January 23, 2014
New Works Calgary, in conjunction with The Canadian New Music Network’s FORUM 2014, will present a trio of brilliant young musicians: Rosabel Choi (piano), Stacie Dunlop (soprano), and Andrea Neumann (violin). This newly-formed trio will present work by Canadians Brian Current and Hope Lee, and the captivating and formidable Kafka Fragments for voice and violin by György Kurtag.
The Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
$25 adults / $18 students/seniors
Stacie Dunlop is an avid performer of contemporary music based in Toronto. Highly involved in the creation of new music, Stacie has commissioned works from Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Harry Freedman, Juhan Puhm, Clark Ross, Scott Godin, Tawnie Olson and Paul Steenhuisen. Her repertoire spans from song through chamber, orchestral and operatic mediums with performances across Canada and the UK. It is her passion to develop programs that will push the boundaries of safety, challenging audiences and yet at the same time bringing them what she feels is the highest quality experience that will touch them and leave them with a captivating memory and a want for more. Labeling herself as a multidisciplinary artist, Stacie incorporates both theatre and visual arts in her musical productions, thus effecting audiences in an expansive array of experiences.
Andrea Neumann is a Calgary based violinist who is sought after as a concert soloist, teacher, adjudicator, chamber and orchestral musician. She has toured with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, was a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony and has appeared as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and also as a violinist and violist with the Juno award winning Land’s End Chamber Ensemble. Andrea projects have included early music on period instruments, jazz, folk and pop idioms. While realizing her voice in such diverse musical genres, she remains deeply rooted in the classical string playing tradition. In addition to touring the No Going Back project in 2014, she will be recording a solo CD that explores music transcribed by many of the great violinists from the 20th Century.
Award-winning Calgary born pianist Rosabel Choi has recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University. Rosabel is a member of several ensembles, performing five concert tours and has taught master classes throughout North America. Her musical exploration gathers the elements of her music background, which reflect the many cultural streams that resonate deeply within. In addition to her classical performance experience, Rosabel enjoys playing and teaching in a variety of different styles including tango, folk, contemporary music and improvisation. As an advocate of the arts and community engagement, she has been selected to present a paper on curricular development at the College Music Society International Music Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.