Violinist Sarah Plum: Music by Duke composers
This concert features works for violin and electronics by Duke graduate composer Sid Richardson, alumni Christopher Adler & Sidney Boquiren (both PhD composition, 1999), and Sidney Corbett. Sarah Plum began her performing career by winning first prize at the International Stulberg Competition in 1984. Her performances have been praised as "consistently stunning with works that demanded conventional virtuosity but also great skill in unconventional techniques" (third coast journal) and "extraordinary, meaningful and magnificent music" (Berlin Tageszeitung). As a new music specialist, Plum has performed worldwide at festivals and venues such as Ars Musica (Brussels), Cite de Musique (Paris), Ankunft: Neue Musik (Berlin), Unruly Music (Milwaukee) Spectrum (New York) and The Luzern Festival, among others, as a soloist and with noted ensembles. In the past three years alone Plum has commissioned Sidney Corbett, Christopher Adler (Ph.D. Duke 1999), Laurie Schwartz, Mari Kimura, Sidney Boquiren (Ph.D. Duke, 1999), Mari Takano, Charles Nichols and Jeff Herriot to write pieces for her. Recently, Plum recorded a violin concerto written for her by Christopher Adler with San Diego New Music and conductor Nicholas Deyoe. Her recording of the music of Bartok for violin and piano with Timothy Lovelace was released in early 2015 on the Bluegriffin label.