Bloomfield Township, MI—October 29, 2018
Chamber Music @ Bloomfield Township Public Library is a popular program series at the library and returns for its 10th season! Please join us for an evening of music on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. (after Library hours).
An exciting partnership has been forged between Bloomfield Township Public Library and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The partnership provides a unique series of quality chamber music concerts at the library and an opportunity for talented students to perform in a public venue. Chamber Music @ Bloomfield Township Public Library has been well received by our community and the library is thrilled to partner with this quality organization.
The November 9 evening program includes Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, M. 8 by César Franck; Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms; Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms, and much more.
The special talent for this concert includes:
Cassie Eide graduated from Ball State University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance. From 2014-2017 she was a member of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Educational Outreach Woodwind Quintet, which was part of the Music on the Move Program. The group performed weekly outreach concerts at public schools in Delaware County to foster music appreciation and introduce children to orchestral instruments. She has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, and the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Horn Performance under the tutelage of Adam Unsworth and Bryan Kennedy at the University of Michigan. She maintains a private studio in Ann Arbor and is a stage manager for the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Born and raised in California, clarinetist Michelle Ho started her journey on the clarinet when she was ten years old. She is currently a sophomore studying an undergraduate degree in Clarinet Performance at the University of Michigan. Some of her most notable honors include winning the 2017 Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and premiering two chamber pieces at the 2018 Midwest Composers Symposium. When she is not making music, she loves to read, bake, and spend time with her friends and family.
Gabrielle Hooper is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. She began studying the cello when she was a young second grader at Detroit Country Day School. She then moved on to study outside of school with Tanya Bennett and later Robert Bergman. She currently studies with Anthony Elliott at the University of Michigan. During her 11 years of study, Gabrielle has also attended many festivals such as Interlochen, Sphinx Performance Academy, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. She is pursuing a dual degree in Cello Performance and Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience. With her two degrees she hopes to go into the field of music therapy while remaining heavily invested in chamber music.
Pianist Kayoko Miyazawa, born in Tokyo, Japan, has collaborated with many notable artists of our time, including William Preucil, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and faculty of various schools, such as New York’s Alfred University and Penn State School of Music. In the past few years Ms. Miyazawa performed with William Preucil (Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra) in faculty recitals, at the Brevard Music Festival, and fundraising events for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She was also featured live with Brian Thornton (cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra) on the WCLV Radio Station.
During the summer, Ms. Miyazawa will work as a staff pianist and coach at the Encore Music Festival and pianist at the Bright Music Summer Festival in Oklahoma City. Her upcoming projects include making an album of all French Sonatas for Violin and Piano and performing a cycle of all of the Beethoven Cello Sonatas at the University of Michigan.
After Ms. Miyazawa completed her pre-college studies at the Beijing Central Conservatory where she studied with YaMeng Huang, she came to the United States in 2011 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She gained her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro and Master of Music in Collaborative Piano studying with Anita Pontremoli and Joela Jones. During her time at Cleveland Institute of Music, she was enrolled in both the Intensive Duo program and the Advanced Piano Trio chamber music program where she was coached by Sharon Robinson, Jaime Laredo, the Cavani Quartet, and the second violinist of the Cleveland Quartet Peter Salaff. Kayoko is currently continuing her collaborative piano study at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theater and Dance under the guidance of Martin Katz.
Violinist Michael Romans is a first year Masters student at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre and Dance studying under the tutelage of Danielle Belen. Previously, Michael graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance and Business Studies. There, he studied with Grigory Kalinovsky. This past summer, Michael toured Germany with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra working with renowned conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Valdimir Jurowski, Krystof Urbanski and played alongside soloists Midori, Charles Yang, and Sabine Meyer, to name a few. He has performed in masterclasses for Sarah Chang, Alex Kerr, Midori Goto, and Ani Kavafian among others.
Spend an enjoyable Friday evening at the beautiful Bloomfield Township Public Library. Relax and enjoy the music! Mark your calendar for our next concert on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
This concert is free, open to everyone and no registration required. This concert series is sponsored by the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library. For more information, call the Library at (248) 642-5800 or visit our website at www.btpl.org.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph), Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 48302.