© Hermann Wendler

Rendez-vous Musical #52

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, February 10th for the next Rendez-vous Musical. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to see Laura Francese’s and Marius Buet’s exhibition Stories! in the gallery. This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Program

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D. 821
I. Allegro moderato
Andrew Briggs, cello & Edward Liddall, piano

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Edward Liddall, piano

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Sonatine (1943)
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Animé
Thomaz Tavares Paes, flute & Qiaochu Li, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Masques, L. 105
Clément Huber, piano

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Partita n° 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Clément Huber, piano

Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
Divertimento for flute, clarinet, & oboe 
Elias Rodriguez, clarinet & Katie Salvatore, oboe

The Musicians in Residence

Originally from Colorado, Andrew Briggs completed a master’s degree in cello performance at the prestigious Juilliard School. Open to all genres, he performs Baroque to contemporary style, and has had the opportunity to practice his talents internationally. Andrew has been a featured soloist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale, and the Holland Music Sessions; an Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; a member of Axiom Contemporary Ensemble, the Madison Bach Musicians, and the Colorado Symphony; and a guest artist at music series in Chicago, New York, and Paris. Andrew is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship.

Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as having a “pure, direct sound, never wavering from the mission at hand and embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands.” A native New Yorker with Brazilian heritage, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello and is currently pursuing his diploma of superior execution at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of international soloist Jean Ferrandis.

Clarinetist Elias Rodriguez made his national solo debut at the age of 16, after performing on a live broadcast of NPR’s « From the Top. » He has since appeared in international music festivals throughout the Americas and Europe, from the Grafenegg Festival in Austria to teaching masterclasses in Cali, Colombia. He is an alumnus of the New York based ensemble, «The Orchestra Now,» with which he has performed as a soloist on New York public radio, recorded a CD on Hyperion Records, and played a concert series at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Elias was awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship and an artist residency at the Fondation Des États-Unis.

Invited Musicians

Edward Liddall was born in London and began his musical training at the Royal College of Music in 2001. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music at King’s College, Cambridge in 2011 under the guidance of Thalia Myers. In 2014, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Caroline Palmer. During his training, he took part in the Prussia Cove International Music Seminar where he followed the masterclasses of Thomas Adès and Malcolm Martineau. In 2015, he won first prize for accompanying pianist at the Maureen Lehane Awards and, in 2017, he was a finalist in the Young Classical Artists Trust at Wigmore Hall. He also accompanied the violinist Amarins Wierdsma on tour in the Netherlands and Slovakia as part of The New Masters project. He then played a musical and dramatic role in the Iain Burnside play Why Does The Queen Die? at the Oxford Lieder Festival. In 2014, he performed in the production of Jean-Luc Révol’s Où donc est tombée ma jeunesse? at the Comédie de Picardie with tenor Edmund Hastings and violinist Michael Foyle. He makes regular radio appearances on music programmes for the BBC (Radio 3) and for Dutch National Radio. In July 2018, he participated in The Art of Recital summer residency at the Aix Festival where he accompanied the soprano Louise Kemény under the direction of Stéphane Degout and Alain Planès. Edward joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2018. Future plans include concerts across Europe and in Israel.

Clément Huber obtained his conservatory diploma in 2014 by a unanimous vote, and continued his studies in Strasbourg with Michel Gaechter. He graduated with his Bachelor of Music with distinction, and continued to pursue his Master of Music in the class of Jean-Baptiste Fonlupt. He is a laureate of the renowned competition “bourse américaine” in Strasbourg, and was awarded a live concert in the radio station Accent 4. Clément pursues various international projects, both in chamber music and solo repertoire, as well as with improvisation. In 2018, Clément enrolled in the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying with Philippe Bianconi.

In 2006, Qiaochu Li won the first prize at the Lisma International Music Competition in New York, and then came to France for studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. She graduated with a concertiste diploma in Françoise Thinat’s class; In the process, she won the first prize at the “Les Clés d’or” Competition, “Excellence” degree, the Gold Medal with unanimous congratulations from Lagny-sur-Marne’s “Rencontres du Piano”, the “Prix d’honneur d’excellence” at International competition Leopold Bellan (chamber music) in Trio, etc. She continued her studies in Germany at the University of the Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin) in the class of Jacques Rouvier. She graduated from the Arts (UDK). After studying at the CRR in Paris in the classes of Ariane Jacob, Phillippe Biros and Jean-Marie Cottet, she was admitted in 2013 to the National Conservatory of Music of Paris in the class of Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and is currently following the singing direction classes with Erika Guiomar and vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec.

A native of Houston, Texas, oboe and cor Anglais player Katie Salvatore is currently based out of Houston, Texas in the United States, where she enjoys a career in performing and private teaching. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University where she studied with the musicians of the Chicago Symphony. Most recently, she spent a year in England taking private lessons from Emily Pailthorpe.

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