Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30 pm
7 Variations for cello and piano, WoO46
“Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”
Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, op. 65
Ludwig van Beethoven
A native of Westford, Massachusetts, pianist Bonnie Anderson is known for her expressive interpretations of Chopin, Brahms and Ravel. Collaborating with artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, Ms. Anderson has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Austrian Embassy and numerous universities around the country. She performed Hindemith’s Trio for Piano, Saxophone and Viola with Branford Marsalis and Christof Huebner at the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Concert Series. After performing chamber music by Brahms, The Grand Rapids Press wrote, “Anderson’s gifts point to the poetic…the Brahms Sonata swept the listener away in ecstasy.”
An accomplished flutist, Ms. Anderson has performed on both instruments in the United States, France, Germany and South America. Ms. Anderson’s pianism has been enriched by many years of playing in orchestral woodwind sections. She performed as flute soloist in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts at age 14. That same year, Ms. Anderson performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops. Ms. Anderson has appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, Northern Illinois Philharmonic and the Bach Festival Orchestra in North Conway, New Hampshire. As orchestral pianist, Ms. Anderson is a long-term member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill and has played with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and New Hampshire Symphony.
Ms. Anderson’s honors include the Young Pianist Award at Tanglewood, as well as top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition. She was also a competitor in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition. In addition to attending the Juilliard School, Michigan State University, and the French Piano Institute in Paris, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Anderson is a member of the piano faculty at Phillips Andover Academy and teaches privately on the North Shore. She enjoys giving master classes and lectures around New England. Ms. Anderson’s solo recording includes music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel and Rorem.
Trevor Handy, cellist, enjoys an active career in Los Angeles where he serves as Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He is also a studio musician for Hollywood. He plays regularly for LA Opera, area chamber music series, and at music festivals such as La Jolla Summerfest and Festival Mozaic and serves as adjunct faculty at Westmont College. Trevor has taught cello privately and has also served on the faculties of the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu and at Pepperdine University. http://www.laco.org/artists/38/
Prior to his move to L.A., he was a member of the Columbus, Honolulu, Jacksonville, and New Haven Symphony Orchestras. While freelancing in New York City, he founded the Griffon String Quartet with friends, and for three years the quartet gave concerts in the Northeast and Midwest and won the grand prize at the 1991 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He was also a teaching assistant in ear training at Juilliard, eventually serving on its pre-college solfege faculty.
Born in Boston, he received his early musical training at the Longy School of Music, New England Conservatory, and Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a teenager he performed twice as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at age 17 enrolled at The Juilliard School where he was accepted into the class of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins, and where he studied string quartets with the Juilliard String Quartet. He earned fellowships to Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival and attended the Yehudi Menuhin Summer Academy and Lausanne Academy of Music master classes with Maurice Gendron in Switzerland. In addition, he studied and performed baroque cello under the guidance of Albert Fuller and Jaap Schroeder at Juilliard. Sponsored by the Music Committee.
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