The Gilmore

You can’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the combined artistry of two recent Gilmore Artists on the same stage! Ingrid Fliter and Kirill Gerstein will be joined by clarinetist Anton Dressler, violinist Yura Lee, percussionist Marc Damoulakis and timpanist Duncan Patton to perform an unusual concert of chamber music, including Bartók’s magnificent Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.

A pre-concert talk by Lia Jensen-Abbott, Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano and Music Theory at Albion College, will be held from 7 to 7:45 PM in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall preceding the concert. Free to ticket holders.

Program

STRAVINSKY l’Histoire du Soldat (trio version)
POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP 184
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, “Kruetzer”
BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making played with an effortless technique. She has appeared with orchestra and in solo recitals throughout the United States and around the world. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter gave her first public recital at age 11 and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires at age 16. In 1992, she moved to Europe and continued her studies at the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik and later in both Rome and Imola, Italy. Fliter now resides outside New York City.

Ingrid Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin, her two all-Chopin discs on EMI Classics a testament to this. Her recording of the complete Chopin Waltzes received five star reviews and was named the Daily Telegraph’s CD of the Week and was chosen as Editor’s Choice in both Gramophone and Classic FM Magazine and was described inGramophone, “Ingrid Fliter sets a new benchmark for the complete waltzes. From beginning to end, this is among the finest Chopin recordings of recent years.” (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone).

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein

2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein has quickly proven to be one of today’s most intriguing young musicians. His masterful technique, musical curiosity and probing interpretations have led to explorations of classical music and jazz, advanced degrees by the age of 20, a professorship in piano by the age of 27, and a full performance schedule at the world’s major music centers and festivals. Gerstein was the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2010.

His first recording for Myrios Classics of recital works by Schumann, Liszt and Oliver Knussen was released in October 2010, following by a duo recital disc with Tabea Zimmermann.

Born in Russia, Gerstein taught himself to play jazz by listening to his parents’ extensive record collection. He came to the United States at fourteen to continue studying jazz piano – and classical piano repertoire – as the youngest student ever to attend the Berklee College of Music. After deciding to focus mainly on classical music, Gerstein moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music.

An American citizen since 2003, Gerstein is currently a professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart.

Anton Dressler

Anton Dressler

Born in Moscow in 1974, Anton Dressler was described by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a clarinetist of “spellbinding sensibility,” with a “superb intonation, a unique sense of intimacy.” He concluded his studies at the Moscow Conservatory under the leadership of L. Mikhailov and V. Sokolov; at the Bologna Conservatory with Italo Cappicchioni; and participated in master classes by A. Pay, S. & W. Meyer, E. Daniels and F. Meloni. He has won first prizes in competitions such as the “Young Talents of Soviet Union” in Russia, International Competition in Stresa, Ponchielli Competition in Cremona, and Rovere d’Oro in Italy. He was awarded the Diploma of Promising Soloist in International Clarinet Competition in Markneukirchen (Germany), second price at the International Music Tournament (T.I.M.), and the third prize at the “Valentino Bucchi” International Competition in Rome.

Yura Lee

Yura Lee

Violinist/violist Yura Lee is the winner of the only first prize awarded across the four categories in the 2013 ARD Music Competition in Munich, Germany. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Her musical integrity and her compelling artistry were praised by both the critic and some of the most respected artists of today. As a soloist, she has appeared with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NDR Symphonieorchester, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and many others. Ms. Lee has performed with conductors Christophe Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Myung-Whun Chung, Mikhail Pletnev, among many others. Ms. Lee was nominated and represented by Carnegie Hall for its ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) series. For this series, Ms. Lee gave recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and at nine celebrated concert halls in Europe: Wigmore Hall in London, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Stockholm Konserthus, the Athens Concert Hall and the Cologne Philharmonie.

Marc Damoulakis

Marc Damoulakis

Marc Damoulakis joined the percussion section of The Cleveland Orchestra in August 2006. Before coming to Cleveland, he played with the New York Philharmonic and served as principal timpanist of the Long Island Philharmonic as well as assistant principal percussion of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. A former co-principal percussionist of the New World Symphony, Mr. Damoulakis has also played with the orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, and Houston, as well as the Florida West Coast Symphony, Kirov Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Spoleto Festival Italy, and Pacific, Music Festival. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society, of Lincoln Center, New Music Consort, Pulse Percussion Ensemble, and Time Table Percussion Quartet. Mr. Damoulakis is a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Damoulakis has studied with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, and James Preiss.

Duncan Patton

Duncan Patton

Duncan Patton has been a Principal Timpanist of the Met Orchestra since 1984. Prior to that he served as Principal Timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony. He has also performed or recorded with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Met Chamber Ensemble, and the Canadian Brass, among others. He is a Co-Chair of the percussion department at the Manhattan School of Music, from where many of his students have gone on to positions with major orchestras. He has presented masterclasses at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Oberlin Percussion Institute, the International Week of Percussion in Mexico City, and the Tokyo College of Music. His articles on timpani performance have been published in Percussive Notes magazine. Also a composer of works for percussion, his music is published by Bachovich Music Publications.An Albany, New York, native, he is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and was a student of Richard Albagli, Roland Kohloff, and John Beck. An avid cyclist, he currently lives in Leonia, NJ with his wife, Karen Marx, her children, and their trusty dog, Scout.

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    • Norman Carlson

      It was wonderful to hear so many works that one is not likely to ever again hear in live performance! And the musicians themselves seemed to be having a very special time!!!

  • Here’s a comment from Denise on Facebook: “Last evening’s concert was the event of the festival. The dynamic performances by all of the artists were refreshing. I’ve never seen anything like it. Thank you, Gilmore for all that you do for Southwest Michigan. We are so fortunate.” (Thank you, Denise!)

  • Here’s an email from Sue regarding last night’s concert: “Thank YOU! We loved the concert last night and Daniel Hsu also. Wonderful day. Working to get to Master Classes and the rest of the Civic concerts this week. Love it all.”