January 20, 2009
Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and Pianist Daniel Schene in Chamber Concert at Webster University
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra cellist Bjorn Ranheim joins Pianist Daniel Schene in a Chamber Concert at Webster University. Works performed include:
Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19 Serge Rachmaninoff
Trio in B Major, Op. 8 Johannes Brahms
with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra violinist Lisa Chong
Sunday, February 1, 2009, 4 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5 at the door.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
Daniel Schene was born in New York City and has been heard as recitalist, concert soloist, chamber musician and accompanist across the U. S. and Canada, as well as France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Chile, Brazil and Asia. Recent performances have included four appearances at the International Chamber Music Festival of Brazil, a recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Beethoven Fourth Concerto in St. Louis.
Mr. Schene is the duo partner of Eva Szekely, first violinist of the famed Esterhazy Quartet, and of acclaimed soprano Carole Gaspar. In addition, he is a frequent guest artist with the St. Louis Symphony’s Chamber Music St. Louis concerts and the Prelude series at Powell Symphony Hall. He has collaborated with renowned cellist Zara Nelsova and Denes Kovacs, director of the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
After his debut at age fifteen with the Charlotte Symphony, Daniel Schene studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts with Rebecca Penneys, and subsequently received his bachelors’ and masters’ degrees from Indiana University, studying with Gyorgy Sebok and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli. At Indiana University he was the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Battista Memorial Award. In demand as a teacher as well as a performer, Mr. Schene has been Artist in Residence and Director of Keyboard Studies at Webster University since 1983. He is a founding faculty member of the Indiana University Summer Academy and of the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. Mr. Schene records for CRI Records.
American-born, Norwegian cellist Bjorn Ranheim was appointed to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in April 2005. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ranheim served as Associate Principal Cello of the Fort Worth Symphony. He is now in his third season with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. In 2006, he was appointed Principal Cello of the Colorado Music Festival by Music Director Michael Christie. He has performed and toured with the orchestras of Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit and Baltimore; collaborating with David Robertson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Bernard Labadie, Alasdair Neale and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Mr. Ranheim has held Principal and Assistant Principal Cello positions with the New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Festival Orchestra and -- at the invitation of the music director -- Principal Cello with Quebec City’s critically acclaimed Le Violons du Roy. He made his solo debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in 1996, as a winner of the Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association Competition.
Actively performing in chamber music, Bjorn Ranheim has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Central America, with performances at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum, El Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. He has participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Seminar, Costa Rica International Chamber Music Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Audubon Quartet Seminar, and has been a frequent guest artist at the National Flute Association Convention. A committed advocate of contemporary music, Ranheim has performed world-premiere performances of works by Stephen Paulus, Paul Schoenfield and Steven Heitzig.
Bjorn Ranheim received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Stephen Geber, retired Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra.