Sun, Mar 13|
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center
Featuring Violinist Stephanie Chase, Pianist Doris Stevenson, Russell Harlow, Clarinetist
Violinist Stephanie Chase, Tchaikovsky Competition Medalist and Pianist Doris Stevenson, the Harlows and Cellist Lauren Posey, performing gems for violin and piano, the beautiful Piano Quartet in C Minor and the vibrant Menotti Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano. Press "Info & Tickets to order.
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2022, 3:00 PM EDT
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060
About the event
Faure´Piano Quartet in C Minor
Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Menotti
Rachmaninov "Andante" from the Cello Sonata, arranged for Violin and Piano
Zigeunerweisen for Violin and Piano by Pable de Sarasate
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TICKETS: Tickets are available online for this concert through the PARK CITY INSTITUTE or may be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
About this concert's Performing Artists:
STEPHANIE CHASE Violinist
Stephanie Chase is internationally recognized as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse Newspapers) through solo appearances with over 170 orchestras that include the New York, London, and Hong Kong Philharmonics and the Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, and London Symphony Orchestras. Her interpretations are acclaimed for their "elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination" (Boston Globe), "stunning power" (Louisville Courier-Journal), "matchless technique" (BBC Music Magazine), and “virtuosity galore” (Gramophone).
“Renowned for her impeccable intonation” (Temperament, Stuart Isacoff), her playing is also characterized by “great intensity and a huge tone, the epitome of the modern violinist” (The Baroque Cello Revival, Paul Laird). A top medalist of the prestigious VII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ms. Chase has performed concerts in twenty-five countries throughout the world and is a recipient of the esteemed Avery Fisher Career Grant. As soloist she has collaborated with conductors that include Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Leon Barzin, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Marin Alsop, Enrique Diemecke, Christopher Hogwood, Roy Goodman, Hugh Wolff and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. With conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn, she was a featured soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on its first trip ever to the People's Republic of China - an historic event that garnered worldwide attention.
Equally at home in the virtuoso's repertoire, historically informed performance practice and contemporary music, Stephanie Chase offers an attractive repertoire of over 60 concertos and large works for violin and orchestra. In recent seasons her rendition of Elgar's Violin Concerto (with the Louisville Orchestra) was selected as a “Classical Act of the Decade” and her New York recital, with pianist Sara Davis Buechner, was chosen as one of "20 Concerts to Hear this Fall" by WQXR and a “Critics' Choice” by Musical America. Chase and Buechner also performed all ten of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano in a highly praised three-concert series in New York. Their 2017 recital at Le Poisson Rouge was met with a rave review in the New York Times.
Her recent performances include featured soloist with the American Classical Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, on period instruments in repertoire by Bach and Vivaldi, and Niels Gade's Violin Concerto at New York's Symphony Space. She made her debut in Vietnam in the summer of 2018 and has been re-engaged for the summer of 2019, again with the Vietnam Connection Festival. Following her sensational performances at the Newport Festival in Rhode Island in 2017 and 2018, she was immediately re-engaged for the 2019 season.
Stephanie Chase’s world premiere recording on period instruments of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (on Cala Records, featuring her own cadenzas), is “one of the twenty most outstanding performances in the work's recorded history” (Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Cambridge University Press) and honored with the highest possible ratings by BBC Music Magazine and Classic CD, including “Record of the Month.” Other recordings by Ms. Chase have been selected by Stereophile as a “Record to Die For” and Gramophone for its “Hot List,” and include three world premieres. Her releases on Koch International Classics (eONE Entertainment) include an album of music for violin and piano by the Bohemian-American composer Rudolf Friml, works for violin and piano by Viteslava Kapralova, and works for violin and guitar by Mauro Guiliani with guitarist Richard Savino.
Ms. Chase is also an advocate of contemporary music and has premiered music by composers including Earl Kim, Edward Applebaum, Eleanor Hovda, Joan Tower, Yehudi Wyner, Richard Pearson Thomas, and Taavo Virkhaus.
Profiles of Ms. Chase have appeared in newspapers throughout the world and in such music journals as The Strad and Musical America, and her numerous television appearances include interviews for CBS "Morning News" and by Sir David Frost. More recently she has been profiled in Stay Thirsty, The Epoch Times, and Woman Around Town.
Additionally renowned as a chamber musician whose festival appearances include Bravo! Vail, Kuhmo, Bargemusic, Caramoor, Music from Marlboro, The American String Project, Cape Cod Chamber Music, Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music, Seattle Chamber Music Festval, Colorado Springs Chamber Music Festival, and the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, Ms. Chase is a co-founder (2001) and Artistic Director of the Music of the Spheres Society, which presents chamber music concerts and lectures that are “dedicated to “exploring the links between music, philosophy and the sciences” (The New Yorker).
Among the musicians with whom she has collaborated in chamber music are pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Brian Connelly, Jean-Ives Thibaudet, Wu Han, Anne-Marie McDermott, Jon Nakamatsu, and William Wolfram, members of the Tokyo, Borromeo, Escher and Guarneri Quartets, and singers Dawn Upshaw, William Sharp, John Cheek and Dominique Labelle. As a former artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, she toured internationally with the group and is featured on several recordings made by the Society in a variety of repertoire.
Ms. Chase also performs in the dual roles of violin soloist and conductor and is recognized as a talented music arranger whose works are performed to rave reviews by Joshua Bell, the Perlman Music Program, The American String Project, the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and the Music of the Spheres Society, among others.
Born in Illinois to one of America's oldest and most prominent families, Stephanie Chase's first violin teacher was her mother, and her father, (Robert) Bruce Chase, was a noted music arranger and composer as well as a violinist. At age two she was already performing in public and made her debut with the Chicago Symphony six years later as the youngest winner ever of the orchestra’s Youth Competition. At age seven she commenced studies in New York with Sally Thomas of The Juilliard School and within a few years embarked on extensive national tours as a soloist and recitalist, making her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the National Orchestral Association at age eighteen. Shortly thereafter she became a favorite pupil of the legendary Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux, which was followed by summer chamber music studies at the famed Marlboro Festival in Vermont with many of the late-20th century’s most prominent musicians including Rudolf Serkin, David Soyer, Rudolf Firkusny and Felix Galimir.
From 2007 to 2011 Ms. Chase programmed and hosted a "Music and Imagination" course at the Philoctetes Center in New York, an institution that was founded for the study of imagination. She has taught at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, Vassar College, the Boston Conservatory and MIT, and frequently gives master classes at prominent music conservatories throughout the United States that include The Juilliard School, Mannes, the Shepherd School at Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin, The Frost School at the University of Miami, San Jose State University and the San Francisco Conservatory. A regular judge for the concerto competitions at The Juilliard School, Ms. Chase has also judged for the Concorso Postacchini in Fermo, Italy, the Concert Artists Guild String Competition, the Hudson Valley String Competition, and the Cooper International Violin Competition. She has recently been a music adviser for Dover Publications. Articles written by Ms. Chase have been published by The Strad and Strings Magazine and she is a regular contributing columnist to the online journal Stay Thirsty.
DORIS STEVENSON Pianist
Doris Stevenson has won lavish praise from critics and public alike in performances around the world. She has soloed with the Boston Pops, played at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Salle Pleyel in Paris, Sala de Musica Arango in Bogota, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Her acute sensitivity and musicianship have made her a sought-after partner with some of the leading lights in string playing. She has performed with Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier, great players of the past. Early in her career she was invited by Heifetz and Piatigorsky to perform with them in their chamber concerts. She was pianist for the cello master classes of Piatigorsky, who described her as “an artist of the highest order.” The list of distinguished artists she has performed with includes cellists Andre Navarra, Leslie Parnas and Gary Hoffman, violinists Charles Castleman and Elmar Olivera, violists Walter Trampler and Paul Neubauer and singers Kaaren Erickson and Catherine Malfitano. She is a founding member of the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska and has toured throughout that state, playing in many remote Native Alaskan communities. She has participated in many chamber music festivals and has performed in 48 of the 50 states.She recently performed with cellist Zuill Bailey at the Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., at Bargemusic in New York and at Smith College. She plays a score of outreach concerts each season for the Piatigorsky Foundation in schools, libraries, prisons, and remote communities, bringing live classical music with commentary to people who wouldn’t otherwise hear it.
Doris Stevenson is deeply committed to performing new music. In the last three years she has played in concert the works of twenty living composers. She was the first woman to perform Frederick Rzewski’s masterpiece, De Profundis for speaking pianist, which she brought to New York City to perform as a Williams in New York concert. Her many recordings include six major works by David Kechley and two by Ileana Velazquez-Perez, the Saint Saens violin sonatas with Andres Cardenes, the complete Mendelssohn cello works with Jeffrey Solow, and the Brahms Sonatas with cellist Nathaniel Rosen. A CD of Stravinsky rarities with violinist Mark Peskanov received a Grammy nomination. Miss Stevenson taught for ten years at the University of Southern California and has been Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence at Williams College since 1987.
RUSSELL HARLOW Clarinetist Festival Artist in Residence
Clarinetist and Beethoven Festival Artist in Residence Russell Harlow is one of the nation's premiere solo and chamber clarinetists. Mr. Harlow performed the New York Premiere of the Ramiro Cortes Trio (written for him), along with the Brahms Quintet, at Carnegie's Weill Hall in New York. The Sonolumina Ensemble ISOMIKE Label High Definition recording featuring Mr. Harlow entitled "Chamber Music for Clarinets and Strings" has received critical acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe. His most recent recordings for the ISOMIKE Label are "Mozart and Romantic Encores" and "Beethoven by Special Arrangement". These two recordings are featured on the High Definition recording site NativeDSD.com. The Mozart recording was nominated for Chamber Music Recording of the Year on this audiophile site and the Beethoven recording has been labeled as one of the sites "Best-Selling" albums.
Russell Harlow co-directs the Beethoven Festival Park City and has performed and lectured for International Clarinet Association events throughout the world. His website ClarinetCentral.com is regularly visited by clarinetists worldwide. In addition to performances in Utah with the Beethoven Festival, the Contemporary Music Consortium and Sonolumina Orchestra, Mr. Harlow has performed with the Affetti Festival, Sitka and Anchorage Fall Classics Festivals (Alaska), the Amsterdam Chamber Players, the Puerto Rico Clarinet Festival, the Ars Nova, Lyrica and Piatigorsky Foundation concerts in New Jersey and with the Leonore Trio and Bargemusic in NYC.
Russell Harlow's mentors include Gary Foster, Mitchell Lurie, Harold Wright and violinist Charles Libove, and he was coached in chamber music and attended the master classes by cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Harlow is featured on recordings with flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, the Mirecourt Trio, the Beethoven Festival and the Utah Symphony abd has recorded numerous solos for major filmscores. He founded and directed Utah's Nova Series until he joined the Beethoven Festival as Co-Director in 1986. He attended both UCLA and USC before joining the Utah Symphony at the age of 21.
LESLIE HARLOW Violist Festival Artist in Residence
Festival Artist in Residence, Violist Leslie Harlow, is the Founder and Co-Director of the Park City Beethoven Festival. She has performed in chamber concerts with a host of the finest artists of this era. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Leslie Harlow performed in master classes for William Primrose, Paul Doktor, Donald McGinnis, Heidi Castleman and Nabuko Imai and her primary teachers were Marna Street, Susan Schoenfeld, Paul Doktor, and violinist Harry Shub with additional lessons with Heidi Castleman, Donald Wright and Francis Tursi. Ms. Harlow studied chamber music with coaches including Felix Galimer, Samuel Rhodes, David Soyer, Paul Doktor, Charles Castleman, Robert Sylvester and Julius Baker.
Following graduation from Juilliard, Ms Harlow moved to Utah with the plan to found a chamber music festival modeled after festivals she had been performing with over the years. She founded the Deer Valley (Utah) Chamber Music Festival in 1984 which has since been renamed the Beethoven Festival. The Festival continues to this day as Utah's oldest classical music festival, as of 2022, presenting over 850 festival chamber concerts featuring many of the finest classical soloists of this era.
An active recording artist, both in chamber music and in commercial studio work, Ms. Harlow's viola solos have been featured on a number of film and television soundtracks including "Murder in the First”, "Surviving Picasso” and, most recently “Alpha”. She also founded and for many years directed the Park City Film Music Festival, the first U.S. film festival dedicated to the impact of music in film.
Active in teaching, Leslie Harlow is the coordinator and coach for the chamber music program Utah Valley University Department of Music in Orem, Utah. In 2015 Ms. Harlow was invited to present the collegiate level viola master class at the National ASTA Convention and to as judge for the collegiate solo competition. Representing the Festival, Leslie and clarinetist Russell Harlow perform concerts together with their colleagues throughout the year. They particularly enjoy performing for senior residents in retirement homes and for aspiring young artists at their schools.
Outside of the Festival, Harlows are busy professional performing artists, invited to perform in Utah and beyond, including for the Bargemusic Series in New York. Leslie Harlow’s recording credits also include the critically-acclaimed SACD recording for the ISOMIKE label: "Chamber Music for Clarinets and Strings" which features works by Karel Husa, Bohuslav Martinu and Ingolf Dahl, and "BEETHOVEN BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT". These two recordings are featured on the High Definition recording site NativeDSD.com. The Mozart recording was nominated for Chamber Music Recording of the Year on this audiophile site and the Beethoven recording has been labeled as one of the sites "Best-Selling" albums.
LAUREN POSEY Cellist
Cellist Lauren Posey completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Colin Carr and was a recipient of the Staller Scholar Award. She began her music training in Salt Lake City with teachers Carey and Elliott Cheney. In 2012 she won the T. Gordon Parks Memorial Collegiate Concerto Competition and the following year she won the 2013 University of Utah Concerto Competition. Since 2012, Dr. Posey has been a founding member of the Rosco String Quartet with which she attended the 2013 Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, 2014 Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, and the 2014 Deer Valley Music Festival Emerging String Quartet Program. In 2014, she won the 2014 MTNA National String Chamber Music Competition as well as the 2014 University of Utah Chamber Music Competition. Dr. Posey was a founding member of Trio Mondial, a piano trio formed in 2015 and coached by Colin Carr at Stony Brook University. She was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 and 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, attended the 2016 Banff Chamber Music Residency, and performed in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Masterclass Series for Wu Han. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Alexander Suleiman, and received a Master of Music degree from the University of Utah in 2014, where she studied with John Eckstein and Elliott Cheney. In her spare time, Dr. Posey enjoys taking road trips with her five dogs Riggins, Taylor, Lyla, Garrity, and Kora. Dr. Lauren Posey currently directs the Posey Cello Studio in Holladay, Utah, and she is also the Faculty and Artistic Director for the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. She is a member of the Rosco String Quartet and Ballet West Orchestra in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as on faculty at the Gifted Music School. Dr. Posey’s cello was made in 2006 by local Salt Lake City maker Carrie Scoggins.