Courtroom Concert Program Details

November 3, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

The Schubert Club and Madeline Island Chamber Music present

Belka String Quartet
Beatrice Hsieh, violin • Charles Gleason, violin
Matthew Geise, viola • Daniel Blumhard, cello

String Quartet No.3 — Béla Bartók (performed without pause)
    Prima parte: Moderato
    Seconda parte: Allegro
    Ricapitolazione della prima parte: Moderato
    Coda: Allegro molto
String Quartet — Maurice Ravel
    Allegro moderato
    Assez vif, très rythmé
    Très lent
    Vif et agité

Beatrice Hsieh is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician who has been praised for her “mosaic of sensitive phrase shaping and emotional exploration” (The Reporter). She has appeared as soloist with over ten United States orchestras and won a succession of competitions, including the YoungArts Award for Classical Music and honorable mention at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She has been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” and at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts as part of the Snitzer Quartet. Beatrice is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Joel Smirnoff and Joan Kwuon.

Charles Gleason pursued chamber performance from a young age, taking part in Deborah Price’s Chamber Music Connection. Beginning his musical training at age 4, he studied with Stephen Sims and Columbus-based jazz violinist Christian Howes. In 2014, Charles was featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” as a member of the Bellaserelle Quartet. Charles has served as concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, and was a member of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Charles studies at Cleveland Institute of Music pursuing his Bachelor’s in Violin Performance. He is a student of acclaimed teacher and soloist Joan Kwuon.

Matthew Geise has worked closely with Pinchas Zukerman, Robert Mann, Sally O’Reilly, James Dunham, Peter Salaff, and members of the American, Brentano, Tokyo, and Cavani quartets. He attended the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and the Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, and is a grand prizewinner of the Darius Milhaud Society’s Performance Prize Competition. Matthew has received awards and accolades at the Dallas Symphonic Festival, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Hubbard Solo and Chamber Music Competition, the Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, the Schmidbauer International Young Artists Competition, and has appeared on National Public Radio’s “From the Top”. Matthew is attending Cleveland Institute of Music, pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance with Robert Vernon.

Daniel Blumhard studies cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Stephen Geber. He is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. While there, Daniel was one of six musicians chosen to perform with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a new cross-disciplinary production revolving around Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. He was a top prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, winning the Silver Medal in 2013, awarded a Fellowship in 2015 for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and worked extensively in chamber ensembles at Kent/Blossom with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami Quartet, among others.

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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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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