Nov. 28, 2011
The Szekely-Schene Duo in Concert at Webster University featuring Violinist Eva Szekely and Pianist Daniel Schene
Webster University presents a concert featuring the Szekely-Schene Duo with Eva Szekely, violin and Daniel Schene, piano. The program includes Vivaldi Sonata in A Major, Mozart Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 454 and Gabriel Faure Sonata in A Major, Op. 13.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, 4 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5, general admission, $3, seniors, at the door
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128
A native of New York, Professor Daniel Schene has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, concert soloist, and accompanist across the United States and Canada, as well as France, Italy, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Greece and Asia.
Professor Schene is the duo partner of Eva Szekely, first violinist of the Esterhazy Quartet. He is a frequent guest artist with the Saint Louis Symphony’s Chamber Music St. Louis concerts and the Prelude series at Powell Hall. He has collaborated with renowned cellist Zara Nelsova and Denes Kovacs, director of the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
After his debut with the Charlotte Symphony at fifteen, he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts.
He received the BM and MM in Piano Performance from Indiana University, studying with Gyorgy Sebok and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli. At Indiana, he was the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Battista Memorial Award. Professor 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 the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. Mr. Schene records for the CRI label.
Professor Szekely has concertized throughout North America, Europe and South America. She has appeared on the Musique en Seine series in France and the Lambach Festival in Austria. In Brazil, Szekely has been a regular guest artist at the internationally acclaimed Chamber Music Festival of Pará and the Londrina Music Festival, and has presented concerts and masterclasses in all of that country's major musical centers. She has premiered works written and dedicated to her by distinguished contemporary composers including, among others, James Willey, Chester Biscardi, Erich Leitner, and Roberto Escobar. She has been heard on national radio and television broadcasts in the United States and abroad and has recorded for CRI and Albany Records.
Professor Szekely received her bachelor of music and master of science degrees in violin performance from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Ivan Galamian. She studied chamber music with Franco Gulli, Zoltan Szekely, and members of The Juilliard Quartet. She teaches violin and is first violinist of the Esterhazy Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at MU. She currently holds the Catherine P. Middlebush Chair in Fine Arts.