Providence's Community MusicWorks Fellows with Jesse Holstein
Saturday May 17th
Free admission - donations accepted
The program will feature Sergei Prokofiev's, Quartet No. 2 in F Major and Mozarts' Quintet in B-flat major K. 174.
Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present a performance by Providence's Community Music Works! Based on the conviction that musicians can play an important public service role, Community MusicWorks has created an opportunity for professional musicians in residence to build and transform their own urban community. Beginning its 17th season, Community MusicWorks operates out of a storefront office on Westminster Street in Providence's West End neighborhood. view their website www.communitymusicworks.org to learn more about their organization.
About the musicians:
Shawn LeSure, violin (2013-2015), a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, has been playing the violin since the age of ten. He comes from a musical family; his older brother, a cellist, is a recent Juilliard graduate. Shawn was the winner of the MENC all-USA High School Musicians' Competition and also has many scholarships to his credit: Sewanee Music Festival, Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival, and the Dean's Talent Award at Oberlin, where he studied with Marilyn McDonald. Through his playing Shawn has participated in chamber music and symphonic tours on four continents. He has had the opportunity to concertize in venues such as Carnegie Hall, and the Walt Disney Concert hall.
Rhiannon Banerdt, violin (2013-2015)
Violinist Rhiannon Banerdt made her solo debut at age 14 with the New England Youth Ensemble in South Africa. She has since given solo and chamber music performances at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, New York's Weill Hall at Carnegie, and Boston's Jordan Hall. As a recipient of the 2012 Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, Rhiannon was invited to perform with the quartet in Jordan Hall. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Banerdt performs regularly throughout New England with a variety of ensembles, and has attended several eminent chamber music festivals including Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Taos School of Music, and the Castleman Quartet Program. Rhiannon is active in New England and her native Los Angeles as a music educator.
Annalisa Boerner, viola (2012-2014)
Annalisa Boerner earned her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Lynne Ramsey and Jeffrey Irvine, respectively. Annalisa was named CIM's Presser Scholar for the 09-10 school year, a designation based on her outstanding musical and academic achievements. She has played in numerous solo and chamber masterclasses for such artists as Robert Vernon, Mark Jackobs, Roger Chase, Victoria Chiang, Donald Weilerstein and Peter Salaff, the Miami String Quartet, the American Chamber Players, and (CMW adviser) Diane Monroe.
As a chamber musician, Annalisa has collaborated with such artists as the Cavani String Quartet, the Claremont Trio, Jeffrey Irvine, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Annalisa was an active participant in CIM's New Music Ensemble, and has worked with such renowned living composers as Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stuckey, Eugene O'Brien, Augusta Read Thomas, and Claude Baker.Annalisa grew up playing chamber music at the Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, Ohio. From 2010 to 2012, Annalisa served as the organization's Assistant Artistic Director.
Lauren Latessa, cello (2012-2014) Lauren Latessa holds a Masters degree in cello performance from Northwestern University where she studied with Hans Jensen. She received a BM from the Peabody Conservatory of Music under the guidance of David Hardy. As a chamber musician she has worked extensively with Mathias Tacke, Michael Kannen and Maria Lambros. This past summer, she and three colleagues from Northwestern received scholarships to study at the Saint Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University. During the 06-07 school year, her string quartet served as the ensemble-in-residence of the Peabody Conservatory's preparatory program. While at Peabody, Lauren was the Student Associate Director Creative Access, the largest student-run musical outreach organization in the United States.
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