July 2017 events


William Harvey, violin; with Chih-Yi Chen and Ilya Friedberg\, piano - Summer Music 2017 - - Summer Music 2017Faculty/Guest/Student RecitalWilliam Harvey, guest violinChih-Yi Chen*, pianoIlya Friedberg, piano*Summer String Academy FacultyRepertoireBarkauskas: Partita for violin solo (1967)Enesco: Impressions of Childhood, Op. 28 (1940)Bartók: Sonata in E Minor, Sz.20 (1903)Vladigerov: Vardar Rhapsody, Op. 16 (1922)About the ArtistsChih-Yi Chen (piano)Jeannette Koekkoek graduated in 1988 as a student of Jan Wijn at the Amsterdam Conservatory. She continued her studies in the United States with Aube Tzerko and Menahem Pressler. She was a prize winner at renowned competitions and now performs as a soloist, accompanist and in ensembles in Europe, US and Asia. She teaches at the Indiana University String Academy in Bloomington.Jeannette Koekkoek founded of the Netherlands Piano Quartet, the Sagee Piano Trio, the Trompenberg Ensemble, and the Koekkoek-Schatborn Duo. Ms. Koekkoek has also appeared as featured artist with the Fine Arts Quartet, the Florida Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, and as recital partner with Ronald Hoogeveen, Janine Jansen, Catherina Bevacqua, Jill Feldman, Howard Klug, and Jaap van Zweden.As a soloist, Jeannette Koekkoek has performed in Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Pakistan, China, and throughout the United States, playing, among others, concertos by Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Rachmaninoff. As a solo recitalist, she has appeared in the Netherlands, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Kurhaus in Scheveningen, and in Aspen, Colorado, USA., as well as regularly on the Dutch Radio Network.Included among her many awards are the Laureate Tromp International Music Competition, The International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, Spain (with special mention for her interpretation of Spanish repertoire) and the Friends of the Concertgebouw and Concertgebouw Award.Early in her career she devoted her energies to the development of young talented pianists and violinists, founding her own private studio in Amsterdam. She also worked with acclaimed violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek, coaching and partnering young artists on tour in Holland, Germany, England, Pakistan, Turkey, China, and the United States. Subsequent pedagogical experiences include those at the Amsterdam Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, The New World School of the Arts, and the Indiana University Summer String Academy, in association with Mimi Zweig, Menahem Pressler, Gabriel Chodos, and Carol Cole.Currently based in Tuscany\, Italy, fluent in English, German, Italian, French, as well as her native Dutch, Jeannette Koekkoek has established the Tuscan Chamber Music Academy, where she teaches master classes in piano and chamber music.Ilya Friedberg (piano)Ilya Friedberg has been referred to as a poet of the piano with a magical touch that can bring a fresh view on much-played pieces. At home on the stage as both a soloist and chamber musician, Ilya is a vivid performer, composer, and conductor as well as a very active promoter of new music. A winner of multiple international competition Ilya has enjoyed collaborations with great artists such as the Pacifica Quartet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claude Baker, Mark Kaplan, Evelyne Brancart, Tim Noble, Carol Vaness, Uriel Segal, Eric Stumacher. He has performed worldwide in concert halls such as Small Philharmonic Hall in St.Petersburg, Carnegie Hall, and other venues across Europe and the United States. Ilya is a student of Menahem Pressler and has been his assistant for the past three years at Indiana University.William Harvey (guest violin)American violinist, conductor, and composer William Harvey has appeared as violin soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony and has performed concerti with orchestras in Argentina, the Philippines, Mexico, and USA. For 4 years, he served as the Violin and Viola Teacher at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). At the request of ANIM founder, Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, he founded the Afghan Youth Orchestra, which he conducted 8 times for President Hamid Karzai and led on a historic tour of the USA that he also coordinated and for which he raised the funding. On that tour, he conducted AYO in his own arrangements at sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. The tour was featured extensively in major media including the New York Times, CNN, ABC, and NBC.In March 2012, Harvey conducted AYO on the season finale of Afghan Star, which was the most-watched TV event in Afghan history, with 15 million viewers; he did so again for the season finale in March 2013. He subsequently conducted AYO at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, in February 2014. In 2011, he was a guest judge and performer on Afghan Star. His guest appearances on this show and on the popular interview program Bamdad-e Khosh made him instantly recognizable on the street to most residents of Kabul. He also edited and arranged the Anthologies of Afghan Songs for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass, intended to supplement the pedagogy of all of those string instruments.Currently concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa Las Artes in Culiacán, Mexico, he has previously served as concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan (Argentina) and the Spokane Symphony, faculty at Indiana University’s Summer String Academy, a Fellow at Carnegie Hall’s Academy, and a guest artist at the Myanmar Music Festival (where he performed for Aung San Suu Kyi), Mehli Mehta Music Foundation (to which he was invited by Zubin Mehta), and Iguazu en Concierto (where he conducted an orchestra of hundreds of children from around the world in front of Iguazu Falls). He frequently performs rare and obscure music, such as the Sonata for Solo Violin by Artur Schnabel, and made live videos of all four Elliott Carter pieces in Afghanistan. William plays on a violin made by Joseph Curtin in Ann Arbor, USA, in 2001.As a conductor, he has led youth orchestras in Argentina, Qatar, Mexico, Tunisia, the Philippines, and the USA. Mr. Harvey’s compositions have received over a hundred performances. In 2006, his Cuerpo Garrido won Columbia University’s Bearns Prize. Mr. Harvey earned his M.M. from The Juilliard School, where he studied violin with Ronald Copes and composition with Samuel Adler, and B.M. from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied violin with Mimi Zweig and composition with Sven-David Sandström.In 2005, Mr. Harvey founded Cultures in Harmony (CiH). In 2010, CiH was named a Best Practice in International Cultural Engagement (along with the Kennedy Center & Library of Congress) by the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy. CiH workshops in Pakistan, Qatar, Egypt, the Philippines, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, and Mexico have benefited thousands of young musicians. Mr. Harvey has lectured about CiH at the British Parliament; at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany; at the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico; at Oberlin Conservatory in the USA; and at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. In 2017, he gave the keynote speech at the ASTA convention in Pittsburgh.

School of Music venue: Auer Hall

TIME: 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: IU Jacobs School of Music (MAC; Auer, Ford recital halls), Third Street and Jordan Avenue, Bloomington. 855-7433    www.music.indiana.edu

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