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Donald Enos

Donald Enos

Pianist Donald Enos, a native Cape Codder, is the founder and director of the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Enos holds a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory. Here on Cape Cod he has appeared as soloist with Cape Cod chamber orchestras playing Mozart's Concerti K.449 and K.459. He has played the solo piano part in d'Indy's Symphony on a French Mountain Air with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and performed the Haydn Concerto in D major and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Chatham Chorale. Mr. Enos is the resident pianist for the Chatham Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as the Cape Cod Symphony. He is also director of music at the South Dennis Congregational Church, where he often presents concerts on the Snetzler Chamber Organ of 1762.

This Season's Program

 
Amit Peled

Amit Peled

From the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, voted by Musical America as one of the most Influential Music Professionals of 2015, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. At 6'5" tall, Peled started life as a basketball player and was called "larger than life" when he enveloped his cello, and "Jacqueline du Pre in a farmer's body". During the 2016 season, Mr. Peled shared with audiences around the world the sound of the historic cello of Pablo Casals. Mrs. Marta Casals Istomin, the widow of Maestro Casals, personally handed him the instrument, a Goffriller ca.1733. Recent highlights with this historic cello include the culmination of a 20-city U.S. recital tour at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arst in Washington D.C., a recording of the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra, an extensive tour with his two chamber music groups, The Tempest Trio and the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, and return engagements with the Tucson Symphony and Phoenix Symphony. Mr. Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in many of the world's major concert halls. Following his enthusiastically received Alice Tully Hall concerto debut, playing the Hindemith cello concerto, the New York Times stated: "Glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again". He is also a frequent guest artist, performing and giving master classes at prestigious summer music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has also been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world. One of the most sought-after cello pedagogues, Amit Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr Peled's concert

 
Nanci Belmont

Nanci Belmont

Praised as "outstanding" by the New York Classical Review, bassoonist Nanci Belmont is a dynamic musician enjoying a diverse career as a performer, teaching artist, and arts advocate. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW, Windscape, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Decoda, and has made additional orchestral appearances with the Cape Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras. Nanci has been invited to perform at the Aldeburgh Festival, Sarasota and Chautauqua music festivals, Banff Festival Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Krystoff Penderecki Music Academy. Following her passion for teaching and music advocacy, Nanci strives to find new and exciting ways to extend her music making into the larger community. As a fellow of Ensemble ACJW—A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, she served as a teaching artist in Brooklyn, NY, and performed through the Weill Music Institute's Musical Connections program. Currently, she is on bassoon faculty at the USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Nanci holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Florida State University, and a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Frank Morelli.

Ms Belmont's concert

 
Stuart Breczinski

Stuart Breczinski

Stuart Breczinski is a New York-based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe has developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Breczinski is a member of the City of Tomorrow, a traveling woodwind quintet dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary works. Breczinski is also a member of Contemporaneous, ensemble mise-en, and Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and he has performed as a chamber musician with Bang on a Can, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOVUS NY, Signal, and the Talea Ensemble. He recently completed his tenure as the oboist with Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Breczinski holds degrees from The Hartt School (MM) and The University of Iowa (BM, BSE), with additional study at Manhattan School of Music. His principal instructors have included Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, and Mark Weiger.

Mr Breczinski's concert

 
Irina Muresanu

Irina Muresanu

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Boston Globe has come to praise her as "not just a virtuoso, but an artist" and the Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu's performance especially admirable". Early on Ms. Muresanu achieved international acclaim, winning top prizes in the Montreal International and Queen Elizabeth International Competitions. Recent engagements as soloist include prerformances with the Boston Pops, the Miami Symphony, Williamsburg Symphonia, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal, the Transvaal Philharmonic (South Africa), and the Orchestre de la Radio Flamande (Brussels), among others. She premiered Thomas Oboe Lee's Violin Concerto, a work written especially for her. Other recent projects include completing a recording along with pianist Michael Lewin of William Bolcom's violin sonatas on Centaur label. In Europe, her recording of the G. Lekeu and A. Magnard late Romantic French sonatas has sparked enthusiasm. Fanfare noted the recording with "singing and soaring… sizzling performance". An active chamber musician, Ms. Muresanu is a frequent guest of the Killington Summer Music Festival; the Rockport Festival in Massachusetts; Strings in the Mountains in Colorado; Maui Chamber Music Festival in Hawaii; Festival van de Leie in Belgium; the Newport Music Festival; and the Rencontres des Musiciennes Festival in France. She is a member of the Lewin-Muresanu Duo; the Boston Trio; the Walden Chamber Players; and the Andover Chamber Music Society. Ms. Muresanu serves on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and was recently appointed to the faculty of the University of Maryland. Along with degrees from the Music Academy in Bucharest and the University of Illinois, she has received the prestigious Artist Diploma degree and a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory. She plays an 1856 Giuseppe Rocca violin.

Ms Muresanu's concert

 
Gabriela Diaz

Gabriela Diaz

Georgia native Gabriela Diaz began her musical training at the age of five, studying piano with her mother, and the next year, violin with her father.

As a childhood cancer survivor, Gabriela is committed to supporting cancer research and treatment in her capacity as a musician. In 2004, Gabriela was a recipient of a grant from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, an award that enabled Gabriela to create and direct the Boston Hope Ensemble. A firm believer in the healing properties of music, Gabriela and her colleagues have performed in cancer units in Boston hospitals and presented benefit concerts for cancer research organizations in numerous venues throughout the United States.

A fierce champion of contemporary music, Gabriela has been fortunate to work closely with many significant composers on their own compositions, namely Pierre Boulez, Magnus Lindberg, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Roger Reynolds, Steve Reich, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. Gabriela is a member of several Boston-area contemporary music groups, including Sound Icon, Ludovico Ensemble, Dinosuar Annex, Firebird Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, and Callithumpian Consort. She also plays regularly with Winsor Music, Mistral Music, Radius Ensemble, and Emmanuel Music.

In 2012 Gabriela joined the violin faculty of Wellesley College. Gabriela is co-artistic director of the Boston-based chamber music organization Winsor Music. Please visit winsormusic.org for more information!

Critics have acclaimed Gabriela as "a young violin master," and "one of Boston's most valuable players." Lloyd Schwartz of the Boston Phoenix noted, "…Gabriela Diaz in a bewitching performance of Pierre Boulez's 1991 Anthèmes. The come-hither meow of Diaz's upward slides and her sustained pianissimo fade-out were miracles of color, texture, and feeling." Others have remarked on her "indefatigably expressive" playing, "polished technique," and "vivid and elegant playing."

Gabriela can be heard on New World, Centaur, BMOPSound, Mode, Naxos, and Tzadik records.

Gabriela plays on a Vuillaume violin generously on loan from Mark Ptashne and a viola made by her father, Manuel Diaz.

Ms Diaz's concert

 
Katie Lansdale

Katie Lansdale

Katie Lansdale, violinist, highly accomplished as soloist, chamber musician and teacher, performs actively both in America and Europe. As concerto soloist, she has performed a wide range of repertoire with diverse orchestras: the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, NYC Spectrum Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Austin Mozart Orchestra, and the New York Repertory Orchestra. Recent recitals and guest artist venues have included the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection (DC), the Palais de l'Europe (Paris), Merkin Hall, and Jordan Hall in Boston.

Lauded for her Bach performances, she won high praise from the American Record Guide for her solo Bach CD: "This is one of the best recordings there is of this music." Grand prizewinner at both the Yellow Spring and Fischoff National Chamber Competitions, Ms. Lansdale is a frequent guest on chamber series, collaborating with Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimar and Donald Weilerstein. As a member of the Lions Gate Trio, she has toured America and Europe annually for sixteen years. Now in residence at Hartt and Yale, the Trio's concert tours have taken them across Europe, and their third CD (duos and trios of Robert Schumann) was released to acclaim last year by Centaur Records. Former Artist-in Residence at SUNY-Stony Brook, she is currently on the faculty at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut.

Ms Lansdale's concert

 
Megan Koch

Megan Koch

Megan Koch lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she is an active freelancer and teacher.

As an avid chamber musician, Megan has performed with some of the world's foremost musicians, and has had the opportunity to experience the music of many different cultures. Megan has performed chamber music alongside Robert Mann, Michael Kannen, Ian Swenson, and Steven Dann. She was a founding member of a quartet at Peabody that traveled to Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic, in association with the United States Department and Carnegie Hall. The quartet also traveled to Singapore, where they mentored young musicians at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, and performed at the US Embassy of Singapore. Most recently, Megan has performed chamber music with Newport String Project and Verdant Vibes, a new music ensemble. She has also performed with the Nth Degree Chamber Ensemble in Cape Cod and the John Kleshinski Concert Series in Boston.

A native of Rochester, New York, Megan holds a Masters Degree in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied under Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and a Bachelors of Music degree from the Peabody Institute, where she studied with Alan Stepansky.

Ms Koch's concert

 
Heather Goodchild Wade

Heather Goodchild Wade

Since 2007, violinist Heather Goodchild Wade has held the position of principal second violin with the Cape Cod Symphony. Prior to that appointment she lived in Chicago, where she played with the Illinois Philharmonic and South Bend Symphony. Heather has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Mechanics Hall and Jordan Hall in Massachusetts, and at the Auditorium Theater, Millennium Park and Ganz Recital Hall in Chicago. Now a mother of four, Ms. Wade maintains an active life at her home in Rhode Island, well balanced by her orchestral and chamber music appearances throughout New England.

Ms Goodchild Wade's concert

 
Laura Manko

Laura Manko Sahin

Violist Laura Manko Sahin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Following her solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2005, she has soloed with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New England Repertory Orchestra, Oure Pleasure Singers, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston University Choir. Laura was formerly the Principal violist of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and violist of the Boston Harp Trio. She has been a member of the Knoxville and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras, as well as resident artist at the Luzerne Music Center, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. As an advocate for youth music education, Laura has coached orchestral sectionals and chamber music for the Youth Symphony Orchestras of Boston, Ankara, Winston-Salem, and Knoxville. Laura recently moved to Albuquerque, where she is on the string faculty at the New Mexico School of Music. She regularly performs with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Chatter ABQ. Formerly, she was living in Ankara, Turkey where she was the violist of the Bilkent Piano Quartet and Nodus Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as a violist with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra – Turkey's premiere touring orchestra.

Ms Manko Sahin's concert

 
Bo Ericsson

Bo Ericsson

Bo Ericsson, cellist, a native of Sweden, graduated from the Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and studied at the Swedish Radio School in Stockholm. He has been principal cellist with both the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic Orchestra and the Upsala (Sweden) Chamber Orchestra. As a cellist of the Berwald String Quartet he toured extensively throughout Europe. On Cape Cod he is principal cellist with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, an active chamber musician and teacher of cello and is a member of the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo.

Mr Ericsson's concert

 
Audrey Wright

Audrey Wright

Violinist Audrey Wright joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Maestra Marin Alsop in September, 2016. A versatile performer in solo, chamber music, and orchestral realms, Audrey has previously held positions with the Excelsa Quartet (2014-16) and New World Symphony (2013-14). Her repertoire spans the early 17th century to modern day, and her performing experience includes the full spectrum of these musical styles from Baroque performance practice to the premiering of new and personally commissioned works. While a member of the Excelsa Quartet, Audrey travelled throughout North America and Europe giving concerts and competing in international competitions. The quartet worked closely with members of the Guarneri, Emerson, St. Lawrence, and Juilliard quartets, and in 2015 commissioned and gave the world premiere of John Heiss's Microcosms. Audrey has also been a participant of the Verbier Festival (Verbier CH) for the past six years, and has been a member of the festival's Chamber Orchestra directed by Gábor Takács-Nagy since 2014, performing as the ensemble's concertmaster several times. She has performed in such chamber orchestras as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Saint Paul, MN) and the Discovery Ensemble (Boston, MA), and has appeared as guest artist with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Axelrod String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, and Boston Trio. Audrey maintains an active collaboration with the Smithsonian Chamber Society (Washington, DC), and has had the honor of performing on various instruments within the Smithsonian Instrument Collection. She has collaborated with other artists such as Mayron Tsong, Paul Watkins, Roger Tapping, John Heiss, and John Gibbons, as well as pianist Christopher O'Riley on the national radio program "From the Top". Most recent festival appearances include the Verbier Festival (Verbier, CH), Manchester Summer Chamber Music (Ipwich, MA), Great Lakes Summer Chamber Music Festival (Detroit, MI), Kneisel Hall School of Music (Blue Hill, ME), and the McGill International String Quartet Academy (Montreal, QC).

In addition to performing, Audrey is also passionate about teaching and coaching chamber music. She is the Director of the Homewood Chamber Music Seminar at Johns Hopkins University and also maintains a small studio of private students. Previously, she held teaching positions at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD, Beechwood Knoll Elementary School in Quincy, MA, was a chamber music coach at the University of Maryland School of Music from 2013-16, and a strings teacher at the Panama Jazz Festival.

Audrey completed her undergraduate studies in 2011 with Lucy Chapman at the New England Conservatory (NEC) earning the prestigious Chadwick Medal, and received a Master of Music from NEC in 2013 studying with Lucy Chapman, Bayla Keyes, and Jennifer Frautschi. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland, studying with David Salness. Audrey plays on a violin bow made in 2000 by Paul Siefried generously on loan from The Maestro Foundation.

Ms Wright's concert

 
Clark Matthews

Clark Matthews

Clark Matthews, French horn, began his professional studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts under horn virtuoso David Jolley, continuing at the Curtis Institute of Music under Associate principal horn player of the New York Philharmonic, Jerome Ashby. Clark enjoys a varied career of performing chamber, orchestral, and solo horn music. He has performed in many of America's renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall, Verizon Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Denver's Boetcher Concert hall, and many others. A firm believer in music education, Clark performed with Colorado Symphony's "Up Close and Musical" program for elementary schools in the Denver Metro area. Some of Clark's most recent musical activities have included performing as principal horn of the XII Fesival Amazonas De Opera in Manaus, Brazil, performing in the 2008 Latin Grammy's, participating as a chamber musician and soloist in the Bravo!Vail Valley music festival, and performing as a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Mr Matthews's concert

 
       

 

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