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  • Woodwind Romance

Program

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Concerto Piece for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano No. 1, Op. 113

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896)
Three Romances for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 22

JOHANESS BRAHMS
Selections from Six Piano Pieces Op. 118

CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826)
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 48

ANTONIO TORRIANI (1829-1911)
Divertimento on Themes from “Lucia de Lammermoor" for Bassoon and Piano

EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Romance for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 62

MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857)
Trio Pathetique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

The Artists

Romie de Guise-Langlois

Praised as “…extraordinary...” and “…a formidable clarinetist...” by The New York TimesRomie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. She has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Philharmonia, McGill University Symphony Orchestra, at Music@Menlo and the Banff Center for the Arts. She is a winner of the 2011 Astral Artists’ National Audition and was awarded first prize in the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg competition; she was additionally a first prize winner of Woolsey Hall Competition at Yale University, the McGill University Classical Concerto Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition. An avid chamber musician, Ms. De Guise-Langlois has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, 92nd Street Y, the Kennedy Center, and Chamber Music Northwest, among many others. Ms. de Guise-Langlois is the founding member of the Pivot Chamber Soloists, Atria Ensemble and Sospiro Winds. As part of her chamber music ensembles, she received First Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. A native of Montréal, Ms. de Guise-Langlois received a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University. Her principal teachers include David Shifrin, Michael Dumouchel, and André Moisan. Ms. de Guise-Langlois recently completed her fellowship at The Academy – A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute. She is currently adjunct professor of clarinet at Kean and Montclair universities and is a member of Chamber Music Society Two.

Peter Kolkay

Peter Kolkay was the first bassoonist to win first prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (2002), the first bassoonist to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2004), and the first on his instrument to become a member of Chamber Music Society Two (2006-09). His upcoming season features a concerto performance with the DuPage Symphony, a tour with the Chamber Music Society, and appearances at Mostly Mozart and Wolf Trap. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Rochester, Westchester, and South Carolina philharmonics, as well as the Green Bay and Flint symphonies. As a solo recitalist, he has appeared at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Teatro Nacional in Panama City. He is a frequent performer at many summer festivals, including those of Vail, Bridgehampton, and Angel Fire. His first solo recording,BassoonMusic, features 21st century American music and was released by CAG Records in 2011. In addition, he can be heard on the Bridge, Tzadik, and Albany labels. A native of Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Kolkay holds degrees from Lawrence University, the Eastman School of Music, and Yale University, and studied with Frank Morelli, John Hunt, Jean Barr, and Monte Perkins. In fall 2012 he joins the faculty of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University as Associate Professor of Bassoon.

Hyeyeon Park

Selected as a ‘2012 Artist of the Year’ by Seoul Art Center, pianist Hyeyeon Park has been described as a pianist ‘with power, precision and tremendous glee’ (Gramophone). She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Japan and her native Korea. Since making her debut at the age of ten performing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Park has been a soloist with Seoul Philharmonic, KNUA Chamber Orchestra and Incheon Philharmonic. Her recent concerts have been presented at the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, the Trinity Wall Street Series in NYC, Philips Collection in Washington DC among others, leading her to venues such as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, Kennedy Center and Seoul Art Center, to name a few. 

Selected as “The Most Promising Young Artist” by Korean Ministry of Education, after winning the first prize at Chosun National Competition, Ms. Park garnered top prizes in numerous international competitions as well, including Oberlin International Piano Competition, Ettlingen International Piano Competition (Germany), Hugo Kauder International Piano Competition, Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Spain), Prix Amadeo International Piano Competition (Germany), and Corpus Christi International Music Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on KBS and EBS television in Korea, RAI3 (Italy), WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), WBJC (Baltimore), WETA (Washington DC), radio and channel LOOP in the States.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Park has collaborated with such luminaries as David Shifrin, Alan Kay, Toby Appel, Paul Neubauer, Nicholas Mann, Donald Weilerstein, Ian Swensen, Amit Peled and Paul Katz, appearing at Yellow Barn Festival, Santander Music Festival (Spain), Music@Menlo Festival and Chamber Music Northwest. She is the founding member of Atapine-Park duo and Atria Ensemble, groups that respectively won the prizes at Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition (Italy) and Plowman Chamber Music Competition. She also recently released a world premiere recording of complete works for cello and piano by Lowell Liebermann on the Blue Griffin label.  Her two duo recordings for cello and piano with cellist Dmitri Atapine and Patrick Jee were distributed by Naxos to great critical acclaim.  A graduate of Korean National University of Arts, Yale School of Music and Peabody Conservatory, Ms. Park currently is an Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Nevada, Reno.