I have added tips on creating a great embouchure/tone to the UVA Clarinet Studio website. Click here to check it out!!!
I’m really excited to be joining EcoSono Feb 28th for a performance of The Ceiling Floats Away by Matthew Burner (music) and Rita Dove (poetry) as part of the Intersections Festival. I’m thrilled to be involved in such an innovative project! I won’t attempt to explain the project for fear of getting it wrong, but please read more on it here.
The performance will be Feb. 28th at the Atlas Performing Arts Centre in Washington D.C
My first concert with the Charlottesville Symphony is coming up soon. Feb. 20th at 8pm in Old Caball Hall on UVA Grounds, and Feb 21st at 3:30pm at the MLK Jr. Centre for Performing Arts. It should be a great show featuring:
Lyadov: Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
I’m thrilled to announce that I have accepted the position of Lecturer in Clarinet at the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music. Additionally, as part of this position I will be the principal clarinet of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. I’m excited to begin my new position with the outstanding faculty and students at UVa!!!
For details about the clarinet studio at U.Va click here
In June 2016 Michal Rosiak, Maureen Kelly, and I will be artists-in-residence at Bundanon Trust in New South Wales, Australia. We will be artists-in-residence for two weeks working on works for flute, clarinet, and cello that will be performed at the beginning of July at the Unbound Flute Festival in Brisbane. We will be performing new works by Australian composers Michal Rosiak and Dr. Stephen Cronin, as well as works by Canadian composers.
More to come!!!
Trio Dolce will playing the following concerts this season.
We hope to see you there!!!!!
November 15th 2015, 2:30pm, The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
December 5th 2015, 7:30pm, West Coast Winter Music Society, Clayoquot Sound Theatre, Tofino, BC
March 10th 2016, 10:30am, Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver, BC
I have added a page to my website with resources for students. Check back regularly for updates.
I will be delivering a lecture-recital on my DMA research topic Monday April 4th, 2015 at noon in Roy Barnett Hall in the UBC School of Music. This lecture will explore how art, specifically clarinet music, is an effective action in Canadian multiculturalism. I will also look at ways in which clarinet music is critical of multiculturalism. Baha Poureslami and Elizabeth Mee will join me to perform works by Milton Barnes, Robert Rosen, Elliot Weisgarber, and Derek Charke.
Rory Cowal and I will be performing a concert of all Canadian works titled “Vignettes of Canada”, April 25th at 3pm at Trinity Community Lutheran Church in Point Roberts, USA.
The Cascadia Reed Quintet will be performing January 14th at 12pm at Kwantlen University in Langley BC.
Also, February 6th at 12pm we will be performing at the University of British Columbia, School of Music, Noon Hour Concert.
Both programmes will include works by Debussy, Rameau, Pärt, and more.
Laine Longton, Clare Yuan, and I will be performing as Trio Dolce for the UVic Emerging Artists Alumni Series. We are all graduates of the music program at UVic and are trilled to return to UVic to perform. Our programme is titled Romantic Intuition featuring clarinet, cello, and piano trios by Brahms, Beethoven, and Rota. The concert will take place in the P.T Young Recital Hall at UVic January 17th at 2:30pm. Admission by donation.
We will also be performing the same programme January 22nd at the Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver. For more detail see the Silk Purse Arts Centre website.
Rory Cowell and I will be performing December 10th, 8pm at Roy Barnett Hall, UBC. This programme will feature works for clarinet by composers from central Canada including Hétu, Gougeon, Fitzell, Morawetz, Daniel, and Mather.
The Trio Dolce featuring myself, Clare Yuan, and Laine Longton, will be playing at Kwantlen Music@Midday concert series on September 24th at noon.
We will be playing the Brahms and Rota Trios for clarinet, cello, and piano.
Hope to see you there.