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Fredericksburg Music Club 2012 – 2013 Concert Schedule


September 16

Yakov Kasman
Concert Pianist
Silver Medalist from the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Yakov Kasman’s debut in America in 1997 as Silver Medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth was the culmination of several competition triumphs and tours in Europe and the Middle East, including prizes at the 1991 Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, the 1991 London World Piano Competition, the 1992 Artur Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv, and the 1995 International Prokofiev Competition at St. Petersburg.


Yakov Kasman Concert Pianist
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October 21

Marianne Gedigian
Professor of Flute

Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute and holder of the Butler Professorship in Music at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, was a regular performer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over a decade, including several seasons as Acting Principal Flute under Seiji Ozawa. As Principal Flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has been heard on dozens of recordings and Evening at Pops television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials.

Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute
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November 18

Karla Hamelin

A vibrant musician and innovative educator, cellist Karla Hamelin is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance. While a doctoral student, she was the teaching assistant to Professor Phyllis Young. Before pursuing her doctorate degree, Karla attended The University of Michigan and earned a Masters of Music degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Anthony Elliott. Her principal teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Ronald Leonard, Phyllis Young and the late Julie Banton.

Karla Hamelin, Cellist
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January 20

Ava Pine, Vocalist
2011 Grammy Nominee

Praised by audiences and critics alike for her “sheer vocal beauty, ease and eloquence” and “rewarding musicianship,” excels in music ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. She draws from a rich well of experience in both classical music and the theatrical stage, which she uses to maximum effect to communicate with her audiences, whether singing opera, oratorio, or giving ...a recital. In her role debut as Pamina with Florentine Opera, she was praised as the production’s “vocal queen … who sang and acted Pamina with heartbreaking, honeyed sweetness. Her big voice reads as beautiful not only because of its richness, but because she conceals all effort and gets the meaning of the word legato.”

Ava Pine, Vocalist, 2011 Grammy Nominee
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February 17

San Antonio Brass, Inc.
South Texas premier brass ensemble

Comprised of some of the finest brass players in Texas, including the principal brass of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Brass has been South Texas's premier brass ensemble for over 25 years. Since its founding in 1982, the SAB has contributed to the cultural life of San Antonio, Bexar County and the state of Texas through its performances and educational programs.

San Antonio Brass, Inc. South Texas premier brass ensemble
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March 17

Four Nations Ensemble
Harpsichord, cello, violin, and flute

As Four Nations distinguishes itself with imaginative and innovative programming, it is not unusual for the Ensemble to unite the music of Purcell and Schönberg, Haydn with French Canadian and Cajun fiddling, François Couperin and Chinese Court Music. Such adventurous programming has led to invitations to perform at The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and in New York's WQXR's June Festival of Quartets at Lincoln Center and serve as the resident chamber music ensemble at New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Four Nations appeared on the Great Performers Series in Lincoln Center's inaugural season of chamber music concerts at the Walter Reade Theater.

Four Nations Ensemble, Harpsichord, cello, violin, and flute
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April 21

Nancy Zhou

Nancy Zhou, born in 1993, is attending Harvard University and New England Conservatory in Boston. Influenced in music by her father and teacher, Long Zhou, Nancy has been studying the violin since age 4. She gave her first recital when she was 5. From then on, Nancy has attended master classes with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (2005), Peter Oundjian (2001), Pinchas Zukerman (2006), Glenn Dicterow (2009), and Koichiro Harada of Japan's Toho School of Music (2007), and performed for conductor Kurt Masur (2009).

Nancy Zhou, Violinist
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May 19

Emile Pandolfi
Concert Pianist

Considered one of today’s top pianists with over 3 million CDs sold. It has been said that he plays “luxurious arrangements” with an “ethereal quality”; that he plays in a “free-flowing, emotional manner that seems to go to the music’s very soul.” (Stereophile Magazine) Without a doubt, when you hear Emile Pandolfi play, you know that you are hearing one of today’s finest pianists. Receiving his degree in piano performance, Emile applies his classical technique to Broadway and Popular music, in addition to classical performance, to the delight of his many fans. Strong in both technique and musicality, he has performed in many parts of the world throughout his professional career.

Emile Pandolfi, Concert Pianist
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Concerts will be held at 3:00 p.m.
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
1800 N. Llano (Hwy. 16 North) – Fredericksburg, Texas


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P.O. Box 1214, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

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