A Portrait of Clara Schumann
$25.00 per ticket
Clara Schumann was considered one of the finest pianists of her day, performing all over Europe to great acclaim. She was also a composer, although her compositions were virtually unknown until the latter part of the 20th century. We’ll explore her deeply expressive music, as well as works by two of her primary influences, Bach and Brahms. This includes J.S. Bach Selections from Goldberg Variations, Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor and Brahms Sextet in G major, Op. 36.
Geoffrey Herd, Jinjoo Cho, violin
Michelle Cann, piano
Abigail Rojansky and Eric Wong, viola
Max Geissler and Jonathan Dormand, cello
Program subject to change.
About the Artists
Abigail Rojansky is the violist of the Verona Quartet, the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School in New York City. As a part of the Verona Quartet, Ms. Rojansky was also Graduate Quartet in Residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Originally a violinist, Ms. Rojansky began her studies at the age of eight in the San Francisco Bay Area, California under Patricia Drury and Erika Miranda. Just two years later… Read more
Celebrated for a “tone like toasted caramel. Amazing.” (Musical Toronto), Eric Wong is the violist of the Cavani Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). He was also a member of the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet and the Linden String Quartet, first prize winners of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions. Mr. Wong is a frequent guest educator and has given masterclasses and lectures in many institutions of higher learning in North… Read more
Violinist Geoffrey Herd leads a varied and impactful career as a soloist and chamber musician, innovative artistic director and dedicated pedagogue. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as well as at universities and conservatories globally. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Herd has collaborated with leading musicians including Ettore Causa, Jinjoo Cho,… Read more
Violinist Jinjoo Cho is redefining what it means to be a classical artist in the 21st Century as a charismatic soloist, dynamic and engaging chamber musician, dedicated teacher, innovative artistic director, and published writer. Jinjoo’s technical and artistic skills have been tested and proven as first prize winner of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and Concours musical international de Montréal, in addition to the Buenos… Read more
Cellist Jonathan “JD” Dormand has performed internationally on stages including London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, as well as New York’s Weill Recital Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Jonathan’s performances have been praised by the Boston Globe for being “elastic in phrasing and transparent in detail.” Ariane Todes, the former editor of the Strad magazine, noted “Dormand is a fine and thoughtful player, for whom everything works securely and easily.”… Read more
Praised for his “superb artistry and beautiful sound,” cellist Max Geissler is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Rice University under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig. Max serves as the cellist and Co-Artistic Director of the mixed instrumentation new music ensemble Latitude 49, and is a highly sought-after chamber collaborator and educator. Before his studies at Rice, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan working with Richard Aaron. As an enthusiastic educator, Max… Read more
Pianist Michelle Cann made her orchestral debut at age fourteen and has since performed with various ensembles including the Florida Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey, Cleveland Institute of Music, New World Symphony and Sphinx symphony orchestras. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Knoxville Symphony and The Dream Unfinished orchestra and performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra in its debut of Florence Price’s Concerto in One Movement in early 2021. Ms. Cann… Read more