Sunday March 19, 2022
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast
– A “hybrid” concert –
The Project Goes Rogue!
Elizabeth Field – violin
Uri Wassertzug – viola
Steven Silverman – piano
Wolfgang A. Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major K 423
Franz Schubert – Arrangement of “Erlkonig”
Ludwig V. Beethoven – Violin Sonata no 10 in G Major op. 96
(Violin and Piano:)
Elizabeth Field enjoys an active career as a chamber musician and soloist on period and modern violin. Elizabeth is currently a lecturer of violin at George Washington University and is the concertmaster for The Bethlehem Bach Orchestra. She has served as a guest concertmaster for numerous ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Philadelphia and The National Philharmonic. She performs regularly with her ensemble ArcoVoce and is also a frequent guest artist with Mallarme Music in Durham North Carolina as both a chamber musician and guest concertmaster. Ms Field also performed and recorded extensively for Deutsche Gramophone with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performed regularly with leading New York ensembles including the St. Luke’s Ensemble, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra and the New York City Opera.
Field holds a Doctorate in Historical Performance Practice from Cornell University and is the Founder and Co-Director of The Vivaldi Project and its educational arm, the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI). The Vivaldi Project’s critically acclaimed recordings of unknown 18th-century string trios (Discovering the Classical String Trio) have been heralded as: “Superb…highly recommended..exquisite ensemble, vibrant sound and ardent cantabile represent period instrument playing at its best” (Fanfare Magazine). Her collaborative DVD with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson titled: Performing the Score, was lauded by Emanuel Ax as “truly inspiring”.
For more information about Elizabeth, please visit thevivaldiproject.org
Steven Silverman, a native of Washington D.C., has performed extensively
as a pianist and harpsichordist in solo, chamber, and concerto appearances
throughout the United States and at the prestigious Salle Cortot in Paris, France.
The New York Times called Mr. Silverman’s New York solo piano debut “a splendid
affair…his playing had dimension, atmosphere, energy and discipline — wedded to a
sense of rhythm that would not quit.” Bernard Holland, reviewing Mr. Silverman’s
1988 New York recital in the Times, said that “it took only a few bars to hear that
he is a sound and thoughtful musician, and his recital Saturday gave pleasure.”The
Washington Post commented that “his playing was blessed by warmth, intelligence,
and unshakable ability to capture the essence of the music.”The Alexandria
Gazette remarked that “Steven Silverman’s offering was all that a piano recital can
be: an absorbing program executed with technical perfection and individual style.
“Mr. Silverman performs not only the standard piano literature, but also memorable
but less-performed works including both of Charles Ives Piano Sonatas, Elliott
Carters Piano Sonata, the De Falla harpsichord concerto, and the complete
Goyescas of Granados. Mr. Silverman holds the Bachelor and Master of Music
degrees from the University of Michigan. His teachers include Eugene Bossart,
Charles Crowder, Benning Dexter, Ann Schein, and the great pianist Andrejz
Violist Uri Wassertzug has performed around the world including Alaska, California, and Utah in the U.S. as well as the UK, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House/ Washington National Opera Orchestra as well as Idaho’s Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He has also performed with the San Francisco Opera and Symphony, the National Symphony, the Sacramento Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival, and the California Symphony, among many others.
Mr. Wassertzug is a founding member of the National Chamber Ensemble and appears frequently on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Concerts series. Other chamber music endeavors have included the New Zealand Festival of Chamber Music, Mozart in Monterey, the Foulger International Music Festival, the Empyrean Ensemble, the Sun Quartet, and the Beau Soir Ensemble.
Mr. Wassertzug is on the faculty of George Washington University. His own studies were at the University of Maryland, the Aspen Music Festival (on a fellowship), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (recipient of the Germaine Prevost Scholarship). Some of his teachers included Robert Becker, Isadore Tinkleman, and the members of the Guarneri Quartet. An aficionado of coffee, Mr. Wassertzug has been roasting his own coffee beans for several years. He lives in Virginia with his wife, violinist Elizabeth Field, and their son.
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