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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 and in April of 2018, Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major 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. Most recently he founded and directs The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a string orchestra of young professionals. One of the most sought-after cello pedagogues, Amit Peled is a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. Amit Peled began playing the cello at age 10. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children and now performs on the only known copy of the "Servais" Stradivarius by Viullaume ca. 1865.

Mr Peled'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

 
Robert Oppelt

Robert Oppelt

Robert Oppelt is Principal Bass with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.). In 1982 he was chosen by Music Director Mstislav Rostropovich to join the NSO's bass section, becoming the orchestra's youngest member at age 21. He was promoted to Assistant Principal Bass in 1984 and Principal Bass in 1996 under Music Director Leonard Slatkin. He has appeared as soloist with the NSO in performances of Mozart's Per queste bella mano, Paganini's Moses Fantasy, and Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass. He has also collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Guarneri String Quartet, and Kennedy Center Chamber Players. He attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts and enjoyed summers at Brevard and Tanglewood music centers.

In 2007, Mr. Oppelt released a CD entitled The Double Bass – Robert Oppelt and Friends through MSR Classics, which features a mix of solo and ensemble works with the double bass. The CD was praised by Fanfare Magazine as "superbly executed by a crew of fine musicians". A second CD was released in 2019, which includes a performance of Penderecki's Duo Concertante with violinist Irina Muresanu. (A portion of the proceeds from the CDs help support the ALS Association and the Anti-Defamation League.)

Mr Oppelt's concert

 
Joyce Hammann

Joyce Hammann

Joyce Hammann's distinctive versatility and virtuosity have won her praise and a loyal following whether appearing on the concert stage, in a jazz club, or before 17,000 screaming, rock concert fans. Hailed for "splendid soloing" and a "sweet, rich tone" by The New York Times, she has performed and recorded with such artists as Paul McCartney, Sting, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. Joyce's discography includes John Zorn's String Quartets, Sam Zyman's Bashe, Uri Caine's Wagner and Venezia, Mozart Re-imagined and The Othello Syndrome, Michael Brecker's Grammy award winning Wide Angles, Gil Goldstein's Under Rousseau's Moon, Ted Nash's Double Quartet and Mark Feldman's Book of Tells. Currently Concertmaster for Broadway's longest running show, The Phantom of the Opera, Joyce continues to perform with The Harlem Chamber Players, The Craftsbury Chamber Players (Vermont) and The Meeting House Players (Cape Cod). She will be touring Europe as solo violinist with Uri Caine's jazz ensemble and as concertmaster for Fred Hersch's Coma Dreams, jazz theater project.

Ms Hammann's concert

 
Clark Matthews

Clark Matthews

Clark Matthews is principal horn with the Cape Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and is a member of the critically-acclaimed Walden Chamber Players. Before arriving in New England, he was a member of the Colorado Symphony and appeared at the Opera Festival of Manaus at the Teatro Amazonas in Brazil. Clark enjoys a diverse career, playing contemporary music with the Callithumpian Consort, as well as the music of J.S. Bach with the Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium and the Bach Cantata series at the Emmanuel Church. An enthusiastic advocate for music in education, he participates regularly with the Discovery Ensemble and the Walden Chamber Players in presenting musical outreach to schools in the Boston area and across the country. Clark Matthews began his musical studies at the age of eight, starting on piano. At 12 he found his calling in the sound of the French horn. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory, where he earned his bachelor's degree. His teachers have included Jason Snider and Richard Sebring of the Boston Symphony, Jerome Ashby of the New York Philharmonic, David Jolley, and Karen Robertson.

Mr Matthews'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. She is a founding member of the newly formed Quartett Giocosa. Now a mother of four, Ms. Wade maintains an active life at her home in western Massachusetts, 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. She was formerly the Principal violist of the Cape Symphony, violist of the Boston Harp Trio, and a member of the Bilkent (Ankara, Turkey), Knoxville, and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Sahin recently moved to New Jersey, where she is on the faculty at Skidmore College, Montclair State University – Extension Division, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Hubbard Quartet, violist with the Santa Fe Pro Musica, and substitute with the Phantom of the Opera Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the summers, she is on the faculty at Luzerne Music Center, and a violist at the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. Dr. Sahin completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Music from Bilkent University as a student of Ece Akyol. She earned her Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Boston University as a student and teaching assistant of Michelle LaCourse and Bachelor of Music degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a student and teaching assistant of Sheila Browne.

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 served as principal cellist with the Cape Symphony Orchestra for many years. Still an active chamber musician and teacher of cello, he is also a member of the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo. At his home in East Orleans, Mr Ericsson is also an active instrument builder and repairer.

Mr Ericsson's concert

 
Audrey Wright

Audrey Wright

Violinist Audrey Wright is Associate Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. 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 completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in May 2019 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

 
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

 
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 are 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 Galimir and Donald Weilerstein. She has a BA cum laude from Yale University, where she received prizes for work in humanities and in the arts, and graduate music degrees from Cleveland Institute and Manhattan School of Music. She has studied with Donald Weilerstein, Mitchell Stern, Felix Galimir, and Josef Gingold. Having taught at SUNY ‐ Stony Brook and Boston University, she is now on the faculty at the HARTT School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, and at the Boston Conservatory.

Ms Lansdale's concert

 
Matthais Naegele

Matthias Naegele

Matthias Naegele has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Asia. He has participated in the Marlboro, Apple Hill, Dubrovnick, Jerusalem, Curagao, California State Summer Arts, Aspen, International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, and Edinburgh music festivals. Many of Naegele's performances are regularly broadcast over National Public Radio and Public Television. He has also appeared on Dutch, French, Austrian, BBC radio, and BBC television.

He performs regularly with numerous chamber music ensembles, including the Kaleidos String Quartet, the Prometheus Piano Quartet, the Music Project, the Chamber Music Society of New York University, Anthony Newman's Brandenburg Collegium, the Chamber Music Society of New Jersey, Sergio Luca's Context, An Die Musik, and the microtonal group New Band. He has performed on the Lincoln Center Great Performers Series. Naegele has recorded with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society for Koch International. In 1995 he recorded with Dawn Upshaw for Nonesuch. With his father, violinist Philipp Naegele, he has recorded for Musical Heritage and Beyer Records.

Mr. Naegele plays on a Mateo Gofriller cello made in Venice in 1735. This cello was previously owned by Hermann Busch of the Busch Quartet. Mr. Naegele resides in the Netherlands with his wife and two daughters.

Mr Naegele's concert

 
       

 

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