Twenty-eight year old Hannah Kuipers is the former Principal Harpist of the Santiago Philharmonica de Chile. She has received national and international honors in performance, including a Victor Salvi Foundation Award, 2nd Place and Prix Renie in the American Harp Society’s Advanced Division, and an invitation to perform Renie’s Ballade Fantastique at the 10th World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. At age 13, she soloed with the Concert Orchestra of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras performing Handel’s Concerto for Harp. While at Indiana University, she won the Jacob’s School of Music Harp Concerto Competition and in February 2009 performed Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for Harp with Indiana University’s Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah’s pursuit of music and love of nature has taken her to Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, and Australia, Norway, and Morocco. She has been privileged to study with premier harpists Susann McDonald, Alice Giles, Naoko Yoshino, and Kathy Kienzle. Ms. Kuipers has performed live on public radio on piano, harp, and voice. She toured Italy, British Columbia, and the USA with the Honors Choir of Southeastern Minnesota.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Damase: Sonate pour flûte et harpe
Debussy: Beau Soir
Fauré: Après un Rêve, Opus 7/1
de Falla: Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Harp and Viola
Instrumentation: harp, flute, viola
Sunday, April 30, 2023
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
Praised as a “breezily virtuosic flutist” by The New York Times, Anthony Trionfo has performed as a soloist with the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In recital, Anthony recently presented programs alongside pianist Albert Cano Smit for the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Morgan Library & Museum, and Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. He is second flutist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and has played with the Columbus, Knoxville, Princeton and Seattle symphonies.
Anthony is a founder of the Umoja Flute Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing flutists of African descent with the tools needed to succeed and thrive at all levels of music-making. He serves on Aspen Music Festival and School’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee and has collaborated with the Sphinx Organization, DC Youth Orchestra Program, and Harmony Program. Anthony won first prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions. He has presented masterclasses for Florida State University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Ithaca College, and the Juilliard School.
Praised for her expressive playing and rich evocative tone, violist Rachel Yonan has become a presence in the music world. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls across the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and China; and on National Public Radio and Canadian Public Radio. Her appearances include concerts at Curtis Presents, Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (UK), Ascoli Piceno Festival (Italy), Bay Chamber Concerts and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Rachel serves as the Artistic & Executive Director of the Marinus Ensemble, and teaches in the music department at Duke University. She completed her Diploma in Viola Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music, and graduated from Rice University with a degree in Viola Performance and a concentration in German Literature.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Close networks of likeminded people make
fertile ground for creativity as we see in this
program featuring French inspired music for
harp. All the composers performed today had musical
relationships: Debussy inspiring and competing with Ravel; Fauré teaching Ravel at the Conservatoire; Renié influencing Ravel and Debussy; Ravel cavorting with the likes of de Falla and Stravinsky. It is amazing to think that such brilliant circles existed, and that they may still exist to perpetuate the evolution of music and culture.
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