Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elinor Frey Houseconcert

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Elinor Frey, cellist

$20.00 donation requested.
Limited seating, reservations required.
RSVP 243-4958

Well behaved children 7+ welcome!

Cellist, Elinor Frey will present classical pieces for cello at Willow Pond.

Hailed as an "Impeccable cellist" by Montreal's La Presse, Elinor Frey is an active recitalist and chamber musician.She is recognized for presenting dynamic and personal performances for her audiences. Next season's highlights include Elinor's long-term residency at the Banff Centre; a recital tour at Cornell University and central New York; performances at the American Academy in Rome, Italy; performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Rogue Valley Symphony; and the release of Elinor's debut album of solo cello and duo works with pianist David Fung on the Yarlung Records label. An advocate of new music, Elinor has served as the cellist of the Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble in 2004/5. With the New Juilliard Ensemble, she gave the New York premiere of Betsy Jolas's concerto, "Wanderlied" in Alice Tully Hall. She also gave the July 2007 world premiere of Steven Stucky's "Dialoghi", a solo cello piece written for her. As a touring chamber musician, Elinor has performed throughout the US and Canada, including solo appearances with the Edmonton and Bartlesville Symphonies.
Elinor is winner of the 2004 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle competition and the Virtu Foundation Scholarship. Through generous grants from supporters, Elinor plays on a beautiful 1962 Mario Gadda cello and a superb Charles Espey bow which she recently commissioned.
Elinor received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in May 2005 anda Bachelor of Music from the Mannes College of Music in 2001. Her principal teachers were Bonnie Hampton, Hans Jensen, Orlando Cole, and Barbara Mallow. Elinor is an alumna of numerous festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Norfolk Contemporary Session, and the Fontainebleau Music Festival. As a solo cello & chamber music educator with complete Suzuki training, Elinor has served on the faculties of the Hudson River School, the Music Institute of Long Island, Guelph Youth Music Center, and the 2007 Ithaca College Chamber Music Institute. For the summer 2008 season, she will return to the faculties of CAMMAC Ontario and the Ithaca Suzuki Institute,and will join the faculty of Orvieto Musica in Orvieto, Italy.

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