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Monday, September 4 • 15:30 - 16:45
Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

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Potpourri Concert No 4

September 4 at 3.30pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Manuel de Falla - "Siete canciones populares españolas"
Gema Molina Jiménez – viola (Spain), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)

Shawn Head – "In Paris With You”
Katrin Meidell – viola (USA), Daphne Gerling – viola (USA)

Frank Denyer – “Woman, Viola and Crow”
Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands)

Morton Feldman – “The Viola in my Life III” (1970)
Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt – piano (Netherlands)

Krysztof Penderecki – Sarabande, Tempo di Valse, Tanz
Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)

Krysztof Penderecki – Duo: Ciaccona for violin and viola
Annette-Barbara Vogel – violin (Canada), Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)

C.E. Jones – Concerto for Viola
Andrea Houde – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)

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Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
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Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Jane Curry

Senior Lecturer and Guitar coordinator, New Zealand School of Music
Born in the UK and now based in New Zealand, internationally award-winning classical guitarist Jane Curry is Senior Lecturer in Music at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. Jane balances a demanding schedule of solo and chamber music engagements with... Read More →
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Daphne Gerling

Senior Artist Teacher, University of North Texas College of Music
Daphne Gerling is Senior Lecturer of viola and chamber music at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she also co-directs the Summer String Institute. She serves on the board of the American Viola Society, and maintainsan online presence at www.daphnegerling.com
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →
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Gema Molina Jiménez

Gema graduated Professional Degree with mention of honor by the teacher Elena Coricelli and receiving the second prize in the “Chamber Music Competition of the Music School Manuel Carra” in 2012. She obtained the title of Superior Degree in the “Superior Music School Of Catalonia... Read More →
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Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
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Katrin Meidell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Ball State University
Katrin Meidell, DMA, has distinguished herself as a violist, pedagogue, and scholar. A strong proponent of new music for viola, she consistently premieres works commissioned by and written for her. She is a board member of the American Viola Society and teaches viola through the Karen... Read More →
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Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →

Daniel Sweaney

Associate Viola Professor, University of South Carolina
Daniel Sweaney, viola, has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Alabama, the Orford Arts Centre, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He is currently on the faculty at the University of South Carolina.
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Annette-Barbara Vogel

Professor of Violin, University of Western Ontario Don Wright Faculty of Music
Annette- Barbara Vogel, violin is much sought after for her artistry, Vogel’s yearly performance, master course teaching, and recording schedules take her to major concert halls in Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and in the near future, South-Africa.

Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Monday September 4, 2017 15:30 - 16:45 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace