1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
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Grand Opening Festival

Classical Music Series:
Chamber Music

Solo and Chamber Music Concert Series
Vladimir Dyo, Violin
Allen Krantz, Guitar
Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello
Clipper Erickson, Piano

Monday, November 14, 2016, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
SCMCS November 14, 2016 Concert Poster

The Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series presents a program of masterpieces by Krantz, Piazzola, Cassado, Chopin, Giuliani, and Beethoven in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary performed by four of the region's finest artists.

Founded by violinists Vladimir and Yevgeniy Dyo, the S & CM Concert Series offers outstanding recitals of classical music to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Artists are invited based on their ability to move listeners' hearts, thus making each concert unique and memorable for its beauty and excellence. Each concert program is thoughtfully crafted to meet the highest artistic standards.

From the heart — may it return to the heart! - Beethoven.

Vladimir DyoSince his debut with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed in prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, UNESCO, KBS Hall, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall. He has received numerous top awards from national and international competitions (including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy, 2nd prize at the International Yampolski Violin Competition in Moscow, Russia, etc.), foundations, and politicians. Vladimir has performed on BBC World Service program, and multiple times on Kazakhstan National Radio and Television. In 2015, he was honored to be invited as guest soloist along with coloratura soprano Sumi Jo to perform with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), and at the United Nations’ Peace Concert at the UN General Headquarters in NY.

Vladimir was featured as soloist and chamber musician at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival, GwangJu International Classic Festival (Korea), the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA), and collaborated with eminent musicians. Critics write: "His mystic contour merged with instrument and hypnotized the audience....Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff's endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears on their eyes..." — musicologist N. Zemlyakova. "Dyo's Sarasate was dazzling..." — Michael Church, BBC World Service.

His teachers include Svetlana Abdussadykova, Raissa and Aiman Mussahadjaeva in Kazakhstan, where he studied in the famous Baiseitova School and Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts). He studied with Dr. Eduard Schmieder at SMU and Temple University. He holds a B.S. in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts), Artist Diploma and M.M. in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University, and a D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Temple University.

As devoted pedagogue, Dyo continues the traditions of the Bel Canto Violin School (advocated by Schmieder). He currently serves as a full-time faculty member and coordinator of chamber ensembles at the Boyer College of Music and Dance; in addition, bi-annually serves as violin faculty at the Summer and Winter Music Camp Festivals in South Korea. Prior to joining Temple faculty, Dyo taught violin and conducted the symphony orchestra at the Kazakh National Academy of Music, Astana, Kazakhstan; served as violin professor and soloist at the international Summer Music Camp Festival in Seoul, South Korea; served as concertmaster of the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, and was featured as faculty member and assistant conductor at the Summit Music Festival in New York. His research interests include application of bel canto style to violin performance, string performance and pedagogy.

Dyo's students have performed at various venues including prestigious Perelman Theater in Philadelphia and Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York, as winners of the international competitions. He has adjudicated the Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association in 2011.

In March 2014, Dyo was appointed Concertmaster of the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and since 2015 serves as artistic director of the Gloria Youth Orchestra in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 2016, Vladimir co-founded the S&CM Concert Series which offers creative solo and chamber music recitals to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Allen KrantzAllen Krantz, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Stanford University, has received acclaim as a solo guitarist and chamber musician and composer. His performances throughout the United States have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, with his diverse programs often featuring original compositions.

Recent compositions include a Guitar Quintet, a book of Guitar Etudes and “Marilyn Cycle”, a setting of Marilyn Monroe’s poetry for voice, clarinet, cello and piano commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. “On the Road” and “Little Elegy” for voice and string quartet, were commissioned by Lyric Fest in Philadelphia. Other recent pieces are “Quartet for Piano and Strings”, which premiered at Gretna Music, “Passacaglia” for trombone, guitar and piano, premiered by Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic; “Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra”, "Sacred Places" for solo guitar, and “American Document” commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company. “A Musical Walk", a children's piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and "Under One Roof", a trio for trumpet violin and piano was written in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mr. Krantz heads the guitar program and teaches chamber music at Temple University. He also serves on the Artistic Committee for the Gretna Music festival. Krantz has received support from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance among others. Allen Krantz’s compositions are published by the Theodore Presser Co. and Falls House Press. His solo and chamber music arrangements for guitar are published by International Music. Allen Krantz’s recordings for the DTR label include “Notes” for flute and guitar with Mimi Stillman, “Summer Music”, “The Romantic Guitar”, and “The Philadelphia Connection”. He has also recorded for Albany and Crystal Records labels.

Clipper EricksonClipper Erickson made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age nineteen in Los Angeles. After studies at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Indiana University with the renowned British pianist John Ogdon, his interpretations began earning prizes at international competitions including the Busoni, William Kapell, and the American Pianists Association. He has performed as a soloist with orchestra and as a recitalist in venues such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. His powerful renditions of the great classical repertoire have been described as “colorful,” “powerful” and “exciting.” Typical is the Washington Post: “Like a true heroic pianist, Erickson approached Liszt with power, precision and Romantic abandon … A take-no-prisoners rendition.”

In January 2016, Gramophone UK honored Clipper’s disc of the complete piano music of African descent composer Nathaniel Dett, released in 2015 on the Navona label, as an editor’s choice, writing: “this historically and musically important release not only fills a crucial catalogue gap but sets reference standards. No serious aficionado of the history of American piano music can afford to miss it.” In February, American Record Guide agreed: “Erickson is simply a fabulous pianist, the perfect guide to Dett.” Erickson’s prior albums have featured American music from past and present, often of lesser-known composers. Also in 2015, Affetto Recordings released the premiere recording of the first and last violin sonatas of Cyril Scott in collaboration with UK based violinist Andrew Kirkman.

Erickson is active in premiering new piano works; most recently compositions of Zurich-based composer Laurie Altman, including the immense and colorful Sonata 7, Tanzania, soon to be released on the NEOS label of Munich. Future recording projects include the complete vocal works of Dett on the Solaire label, and piano sonatas of Russian émigré David Finko and Temple composer emeritus Richard Brodhead, on Navona.

Through his work as a roster member of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour and earlier in the Xerox Pianist Program of Affiliate Artists, he has performed for all types of community groups, always engaging audiences with illuminating commentary on his program repertoire. An important part of his mission is encouraging the love of music through commitment to education, performances in schools, master classes, and the inspiration of future generations of musicians. He currently teaches at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, Temple University, and Rutgers University Camden campus.

Ovidiu MarinescuOvidiu Marinescu, one of the outstanding musicians of his native Romania, was invited to play at Carnegie Hall for Romanian President Constantinescu on an official visit to the United States. Soon after, he made his debut with the New York Chamber Symphony in Beethoven's Triple Concerto, followed by recitals in Merkin Hall (New York), Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. His concerto appearances include the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Slobodkin Center, Helena and Newark Symphonies in the US, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, and many others. Often featured as both conductor and soloist, Marinescu has been showcased in both roles with the Chamber Orchestra of the Romanian Radio, Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, and Helena Symphony. Recent performances include concerto appearances with Limeira Symphony in Brazil, Cleveland Philharmonic, Great Falls, Portsmouth and Immaculata Symphonies, Independence Sinfonia, Philadelphia Orchestra Society and several recitals at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall).

Marinescu’s critically acclaimed first recording "Fiesta Latina" was followed by a recording of the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Kenneth Boulton released by Cambria. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites, released by Navona Records, has received international critical acclaim, last year alone receiving over 50,000 hits on Spotify. The recent recording of the Arthur Gottschalk Sonata for Cello and Piano has received the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards for 2014.

Marinescu has performed at festivals in Luzerne, Bayreuth, Chautauqua, South Bohemia, Orlando and Brasov, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and Magie Barocche in Italy, and recently was one of the featured artists at the Parma Festival. Active as a chamber musician, between 1995 and 2002 Marinescu was a member of Adirondack Ensemble, a year-around resident group in New York State that performed over 200 concerts, presented school programs and founded Adirondack Music Camp. Recently Marinescu performed recitals at Bargemusic and Carnegie Hall in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. He is a member of Trio Casals, group hailed for its recent performances in Weill Hall and its Moto Continuo recording for Parma Recordings.

A product of the illustrious Romanian National Academy of Music, he won first prize and Music Critics' Award in the George Dima Cello Competition. In the United States, he studied with Wolfgang Laufer at the University of Wisconsin, and with Orlando Cole, at Temple University. Marinescu has been honored in Romania with invitations to perform with many renowned orchestras including the orchestras of Cluj, Iasi and Brasov. In addition, he has toured with Bucharest Symphony.

Marinescu has commissioned and premiered many new works for cello solo, among which are those of Jae-Wook Kim, Andrew March, and his brother, Liviu Marinescu. Penn Presents featured Marinescu in a multi-media program at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia featuring works for solo cello, film and electronics by Andrea Clearfield, Richard Belcastro, David Ludwig, Paul Geissinger, teamed with four local filmmakers. In 2000, Marinescu premiered with the Newark Symphony "Anecdote" for cello and orchestra by Hilary Tann, recorded with Targu Mures Philharmonic in Romania for Parma Recordings, followed by the first performance of "Ostinato" by Liviu Marinescu with "Orchestra 2001" in Philadelphia. In January of 2015 he performed the premiere of a new work for cello and orchestra by Kile Smith, commissioned for him by Helena Symphony. Marinescu is on faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Equally outstanding as a conductor, Marinescu combines a precise technique with great musical inspiration. He served as the Director of the West Chester University Symphony, which under his leadership made a sold out debut at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and embarked in its first European tour. Subsequently, the orchestra was invited to participate in the prestigious Catania International Festival in Sicily, Italy. He served as the conductor for the Wilmington Orchestra, the Music Director of the Immaculata Symphony and Manalapan Orchestra in New Jersey, and Principal Conductor of the Goppisberg Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. His guest conducting includes the George Enescu International Festival in Romania, the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow, the Bacau, Craiova, Ploiesti, Botosani, and Brasov Philharmonics in Romania, Filarmonica de Gaia in Portugal, and Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, both as conductor and soloist. Marinescu led the Delaware Chamber Orchestra in its first tour abroad, with performances for the South Bohemia Festival in the Czech Republic. Marinescu has conducted the world premiere of the ballet Helen Keller by The Rebecca David Ballet Company in Philadelphia. He has developed several programs for young audiences, including a narrated version of Lt. Kije by Prokofiev.

Known for his powerful interpretations of orchestral works by Russian composers, Marinescu was invited to record Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 5 and Marche Slave with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow. Other conducting recordings include orchestral music by Samuel Barber, Michael Cunningham, Rain Worthington, Stephen Limbaugh III, David Laganella, and Andrea Clearfield, also recorded in Moscow. A Parma Recordings artist, Marinescu has eight album releases as a cellist, conductor, or chamber musician, and has embarked on a long term project to record American cello works and orchestral compositions. Marinescu has developed and is co-producing a TV documentary series entitled Resonate, which explores music-making with people from across the globe, with the first episode filmed in Cuba. Further information is available at www.marinescu.com.

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