Brandenburg Concerti 3 & 4
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Amy Porter, flute
Dilshad Posnock, flute
William Preucil, violin
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
WILLIAM PREUCIL, violin
William Preucil is concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra and Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Previously, he was first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet from 1989 to 1995 and Eastman School of Music faculty while the Quartet was in residence there. Other concertmaster positions have included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Utah and Nashville Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Preucil has appeared frequently as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras and at major chamber music festivals in the United States and abroad. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy at age 14 and studied with the legendary Josef Gingold at Indiana University.
Among his numerous recordings, Mr. Preucil is featured on the New World Records release of Stephen Paulus' Violin Concerto, dedicated to him, with the Atlanta Symphony. He has also recorded on Telarc with the Cleveland Quartet, including the complete Beethoven string quartets. As a member of the Lanier Trio, Mr. Preucil recorded the complete Dvorák piano trios, named one of the top ten records of 1993 by Time magazine.
AMY PORTER, flute
American flutist Amy Porter enjoys a versatile and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert performers. Ms. Porter combines her exceptional musical talent with her passion for scholarship and her musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for her concerts and discography.
Ms. Porter first leapt to international attention winning the Third Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan, which led to invitations to perform throughout the world. In 2001 she won the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition in France, combined with the Alphonse Leduc Prize for outstanding musicianship. In the United States, Ms. Porter has won first prizes in the Young Artists Competitions of the National Flute Association, Artists International, Ima Hogg, and Flute Talk, among others. In 2006 Ms. Porter became the first performing artist by the University of Michigan to be named a Henry Russel Award recipient for distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher.
Ms. Porter is a Haynes Artist who performs recitals in the major concert halls of Asia and the United States with pianist Christopher Harding. She has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras throughout the world. Ms. Porter has been heard in recital on National Public Radio, highlighted on PBS Live From Lincoln Center. She has been featured on the covers and written articles for Flute Talk Magazine in the USA and The Flute Magazine in Japan.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York. Her teachers at Juilliard were Samuel Baron and Jeanne Baxtresser, and in Austria her teachers were Alain Marion and Peter-Lukas Graf. She held the position of Associate Principal Flute in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for eight years before becoming Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan. She is the founder and Past President of the non-profit Southeast Michigan Flute Association, founder of the popular workshop, “Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound”, and the master teacher for the MPULSE Summer Institute for advanced High School students at U of M.
DILSHAD POSNOCK, flute
Originally from Mumbai, India, flutist Dilshad Posnock has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and festivals across the United States, England, Puerto Rico and India, and has been featured on BBC TV and BBC World Service Radio.
Ms. Posnock's performance experience is wide and varied, including concerto appearances with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Symphonic Winds, McKeesport Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, and Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra. She has performed solo and chamber recitals with musicians from the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Renaissance City Winds and The Meridian Ensemble. Ms. Posnock has participated in such international music festivals as the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Cape May Music Festival, Musica Viva, and was a founding member of the Sangat Music Festival in Mumbai, India.
Ms. Posnock completed her undergraduate studies with Honors at the Royal College of Music, London, and her Masters Degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she studied with renowned flutist and pedagogue Jeanne Baxtresser, former Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic. While in Pittsburgh, she performed regularly with ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Ballet, and Pittsburgh Opera. Ms. Posnock served as Artist Lecturer in Flute, and Director of the Artist Diploma Program at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music.
Apart from her activities on the flute, Ms. Posnock served as the coordinating editor for Jeanne Baxtresser's publication "Great Flute Duos of the Orchestral Repertoire," published by Theodore Presser in 2002, and as Assistant Director for the annual Jeanne Baxtresser International Master Class. She also worked on a publication project with world-renowned flutist, Sir James Galway, for Theodore Presser.
Ms. Posnock currently lives in Brevard with her husband Jason, and two young children. She serves on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and Brevard College, has performed with the Asheville Choral Society, and has appeared as Guest Principal Flute with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048 (Abbado)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, mvt 1