Michael Oesterle (1968– )
I from Stand Still for solo violin
The Champagne Series offers listeners a front row seat in the remarkable homes of our gracious hosts to become immersed in the interplay of musical lines and discover the individual personalities of the players. Now, in the comfort of your own home, we invite you to pop a bottle, try a recipe from our champagne hosts and enjoy a live chamber music performance. BYOChampagne features Breckenridge Music Festival Artistic Partners for Chamber Music Kate Hatmaker and Michael Linville as well as cellist Alex Greenbaum and violinist Aisslinn Nosky. An early music specialist and skilled soloist, director and conductor, Aisslinn serves as Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, and has been hailed as “superb” by The New York Times and “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star.
I from Stand Still for solo violin
Preludio from Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Steven Schick, percussion
Michael Linville, piano
Duo for Violin & Cello, Zingaresca
Kate Hatmaker, violin,
Alex Greenbaum, cello
A versatile and dynamic violinist, Aisslinn Nosky has enraptured the world with her impeccable technique and innovative curiosity. Her fierce passion for early music and skills as soloist, director, and conductor have created a robust appreciation by press and audiences alike. Hailed as, “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star and called, “superb” by The New York Times, demand for Aisslinn spans continents and continues to grow.
Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Aisslinn has also recently collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Holland Baroque, and the Charlotte Symphony. From 2005 to 2016 she was a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Internationally acclaimed percussionist Steven Schick will serve as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Breckenridge Music Festival, the organization’s summer festival taking place annually mid-July through mid-August. Schick will debut at the Breckenridge podium in his new role in July 2018.
Schick succeeds Artistic Advisor and Conductor, David Danzmayr whose tenure began in 2015 and culminated in the 2017 season. Beginning in the 2018 festival season, Schick will conduct the Festival Chamber Orchestra for 3 weeks.
As the principle architect and animating artistic personality of the summer Festival, Steven Schick will rehearse, conduct and oversee the artistic quality of the orchestra, and from time-to-time, perform solos or chamber music.
As a percussionist, conductor, and author, Steven has championed contemporary percussion music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. The most important of these have become core repertory for solo percussion.
He is artistic director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. As a conductor, he has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, Ensemble Modern, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. He is the curator of, and will be conductor and percussion soloist in, “It’s About Time,” a festival of the San Diego Symphony held January of 2018. Steven is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Reed Family Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Diego. He was music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival, and is co-artistic director, with Claire Chase, of the Summer Music Program at the Banff Centre.
Schick’s publications include a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and many articles. He has released numerous recordings including the 2010 “Percussion Works of Iannis Xenakis,” and its companion, “The Complete Early Percussion Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen” in 2014. Also, in 2014, he was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.
Michael Linville has established a rich and varied professional life as a pianist, percussionist, harpist, conductor, arranger and educator. As the Dean for Chamber Music and Fellow Development at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Mr. Linville curates three different concert series as part of the Symphony’s season, programming repertoire and coaching its Fellows.
As a concert pianist, Linville has performed with NWS, the San Francisco Symphony, The Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and regional orchestras around the U.S. An avid skier, Linville enjoys spending as may winter days as he can on the slopes of Breckenridge with his partner Cesar.
Kate Hatmaker enjoys a varied career as performer, educator and entrepreneur. She is the Executive and Artistic Director of Art of Elan, a San Diego chamber music organization committed to bringing classical music to diverse audiences, and has been a violinist with the San Diego Symphony since 2006.
Ms. Hatmaker has been a featured soloist with a variety of North American orchestras and has performed at the Vail International Dance Festival, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and the Strings Music Festival. She teaches privately and at the Coronado School of the Arts and is a frequent chamber music recitalist and guest clinician
Born in New York, cellist Alex Greenbaum enjoys a diverse and adventurous musical life. As a member of the Hausmann Quartet he is an Artist-in-Residence at San Diego State University, where he teaches cello and chamber music. A long-time member of The Knights, he has performed and recorded with the group throughout the U.S. and Europe, appearing at the festivals of Caramoor, Dresden, Ojai, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Salzburg, Vienna and this year in Aix-en-Provence. His varied interests have led to recordings for film, television and commercials, collaborations with dance companies, performances on baroque cello and throughout Mexico. Alex plays a cello crafted in 2006 by Michele Ashley.
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