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Each fall, winter, and spring, Eagle Hill hosts a series of chamber concerts given by highly accomplished musicians who travel the world sharing their passion for music.

Concerts run for about an 1:15 to 1:30 hours, including an intermission. Start times for concerts are noted in the calendar below.

Concerts begin with a reception 45 minutes before the start of each concert. This is a pleasant time to mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or wine. The concert room has café tables.

Concert tickets are $20 ($15 for members of the Friends of Music).

Each concert is followed by an optional dinner for guests who enjoy an extended evening at Eagle Hill with friends in the company of the musicians. Reservations need to be made by 10AM of the program day. Dinner details and menus.

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Musicians. Bios are at the end of this page.

 
2018 Concerts - Provisional schedule. Concerts are added as they are finalized.
       
Sep 14, 5PM Fri The New York based Duo YUMENO—koto musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki—will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as "exquisite" and "compelling" in a concert featuring Grandioso and But Beautiful, newly commissioned works by renowned American composers Daron Hagen and Takuma Itoh. The diverse program will also include works by J. S. Bach, Marty Regan and more. Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto, shamisen, and voice.
Hikaru Tamaki, cello.
Sep 22, 5PM Sat Violin, viola, and piano concert. The program will have piano solo pieces by Rachmaninov and Scriabin, as well ensemble pieces by Bach, Glazunov and Rakov.
Valse Op.38 ... Scriabin
Etude-Tableaux Op.39-2 a flat minor ... Rachmaninov
Musical Sketch for viola and piano Op. 4A ... Andriasov
Études-Caprice for 2 violins, Op.18 ... Wieniawski
Gavotte and Musette ... Glazunov
Sonata for 2 Violins, Op.3 #3 ... Leclair ... I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Gigue
Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043 in D minor ... Bach ... I. Vivace, II. Largo ma non tanto, III. Allegro
Anatole Wieck, viola.
Yukiko Fukumizu, piano.
Sascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer, violin.
Sep 29, 5PM Sat Voice recital.
German arias and songs by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schubert.
A pot-pourri of French mélodies and arias.
All pieces will focus around Alexander von Humboldt and his work.
Benoît Capt, baritone.
Gary Magby, piano.
Oct 20, 5PM Sat Violin and piano concert.
Bach Sonata in b minor (BWV 1014)
Beethoven Sonata in D Major (Opus 12 n° 1)
Dvorak 4 Romantic Pieces (Opus 75)
Tchaikovsky Mélodie (Opus 42)
and more.
Sascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer, violin.
Gary Magby, piano.
Nov 10, 5PM Sat Clavichord concert.
Dr. Kevin Birch takes us on journey of musical discovery performing works of Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Georg Böhm 1661-1733), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1891) on the clavichord. For centuries the clavichord flourished in Europe as the ideal instrument for intimate music making and study. A favorite instrument of Johann Sebastian Bach, his biographer Forkel tells us that J.S. "preferred the clavichord to the harpsichord" and that "both for practice and intimate use he regarded the clavichord as the best instrument for study and preferred to express on it his finest feelings.” Birch will introduce the program with a description and historical overview of the clavichord. He will perform on a clavichord (after Christian Gottlob Hubert - 1784) made by Dutch builder Koen Vermeij.
Kevin Birch, clavichord.
Nov 17, 5PM Sat Cello and piano concert.
Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op.73
Tchiakovsky - Song without words Opus 2 no3
Bach - Sonata for viola da gambe in g min BWV 1029
Faure - Apres un Reve & Sicilliene
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata in a min
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
NOTE: None of these pieces was originally written for cello. All are transcriptions.
Tim Garrett, cello.
Amy Maier, piano.
Dec 8, 5PM Sat Baroque violin and harpsichord concert.
The following are all late Baroque virtuoso compositions.
D. Scarlatti - Sonata in C major, K.132, for harpsichord
D. Scarlatti - Sonata in C major, K 133 for harpsichord
F. Fiorillo - Caprice in D major for violin solo
A. Corelli - Sonata in E major Op.5 #11 for violin and harpsichord
P. Locatelli - Sonata in d minor, Op.6 No.12 for violin and harpsichord
A. Lolli - Sonata in A major for violin and harpsichord Op.2 #5
A. Corelli - La Follia for violin and harpsichord
Anatole Wieck, baroque violin.
Marina Minkin, harpsichord.
       
       
2019 Concerts - Provisional schedule. Concerts are added as they are finalized.
       
Feb 16, 5PM Sat Valentine's Weekend concert ... "Mit Schlag".
Chaconne by Vitali/David
Encore collection pieces by Kreisler
Tchaikovsky’s Canzonette
Lullaby Variations and Meditations by BSO conductor Lucas Richman
... and more.
Sascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer, violin.
Gary Magby, piano.
Mar 9, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM).
Violin Sonata Op. 5 No. 4 in F Major for violin & continuo.
   by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713).
Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor for violin & continuo.
   Adagio-Allegro-Largo-Allegro.
      by Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1750).
Timothy Burris, Spanish guitar music of the 1860s.
   Plainte Moresque, by Jacques Bosch (1825-95)
   La Simpatia: Romanza sin palabras, by Antonio Cano (1811-97)
   El Cortesano: Schottisch, by José Brocá (1805-82)
   Andante Grave, by A. Cano
   El Platano: Tango, by José Viñas (1823-88)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor for violin & continuo.
   by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1706).
Violin Sonata Op. 1 No. 14 in A Major for violin & continuo.
   Adagio-Allegro-Largo-Allegro.
      by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759).
Heidi Powell, baroque violin.
Max Treitler, baroque cello.
Timothy Burris, baroque lute.
Mar 30, 5PM Sat Violin, cello, and clarinet concert. FLIGHTS OF BACH (Contrapuntal Art of Johann Sebastian Bach)
2 Duets From Clavier-Übung III:
   BWV 802 in E Minor, arranged for Violin and Violoncello
   BWV 804 in G Major, arranged for Clarinet and Violoncello
Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 3 in G Minor BWV 1029, arranged for Clarinet, Violin and Violoncello:
   i) Vivace, ii) Andante, iii) Allegro
From 15 Sinfonias for Keyboard BWV 787-801, arranged for Clarinet, Viola, and Violoncello:
   no. 7 in E Minor, no. 13 in A Minor, no. 8 in F Major,
   no. 4 in D Minor, no. 14 in Bb Major, no. 3 in D Major
From "The Art of Fugue" BWV 1080:
   Contrapunctus no. 13,1 (rectus) and 13,2 (inversus) in D Minor,       arranged for Violin, Clarinet and Violoncello
   Contrapunctus no. 8 in D Minor, arranged for Clarinet, Viola
      and Violoncello
Riddle Canons and 3-Part Ricercar from “A Musical Offering” BWV 1079:
   nos 1–9, arranged for Violin, Clarinet and Violoncello
Sascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer, violin. Anna Maria Baeza, clarinet. Joachim Woitun, cello.
April 6, 5PM Sat Baroque violin and harpsichord concert.
Sonata No. 3 in C Major for violin & continuo
   by Arcangelo Corelli
   Adagio-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro-Allegro
Passacaglia in g minor for solo violin
   by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata in a minor for solo harpsichord, K. 175, Allegro
   by Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in A Major for solo harpsichord, K. 208, Andante e cantabile
   by Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in A Major for solo harpsichord, K. 209, Allegro
   by Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata No. 1 in d minor for violin & continuo
   by Tomaso Albinoni
   Adagio-Allegro-Largo-Allegro
Sonata in G Major, BWV 1019 for violin & harpsichord
   by Johann Sebastian Bach
   Allegro-Largo-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
Heidi Powell, baroque violin.
Daniel Pyle, harpsichord.
Apr 13 Sat - - - - - -
Apr 27, 5PM Sat Viola and piano concert.
Telemann Viola Concerto in G Major
Notturno in D Major for viola and piano by Beethoven
Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
Märchenbilder by Schumann
Laura Gallucci, viola.
Gary Magby, piano.
May 4, 5PM Sat Piano solo recital.
SONATA OP. 81A LES ADIEUX ... L. van BEETHOVEN
   Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux - The Farewell): Adagio - Allegro
   Abwesenheit (L'Absence - The Absence): Andante espressivo
   Das Wiedersehen (Le Retour - The Return)
Rhapsody in g minor op. 79 No. 2 … J. BRAHMS
   Intermezzo op. 117 … (No. 2 or No. 3)
   Hungarian Dance … WoO 1 no 2
Barcarolle op. 60 … F.CHOPIN
Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine … M. RAVEL
Preludes Book I … C. DEBUSSY
   Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
      (The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air)
   Les collines d'Anacapri (The Hills of Anacapri)
   Des pas sur la neige (Footsteps in the snow)
   Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (What the West Wind has Seen)
   La fille aux cheveux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
   Minstrels (Minstrels)
Fredericka King.
May 11, 5PM Sat Mother's Day Eve concert. Violin and piano
Charles Dancla, opus 89 ... six aires et variations
Ludwig van Beethoven, opus 24 Sonata violin and piano
Smaller works of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liadov, Cuï, Prokofiev and Arensky
Sascha Zaburdaeva, violin. Gary Magby, piano.
May 18, 5PM Sat Piano solo recital.
Songs Without Words ... Felix Mendelssohn
   Op. 19 no.1 E Major
   Op. 30 no. 6 F sharp minor “Venetian
      Gondola Song
   Op. 38 no. 3 E Major
Fantasie in C Major op.15 “Wanderer” ... Franz Schubert
   I. Allegro con fuoco, II. Adagio, III. Presto,
   IV. Allegro
New Composition ... Hiroya Miura
Frederic Chopin
   Berceus op. 57
   Nocturn op. 27 no.1
   Ballade no. 1 G minor
Chiharu Naruse.
May 25, 5PM Sat Piano solo recital.
A Brahms and Schumann program.
Quatre Pièces Fugitives, Op. 15 Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
   Larghetto
   Un poco agitato
   Andante espressivo
   Scherzo
Aria and 5 variations Handel (1685-1757)
   From Suite no 3 in Bb major
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
   Op. 24 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Carnaval, Op. 9 Robert Schumann (1810-1856) “21 Little Scenes on Four Notes”
   Preambule (prelude)
   Pierrot (mime of the Commedia dell'Arte,
      17th Century Italy)
   Arlequin (clown of the Commedia dell'Arte,
      17th Century Italy)
   Valse Noble (noble waltz)
   Eusebius (Schumann’s shy & introspective
      persona)
   Florestan (Schumann’s flashy and outgoing
      persona)
   Coquette (flirt)
   Replique (the reply)
   Papillons (butterflies)
   A.S.C.H S.C.H.A. (letters representing
      German musical notes)
   Chiarina (Italian for “Clara,” who became
      Schumann’s wife)
   Chopin (the famous piano composer)
   Estrella (an ex-girlfriend)
   Reconnaissance (meeting)
   Pantolon et Columbine (a pair of clowns
      from the Commedia dell'Arte, 17th
   Century Italy)
   Valse Allemande (a traditional court dance)
   Paganini (the famous violinist)
   Aveu (secret)
   Promenade (a stately walk); Pause
   Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins
       (march in defense of quality music)
George Lopez.
Jun 1, 5PM Sat Violin and piano concert ... From Baroque to Neoclassical.
Chaconne for violin solo ... Bach
Sonata #3 in E flat major for piano and violin ... Beethoven
Sonata for violin and piano ... Franck
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (Girl with the flaxen hair) Debussy
Meditation for viola and piano ... Andriasov
Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet ... Prokofiev
Anatole Wieck, violin.
Chiharu Naruse, piano.
       
       

Musicians

BaezaClarinetist Anna Maria Baeza is an active solo and chamber musician who has been heard in recital throughout the United States, Canada, France, the Czech Republic and Hungary. She has collaborated with world-renowned oboist Maurice Bourgue and French hornist Andre Cazallet in chamber music performances in Prague and Budapest under the auspices of the European Mozart Foundation. She has performed on live television broadcasts on French and Czech television and on public radio in the United States. In collaboration with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Valek, Ms.Baeza recorded and performed “Hradcany”, a work for clarinet and orchestra by Eric Funk. In Maine, she has been featured on the Machais Bay Concert Series, Music at the North Church in Eastport, and the Mary Potterton Memorial Concert Series in Lubec, as well as the Summer Concert Series of St. John’s Organ Society in Bangor, and The Winter Harbor Music Festival. Other Music Festivals include June in Buffalo, Aspen, Taos/Angel Fire, and Banff. Ms. Baeza maintains an active teaching studio in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Ann’s School where she also coaches chamber music and conducts the Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Baeza holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied with Charles Neidich and Jack Kreiselman. She holds a Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Southern California where she worked with David Shifrin and Mitchell Lurie. Other major teachers have included Guy Deplus. In addition, she has studied with distinguished chamber musicians Julius Levine, Gilbert Kalish, and Yehuda Gilad.

BirchOrganist Kevin Birch holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa with previous studies at New England Conservatory in Boston and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 1992 he has served as Director of Music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, Maine where he also serves as Executive Director of St. John’s Organ Society. He is a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine’s School of the Performing Arts in Orono and serves on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Portland. He has performed solo recitals in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and for several national conventions of the Organ Historical Society.

CaptTimothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US, including appearances with world renowned early music specialists Derek Lee Ragin and Jennifer Lane. Regionally, he has frequently appeared in concert with violinists Heidi Powell and Richard Hsu. Together with the tenor Timothy Neill Johnson, he formed the duo Music’s Quill in 2000. This year, he formed a new ensemble with cellist Raffael Scheck. Lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp from 1990-96, he is currently on the applied music faculties of the Portland Conservatory of Music and Colby College, where he directed the Collegium Musicum during the 2015-16 academic year. He holds a soloist's diploma from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and a PhD from Duke University.The latest of his nine CD recordings includes his transcription of the Bach Ciaccona for solo violin. Mr. Burris founded the Portland Early Music Festival in 2011, and in October 26-28, 2018 directed it for the seventh time.

Capt Benoît Capt was born in Geneva, where he studied singing with Marga Liskutin and piano with Alexis Golovine, and obtained a Master of Arts in Musicology at the University of Geneva. Several scholarships (Leenaards, Migros, Mosetti, Marescotti) gave him the opportunity to study at Leipzig Musikhochschule with Hans-Joachim Beyer, where he was awarded a Konzertdiplom with Distinction. In 2007 Benoît received a Diplôme de Soliste from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with congratulations from the jury, having studied in the class of Gary Magby, with whom he continues to work. Benoît Capt received support from the Leenaards Foundation in 2006 to study Chamber Music repertoire with Phillip Moll in Leipzig, accompanied by pianist Sonja Lohmiller. Together they were awarded a Postgraduate Konzertdiplom in 2009 with congratulations from the jury, as well as winning several international competitions for Lied and French melodie (Gounod Special Prize Toulouse, Second Prize at the Weiden Max Reger Competition and First Prize at the Concours de Marmande). In 2008, Benoît Capt won the Young Talent Prize from the Association Vaudoise des Amis de l'OSR, which gave him the opportunity to record with pianist Todd Camburn. At the Opéra de Lausanne Benoît Capt was a member of the ensemble L'Envol, where he made his debut as Ben in Menotti’s Telephone in 2006-2007 (on tour in the Opéra Comique Paris and at Opéra de Vichy, where he interpreted also the Chief of Police in Menotti’s Amelia al ballo). He made very well received appearances as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Lausanne), Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Théatre du Jorat), title role in Telemann’s Pimpinone (on tour in Switzerland and France), and as Gamekeeper in The cunning little Vixen (Montpellier/Corum Berlioz). Upcoming roles include Schaunard in La Bohème and Paolo in Simon Boccanegra (Lausanne).

Duo YUMENO Duo YUMENO (夢乃). New York based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki create a singular fusion of sound, inspired by tradition but with a contemporary sensibility, exploring the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music. Kimura and Tamaki first collaborated at the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival in 2008 and since then have been performing together regularly in Japan and the US. They were also invited to perform in Turkey and visited Trinidad to be featured at the opening concert of "Japan - CARICOM Friendship Year 2014". In 2014, they were awarded the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program grant, and in 2015, received the Baroque Saal Award given by the Aoyama Foundation in Kyoto. In 2015, the duo was invited to perform at the University of Cambridge in the UK. The duo was featured at the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC and performed at the John F Kennedy Center. On March 2, 2019, the duo will perform at Carnegie Hall to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Kimura graduated from Tokyo University of Arts and was awarded a scholarship from the Agency of Culture Affairs of Japan. Awards include the First prize at the prestigious 10th Kenjun Memorial National Koto Competition. As a koto/shamisen soloist, she has performed with numerous string quartets, chamber ensembles and chamber orchestras. Following his studies at Eastman School of Music, Rice University and Northwestern University, Tamaki served as the principal cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has given numerous performances of major concertos with the orchestra. He currently serves as the principal cellist of the Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra and is a member of the Albany Symphony. Their activities have been featured in the media such as the New York Times, Chamber Music America Magazine, the Yomiuri Shinbun, Hōgaku Journal and NPR.

Yukiko Fukumizu Yukiko Fukumizu (福水有紀子) was born in Tokyo, Japan, where she started to play piano at the age of four. Her teachers included Nobuko Yagi and Toshiko Katsutani. In 1989 Ms. Fukumizu graduated from the Tokyo Women’s Christian University. In 1997 Ms. Fukumizu won the first price at the PTNA piano competition in Tokyo, after which she performed numerous recitals throughout Japan. Since 2003 Ms. Fukumizu has played with Anatole Wieck having performed in the United States, including live concerts at the MPBN radio station in Bangor and in New York city at the Tenri Cultural Foundation in 2016 and 2017. They also performed in Vitoria, Spain, in 2005. In 2007 they recorded the Vieuxtemps and Stamitz viola sonatas. At the invitation of Artes Revueltas Music School from Cholula, Mexico, Ms. Fukumizu taught master classes and played a piano violin recital at the Teatro de la Ciudad Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. She is a member of The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan (PTNA) and Yamaha Piano Concert Gread advisor. Since 1994, she has taught piano at YAMAHA Music School in Tokyo.

Laura GallucciLaura Gallucci teaches more than 50 students at RDL Strings in Bangor. She is Principal viola of the Bangor Symphony, and her solo work with this groups has been described by the Bangor Daily News over the years as "Haunting, evocative, played with finesse, and lovely." She freelances with a variety of top level groups in Maine. She is also co-founder of the hard folk band, St. Huckleberry, in which she has played electric viola, violin, fiddle, bass and piano. She and her husband, singer / songwriter Michael Gallucci have co-written and recorded more than 100 original pieces of music. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet.

 

Tim GarrettA native Mainer, Tim Garrett studied cello at The New England Conservatory, Bowdoin International Music Festival and University of Southern Maine School of Music with William Rounds, Andre Emelianoff, Nicolas Jones, Peter Howard, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Peter Howard and Nathan Stutch. Tim has performed with orchestras all over New England, Canada, Italy and at New York's Carnegie Hall. Currently, he is a member of the Bangor Symphony and Maine Pro Musica cello sections as well as maintaining an active freelance and teaching career. Tim also has a passion for exploring other kinds of music, staying active in the Portland Rock scene. He has performed and recorded with many different groups including Gypsy Tailwing, Ray Lamontagne, Rustic Overtones and Mannheim Steamroller. His band, Peter Miller, just released their debut album called "Shake the Dawn."

Fredericka King<Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and dazzling technical control. These gifts are further enhanced by her deeply sensitive musical instincts and her wide ranging musical interests. Her programs feature an exciting variety of repertoire, played with expertise and artistic conviction. Miss King's solo performances in Boston have included recitals at historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the African Meeting House on the Black Heritage Trail. She has appeared as soloist with several New England orchestras and has been the featured artist of radio broadcasts on stations such as WVPR in Vermont, WGBH in Boston, and WGMS in Washington, D.C. She was invited to perform at the Black American Music Symposium at the University of Michigan, the American Women Composers Conference at Boston University, and has presented programs celebrating Black History Month at the Museum of Our National Heritage, Southeastern Massachusetts University, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Fredericka has received degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and studied in the Doctoral program at Boston University. She was awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England and also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Miss King is a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, teaching young students and adult piano classes. In addition, she maintains a busy private teaching studio. She has taught Music History at Emerson College for a number of years and was recently appointed Music-Historian in Residence.

George Lopez George Lopez, Bowdoin's Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence, has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for over 25 years. Known in Europe, South America and the US for his "...kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception..." (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, Mr. Lopez recently premiered a new piano concerto here in Maine and is also comfortable in styles of music ranging from jazz, ragtime to more contemporary styles of improvisation. He has toured Philadelphia, NYC, the Bay Area, Seattle, Mexico and around New England, making his first visit to Cuba recently to give masterclasses and concerts with the Aries Trio. His "Music in the Museum" series at Bowdoin College has consistently sold out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas. Mr. Lopez has taken up the baton and conducts the Bowdoin College Orchestra made up entirely of students. He resides in Brunswick, Maine.

Gary MagbyBorn in Presque Isle, Maine in 1950, Gary Magby completed his musical studies at the Boston and New England Conservatories. In 1973 he accepted his first post as voice teacher at the Boston Conservatory/ Extension Division and in 1974 began a parallel career as co-repetiteur assuring musical preparation of productions for the Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Company of Boston, St.Louis Opera and the Washington Opera. Fellow in opera administration at the Juilliard American Opera Center beginning in 1977, he founded at the same time a private vocal studio in New York. In 1983 he became director of the Young Artists Program for the Chautauqua Opera where he was also Music Director between 1988 and 1993. From 1984 until 1988 he was director of the Young Artists Program for the Miami Opera Association. From 1993 to 2001 he was resident voice teacher for the Opéra National de Lyon and maintained a private studio in Paris. Beginning in 2001 he directed the opera department of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where from 2002 until 2013 he was professor of singing and chairman of the voice department. From 2009 until 2012 he has gave MasterClasses for the Staats Oper Graz and recently at the University Yonsei in Seoul as well as the HEMU/Lausanne. His students are presently singing in all of the world’s major opera houses : Met, San Francisco, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, etc.

Amy Maier Amy Maier holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Maine at Orono, a Post Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She teaches class piano and private lessons at the University of Maine at Farmington.  She has been the long time accompanist for the Maine Summer Youth Music Camp and has accompanied for music festivals in New England as well as the Maine All State Chorus.  She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and has served as President of the State affiliate, Maine Music Teachers Association (MMTA).  She currently resides in Bangor where she runs a piano studio and serves as music director for Hampden Congregational Church.

 

Marina Minkin Marina Minkin performs and records regularly as a soloist, and as a member of the Phoenix Ensemble, the Spectrum Ensemble, and with the Israel Contemporary Players (Ensemble 21). She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Jerusalem Academy, Israel, and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University, USA. Currently she resides in Israel and teaches harpsichord and baroque music courses at the Levinsky College School of Music Education, at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel-Aviv and at the Jezreel Valley Art Center. Marina Minkin has just released 2 new CDs: a recording of Vittorio Rieti’s harpsichord solo and chamber music on New World Records featuring acclaimed American and Israeli artists, and “Conversations” – contemporary music for 2 harpsichords (with David Shemer) on Omnibus Classics. Her other recordings include the CD Harpsichord Music by Israeli Composers (Albanu Records), the album Bach, Bach & Bach (Artona) featuring sonatas for viola and harpsichord by J.S. Bach and his sons (with Michael Zaretsky, viola), and numerous appearances on the WGBH radio station (Boston), the Kol Israel classical music radio station (Israel), RCJ radio Paris, and WNYC radio NewYork. From 2009. Dr. Minkin has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Yehiam Renaissance Festival (Western Galilee, Israel).

Chiharu NaruseChiharu Naruse holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Instruction from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In Berlin, Naruse studied piano under Klaus Bäßler and Lied Accompaniment under Wolfram Riegar. Naruse has performed throughout the world in recitals and piano competitions including a piano concert to benefit Amnesty International in Germany, the Hyogo Piano Competition in Japan (silver prize), the Clara Haskil piano competition in Switzerland, the Pescara Academie Piano Competition in Italy and the International Mozart Wettbewerb in Salzburg Austria. In the spring of 2002, Naruse moved to the United States to study under Frank Glazer. Since her arrival Naruse has given several recitals at Bates College, collaborate with the Portland String Quartet, DaPonte String Quartet and Frank Glazer, performed Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, Mozart Piano Concerto K466 and the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the Augusta Symphony and concert toured Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Maine Pro Musica ensemble under conductor Janna Hymes. Naruse appeared as a featured artist at the Ocean Park Music Festival and the Franco-American Heritage Center. 2012-13 seasons Naruse performed all of the Beethoven's 10 sonatas for violin and piano with violinist Dean Stein at Bates college.In 2014 Chiharu was invited to perform at the Parma Music Festival.  Her solo performance work by Sergio Corvertti was selected to be one of the tracks on a CD, released in June 2015, capturing the highlights from the three days long musical festival. This recording is now available on iTunes and Spotify. In addition to maintaining a regular performance schedule Naruse is also a well-respected music teacher, chamber music coach, music competition adjudicator and accompanist, with many of her students receiving competition prizes. Naruse currently is a member of the applied music faculty at Bates College and is also a faculty member at the Portland Conservatory of Music.

CaptHeidi Powell is a baroque violin specialist and has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Washington Bach Consort. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma in Violin from Oberlin Conservatory. Heidi's prize winning performance in the American Bach Soloists International Bach Violin Competition was heralded by the New York Times as "supremely confident and powerful". Heidi has taught violin and chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory, Kneisel Hall, Creative Sparks, and George Stevens Academy. She is a Suzuki violin teaching specialist and teaches privately in Ellsworth. She is the founder and director of BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine. Heidi enjoys hiking, swimming, cooking, writing and being creative in making & doing everything, including visual art. She lives in Ellsworth with her violinist husband, Richard Hsu, their 5 year old son, Daniel and their small dog, Pepina.

CaptDaniel Pyle, keyboardist for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, taught at Clayton College and State Universityand is currently organist and music director for St. Saviours Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor. Dr. Pyle and his wife Catherine Bull are founding members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and have performed with them throughout the group’s existence. Dr. Pyle has appeared as organ-soloist with Georgia’s Albany Symphony Orchestra, playing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony; has performed as harpsichord-soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performing all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos; and with Orchestra Atlanta in Roswell. His CD The Eastman School of Music Maiden’s Songe: Virginal Music on the Lautenwerk was released in 1998 on the Gasparo label. He studied organ and harpsichord at the University of Alabama and the Eastman School of Music and in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt and Hans van Nieuwkoop.

Anatole WieckMax Treitler's musical life was shaped almost entirely by time spent in this area. Over the course of seven summers spent at Kneisel Hall, he was the grateful student of George Sopkin and Barbara Stein Mallow as well as receiving chamber music instruction from Seymour Lipkin and Artur Balsam. After a prolonged and painful series of years spent in the wilds of New York's freelance musical jungle, he finally saw wisdom, and returned to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he now happily messes about in the areas of overlap between wine, food and music.




Anatole WieckBorn in Latvia, Anatole Wieck received his first musical education in Riga and Moscow. In the United States since 1973, he studied violin and viola at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts working closely with Ivan Galamian, Lillian Fuchs, and Paul Doktor. He also studied baroque interpretation with Carol Lieberman at Boston University. He plays baroque viola, viola d’amore and baroque violin. Since 1986 Dr. Wieck has taught upper strings at the University of Maine and conducted the University of Maine Orchestra. He has performed and conducted in Europe, North and South America, and has participated in chamber music festivals such as Chamber Music/West (San Francisco), White Nights (St. Petersburg, Russia) and festivals in Montepulciano, Italy and Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Wieck also performed for Baroque Chamber Music festivals in Spain. In May, 2006 he traveled to Guatemala as a Fulbright Senior Specialist where he conducted the Juventud y Música Foundation orchestra, gave master classes to students and faculty of the Guatemala National Conservatory. As a member of the Ad Libitum Ensemble that specializes in Baroque music, Dr. Wieck toured Israel in December 2007. In April 2008 Dr. Wieck performed at Carnegie Recital Hall in NY City. Between 2009 and 2012 he traveled five times to Mexico to teach, perform, and conduct. Dr. Wieck collaborated with Artes Revueltas. In the spring of 2013 Dr. Wieck performed and taught in Japan as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with the Baroque Orchestra of Maine and is director of the String Program at Maine Summer Youth Music at the University of Maine. In 2010 Dr. Wieck co-founded the Chamber Music Institute (CMI) with his Juilliard classmate Akiko Hirose-Silver.

Joachim WoitunJoachim Woitun studied cello at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium and the Hochschule fuer Musik in Munich, Germany. He moved to the United States in 1987 to continue his studies with Michael Flaksman at California State University in Fresno. Mr. Woitun earned his MA degree from City University of New York while studying cello with Stephen Kates and Barbara Mallow-Stein; baroque performance practice with Ray Erickson and Fred Hauptman; chamber music with Daniel Phillips; and contemporary music with Ronald Roseman. He has also been featured in masterclasses taught by William Pleeth, Leslie Parnas and Sharon Robinson. Mr. Woitun's performance credits include being a soloist with the Orchester Kurt Graunke in Munich and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in Washington State. He has premiered works by Ronald Roseman, Jennifer Griffith and Carmen Braden. As a recitalist, he can be heard regularly in the greater metropolitan area of New York City and in Downeast Maine, where he has performed at Bay Chamber Concerts in Machias, at Summerkeys in Lubec and at Fog Fest as part of the Roosevelt Estate on Campobello Island. Mr. Woitun teaches at the Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, as well as at the United Nations International School in Manhattan. In addition to maintaining an active private studio in Brooklyn, New York, he has been on the faculty of Summerkeys in Lubec, Maine since 2006.

Sascha Zaburdaeva-LorimerSascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer is a Russian born musician whose heart belongs to America. Mrs. Lorimer has become a prominent performer and conductor throughout Maine.  She conducts the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, sits first violin in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, holds the concertmaster position in the Colby College Symphony, and regularly performs chamber music and is a veteran teacher of violin/viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. Mrs Lorimer got her first bachelor’s degree in violin performance, teaching, and orchestral playing from one of  Russia’s  most prestigious music schools, the Gnesin’s College of Music in Moscow. Following her heart, she continued her music adventures in New York where she studied under Masao Kawasaki and Itzhak Perlman. After getting a second bachelor’s degree in violin performance Sascha moved to Maine to finish her graduate studies with Anatole Wieck. She immediately applied her passion to music here in Maine, co-founding the MSYM summer string program at the University of Maine with Dr. Wieck. Finding mentorship and support, she conducts the MSYM string orchestra and works energetically to assure that music plays a vital role in securing a peaceful and bright future for our children. Mrs, Lorimer resides in Bangor, the best place on earth, with her husband Robert Lorimer, owner of RDL Strings/Fine Violins.

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