Visiting Artist: Linda Chatterton, flute and Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

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Time: 
10/27/2010 - 8:00pm

 Program

The Williams College Department of Music presents Linda Chatterton and Ina Zdorovetchi on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. Ms. Chatterton will also provide a flute master class for Williams students on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers. These free events are open to the public.

Featured on the program is the world premiere of Available Light: Midwinter Musings for Flute and Harp by Williams faculty member David Kechley. Mr. Kechley is a widely acclaimed composer and recipient of numerous rewards and honors.  His compositions cover a wide range of textures and emotions and he is known for is bold originality and communicative style.

Linda Chatterton is one of those flutists who melds technical prowess with a wondrous musical and communicative gift. A flutist with an equal flair for the dramatic, lyrical, powerful, or playful, her range of repertoire perfectly reflects the varied facets of her solo, chamber music, or concerto performances. The only flutist to win two McKnight fellowships, Ms. Chatterton also has garnered prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum. An Artist Fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board gave rise to a solo flute commission by composer Edie Hill, and the development of a contemporary flute and piano recital program.

Joining her on this musical endeavor is Ina Zdorovetchi, harpist and noted solo musician. Dubbed "The Harp Whisperer" by Savannah Morning News, she performs internationally and teaches at Boston Conservatory. In addition to playing with Ms.Chatterton she also performs on this evening Sonatine, opus 30, for solo harp by Marcel Tournier.

Ms. Chatterton presents a program that allows her to stretch out, not only to show what she can do, but to demonstrate the flexibility of the modern flute as a means to expression. Her interpretations of Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 Bach and Fantaisie, opus 124 by Camille Saint-Saëns open the program.

Highlighting the mesmerizing possibilities of the flute, especially when it is unaccompanied, Ms. Chatterton treats the audience to two pieces for solo flute: Syrinx by Claude Debussy, an evocative piece conjuring mythical images of the god Pan, who is in pursuit of an object of his desire: the nymph Syrinx. Ms. Chatterton also presents This Floating World, for solo flute by Edie Hill, a widely acclaimed contemporary composer and one time student of Vivian Fine at Bennington College.

In addition to her concert schedule, Ms. Chatterton retains an active studio where she teaches a wide range of students including those who request professional coaching. She also is highly regarded for her insightful master classes at the college level, and she serves as a mentor to music students at the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts. Ms. Chatterton received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd. Ms. Chatterton has commercially released four CD recordings including The Romance of Flute and Harp, with Min Kim; upcoming releases include a CD of contemporary American music for flute and piano.

Linda Chatterton

The recent winner of a $25,000 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, Linda Chatterton is one of those flutists who melds technical prowess with a wondrous musical and communicative gift. A flutist with an equal flair for the dramatic, lyrical, powerful, or playful, her range of repertoire perfectly reflects the varied facets of her solo, chamber music, or concerto performances.

A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Chatterton has toured throughout much of the country as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom. She has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall, was a featured recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard on Minnesota and National Public Radio. Ms. Chatterton has performed with numerous groups including the Minnesota Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers, and tours regularly as a duo performer with both harp and guitar. As a concerto soloist, a recent highlight has been a performance of the Lukas Foss Renaissance Concerto with the Evanston (IL) Symphony Orchestra.

Recent appearances include over two dozen concerts crisscrossing the country with Milwaukee Symphony harpist Ann Lobotzke; a showcase of flute works by Chinese and Chinese-American composers, featuring premieres of Jean Sze and Pei Lu; and concerts as a member of Trio Callisto (with harpist Min Kim and cellist Sally Gibson Dorer), selections of which have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

The only flutist to win two McKnight fellowships, Ms. Chatterton also has garnered prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum. An $8,000 Artist Fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board gave rise to a solo flute commission by composer Edie Hill, and the development of a contemporary flute and piano recital program.

In addition to her concert schedule, Ms. Chatterton retains an active studio where she teaches a wide range of students including those who request professional coaching. She also is highly regarded for her insightful master classes at the college level, and she serves as a mentor to music students at the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts.

Ms. Chatterton received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd. Ms. Chatterton has played a Yamaha 881H flute since 1986, which can be heard on the recording, The Romance of Flute and Harp, with Min Kim. Ms. Chatterton has commercially released four CD recordings; upcoming releases include a CD of contemporary American music for flute and piano.

http://www.lindachatterton.com/






Ina Zdorovetchi





Established as one of the leading harpists internationally with a mesmerizing style and profound musicianship that have been highly praised by critics, musicians and audiences alike, Ina Zdorovetchi is the top prize winner of the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel, where she also received two special awards - the Propes Prize for the best performance of the Israeli composition Out to Infinity by Yitzhak Yedid and the Chamber Music Prize. Based in Boston, MA (USA), Ina is on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory-Preparatory Division and Brevard Music Center-2010 Summer Institute & Festival.

Hailed as "The Harp Whisperer" (Savannah Morning News), "a local pride" , "excellent harpist" (Boston Globe), "accomplished and hypnotizing" (Classical Voice of New England), Ms. Zdorovetchi recently soloed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with Ginastera's Harp Concerto and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in the World Premiere of ...bisbigliando..., a Harp Concerto by Thomas Oboe Lee dedicated to her. Upcoming appearances include concerti with Haifa Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (World Premiere of a Cello and Harp Concerto dedicated to Arpello Duo), a featured appearances at the American Harp Society Conference 2010 and a chamber music recital with Arpello Duo at the World Harp Congress 2011 as well as numerous solo recitals in the USA and abroad.

Winner of the IInd Prize at the Paris International Competition, Ist at the Bucharest International Harp Competition and numerous awards for solo and chamber music achievements, Ms. Zdorovetchi has played in Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in addition to regular solo appearances on WGBH Radio Boston and other venues in the USA. As a chamber musician, she collaborates with Dawn Upshaw, Natalie Merchant, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Cincinnati Symphony and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the Savannah Music Festival, where her rendition of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro was hailed by the Savannah Morning News as "the absolute highlight" of the concert. In demand as a recording artist, she appears on CDs released by Sony, The Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, BMOP/Sound alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, Natalie Merchant, New York Philharmonic members and more.

An avid orchestral player, Ms. Zdorovetchi is a frequent guest principal with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Opera Boston playing under the direction of Maestros Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Marek Janowski, Ingo Metzmacher, James Conlon, Marek Janowski, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, John Williams and Keith Lockhart. On the new music scene she enjoys close collaborations with Fromm Foundation Players at Harvard, Collage New Music, Cantata Singers and ALEA III and composers Elliott Carter, Gunther Schuler, Harrison Birtwistle, Bernard Rands, Lisa Bielawa, Yitzhak Yedid and Osvaldo Golijov.

Of Eastern European heritage, Ina Zdorovetchi was born in Moldova. She started playing the piano at the age of five, soloed National Philharmonic of Moldova and claimed top prizes at national piano competitions. At nine years of age she decided to take up the harp as a second major and within three years made her debut as soloist with the Moldova National Radio Orchestra. She holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory and the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania, having studied with Ann Hobson Pilot, Cynthia Price-Glynn and Ion Ivan-Roncea. An alumna of the Tanglewood Music Center ('03, '04), Ms. Zdorovetchi is an elected member of Pi Kappa Lambda - The National Music Honor Society and served as President of the American Harp Society-Boston Chapter ('06-'09).

 

http://www.inazdorovetchi.com/

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