The Tanya Prochazka Tribute Recital
Caroline Stinson Cello
Sarah Ho Piano
Sunday, February 26, 2017
$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+] | $10 Student | BUY TICKETS
Edmonton-born cellist Caroline Stinson performs widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in music old and new, and has appeared at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum and Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian; the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe, and the Centennial Centre in Canada. Recently she appeared in recital in New York sponsored by the Finnish Consulate, in Brussels, Belgium, with Accroche note in Strasbourg France, and as a soloist with the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut, where she also serves as Principal Cellist. As a recording artist, Caroline’s solo CD Lines appears on Albany, and she has contributed to more than a dozen other recordings with the Lark Quartet and collaborators such as Jeremy Denk and Gary Graffman.
A passionate advocate for new music, Ms. Stinson has premiered works from solo cello to concerti, including significant additions to the repertoire with the Lark Quartet and Open End Ensemble, working with Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Peter Eötvös, Shulamit Ran, Steven Stucky and Joan Tower. She performed Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “YTA III” for solo cello at the composer’s recommendation in New York, and premiered John Harbison’s Invention of a Theme of Shakespeare for solo cello and string quartet at the composer’s festival in Token Creek, Wisconsin.
Ms. Stinson studied with Tanya Prochazka from age 12 to 17, Alan Harris in Cleveland, Maria Kliegel in Germany and Joel Krosnick at Juilliard, where she received the Artist Diploma. Her study was made possible thanks to generous grants from the Winspear Foundation, Anne Burrows Foundation, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Canada Council. She worked in masterclasses with many of this century’s great masters including Janos Starker, Boris Pergamenschikow, Siegfried Palm and Frans Helmerson. She regularly gives masterclasses in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe and teaches cello and chamber music at The Juilliard School. Together with her husband, Andrew Waggoner, Caroline is Co-Artistic Director of Weekend Chamber Music in New York and lives in Manhattan with their two young children.
Canadian pianist Sarah Ho has performed in recitals and festivals across Canada, the USA, and Europe as a soloist and ensemble player. In August of 2016, she, along with Edmonton’s Windrose Trio, became the first Canadians to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China.
Frequently heard on CBC, Sarah has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Yale University, where she studied under Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank.
Sarah resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is on the faculty of the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music. She is a founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society and continues to serve on the artistic committee.
Sarah is also a busy mother of two sons, Markus and Sebastian. An avid runner, she also enjoys long distance racing in her spare time.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
3 Fantasy Pieces Op. 73
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 143
John McPherson (b. 1958)
Tanya (Commissioned piece, in memory of Tanya Prochazka)
Andrew Waggoner (b. 1960)
Le Nom (Upperline)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Suite No. 6 in D Major
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 65