Rare Music Concert: Commissioning Mozart
Featuring Elaine Funaro, harpsichord; Randall Love, pianoforte; Matvey Lapin, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello. Program includes W.A. Mozart's Quartet in G Minor for pianoforte & strings, K. 478 (commissioned by Hoffmeister) and a new work for harpsichord & strings by Mark Janello (commissioned by Aliénor and Mallarmé). This concert is presented by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections in association with Mallarmé Chamber Players as the opening event of the 2018 NC HIP Festival. Randall Love is a member of the Duke University music faculty where he teaches piano and fortepiano. He has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC; the Boston Early Music Festival; and the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. Elaine Funaro is one of the foremost proponents of the harpsichord for the 21st century and a key figure in helping create a new repertoire for the instrument. A former member of the world-renowned St Petersburg String Quartet, violinist Matvey Lapin currently plays with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Suzanne Rousso is Artistic Director of the Mallarmé Chamber Players, as well as a member of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Stephanie Vial, cellist, is the Assistant Director of the Vivaldi Project and a regular guest teacher at The Curtis Institute.