Courtroom Concert Program Details

March 31, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Artu Duo
Garret Ross, piano    Ruth Marshall, cello

Two Pieces for Cello and Piano—Sir Hamilton Harty
    Der Schmetterling
Fantasie in B minor, Opus 28—Alexander Scriabin
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Opus 69—Ludwig van Beethoven
    Allegro ma non troppo
    Scherzo. Allegro molto
    Adagio cantabile—Allegro vivace

ruth-garret-012_webArtu Duo: Pianist Garret Ross and cellist Ruth Marshall met in 2009 at the International Festival–Institute at Round Top. Their first performance as a duo was in 2011. Since then, their collaboration has grown. In 2011, the Artu Duo had a residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, where they studied the Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Colin Carr and Thomas Sauer. In 2012, they were residents at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England, studying the music of Brahms and Schumann with Menahem Pressler. In 2013, the Artu Duo made their debut on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Cultural Center in Chicago, which was broadcast live on WFMT. The Artu Duo is the ensemble-in-residence at the Apollo Music Festival in Houston. The Artu Duo enjoys returning to performing on concert series such as the Music Northwest Chamber Music Series in Seattle, and the Courtroom Concert Series in St. Paul.

A Seattle native, Ruth Marshall has developed a career as a pedagogue, orchestral player, and chamber musician in the Midwest. Ruth is Principal Cello of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and is a frequent substitute player with the Indianapolis and Columbus Symphony Orchestras. She has also performed with the Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit, and is a permanent member of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. Ruth is a dedicated teacher, with students age 4 to 62 in her home city of Indianapolis, and she has been on the faculties of the DePaul University School of Music, the Butler University Community Arts School, and the Illinois State University. She is currently Instructor of Cello at Eastern Illinois University. Ruth holds undergraduate degrees in Comparative History of Ideas and Music Theory from the University of Washington in Seattle, and graduate degrees in cello performance from DePaul University in Chicago.

A resident of New York City, Garret Ross enjoys a vibrant and varied musical career. An avid chamber musician, Garret founded the Apollo Music Festival in Houston in 2013. As a soloist, Garret has appeared with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Texas Festival Orchestra, and the Bethel University Philharmonic. Garret currently serves as faculty at the Rubato Music School in Brooklyn and maintains a large private studio in New York City. Garret is also a collaborative pianist at the Lucy Moses School. He holds degrees from the New York University, University of Minnesota and Bethel University. He has performed and studied at the Aldeburgh Festival, Banff Centre, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, International Festival-Institute at Round Top, AmerKlavier Institute at Steinway Hall, and PianoSummer at New Paltz. Garret’s most important mentors are Eteri Andjaparidze and Alexander Braginsky.

Concert Info

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


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

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