Violinist Miriam Kramer to Perform

Nov. 29 Concert is Free and Open to the


“Kramer’s performance could

hardly be more heartfelt. Scanning

the catalogue for rivals, her

musicianship is irresistible.”

—-Robert Cowan, Gramophone


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Critically

acclaimed violinist Miriam Kramer and pianist Simon Over will perform

at Middlebury College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the

Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route

30). The recital is free and open to the public.

This concert will be

Kramer’s second at the College―her first was a lunchtime

recital last year. The Middlebury recital will afford her an

opportunity to perform the program she will present at her debut at

Lincoln Center in New York in December. The concert will include

works by Brahms, Bach, Franck, Bloch, Achron, Ravel, and contemporary

composer Deborah Netanel.

Born in Connecticut, Kramer now lives

in London and plays with orchestras all over Europe and Britain.

After her debut in 1999 at Wigmore Hall in London, Kramer received

rapturous reviews. She has performed most of the concerti repertoire

with various orchestras, including the Beethoven Triple Concerto at

the Theatre Champs Elysees with Philippe Herreweghe conducting, and

at the Barbican Hall in London with conductor Adrian Leaper. She has

also performed with the City Orchestra of Bath, with the London

Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and has

played at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in

Washington, D.C., with Alexander Schneider. In a recent radio

broadcast, she was soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra with Sir

Edward Heath conducting.

Simon Over studied organ at the

Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam, piano at the Royal Academy of

Music in London, and holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in

music from Oxford University. He accompanies many acclaimed singers

and instrumentalists, including Judith Howarth, Simon Keenlyside,

Catherine Wyn-Rogers, and Willard White. Over is director of music at

St. Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey and will return to

Middlebury with the Choir of St. Margaret’s in April


The recital is the part of the

“Brainerd Commons Presents” series, which is supported by the

Christian A. Johnson Foundation. Brainerd Commons is part of the

Middlebury College commons system, which divides the campus into five

groups of dorms housing approximately 400 students each.

For more information about the

concert, please contact Jennifer Nelson, Brainerd Commons co-faculty

head, at 803-443-3321.