The FEU’s beloved Sunday concert series is back! During the Rendez-Vous Musical #92 coordinated by Jonathan Mutel, some of the FEU’s talented musicians & guest artists will pay homage to the classics and put their own spin on contemporary works in a dynamic and captivating performance.
These concerts, which are an opportunity for the musicians to present the works they are perfecting or creating, are known for their friendly and warm atmosphere. The audience, delighted by the (re)discovery of classical and contemporary works and new compositions, often stays to chat with the musicians, who take great pleasure in these exchanges, always talking about music and their discipline with great passion.
Date Sunday, October 1 | Time 5pm | Facebook Event
Save the Date! Next concert on Sunday, November 5
First movement of the trio with piano
Schmidt Trio : Angel Guanga, violin, Malka Bobrove, piano, Noelia Carrasco, cello
Extract from 5 pieces for piano and two violin : Prélude et Valse
Isabelle Liu, cello, Lindsey Jospin, bass, Malka Bobrove, piano
Rondo Capriccioso op 14
Khalid McGhee, piano
Summertime (arrangement Jasha Heifetz)
Jonathan Mutel, violin, Khalid McGhee, piano
Prélude and fugue in C# Maj BWV 848
Samuel Gaskin, piano
After Bach: Rondo
Samuel Gaskin, piano
The Resident Musicians
Noelia Carrasco is a versatile cellist currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at New York University under the tutelage of Marion Feldman. Noelia was a fellow in the Vargas-Vetter/ Ukena 2020-21 Fellowship for students in underserved communities where she received a grant and mentorship with cellist Christine Lamprea. In the fall of 2020, Noelia took part in the recording of the debut album of the New York Youth Symphony, Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman. The album reached number one on the Billboard Charts for Traditional Classical Albums in May 2022 and won a Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance in February 2023. She also performed in the opening ceremony for the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary The Conductor and with Billy Ray Cyrus in the 2021 Fourth of July CNN “The Fourth in America” television special. In October 2022, Noelia appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as the cellist in the string quintet which performed with recording artist and TikTok sensation JVKE.
Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Malka Bobrove began her early training at the Yamaha Music School. Malka is currently studying Piano Performance under full scholarship at NYU Steinhardt with Eduardus Halim, who holds the Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair and was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Malka has been awarded several prizes such as the Osaka Mayor’s Award and Gold Prize in the Miotsukushi Music Festival, Gold prize Chopin Competition in ASIA, and 1st place in the Arukas Piano Competition. Malka believes that young artists like herself have the power to heal and spread happiness through the arts. Through her music, she hopes to continue inspiring not only herself, but also the people around her.
As an pianist and organist, Samuel Gaskin is interested in music of all kinds. As an improviser, he shared 1st prize in the 2023 St. Albans International Organ Competition and received 2nd prize in the 2021 American Guild of Organists’ (AGO) National Competition of Organ Improvisation. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed across the United States and Europe with mezzo-soprano Jacquelyn Matava. As a composer, recent premieres include Chase, for the ~Nois Saxophone Quartet, In memoriam, premiered by the Unheard-of Ensemble, and Psalm 118, for choir and organ. Samuel was assistant organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas before receiving a Fulbright grant to France, where he is currently pursuing studies in organ performance and in jazz piano at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles.
Angel Guanga is currently in the process of completing his undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at New York University under Cyrus Beroukhim, Music Associate Professor of String Studies. Angel started his violin studies at the age of 14 and worked with Madeleine Jansen for 3 years prior to moving to New York City. Angel has played in numerous masterclasses under renowned musicians such as Sheryl Staples, Katherina Kang, Daniel Phillips, Melissa White, Brennan Sweet, and Max Zorin. Angel was a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Kao from 2017-2020 and the New Jersey Youth Symphony conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo for the 2020-21 season. He received an Honorable Mention in the New Jersey Youth Symphony Concerto Competition in 2021 for his performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op.14, and attended Luzerne Music Center Festival, NYU String Intensive, and Roundtop Music Festival. In March 2022, Angel performed with Orchestra Amadeus in their Concert for Ukraine to fundraise for those affected by the Ukraine War. Driven by the inspiration that his past mentors instilled in him, Angel strives to challenge the traditional misconception that musicians must begin their studies at an early age in order to be successful. He aspires to provide resources and guidance for young students who are intimidated to pursue a career in music at an older age.
American pianist and collaborator, Khalid McGhee, is dedicated to exploring the convergence of musical genres. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, he received comprehensive training in classical piano and voice, while also covering genres like gospel, jazz, soul and musical theater. A Blue-Chip Full-tuition Scholar at the Northern Arizona University – Kitt School of Music, he received a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Piano Performance. He continued his studies at the Institut für Musik der Hochschule Osnabrück in Lower-Saxony, Germany, winning prestigious awards such as the Deutschland Stipendium (twice) and a Fulbright grant. Parallel to his musical pursuits, Khalid’s deep-rooted passion for diverse cultures, human behavior, and cross-cultural communication is evident in his studies in pedagogy and linguistics, as well as his impactful work as an educator and collaborator. During his recent Fulbright experience, he actively explored the use of music as a tool to enhance language learning and promote social integration among school students with migrational backgrounds. He currently resides in Paris as an Artist-in-Residence and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar at the Fondation des États-Unis, pursuing a Diplôme Supérieur at the École Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot”.
Jonathan Mutel is a prominent violinist on the international stage, and open to many musical repertoires. His passion for chamber music and the symphonic repertoire has led him to perform in France (Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Gaveau) but also in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and China. At the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music he perfected his playing and expanded his repertoire with his teacher Peter Brunt. Within this context he has been exploring new musical horizons, including the baroque repertoire on periodic instruments as well as the modern repertoire and musical improvisation. Jonathan Mutel studies jazz violin at the conservatory and teache violin at the Fontenay-le-Fleury music school.
The Guest Musicians
Lindsey Joslin est étudiante en troisième année à l’université de New York, où elle étudie la contrebasse avec Gregg August. En plus de jouer dans de nombreux ensembles au sein de l’école, elle s’est produite avec le New York Youth Symphony, récemment récompensé par un Grammy, ainsi qu’avec le Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, avec lequel elle a enregistré deux albums. En mai, elle a eu l’occasion d’enregistrer avec PBS pour leur série Songs About Buildings and Moods (chansons sur les bâtiments et les humeurs). L’été dernier, Lindsey a étudié au Sewanee Summer Music Festival dans le Tennessee, où elle a occupé le poste de premier violon dans l’orchestre et a travaillé avec plusieurs ensembles de chambre.
Isabella Liu est une violoncelliste originaire de Cambridge, dans le Massachusetts. Depuis 2019, elle est membre du Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, nommé aux Grammy Awards, sous la direction du maestro Benjamin Zander. Ancienne élève de l’Institut Tanglewood de l’Université de Boston et du Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest, Isabella a reçu de nombreuses distinctions pour son travail en tant que soliste et musicienne d’orchestre, et a étudié avec des violoncellistes de l’Orchestre symphonique de Boston, de l’Orchestre de Philadelphie et du Royal College of Music. Elle est actuellement en troisième année à l’université de New York et bénéficie d’une bourse complète pour l’interprétation du violoncelle.