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Performance Planning

Organizing a live performance on our busy campus can be a complex task. The Department of Event Management is here to help you navigate the complexities!

Please contact us first –before you book a performer– so that we may:

  • Discuss available performance dates.
  • Help identify appropriate venues.
  • Assess the College’s ability to support your event.

To help us assess your needs, you may also be asked to submit a Performance Proposal Form.

 

The Production Advisory Group
Depending on the complexity of your event, we may contact the Production Advisory Group (PAG) for assistance. PAG is a newly formed organization designed to streamline and facilitate the process of planning and producing performances in designated venues across campus. PAG works together with existing planning resources such as the Department of Event Management, Student Activities, or CAPP; using established procedures and space use policies to lend their expertise toward to goal of achieving successful events.

Please visit the PAG’s web site for more on their role.

Till Fellner, piano; 10/09/2010

 

Till Fellner, piano
Saturday, October 9, 2010
8:00 P.M.
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

With his scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command, Austrian pianist Till Fellner is in demand at all the major music venues. The Washington Post proclaims that this student of Alfred Brendel "plays Beethoven sonatas like a poet." Fellner's Vermont premiere opens the 91st season of the Performing Arts Series with three masterpieces constituting a perfect distillation of Beethoven's famous "third period": Piano Sonatas no. 30 in E, op. 109; no. 31 in A-flat, op. 110; and no. 32 in C Minor, op. 111.

Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6; on sale to College ID card holders now; on sale to the general public September 13.

http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets or 802-443-MIDD (6433)
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Video
Till Fellner, piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major for Piano, Op. 109

  1. Vivace, ma non troppo
  2. Prestissimo
  3. Gesangvoll, mit innigser Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major for Piano, Op. 110

  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 32 in C minor for Piano, Op. 111

  1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
  2. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Artist Biography

Till Fellner, piano

Till Fellner was born in Vienna, where he studied with Helene Sedo-Stadler. Further studies led him to Alfred Brendel, Meira Farkas, Oleg Maisenberg, and Claus-Christian Schuster.

Mr. Fellner's international career was launched in 1993 when he won First Prize at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland. Since then he has performed as guest artist with many renowned orchestras and at the major music centres of Europe, the United States, and Japan, as well as at prestigious festivals around the world.

He has collaborated with numerous conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnányi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Claudius Traunfellner, Franz Welser-Möst, and Hans Zender.

In the fall of 2010 Mr. Fellner concludes his celebrated cycle of Beethoven sonatas, which has taken him to New York, Washington, Tokyo, London, Paris, and Vienna. His recital programme for the new season includes works by Haydn, Schumann, and Liszt, as well as a world premiere of a composition by Kit Armstrong. During the 2010-11 season, Mr. Fellner will place an increasing emphasis on orchestral engagements; he is scheduled to tour South America with the Bamberg Symphony and Jonathan Nott, and Spain with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He will also be appearing as soloist with the Concertgebouw Orkest, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, to name just a few.

Other projects include a European tour with Lisa Batiashvili and Adrian Brendel, with whom he will perform the world premiere of a piano trio by Harrison Birtwistle, as well as lieder recitals of the three Schubert cycles with Mark Padmore.

Till Fellner has numerous recordings to his credit; his most recent release on the ECM label was of the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, as well as the premiere of „Böse Zellen," a piano concerto by Thomas Larcher with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and Dennis Russell Davies.

Artist Website: http://www.tillfellner.com/


Press Quotes

"Fellner executes runs of stroboscopic evenness and clarity. The weight dissolves and the architecture dances."--Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"scrupulous musicianship and an intelligence that palpably searches in all directions for stimulus"--Paul Driver, The London Sunday Times

"Till Fellner is turning out to be one of the great musical chameleons."--Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Previous Season (2010-2011)

Till Fellner

October 9, Saturday

Till Fellner, piano

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

With his scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command, Austrian pianist Till Fellner is in demand at all the major music venues. The Washington Post proclaims that this student of Alfred Brendel "plays Beethoven sonatas like a poet." Fellner's Vermont premiere opens the 91st season of the Performing Arts Series with three masterpieces constituting a perfect distillation of Beethoven's famous "third period": Piano Sonatas no. 30 in E, op. 109; no. 31 in A-flat, op. 110; and no. 32 in C Minor, op. 111. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6.

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Paul Lewis
October 12, Tuesday

Paul Lewis, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

A volcano grounded pianist Paul Lewis in Europe last spring, preventing him from performing in Middlebury. But he has graciously cleared time in his busy schedule to return and play the repertoire programmed for that recital, including Mozart's Adagio in B Minor, the great Fantasie in C by Schumann, Vallée d'Obermann by Liszt, and Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated events on February 15 and May 1. 

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October 29, Friday

Sophie Shao and Friends

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Cellist Sophie Shao and her friends have become perennial favorites of Middlebury audiences, thanks to Shao's ability to assemble impromptu chamber ensembles of tremendous virtuosic talent. This first of two recitals (the second is March 4) features music by Ravel and piano quintets by Elgar and Schumann. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Tamar Rogoff-Diagnosis of a Faun
October 29-30, Friday-Saturday

Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects:
Diagnosis of a Faun

8:00 P.M. each evening,
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Drawing inspiration from Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun and dancer Gregg Mozgala's first-hand experience with cerebral palsy, choreographer Tamar Rogoff creates a creature that simultaneously inhabits two worlds. As Rogoff's faun moves through the seemingly disparate spheres of the operating room and the forest in the company of dancers and doctors, the curse of separation between medicine and art is lifted. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, the Dance Program, VSA Vermont, the Academic Outreach Endowment, the Program in Neuroscience, the Americans with Disabilities Act Office, and the Department of Biology. Visit our event page for additional residency information. 

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Sign Language Interpretation available

Please note: ASL interpretation will be provided for the Saturday evening performance.

 

 

Jupiter String Quartet


November 11, Thursday

Jupiter String Quartet

12:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

The Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning Jupiter String Quartet was recently named "one of the strongest young string quartets in the country" by the New York Sun. The Boston Globe has noted "their tone quality is pleasing, their style polished, their equilibrium secure, and their intonation superb." The quartet's lunchtime concert includes Beethoven's op. 18, no. 4; and Schumann's op. 41, no. 3. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. See associated event November 12. 

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Diana Fanning 2010November 12, Friday

Diana Fanning, piano
Jupiter String Quartet
Dieuwke Davydov, cello

8:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

Beloved pianist Diana Fanning celebrates 40 years of performing professionally with a special program including Chopin's Nocturne no. 1, Carnaval by Schumann, and the Dvořák Quintet for Piano and Strings, performed with the Jupiter String Quartet. Cellist Dieuwke Davydov makes a special appearance to perform Glazunov's Chant du Menestrel with Fanning. This free Performing Arts Series concert is made possible with generous support from the Institute for Clinical Science and Art, in memory of Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. See associated event November 11. 

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Christianne Stotijn

November 30, Tuesday

Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Breinl, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

"Among young mezzo-sopranos, Christianne Stotijn is in a class apart; she stamps every note and word with character, and delivers her songs with a lyrical glow that considerably advance Grieg s global warming"-Times, London. Stotijn and Breinl return to Middlebury with a program entitled "Dream Works," featuring songs by Grieg, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Nareh Arghamanyan 3

January 21, Friday

Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

According to La Scena Musicale, Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan "meets the daunting demands . . . with a combination of technical bravura, singing tone, and poetic expression." The former Gilmore Rising Star plays a program of Rameau, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Paul Lewis piano 2
February 15, Tuesday

Paul Lewis, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Widely celebrated for his considered and profound interpretations of the classical repertoire, Paul Lewis is recognized internationally as one of today's most distinctive and poetic pianists. This concert commences a two-year cycle of Schubert works and features Schubert's Sonata no.15 in C, Drei Klavierstücke, and Sonata no.17 in D. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated events on October 12 and May 1. 

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Nathan Laube organist
February 27, Sunday

Nathan Laube, organ

3:00 P.M., Mead Memorial Chapel

Curtis Institute of Music graduate Nathan Laube is a rising star among young classical musicians and has quickly become a popular artist on the organ recital circuit. His brilliant playing, audience-friendly programs, and gracious demeanor have thrilled audiences and presenters across the United States and in Europe. This recital celebrates the 40th anniversary of the installation of Mead Chapel's Gress-Miles organ. Professor emeritus of music and College organist Emory Fanning leads a behind-the-scenes organ tour preceding the concert, at 2:15 p.m. Presented by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series.

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March 4, Friday

Sophie Shao and Friends

8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Cellist Shao and friends return to Middlebury with a vivid piano trio program featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Brahms. "The players maintained a seamless cohesion and a warm, lean tone. This was all the more admirable because they're not a regular ensemble, just colleagues and friends"-Times Union. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated event October 29. 

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Abbey Theatre - Terminus new
March 12, Saturday

Abbey Theatre, Ireland: TERMINUS

8:00 P.M., Wright Memorial Theatre

A young woman looking for love, a mother seeking atonement, and a serial killer who has sold his soul to the devil are ripped from their daily lives and thrown into a fantastical world. Playwright and director Mark O'Rowe weaves their interlocking, rhyming monologues into a truly original, gripping drama presented by Ireland's national theatre. Terminus has recently enjoyed hugely successful runs at New York's Public Theater and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Hilarious, startling, surprisingly touching and enormously satisfying ... a thrill ride"-Irish Times. For mature audiences. A discussion regarding the work immediately follows the performance. The U.S. tour of TERMINUS is supported by Culture Ireland and the Abbey Theatre is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Éalaoín. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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BigAPE-DG1
March 18-19, Friday-Saturday

Big Action Performance Ensemble

8:00 P.M. each evening,
Town Hall Theater

In reaction to dance competition reality shows that evaluate who is qualified to dance, Big APE presents Everyone Can Dance, a community-based performance project that celebrates the contagious allure of movement and the dynamic capabilities of the human body. The project includes a statewide tour and a four-week residency with Middlebury College students and local community participants. Visit go.middlebury.edu/dance for additional information. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series, Town Hall Theater, the Dance Program, and the Committee on the Arts. 


Belcea Quartet
March 24, Thursday

Belcea Quartet

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

The Belcea Quartet has gained an enviable reputation as one of the leading quartets of the new generation. It continues to take the British and international chamber-music circuit by storm, consistently receiving critical acclaim for its performances. In this third performance at Middlebury, the quartet will play Beethoven's op. 132, and Schubert's G Major Quartet. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Dubravka_Tomsic_piano
April 13, Wednesday

Dubravka Tomsic, piano

7:30 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomsic enjoys "something of a cult status among pianophiles" (Gramophone), with performances that convey "heroic power and Olympian vision" (Los Angeles Times), as well as "splendor, drama, passion, poetry, and subtlety" (Boston Globe). The only protégé of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein, Tomsic performs a program that includes works by Beethoven and Chopin. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series

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Paul Lewis piano
May 1, Sunday

Paul Lewis, piano

3:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts,
Concert Hall

Pianist Paul Lewis, Gramophone's Instrumentalist of the Year 2008, is a regular guest at Middlebury, as well as at the world's most prestigious venues and festivals. This second installment in Lewis's Schubert project features Schubert's 12 Waltzes, Four Impromptus, Hungarian Melody in B Minor, and Sonata no.18 in G Major. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. See associated events on October 12 and February 15. 

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Voices/Philip Hamilton '82; 02/27/2010

VOICES featuring Philip Hamilton '82

Saturday, February 27, 2010
8:00 p.m.

McCullough Social Space

Inspired by the power of the voice, Philip Hamilton ’82 creates an original a cappella performance that fuses global rhythms and influences. Voices combines unique, international vocal tones and techniques—such as Tuvan throat singing, Balinese monkey-chanting, and hip-hop’s beat-boxing—with the rich sounds of diverse a cappella singing styles, including doo-wop, Bulgarian choirs, barbershop quartets, South African miners’ songs, and Gregorian chants. An international cast of singers delivers this keynote event for the 2010 Vermont A Cappella Summit. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series and the Vermont A Cappella Summit. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies, and the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund. Details on residency activities forthcoming.

Tickets: $24/18/6
http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets or 802-443-MIDD (6433).

 



Video Sample:

Voices, NYC 2009

 




Program:

To be announced from the stage.



Artist Biographies:


PhilipHamilton

PHILIP HAMILTON '82 (Artistic Director and featured vocalist)

Philip Hamilton is one of the most exciting contemporary vocalist on the international Jazz and World Music stages. He is possessed with a voice that conveys a Warrior's strength, a Blues man's soul, a Romantic's heart and a Muezzin's spirit. Hamilton is a true original, who has performed and recorded with some of the leading musical minds of our time, including the Pat Metheny Group, Spyro Gyra, Steely Dan's Donald Fagan, Gilberto Gil, Mike Stern and John Cage. The New York Times calls his innovative singing and composing style, "contemporary and cutting edge."

His solo performances challenge audiences to redefine the voice and celebrate its limitless potential. The Village Voice noted of a recent Hamilton performance: "Hamilton's masterful voice...presented a tapestry of vocal and musical wonders." His larger ensembles also cross musical boundaries as they take listeners on journeys inspired by the blues, rock, jazz, classical, as well as sounds from around the world. His ensembles, both live and in the studio, have featured some of the music world's best and brightest performers including Greg Osby, Chieli Minucci, John Medeski, Matt Garrison, Bill Evans, Mike Manieri, Richard Bona, Gil Goldstein, Ottmar Liebert and Vernon Reid.

Hamilton is also recognized as a leading contemporary composer of music for dance. The recipient of 2004 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for his Body of Work in the field of Composition for Dance, Hamilton creates music that makes the spirit, the soul and the body move. He has composed for the world's leading choreographers and dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ron Brown, Mia Michaels, Ballet Hispanico, Rennie Harris, Robert Battle and Ann Reinking, the Tony award-winning choreographer of Chicago and Fosse. Ezekiel's Wheel, Hamilton's critically acclaimed work with Danny Buraczeski/Jazzdance is hailed as "a modern masterwork" in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Harry Bayron

HARRY BAYRON

Harry Bayron's credits include Fosse, No Strings at City Center's Encores Series; Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, FL; West Side Story at the Orlando Broadway Theatre as well as Orlando productions of Fame, Ain't Misbehavin', and Crazy For You. His directorial credits include Fame and The Last Five Years at the Studio Theatre of Orlando, FL. He is associated with OYT. He would like to thank his family W.P.B., 102, TRYBE, Debbie, BTP, and God for Guidance & Love. Peace.


Mike Hammond

MIKE HAMMOND

Mike Hammond's laundry list of accomplishments is an impressive feat for any music artist: personally invited to perform along side Billy Joel; opened for Stevie Wonder in Hawaii, and Diana Ross in Inglewood; and shared a night with Elton John performing for President Vladimir Putin of Russia. He has also shared the stage with such greats as Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle, recorded with 50 cent, and had the privilege of performing for the royal family of Morocco. Mike is releasing his 2 solo CD "ANOMALY" this year 2010.


Anointed S

"ANOINTED S"

From the Bronx, New York, vocal percussionist Shaun "Anointed S" Roig baffles beat box veterans and all crowds alike with his alluring percussive rhythms. He's has toured world wide with many theatrical productions & has toured with Alicia Keys on her summer tour of 2002. When asked about his goals he will simply reply, "To innovate beat and sound." When asked about his influences, Anointed S answers, "Jesus Christ & my family!"

 

Alexander Elisa

ALEXANDER ELISA

Alexander is a New York City native, a graduate of Oberlin College and performer of both stage and screen. He was part of the AUDELCO Award-nominated cast of Black Nativity which ran at The Duke on 42nd Street. Sought after for his resonant bass voice he has been heard in musicals Brother Can You Spare a Dime, operettas The Student Prince and in European concerts with Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers. He is currently voicing a character in his first animated feature film and was featured in two films that received New York City premieres in 2009.

Sabrina Lastman

SABRINA LASTMAN

Sabrina Lastman is a New York based vocalist, performer, composer & educator born in Uruguay. Drawing from jazz, Latin American, contemporary & experimental music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, she concentrates her work on jazz projects & the creation of interdisciplinary performances combining voice/sound/movement/visuals. She graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance, Israel. www.sabrina-lastman.com

 


Dakota Grey

DAKOTA GREY

Dakota Grey is based in NYC. She was the lead in the musical Mama I Want to Sing which toured Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia. She has also performed with Nelly Furtado, Rihanna and Bilal and can be heard on the soundtrack of the movie, American Gangsta with Diddy & Jay Z.

 

 

 


Sanjay Cherubala

SANJAY CHERUBALA

Sanjay Cherubala is trained in South Indian classical music (carnatic vocal and mridangam percussion) and has worked as an accompanist for dancers in the Bharatanatyam tradition. As a member of the vocal research group Weave, he practices harmonic overtone singing and vocal improvisation with and without words. Sanjay also pursues his passion for world music by exploring West African rhythms on the djembe.

 

ReneeAlbulario
RENEE ALBULARIO

Renée Albulario's favorite credits include Rim in Radiant Baby and Betty in The Sound of Plaid (NYU). Regional: Shelly in Hairspray, The King & I, The Adventures of Ezra Jack Keats (Weston Playhouse) and High School Musical 2 (North Carolina Theater). TV: "One Life to Live" (recurring), "Guiding Light." Renée is a proud graduate of New York University, and took part in their Collaborative Arts Project 21 program.

 

Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano: 01/15/2010

Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano

Friday, January 15, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

 


Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano
Young Russian pianist was nominated for BBC Music Magazine’s 2008 Best Instrumental CD of the Year for a “forthright, beautifully weighted” recording of Rachmaninoff works. At Middlebury, he plays Rachmaninoff’s 13 Preludes, op. 32; selections from compatriot Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues; and works by Chopin and Franck. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series.

Middlebury College press release available here.

Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6
http://go.middlebury.edu/tickets or 802-443-MIDD (6433).


 

Program:

FRANCK Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18

CHOPIN Ballade No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH Selections from 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87
No. 2 in A minor
No. 4 in E minor
No. 15 in Db major 


Intermission


RACHMANINOFF Preludes. Op. 32
No. 1 in C major (Allegro vivace)
No. 2 in B flat minor (Allegretto)
No. 3 in E major (Allegro vivace)
No. 4 in E minor (Allegro con brio)
No. 5 in G major (Moderato)
No. 6 in F minor (Allegro appassionato)
No. 7 in F major (Moderato)
No. 8 in A minor (Vivo)
No. 9 in A major (Allegro moderato)
No. 10 in B minor (Lento)
No. 11 in B major (Allegretto)
No. 12 in G sharp minor (Allegro)
No. 13 in D flat major (Grave - Allegro)


Artist Biography:

Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano

Described by London’s Classic FM Magazine as a “sensationally gifted” musician of “stunning artistry”, Rustem Hayroudinoff graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Lev Naumov, and received his postgraduate degree (DipRAM) at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton.

On hearing his performance, Lazar Berman praised him as ‘a serious artist and master, whose emergence in today’s atmosphere of pseudo-artistic and shallow music-making is specially valuable and welcome.’ His performances have been broadcast on most major classical radio stations, including RTE (Ireland), SBS and ABC (Australia), WFMT-FM (USA), CBC Radio 2 (Canada), Swedish Radio Corporation, NDR (Germany), Television Network of Chicago, Russian National Radio and UK's LBC, Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.

Hayroudinoff has recorded for NAMI Records (Japan), Decca and Chandos. His recordings of Shostakovich’s Theatre Music and the Dvořák Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic were greeted with universal acclaim, garnering praise such as “dazzling and… electrically compelling” (Gramophone) and “utterly magical” (Classic FM) and were selected amongst the Best CDs of the Year by BBC Music and the Gramophone magazines respectively. His CD of the Rachmaninoff Complete Preludes was selected by Classic FM Magazine as a part of the ‘four discs essential Rachmaninoff collection’, alongside the recordings by Arthur Rubinstein and André Previn, and the latest recording of the Complete Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff released in November 2006 became the “Instrumental Choice of the Month” with the BBC Music Magazine.

Rustem Hayroudinoff has performed to great critical acclaim in Japan, his native Russia and Europe. In the UK he has appeared in major concert venues including St. John’s Smith Square, the Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall.  His recital in Chicago was televised and simultaneously broadcast live by over 300 radio stations across the United States. In June-July 2009 he will appear at the Salisbury, Lichfield and Chelsea Festivals in the UK as well as perform a recital and give master classes in Dublin. His 2009-2010 concert schedule includes concerto appearances in Europe and recital debuts in Prague and New York.

Amongst the orchestras Hayroudinoff has recently performed with are the Sofia Symphony, the Osaka Century Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony. In January 2007 he made his debut with the London Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, of which The Independent wrote: “The piano soloist was a sensationally gifted pianist from Russia Rustem Hayroudinoff. What a performance this was, demonstrating the emotional range of this wonderful work, full of mercurial brilliance, impassioned melody and breathtaking virtuosity.” He also appeared in the documentary The Unknown Shostakovich alongside Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev and Maxim Shostakovich. 

His latest recording of the Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux was nominated for the BBC Music Magazine “Best Instrumental CD of the Year 2008 Award”, alongside Mitsuko Uchida and Steven Isserlis. It was also selected as the finest available version on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’.

Rustem Hayroudinoff is a Professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London.


Press Quotes:

"The piano soloist was a sensationally gifted pianist from Russia Rustem Hayroudinoff. What a performance this was, demonstrating the emotional range of this wonderful work, full of mercurial brilliance, impassioned melody and breathtaking virtuosity.” --The Independent, January 2007

"Rachmaninoff asks everything of his pianist: a steely rhythmic sense, coruscating virtuosity, spiritual depth and introspection. Tartar-born Rustem Hayroudinoff marshals all these qualities. His classically contained but never underpowered approach is likely to have delighted the composer-pianist..." --BBC Radio 3, July 2008

“dazzling and… electrically compelling” --Gramophone

“sensationally gifted” musician of “stunning artistry” --Classic FM Magazine

 

Facilities and Resources

 

The Middlebury College Music Department is located in the 100,000-square-foot Mahaney Center for the Arts, which opened in 1992. Special Facilities located there which relate to the study of music are the following:

 

Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
  • 400-seat concert hall, an exquisite acoustical space with 27' by 40' elliptical stage and a wrap-around balcony. Mark Christensen is the technical director of this space.
  • 9 practice rooms, all equipped with pianos—two of the rooms contain two grand pianos
  • One of the practice rooms has a French double-manual harpsichord built by William Dowd in 1964. The action was upgraded by his shop in 1985. It has five octaves and three choirs of strings. Private lessons are available form Cynthia Huard. There is also a three-rank portatif organ available for student use.
  • The Music collection in the Davis Family Library contains reference, CD, book, video, and score collections in the field of music and dance. In the library's Special Collections, the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection comprises an archive of recordings and other primary sourced materials documenting the vanishing tradition of the English-language folk ballad.  (NOTE: These collections are NOT in the CFA)
  • Electronic music lab, with computer workstations and software for the creation of digital music compositions, under the guidance of Professor Peter Hamlin. Also available in the music department are MIDI keyboards and computers with software for creating music scores.

Mead organ
  • The large pipe organ in Mead Chapel was constructed by the Gress-Miles Organ Company in 1971, and dedicated by Professor Emeritus Emory Fanning, College Organist. It has three keyboards, and some 3100 pipes of various sizes, comprising 50 ranks or sets of pipes. Many outstanding organists have given recitals on this brilliant and versatile instrument; and it is also used to accompany numerous services and concerts. Recent additions include computer generated key/stop action, which allows innovative assistance to the performer; as well as playback memory, and digital pedal stops. Students interested in organ study should contact Professor Fanning: College X5607 or 802-388-6897.