FINALLY!! After several years in the making, my new CD, “Gobo” is out!! Featuring several wonderful new (or newish) pieces by Russell Pinkston, Diane Thome, Joseph Landers, and Nancy Galbraith, and Jenni Brandon; performances by Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz, Sheryl Cohen, Rebekah Heller, and Robert S Freeman. It should be available on i-tunes via Naxos in another month or so. In the meantime, for anyone wanting a copy right away, contact Evan Leslie at the Butler School of Music at UT: email@example.com
Stefan Milenkovich has accepted to join us in June 2012.
Awarded as Serbia’s “Brand Personality of the Year” for 2010, Stefan Milenkovich is a unique artist with an extraordinary productive longevity, professionalism and creativity. His musical philosophy as well as lifestyle are a true definition of eclectic, exploring general human and musical heritage and experience in order to connect directly with the audiences and provide fun, engaging and energetic performances.
He taught in collaboration with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School before accepting his current position as an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I just wanted to let you know that this month I am featured in the fall edition of the American Viola Society magazine. The four page article goes into detail about my concert career and commitment to new music for the viola. Just last weekend I performed the Walton concerto in Los Angeles and here is the link to the first movt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlkA46C7984. While I was there last week I also gave master classes at the Colburn School and the L.A. County High School for the Arts. This week I have a recital and master class in Delaware and next week some baroque concerts with Lionel Party, then the following week Im off to Australia to premiere a new concerto in Melbourne.
We are proud to announce that violinist Nicholas Kitchen will be with us early June 2012. Nicholas is one of the most active and innovative performers in the music world today. He is a solo violinist, chamber musician, teacher, video artist, technology innovator and arts administrator.