vivaldi, Lanzetti and Geminiani, as well as solo cello works by J.S. Bach and Dall’ Abaco. His 19th-20th century repertoire includes sonatas by Poulenc, Debussy, Britten and Beethoven. He received his Master of Music degree from Juilliard in 2011, where he studied with Richard Aaron and Fred Sherry. He is completing his doctoral thesis for a DMA degree at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Tanya Remenikova.
Praised for the “grace and sensitivity” of her playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative, and group piano, as well as piano pedagogy and piano literature. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. Prior to her time at UI, she was Assistant Director to Paul Wirth at the Central MN Music School. In 2013 Ann received the MTNA-PTG Performance Study scholarship to work with Lowell Liebermann on his solo piano nocturnes. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan, she commissioned and premiered a new work at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013. Past performances include venues in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, and across the U.S., including the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music; upcoming performances include venues in Minnesota, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas.
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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