Thank you Ellen Cockerham, Neal Cary, and David Kim for the wonderful performance of Devolution for Piano Trio. It was great being programmed along side composition students from the College of William & Mary and my colleague Greg Bowers.
9/15/12 - 9/16/12
The Kandinsky Trio will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year by premiering 25 new pieces!! Thank you Kandinsky's for bringing so many incredible concerts to the public and for creating incredible opportunities for composers. Congratulations on 25 years!!
I was fortunate enough to have been asked by the Kandinsky Trio to write a piece for their season opening concerts. On Saturday, 9/15, The Trio will perform my Devolution at Roanoke College in Olin Hall. On Sunday, 9/16, The Trio will perform the same work at Virginia Tech in the Recital Salon at 3pm. Devolution will share the bill with Brahms, Beethoven, Holliday (my teacher from Virginia Tech), and Smirnov (Vlad and I were in school together at VT).
Three Movements for Solo Violin will be performed in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, West Recital Hall, by Victoria Jacono-Gilmavich. This concert is the Australian debut of the International Composers Collective. Works by Sam Cave and Calogero Panvino will also be featured on the concert.
8/29/12 - 5/12/13
I will be joining the faculty of the Music Department of the College of William and Mary as a visiting instructor in theory and composition.
8/12/12 - 8/27/12
At the end of the Summer, I will be heading to Shelter Island, NY to work for The Perlman Music Program's Chamber Music Workshop.
7/9/12 - 8/5/12
Toward the middle of the Summer, I will be attending the Atlantic Music Festival Composition Program in Waterville, ME. Scattered Rhymes for flute, clarinet ,violin, and cello will be premiered on Saturday 8/4/12 by the players of the AMF Contemporary Ensemble: Timothy Hagen, Joseph Shiner, Jae-Won Bang, and Jonah Kim.
Fragments of a Time and Place will be featured on an AMF Salon Series Concert on 8/2 in Lorimer Chapel. It will be performed by Tara Villa, Kari Ringgenberg, Hyun Joon Shin, Elyse Weakley, and Yi-Chia Chen.
On 8/1, AMF will be holding its first electronic music concert. I will having a piece from incidental music for The Other Shore performed by a computer! It is from the second scene of The Other Shore. The instrumentation is two violas, two cellos, and piano, which were recorded live, then manipulated in Logic 7.
6/17/12 - 6/23/12
At the beginning of the Summer, I will be on faculty for the Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Composers Program with Randall Woolf and Jeremy Allen.
On Sunday, April 29, I will be performing Leo Brouwer's Quintet for Guitar and Strings with Erica Ward, Benjamin Kunkel, Chiara Fasani, and Robert Nicholson. The program includes pieces by Piazzolla, Falla, Paganini, and Villa-Lobos. The concert, Tapas de Música, is part of a series of chamber music concerts staged by Heights Arts at the Heights Arts Gallery at 2175 Lee Rd.
12/22/11 - 1/8/12
Guitarists Robert Sharpe and Danny Rectenwald will be performing Breezes and Rogue Winds for guitar duo at the CIM Guitar Studio Recital at 2pm.
Breezes and Rogue Winds for guitar duo and Three Movements for Solo Violin will be performed at the Happy Dog on an amazing program of new music as part of Cleveland's Classical Revolution. Robert Sharpe and Danny Rectenwald will be performing Breezes and Rogue Winds and Matt Leslie will be performing Three Movements for Solo Violin.
The American debut concert of the International Composers Collective will take place at the gallery at Arts Collinwood on October 16th at 4pm. We will be playing works by Sam Cave, Calogero Mario Panvino, George Holloway, and myself!
9/24/11 - 9/25/11
This Fall, I will be performing with Ling Ling Huang, Jenna Anderson, and Carlos Javier for a Wordstage production titled, "The Musical Circle of John Singer Sargent." The production consists of readings from Sargent's personal correspondences and recollections interspersed with chamber music written by friends and contemporaries. The performances will be held at the West Shore Universalist Unitarian Church, located at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44126. The performances will take place on Saturday 9/24 at 8pm and Sunday 9/25 at 3pm.
GREAT NEWS! I have joined the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student teacher of composition. I will be teaching lessons to CIM composition minors, Case Western Reserve University composition majors, and CIM Preparatory students.
The inaugural concert of the International Composers Collective was positively reviewed in the August issue of The Strad magazine. I'm not sure if you can read the review online unless you have a login.
Cleveland's new music ensemble Five One's debut album, FiveOne Experimental was given a great review by Daniel Hathaway on www.ClevelandClassical.com.
8/2/11 - 8/6/11
This Summer I have the great fortune of having the wonderful and talented Elegua Duo perform Within Memory during their summer tour through the Adirondacks. The Elegua Duo will
perform at Uehlein Medical Center on 8/2, as well as a house concert at the home of Dorit Gaetke on 8/3, both in Lake Placid. They will also perform via the Long Lake Friends of Music at the Long Lake Methodist Church
on 8/4, finishing the tour with a Hill and Hollow house concert on 8/5 and recording session with North Country Public Radio on 8/6, also at Hill and Hollow
. Claire Black and Ginevra Ventre comprise the Elegua Duo.
7/17/11 - 7/31/11
Upcoming performances of Three Movements for Solo Violin and Breezes and Rogue Winds at The Forge in London, England. These pieces are being programmed on the inaugural concert for the International Composers Collective along with works by Sam Cave, Calogero Mario Panvino, and George Holloway.
Buried in leaves... Blessed sleep... for orchestra was read by the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra with Chris Thibdeau conducting.
NOME (North Ohio Music Exchange) presented a concert of new music composed by Jeff Weston, John Fielder, Matt Chamberlain, Julian Cartwright, James Rubino, and Jack Hughes in Oberlin, OH at the Fairchild Chapel. 2/18/11 - 2/20/11
I will be performing with Cleveland-based new music ensemble Five One
in a series
of concerts featuring the group in Cleveland Public Theatre's BigBox2011
7/13/10 - 7/25/10
Participated in the soundSCAPE new music festival in Maccagno, Italy. Fragments of a Time and Place, with text by Andrew Blalock, was premiered at the festival. I had the incredible opportunity of having my piece performed by members of the soundSCAPE factulty ensemble: Tony Arnold, Beth Schneider, Aiyun Huang, and Tom Rosenkranz.