Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 3:00pm
in Westminster United Church
Old Songs for a New World – Folk Inspired Music for Four Hands
Praised by the New York Times for her “crystalline performances, gestural expressiveness, and careful attention to color”, and by the Boston Globe for her “effortless incisiveness”, award-winning pianist Katherine Dowling performs across North America and Europe. Equally compelling as a solo, collaborative, and ensemble player, she is familiar to audiences as a multi-year fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, a New Fromm Fellow, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove artist, and enjoys extensive with The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Orlando Festival, and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. As a member of the chamber ensemble Gruppo Montebello, Dr. Dowling appears on several critically-acclaimed recordings on the Etcetera label; recent performances have also been broadcast on the CBC (Canada), BBC (United Kingdom), and National Radio 4 (Holland). Now teaching at the University of Regina, she credits her teacher teacher Gilbert Kalish, as well as Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic and Janice Elliott-Denike, as the major influences in her musical life.
Praised by Urbania.ca for his “magnificent interpretations”, Alberta-born pianist Clark Schaufele received his Doctorate in Music (Piano Performance) degree at the Université de Montréal under the guidance of Canadian pianist and educator, Paul Stewart. As the Head of Piano at the Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts, Clark enjoys a multi-faceted career, spanning genres beyond classical piano – on both the keyboards and the double bass, he has been involved in many performances, tours, and studio recordings, ranging from classical and jazz to country and folk. At present, his solo folk/pop project, Clark&Marcy, has brought his unique combination of voice and double bass to a wide audience in Montreal, Regina and elsewhere. A dedicated performer and educator, Clark has been involved in various musical theatre productions, including performances such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Grease, and Into the Woods. Over the past several years, he has also enjoyed working as a teacher and accompanist at the Banff Summer Strings Program and Regina Summer Strings. As a performer, he regularly performs across the prairies for organisations such as Gustin House, Ranva House, Regina Musical Club, and the Hands Across series. Between academic seasons, he frequently performs as part of the Regina Chamber Music Festival, Ritornello Festival, Stratford Summer Music Festival and the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands. Clark has benefited greatly from the musical guidance of Paul Stewart, Henk Guittart, and Marc Durand.
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