“Free stamp” american quartet
“Free stamp” american quartet presenta:
Il quartetto per la fine del tempo di Olivier Messiaen
Chiesa della Pietà 20 luglio 2019 Venezia
Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen (Avignone, 10 dicembre 1908 – Clichy, 27 aprile 1992) è stato un compositore, pianista, organista e ornitologo francese.
Susan Britton, violinist, is a member of the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, City Music Cleveland, serving as concertmaster for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in addition to being a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra.She has played in the chamber festivals of Taos, Norfolk, Chamber Music Maine, Adirondack Festival of American Music and the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Germany.A featured soloist with the Wooster Symphony, Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony she also offers solo recitals at the Herr Chapel of Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights.Ms. Britton holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Zvi Zeitlin, Camilla Wicks, Donald Weilerstein and Peter Salaff.
Clarinetist, Amitai Vardi, holds the position of principal clarinet with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic as well as performing frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra on tour.He has been invited as a soloist with the Spoleto and Round Top Festival orchestras and with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra.With his father, cellist Uri Vardi, he has recently released a recording on the Delos Label.Having received degrees from Indiana University and the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Eli Eban and Franklin Cohen he pursued further studies with Yehuda Gilad in Los Angeles.Vardi currently serves as Assistant Professor of clarinet at Kent State University.
Linda Atherton, cellist, is a graduate of Boston University where she studied with Leslie Parnas.An active chamber musician, she performs with the Cleveland Chamber Collective, the ART Trio and has participated in the Taos and Blue Hill music festivals and was a founding member of the Lockerbie String Quartet.As a soloist she has performed with the Ohio Ballet, Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and the Euclid Symphony.Ms. Atherton currently is a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra also playing frequently in Broadway touring productions in the theatres of Playhouse Square.
Pianist, Shuai Wang, is a faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Interlochen Arts camp, Interharmony International music festival in Italy and is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Ars Futura Ensemble.She has been invited to perform as soloist with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Heights Chamber Orchestra and the Tianjin Symphony.Shuai has performed in venues including Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection.With several degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music her teachers and mentors include Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Joela Jones and Anita Pontremoli.