12-10 Marlboro Music Festival

The sleepy town of Marlboro, Vermont has a population just under 980 people, but it bursts into life each summer when the world’s leading musicians come together to play music and learn from each other in the Marlboro Music Festival. The festival prides itself on fostering a true sense of community among artists and invites them to spend up to seven weeks to rehearse, exchange ideas and share meals. The result: a festival that showcases nearly 240 works each summer.

Learn more here: http://www.marlboromusic.org/


Schubert: Adagio in E-flat Major, D. 897
Haydn: Aus des Ramlers Lyrischer Blumenlese, Hob. XXVb/c: I, III, V and VI
Adès: Arcadiana, Op. 12: IV, V, VI, and VII
Brahms: Zwei Gesange, Opus 91
Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E Minor, Opus 67
Cuckson: Der Gayst funem shturem: III, IV, and V
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

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Emily Deans
Violist Emily Deans is quickly establishing herself as a unique and powerful voice in the eclectic and ever changing world of the 21st century, having claimed 1st prize and the Audience Award in the 2009 Washington International Competition for Strings, 2nd place and the Primrose Prize in the 2008 Primrose Viola Competition, and 4th place in the 2008 Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. Emily has performed in various venues nationally and abroad besides Marlboro, including the Caramoor Rising Stars series, the Olympic Music Festival, the Phillips Collection, the Festival & Rencontres de Musique de Chambre du Larzac, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove.

Bruno Canino
Bruno Canino is both a composer and pianist specializing in chamber music and contemporary works for solo piano. He began piano studies in his native Naples with Vincenzo Vitale. He then pursued work in both piano and composition at the Conservatory of Milan under both Enzo Calace and Bruno Bettinelli. He won prizes in the international piano competitions at Bolzano (1956, 1958) and Darmstadt (1960). Canino has toured Europe, Japan, Australia, and the United States both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has collaborated with many prominent string players, such as Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Salvatore Accardo, Viktoria Mullova, and Uto Ughi. Since 1953, he has performed in a piano duo with Antonio Ballista and is a member of the Trio di Milano (with the violinist Saschko Gawriloff and cellist Siegfried Palm).

Jaime Laredo
In more than forty years before the public, Jaime Laredo’s career has embraced the roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist and chamber musician. Laredo has performed at most of the venues across the United States and Europe, including Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, Portland, Florida, North Carolina, Great Britain, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Spain, Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands. Professor Laredo has performed with such conductors as Barenboim, Leinsdorf, Stowkowski and Szell. As a conductor and soloist, Mr. Laredo has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, New York String Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Joshua Stewart
American tenor Joshua Stewart is quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought-after and unique young singers, displaying a compelling artistry and a remarkably versatile voice that is equally at home in repertoire ranging from Handel, to Rossini, to Stravinsky to Gershwin.

Stewart recently made his European operatic debut to great acclaim as Belfiore in Emilio Sagi’s classic production of Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival as part of the Accademia Rossiniana, under the tutelage of Maestro Alberto Zedda, after first working on Mozart in France at the Aix-en-Provence Festival’s Académie Européenne de Musique.

Joshua’s 2009-2010 season took him to Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, where he performed concerts in celebration of Marilyn Horne’s 75th birthday, as well as performing several roles with the Curtis Opera Theatre including Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, Octavius Caesar in the Philadelphia premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, in collaboration with the Kimmel Center and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Conte d’Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He has also performed with the Master Chorale of South Florida, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Music Academy Festival Orchestra, the St. Barth’s Music Festival Orchestra, as well as the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater.

Susanna Phillips
Alabama-born Susanna Phillips, winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, returns to the Met in the 2011-12 season to reprise Musetta in La bohème. Other 2011-12 highlights include undertaking the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona; and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Grand Théatre de Bordeaux. Past highlights for Phillips include performances at the the Metropolitan Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Sante Fe Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, and Kennedy Center. The soprano had a banner year in 2005, winning four of the world’s leading vocal competitions: Operalia (both First Place and the Audience Prize), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards, and the George London Foundation. She holds first prizes from the American Opera Society Competition and the Musicians Club of Women in Chicago, and, as a Juilliard School alumna, won the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award.

Ying Fu
Ying Fu joined the Cleveland Orchestra at the start o the 2011-12 season. A native of Shanghai, China, Mr. Fu won prizes in competitions in Europe, China, and the United States. He holds a bachelor of music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory and a master of music degree from Rice University. He is currently a doctor of musical arts degree candidate at Rice University, studying with Cho-Liang Lin and Sergiu Luca.


Matthew Zalkind
American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Mr. Zalkind has won top prizes in multiple international competitions, including the 2010 Beijing International Cello Competition, the 2009 Isang Yun Gyeongnam International Competition, and the 2009 Juilliard School Competition. Most recently, he was the top ranked American in the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.  As a result of the Juilliard prize, Mr. Zalkind performed Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations” with the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall under the baton of Ludovic Morlot.  As a soloist, Mr. Zalkind has performed concerti with the various orchestras, notably the Moscow Chamber Players, the Hongzhou Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, the Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra in Santa Barbara, and the Young Artist Chamber Players of Salt Lake.

An active chamber musician, Mr. Zalkind has participated in numerous music festivals, including Marlboro and Ravinia. He has collaborated in chamber music with Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, Charles Neidich, Bruno Canino, Scott St. John, Jonathan Biss, and members of the Guarneri String Quartet.  In addition, Mr. Zalkind has performed chamber music in Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Mr. Zalkind is also a founding member of the West End Trio with violinist Emily Daggett Smith and pianist Michael Brown. The trio debuted in Alice Tully Hall in April, 2010.

Mitsuko Uchida
Mitsuko Uchida is a performer who brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own search for truth and beauty.  She is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven, both in the concert hall and on CD, but she has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners.  Her recording of the Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including The Gramophone  Award for Best Concerto. Amongst many current projects, Uchida has recently been recording a selection of Mozart’s Piano Concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra, directing from the piano. Her recording of K. 491 and K.488 have been critically acclaimed and recently received a Grammy award.

David McCarroll
David McCarroll has been described by the IndieLONDON as “a great talent” who plays “with an impressive depth of feeling.” He has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the London Mozart Players, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Longwood Symphony, Camellia Symphony, North State Symphony, Symphony of the Redwoods, and the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra. He has appeared in many venues throughout the U.K. including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. Johns, Smith Square, and Fairfield Halls. Silver medalist at the 2007 Klein International Competition, he has received numerous prizes and awards and given performances in Switzerland, Germany, Tunisia, Thailand, England, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand,Israel, Panama, El Salvador, and throughout the United States.

An active chamber musician, he has played in many chamber ensembles with musicians including Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Ida Levin, Anthony Marwood, Roger Tapping, Atar Arad, Bonnie Hampton, Natasha Brofsky, Peter Wiley, Paul Katz, Timothy Eddy, Laurence Lesser, Mitsuko Uchida, and Richard Goode. He has performed at festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor’s Rising Stars Series, Prussia Cove’s Open Chamber Music (England), Yellow Barn, Windsor Festival (England), Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland), Gower (Wales), Manchester Quartetfest (England), Wyastone (Wales), and Spittalfields (London) festivals.

Bronwyn Banerdt
Cellist Bronwyn Banerdt has appeared in concert throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and southern  Africa.  She made  her  solo  debut  with  the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2002.  Other notable solo appearances include performances with the Houston Symphony, the New West Symphony, Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony), the Long Beach Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, as well as the world premiere of Poem by Michael Kamen with the YMF Debut Orchestra.  She has appeared at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., and noted composer John Rutter personally invited her to play the cello solo from his Requiem in Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Banerdt has performed as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, New World Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  She has held principal positions with Symphony in C, YMF Debut Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. She is also currently a member of the New York-based Jupiter Chamber Players and the Omega Ensemble.

Sarah Shafer
From State College, PA, soprano Sarah Shafer studies in the opera studies program at the Curtis Institute of Music with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. She graduated from the voice program at Curtis with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2010. Shafer’s engagements during the 2011-12 season included her professional operatic debut in the role of Barbarina and the cover role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival, and the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Curtis On Tour in China and South Korea. She will make her debut with the Opera Company of Philadelphia singing Papagena in the Magic Flute in 2013. Shafer recently attended the Mozart and Handel residency as part of the Académie européenne de musique in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Jennifer Johnson Cano
Equally at home in the worlds of opera, lieder and chamber music, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano returns to the Metropolitan Opera this season as “Kate Pinkerton” in Madama Butterfly, “Sandman” in Hansel & Gretel, and “Wellgunde” in Wagner’s Das Rheingold  and Gotterdammerung. She also returns to the New York Philharmonic with Alan Gilbert in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor after her first performance with the Philharmonic in Mendelssohn’s Elijah last season.  She appears as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall performing Strauss’s Salomé and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s performing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.  She gives recitals as part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series, with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society and Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (CA), and across the US.

Ms. Johnson Cano was selected for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera in 2008, the same year she won the coveted Metropolitan National Council Auditions.  As First Prize winner in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, where she was also awarded the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival Prize and the Princeton University Concerts Prize, Ms. Johnson Cano made recital debuts on the Young Concert Artist Series at both Merkin Hall in New York, sponsored by the Peter Marino Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  Other accolades include a 2011 Sarah Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation and a 2009 Sullivan Foundation Award.

Richard Goode
A New York native, Richard Goode studied with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. His numerous awards over the years include first prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize and a Grammy Award with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. During the 1987-88 season, Mr. Goode performed the entire Beethoven sonata cycle at New York’s 92nd Street Y to great acclaim. Nearly twenty years after that landmark perofmrance, Mr. Goode is widely regarded as the heir to the mantle of his teacher Rudolf Serkin in the Mozart-Beethoven-Schubert-Brahms repertory. He is co-artistic director, with Mitsuko Uchida, of the Marlboro Music School and Festival and also teachers at the Mannes College of Music.

Scott St. John
Scott St. John is a violinist in the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University. The SLSQ performs over 100 concerts worldwide every year. The foursome regularly delivers traditional quartet repertoire, but is also fervently committed to performing and expanding the works of living composers. This season SLSQ will perform new works by both John Adams and Osvaldo Golijov.

As a soloist, Scott made his Carnegie debut in 1988 after winning 1st prize in the Alexander Schneider Competition; he has also won the Young Concert Artists Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Concertos and recitals were part of Scott’s early professional life, with performances all across Canada, the US, New Zealand and Germany. He is especially proud of a recording produced in Vancouver with pianist Rena Sharon: the disc is entitled “Salon Parisien” and features Poulenc Sonata. More recently Scott and his sister Lara teamed up for a recording of Mozart’s Symphonie Concertante with the Knights orchestra.

Keeping strong connections with his Canadian roots, Scott is Artistic Director of “Piano Plus”, a non-profit that brings fabulous artists to remote and underserved areas of Canada.

Karim Sulayman
Karim Sulayman is consistently praised by audiences and critics for his sensitive musicality, vivid portrayals, and unique vocalism. With a vast repertoire that spans baroque to contemporary music, he enjoys a busy calendar in opera and concert performances throughout the world. In the 2009-10 season, he debuts with Opera Lafayette at the Kennedy Center as the haute-contre soloist in Charpentier’s Les arts florissants and Le mariage forcé. He reprises his celebrated interpretation of Candide with the Boise Philharmonic and returns to the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Mass in C minor. He performs works of John Dowland in recitals in New York City and New Jersey for the New York City Classical Guitar Society, and later he returns to the Kennedy Center and Opera Lafayette for the North American premiere of Philidor’s Sancho Pança as Lope Tocho and Le Fermier which will be followed by the premiere recording of the work on the Naxos label. He will be in residence at Marlboro Music in the summer of 2010, and in future seasons he debuts with Boston Lyric Opera, and sings Fabio in Grétry’s Le Magnifique at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and records the work, again for Naxos.