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Sunday, February 23 @5pm: Rendez-vous Musical #68

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, February 23 for the next Rendez-vous Musical. This informal concert series is an opportunity for them to present the pieces they are working on, and for the audience to (re)discover classical, contemporary and sometimes even new compositions in a warm and friendly atmosphere. After the concert, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the exhibition « Reimagining the Black Identity ».

Free entry, join the Facebook event!
Next concert: Sunday, March 8

Program

David Popper (1843-1913)
Étude 29
~ Alexa Circiretti, cello

Ekaterina A. Walter-Küne (1870-1930)
Fantaisie sur un Thème de l’Opéra Eugène Onegin
~ Olivia Kim, harp

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Choral et Variations
~ Qiaochu Li, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue No. 16 BWV861
~ Qiaochu Li, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Alborada del gracioso
~ Qiaochu Li, piano

Ali Darmar (1946 -)
Fantezi
~ Qiaochu Li, piano

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
1. Un poco indeciso
2. Andante Sostenuto
3. Vivace
~ Alexa Ciciretti, cello

Phillipe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando
~ Thomaz Tavares, flute & Qiaochu Li, piano

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Concerto for flute and orchestra
3. Allegro Scherzando
~ Thomaz Tavares, flute & Qiaochu Li, piano

The Musicians in Residence

American cellist Alexa Ciciretti has established herself as a performer who is equally at home playing Baroque viola da gamba music, Romantic symphonies, cutting-edge contemporary music and everything in between. She is currently pursuing post-graduate studies with Anssi Karttunen at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.  Ms. Ciciretti has performed as a member of the New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni Orchestras, and Aspen Chamber Symphony.  She served as continuo cellist for the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s Farnace at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and performed at the Ojai Festival in June 2019.  She has also performed with the Miami-based group Flamenco Sephardit and recently starred in the short film A Waning Heart which was screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Ms. Ciciretti studied at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory.

An international prize-winning harpist, Olivia Kim, has performed worldwide both as a soloist and collaboratively with renowned orchestras, and chamber musicians. She was a featured soloist with the League of Strings on their China tour and was invited to present a concert at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. She is a regular guest harpist at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to give recitals and masterclasses. Olivia earned her Master’s degree in harp performance/pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in 2017 with a full scholarship and was awarded the Harold Randolph prize upon graduation. She currently studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Nicholas Tulliez.

Flutist Thomaz Tavares Paes has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a « polished performer, with a pure, direct sound…embracing the work’s lyrical and virtuoso demands. » A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Thomaz Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber music of the Belle Epoque period as well as interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.

Guest Musicians 

In 2006, Qiaochu Li won the first prize at the Lisma International Music Competition in New York, and then came to France for studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. She graduated with a Comcertiste Diploma in Françoise Thinat’s class. In the process, she won the first prize at the « Les Clés d’or » Competition, the Gold Medal with unanimous congratulations from Lagny-sur-Marne’s « Rencontres du Piano », the « Prix d’honneur d’excellence » at International competition Leopold Bellan (chamber music) in Trio, etc. She continued her studies in Germany and got her arts diploma at the University of the Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin) in the class of Jacques Rouvier. After having perfected herself at the CRR in Paris in the classes of Ariane Jacob, Phillippe Biros and Jean-Marie Cottet, she was admitted in 2013 to the National Conservatory of Music of Paris in the class of Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and is currently following the singing direction classes with Erika Guiomar and vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec.