Clive Greensmith and Friends: Chamber Music Finale
$25.00 per ticket
The chamber music finale features Geoffrey Herd and Shawn Moore (violins), Clive Greensmith and Hannah Collins (cellos), Kirsten Docter (viola), and Esther Park (piano). The program opens with a work inspired and dedicated to Beethoven’s patron Countess Marie von Erdody, the exceptionally beautiful and exciting Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 70 no. 2. Geneva Music Festival’s chamber music season concludes with two blockbuster works by female composers, the epic Lyre of Orpheus sextet by Pulitzer prize winning composer, Shulamit Ran and the lyrical and melodic Piano Quintet by Amy Beach.
Program subject to change.
About the Artists
From 1999 until its final season in 2013, Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Mr. Greensmith has given guest performances at prominent festivals worldwide. In North America, he has performed at the Aspen Music Festival,… Read more
Pianist Esther Park has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals across the United States as well as Asia and major European cities. Ms. Park has appeared as soloist with many orchestras such as Houston Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Corpus Christi Symphony, Filharmonia Pomorska (Poland), Orchestra Filarmonica (Romania), Shanghai Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, the Juilliard Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony. Ms. Park is the winner of the 2013 Jose Roca International Piano Competition and… 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
Cellist Hannah Collins is a dynamic performer who uses diverse forms of musical expression and artistic collaboration to build connections and community. Winner of the Presser Music Award and De Linkprijs for contemporary interpretation, she takes an active role in expanding the repertoire for the cello by commissioning and premiering solo works and by co-creating interdisciplinary projects—most recently working with visual artist Antonia Contro and violinist Clara Lyon on Correspondence, a multimedia installation exhibited at… Read more
Kirsten Docter is Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. First prize wins at the Primrose International and American String Teachers Association Viola Competitions launched her on a career that includes a 23-year tenure with the Cavani Quartet, concerts on major series and festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and numerous appointments as a master class clinician and teacher. During her time as violist of the award-winning… Read more
An active chamber and freelance violist based in Rochester, N.Y., Noah Fields has collaborated with artists such as Hsin-Yun Huang, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and the Tokai String Quartet, as well as members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. His principal teachers are Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet and Rebecca… Read more
The Berkshire Review describes American violinist Shawn Moore as possessing “a very appealing directness in his approach. Apart from his impressive technical ability, there is not a trace of affectation in his playing…he tackles showy passages with an understated confidence, as if they are just music.” A keen chamber musician, Shawn was a founding member of the Kalmia String Quartet, which performed and recorded numerous works by American composer Joseph Summer, and can be heard… Read more