Guest Remy-Schumacher Performs with IUP Faculty on April 11

Posted on 4/3/2015 2:09:23 PM

Tess Remy-SchumacherVisiting cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher will present an evening of chamber music on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. She will be joined by IUP faculty members Stanley Chepaitis, violin; Jacob Ertl, piano; and Linda Jennings, cello. Admission is free.

The program will feature the Dumky Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 by Antonin Dvorak, Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor by Antonio Vivaldi, and Suite for 2 Cellos by Gian Carlo Menotti. Also being performed will be “Buffing the Gut,” a jazz study for cello solo by Benjamin Boone, and “Remember Me” by David Maslanka.

Remy Schumacher will also present a master class for IUP music students at 4:30 p.m. in Cosgwell Hall, Room 126.

Remy-Schumacher was born in Cologne, Germany, and has studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, Maria Kliegel, Siegfried Palm, Jacqueline du Pre, and William Pleeth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with Lynn Harrell in his Piatigorsky class at the University of Southern California and was awarded her MM degree. As “most outstanding graduate of the year for performance, academic excellence and leadership,” she received her DMA under the supervision of Eleonore Schoenfeld.

Remy-Schumacher has won first prizes in Germany’s Jugend musiziert, New York’s International Artist Competition (string division), and Rome’s Carlo-Zecchi Competition with pianist Michael Staudt. She has been a concert soloist for many years performing in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., including  Wigmore Hall in London, Jubilee Hall in Singapore, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, and Bradley Hall in Chicago.

In the New York Concert Review, Edith Eisler wrote about her most recent Weil Recital Hall performance, “Remy-Schumacher’s technique is disciplined… Her bow control and mastery of the fingerboard are complete; her intonation is excellent.” Remy-Schumacher also performed at the Brisbane Biennial Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Contempofest (Australia), the Weatherfield Music Festival (U.S.), and the Internationaler Klaviersommer (Germany).

She has recorded for WDR, NDR, and MDR (Germany), WNYC New York, K-USC Los Angeles, ABC National, Australia, MBS-FM Melbourne, Australia, and Swiss and Italian television. Her CDs include her own transcriptions of Robert Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” with Marcus Reissenweber and Christoph von Sicherer; works by In Sun Cho for the Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, Korea; Villa Lobos with guitarist Stefan Grasse’ the “Ibert Cello Concerto,” recorded in 1999 at Radio Hilversum combined with solo cello works by Henze, Lutoslawki, Stahlke, and Magrill; and the Rachmaninov Sonata in G Minor with pianist Michael Staudt.

She has released a CD of cello compositions by Sam Magrill and recently recorded trios by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Michael Daugherty, as well as the first volume of the “Suites for Cello Solo” by Johann Sebastian Bach. She just completed her CD Music for Peace, and will record the first publication of David Maslanka’s “Remember Me” for cello and wind ensemble, a concerto she premiered in March 2014 with the UCO Wind Symphony under Brian Lamb.

Following her appointment at James Cook University from 1992–98, she is now a professor for cello, chamber music, and historical performance practice at UCO. She is the cofounder of the UCO Outreach Music program together with Chindarat Charoenwongse. She was a Visiting Fellow Performance at Harvard University 2010–11. For the academic year 2011–12 she was appointed Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. She also reviews for the national ASTA magazine. She is cofounder with Ted Honea and general program coordinator of the recently approved Center for Historical Performance Practice at UCO.

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