2023-01-15 Minji Nam Atticus Mellor-Goldman & Florrie Marshall

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Sunday January 15, 2022
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– A “hybrid” concert –

Minji Nam
Atticus Mellor-Goldman
Florrie Marshall

Piano, Cello & Viola

Intimate Voices


PROGRAM

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
La Calle 92
Florrie Marshall, viola and Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Oblivion
Minji Nam, piano, Florrie Marshall, viola and Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello

York Bowen (1884-1961)
Phantasy in F major, Opus 54
Minji Nam, piano and Florrie Marshall, viola

Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Romance Op. 23
Minji Nam, piano and Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello

Anton Dvorak (1841-1904)
Romance Opus 75, No. 1
Minji Nam, piano and Florrie Marshall, viola

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Romance Opus 22, No. 2
Minji Nam, piano and Florrie Marshall, viola

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Vocalise
Minji Nam, piano, Florrie Marshall, viola and Atticus Mellor-Goldman, cello


Biographies

Minji Nam, a native of Seoul, South Korea, is an energetic pianist, chamber musician and vocal coach. 

A graduate of Eastman School of Music, Minji has worked for Yale University, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, the McDuffie Center for Strings, Florida State University, and the MTNA competition. Minji was the head Coordinator and Collaborative Pianist at the Yale School of Music, where she enjoyed working with the students and renowned faculty. At Florida State University, she also worked as the Associate Coordinator of Collaborative Piano, as well as the music director for their opera outreach program; where she created programs designed to be more approachable for young kids without classical music exposure. As a vocal coach, she worked with FSU singers in the opera productions for Don Giovannni, Béatrice et Bénédict, Alcina, and Carmen. 

Minji has been privileged to perform in recitals with some of the most sought-after artists, including Hsin-Yun Huang, Demarre McGill, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Evan Jones, Robert McDuffie, and Walfrid Kujala. Recent Guest Artist invitations include Residencies for the Atlanta Chamber players, the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival, and the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival. Additionally, she has played in Masterclasses for the renowned artists Emmanuel Pahud, Hilary Hahn, Augustin Hadelich, Anne Sophie-Mutter, Kyung-Sun Lee, Midori, Robert Lipsett, Lambert Orkis, Renée Fleming, and Jessye Norman. Upcoming highlights for 2022 include a recital at Carnegie Hall, and recording an album with her good friend and longtime duo partner Jacquelin Cordova-Arrington.

In Minji’s free time, she enjoys playing the violin, painting, and cooking Korean food with her husband Atticus.

Atticus Mellor-Goldman, originally from Los Angeles, California, received his Bachelor’s degree in 2019 from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and studied with Julie Albers, Hans Jensen, and Richard Aaron. He went on to earn his Masters degree in 2021 from Yale University, where he studied with Paul Watkins and Ole Akahoshi. Upon graduation, Mellor-Goldman moved to Washington, D.C. after winning a position in the Air Force Strings.

He has performed at concert venues around the world and has been featured on NPR’s “From the Top” and American Public Media’s “Performance Today,”. In 2015, his string quartet from Los Angeles was awarded the Gold Medal Prize of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition’s Junior division. In 2014, he was selected as one of two musicians to act as a “cultural ambassador” for New York University Abu Dhabi. He is also a past winner of the Townsend School of Music’s concerto competition. 

He has also been privileged to perform chamber music alongside distinguished artists including Osmo Vänskä, Erin Keefe, Edgar Meyer, Ivano Zaneghi,  Amy Moretti, Rebecca Albers, Annie Fullard, and Robert McDuffie. His chamber music and orchestral experience includes the summer festivals of Kneisel Hall, Rome Chamber Music Festival, Moritzburg Festival Academy, Sarasota Music Festival, Festival Schiermonnikoog, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Fellowship Program.

Mellor-Goldman currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Minji.

Florrie Marshall is an artist of sounds, and lover of all things musical. Florrie comes from a long musical lineage and is proud to be continuing in the footsteps of her family members from previous generations. After the passing of both paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother who lead lives as professional musicians, Marshall continued her musical studies with her great-aunt and legendary pedagogue Dora Marshall Mullins in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

With a passion for exploring chamber music literature, Marshall has been a participant at several esteemed chamber music festivals most recently including ClasClas, under the direction of Guy Braunstein, former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. Other festival appearances include the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Workshop 2016, 2017 & 2019, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Beethoven Institute in New York City, and the Manchester Music Festival. Such festivals have afforded Marshall the opportunity to perform alongside revered artists such as Guy Braunstein, Franz Bartolomey, Chris Grymes, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Michael Kannen, Ara Gregorian, Hye-Jin Kim, Ilya Kaler, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mark Jakobs, Raman Ramakrishnan, Emanuel Gruber and Melissa Reardon. 

In addition to her love of chamber music, she also developed as an orchestral musician, having served as principal violist of the Yale Philharmonia, concertmaster, principal second violin and principal viola for both the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra and conductor-less ensemble, The Virginia Beach Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. During her senior year at ECU, Marshall performed an orchestral concert in the same way her grandfather once did: As concertmaster from the first violin section for the first half, and as concertmaster from the viola section for the second half. 

Florrie earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and a Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in viola from East Carolina University where she studied with Hye-Jin Kim and Ara Gregorian. She recently earned her Master of Music degree from Yale University, studying with renowned pedagogues Steven Tenenbom and Ettore Causa. As a graduate student and recipient of the Stephen and Denise Adams Fellowship, she received the 2017 Presser Foundation Graduate Award and the 2018 Philip F. Nelson Prize. Florrie also received the 2017 Interdisciplinary Arts Award from Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.

Florrie is currently completing her first year as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music, where she studies with violist Ettore Causa.


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