February 6, 2009
An Intimate Evening of Violin, Clarinet and PianoWHO:
The Community Music School of Webster University presents faculty member Nina Ferrigno, piano, with Scott Andrews, clarinet and guest artist Catherine French, violin, in recital. The trio will open the concert by performing Milhaud’s Suite, Op. 157b Pour Violon, Clarinette et Piano, and close with Contrasts for Piano,Violin and Clarinet by Bartók. Mr. Andrews will perform 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet by Stravinsky, and Ms. French and Ms. Ferrigno team up on Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Ms. Ferrigno and Mr. Andrews will also play the Brahms work, Sonata in E-Flat, Op. 120, No. 2 for Klavier und Klarinette.
Community Music School of Webster University Faculty Recital
Friday, February 20, 2009
Community Music School of Webster University Concert Hall
535 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
FREE and open to all
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The Community Music School of Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Community Music School receives assistance from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and the Regional Arts Commission.
Webster Groves, West County at Faust Park, University City at Trinity Presbyterian and Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club
About the Artists
Praised as "elegant" in the Boston Globe and "extraordinary" by the New York Times, Scott Andrews has been critically acclaimed in solo and chamber music performances across the country. A sought-after collaborative musician, Mr. Andrews has performed with many of today's leading artists, including Jaime Laredo, Robert Mann, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian, and Ursula Oppens. An avid proponent of new music, he has performed with organizations such as Composers in Red Sneakers, the Auros Group for New Music and Boston Musica Viva. Mr. Andrews has appeared as a solo artist with the Ying String Quartet, the Calyx Piano Trio, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players among many others. As Principal Clarinet of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2005, Mr. Andrews has appeared as a concerto soloist in each of his first three seasons. Before joining the Saint Louis Symphony, Mr. Andrews had been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has lectured and given classes throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. Mr. Andrews was for many years the Woodwind Department Chair at Boston Conservatory and is a faculty member at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. He will be performing and teaching at the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan this summer.
Originally from Virginia, Mr. Andrews studied piano and violin before discovering the clarinet, studying with Edward Knakal of Virginia Beach. He attended the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts and also studied at the Interlochen Music Center in Michigan. He graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music where he was a clarinet student of Harold Wright.
Nina Ferrigno, described by the St. Louis-Dispatch as "a magnificent pianist," has appeared in major concert venues throughout North America. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), with whom she has been a core member since its inception. Her festival appearances include those at Tanglewood, Banff, Norfolk, the Skaneateles Festival, and the Coastal Carolina Chamber Music Festival. Her appearance with members of the St. Louis Symphony at the Pulitzer Foundation was touted as "the high point" of the evening by the Post-Dispatch. Ms. Ferrigno is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with distinction. Her principal teachers were Wha Kyung Byun and Randall Hodgkinson. As a long-time member-director of the AUROS Group for New Music and founding member of the Boston-based Calyx Piano Trio, Ms. Ferrigno is committed to bringing classical music to new audiences and strives to commission and perform new works in a variety of settings. Her chamber music recording of Lansing McLoskey’s “Tinted” was released by Albany Records in 2008.
Visiting from Boston, violinist Catherine French is a native of Victoria, British Columbia, where she began Suzuki studies on the violin at the age of four. A frequent soloist, Ms. French has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout Canada and the United States, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1992. She has been a participant in the Portland, Lake Winnipesaukee, Marlboro, and Carolina Chamber Music Festivals. Ms. French is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer's Certificate, and the Juilliard School, where she earned a Master's degree. Her major teachers have included Dr. Lise Elson, Miriam Fried, Felix Galimir and Joel Smirnoff. Ms. French joined the violin section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 1994. She can be heard in the Boston area as a member of Collage New Music and the Calyx Trio, and in performance with other BSO members as part of the Prelude concerts at Symphony Hall and other local venues.