Sunday, January 7, 2024, 3:00pm

Darke Hall

with Danielle Guina, collaborative pianist

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Kristian Vogel began studying saxophone with Karen Finnsson in the fall of 2014. In 2019, Kristian completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree at the University of Regina, studying with Karen Finnsson and Jennifer Tenford. After this, Kristian attended the University of Toronto, studying with Dr. Wallace Halladay. Here he received a Master of Performing Arts degree. Kristian won the 2021 University of Toronto Winds Concerto Competition. Kristian participated in the National Youth Band of Canada in both 2017 & 2018. Kristian has performed with the Regina Symphony Orchestra as well as the Regina Jazz Orchestra.


Canadian collaborative pianist, Danielle Guina, received her Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music under the direction of Dr. Jean Barr. Active in vocal and instrumental areas, Danielle has performed in concert and in festivals internationally in Canada, Italy, and the United States. She is a co-founder of the trumpet and piano duo Power of Two, and also works closely with soprano, McKenzie Warriner, to create diverse and representative concert programs of works by Canadian, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ composers. Danielle is a staff pianist at Brandon University, and is a teacher of piano, voice, theory, and history, at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music. She has worked with composers Jake Heggie, David McIntyre, and Diego Vega, as well as participated in masterclasses with renowned artists Margo Garrett, Lydia Brown, Alan Louis Smith, Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Kevin Murphy, Alexandra Nguyen, Andrew Harley, Hila Plitmann, Nicole Cabell, Murray McLachlan, Andrei Pisarev, Douglas Finch, Futaba Niekawa, the Cecilia String Quartet and more.

PROGRAM

Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano – César Franck
I. Allegretto ben moderato
II. Allegro
III. Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso


Caprice en forme de Valse – Bonneau

The Last Hour Samba – Denis Nassar

Intermission

Fuzzy Bird Sonata – Takashi Yoshimatsu
I. Run, Bird
II. Sing, Bird
III. Fly, Bird


Peace of the Woods – Edvard Grieg

Pequena Czarda – Pedro Iterurralde