Jennifer Curtis, violin & Jeannette Fang, piano
Program: Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor; Amy Beach: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 34.
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Described as a "multi genre loving maverick," (San Diego Union Tribune) Curtis' second solo recital in Carnegie's Weil Recital Hall was described by the NY Times as "the gutsiest" and Pitchfork magazine wrote that "Curtis's range as a soloist is a revelation." She has appeared as a soloist at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, at the Lincoln Center, with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela, with the Knights Chamber Orchestra; given world premieres at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York; collaborated with composer John Adams at the Library of Congress; appeared at El Festival de las Artes Eseìnias in Peru and many other festivals worldwide. After completing her Masters' at Juilliard, Curtis joined the International Contemporary Ensemble, touring worldwide for 14 years. She continues her involvement through "Perle Noire," with Julia Bullock, Peter Sellers and Tyshawn Sorey; a chamber opera titled "Meditations for Josephine Baker." Curtis is a composer, a multi instrumentalist and an improviser. She has had many composer/performer residencies around the globe including at Cornell University and Verbier festival de musique. She released a fully improvised CD as a duo with MacArthur genius grant recipient Tyshawn Sorey on percussion and piano titled INVISIBLE RITUAL. She plays on a 1777 Vincenzo Panormo. More information at Jennifercurtisviolin.com.
Jeannette Fang is an imaginative and expressive pianist whose dynamic performances have attracted the attention of both professionals as well as the concert-going public. Since 2015, she has been the pianist of the acclaimed Garth Newel Piano Quartet, who perform over 50 concerts a year as artists in residence and artistic directors of the Garth Newel Music Center. Fang has been featured at such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, Hill Auditorium, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Weill Recital Hall, and Steinway Hall, as well as appearing on stages in Europe, South America, and Asia. Jeannette has received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Seattle International Piano Competition, where she also received the President's Award and Audience Favorite Prize.