The resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars are delighted to invite you to the Rendez-vous Musical #23 in the Grand Salon of the Fondation des Etats-Unis on Sunday, February 19 at 5pm.
Mysterious Morning III – Fuminori Tanada
Alyssa Hoffert, soprano saxophone
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BMV 1003 – J.S. Bach
Leo Marillier, violin
Virtuoso Swing Solo – A. Ghidoni Jenny Maclay, clarinet
Quatre Impromptus, F. Chopin
I. Impromptu in A-flat, op. 29
II. Impromptu in F-sharp minor, op. 36
III. Impromptu in G-flat major, op. 51
IV. Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66
Orlando Bass, piano
Prelude for solo violin – M. Reger
Leo Marillier, violin
Fish in the Unruffled Lakes – Benjamin Britten
Anara Khassenova, voice – Orlando Bass, piano
Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and versatile music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She holds an MM in Saxophone Performance from the Hartt School and a B.S in Music Education cum laude from Case Western Reserve University/the Cleveland Institute of Music. Hoffert is currently studying saxophone at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Goury. She is also a Conn-Selmer endorsed artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones and mouthpieces.
Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. Ms. Maclay was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley Award to study music in Paris, where she attends the Versailles Conservatoire. She has achieved a number of notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Astral Artists and Concert Artists Guild. Her teachers are Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, and Donald Dowdy.
Léo Marillier, violinst, earned his Bachelor and Masters with the highest distinction from the Paris Conservatory and NEC in Boston, thanks to a scholarship from the Florence Gould Foundation. Invited by numerous festivals in Europe, America, and Korea, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. Also a composer, he is edited by Delatour.
Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.