79. Gabrielle Chou, violin/piano & Baron Fenwick, piano

Sunday, October 15th, 2023 @7pm


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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
Joe Patrych, artistic director

presents

79.
 

Gabrielle Chou
, violin/piano
and
Baron Fenwick, piano


Sunday, October 15th, 2023 @7pm
 
Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
 
Livestream: YouTube

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Ryan Anthony Francis
The Wind-Up Bird Preludes
i. Overture
ii. Eternal Half-Moon
iii. Empty Guitar Case and a Baseball Bat
iv. Bird as Prophet
v. What Happened in the Night
vi. Birdcatcher
vi. What Happened in the Night Il
viii. Goodbye

Gabrielle Chou, piano

John Adams
Road Movies
I. Relaxed Groove
II. Meditative
III. 40% Swing

Gabrielle Chou, violin
Baron Fenwick, piano

Thomas Adès
Variations for Blanca

Gabrielle Chou, piano

Igor Stravinsky
Suite Italienne
I. Introduzione
II. Serenata
III. Tarantella

IV. Gavotta con due Variazioni
V. Scherzino
VI. Minuetto e Finale

Claude Debussy
Prelude No. 12: Minstrels (arr. violin and piano by Debussy)

Gabrielle Chou, violin
Baron Fenwick, piano

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Gabrielle Chou is a New York-based pianist and violinist seeking to defy genres and break barriers in music education and performance tradition. On both instruments she performs solo, chamber music, and in large ensembles, teaches and lectures, coaches chamber music, improvises, collaborates with composers and dancers, and is active in community engagement and activism. She studied at the Colburn Music Academy and received her B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, as well as her D.M.A. from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She studied piano with Jerome Lowenthal and Richard Goode, violin with Lewis Kaplan, and chamber music with Emmanuel Ax, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Timothy Eddy.
 
Gabrielle is the winner of the Center for Musical Excellence’s 2018 International Performing Arts Grant and has been a piano and violin soloist with orchestras and performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. In addition, she is an avid proponent of new music and contemporary collaborations and has premiered new works at Juilliard, the Yale School of Music, National Sawdust, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Currently in New York Gabrielle serves as professor of music history at Baruch College, chamber music coach at the New York Youth Symphony, and staff pianist at The Juilliard School. She is a founding member of the contemporary chamber collective Away From Keyboard and is on the rosters of Metropolis Ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble, Protestra, Sound Off: Music for Bail, After Arts Featured Artists, the Center for Musical Excellence, and Concerts for Compassion. In her free time she enjoys frequenting art museums and aquariums, playing board and video games, birding, and reading science fiction.

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Award-winning pianist Baron Fenwick, 29, is active as a performing soloist, collaborative musician, composer, and teacher. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald, Veda Kaplinsky, and Matti Raekallio. Previously, he graduated with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes School of Music, where he studied with Paulina Dokovska and Vladimir Feltsman.

Baron performs a wide range of repertoire, from Bach to the Rachminanoff as well as contemporary classical music and a little jazz. He has played works by dozens of living composers, including four world premiere piano concertos. Since receiving a career grant from the Salon de Virtuosi as well as the Silver Medal in 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, he has been a soloist with orchestras throughout the region and around the world, as well as  broadcast on the radio and the internet. His live performances may  be heard frequently in the New York area.

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, he now lives in New York City.

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