Dates for Festival Amadeus 2014 are Announced!
Sunday August 3 - Sunday August 10, 2014
Festival Amadeus 2014 launches with a Free Concert in the Park!
Opening Night Sunday, August 3; gates open at 6 pm for picnicking, concert starts at 7:30 pm on the Sound Shell stage in Whitefish Depot Park.
The 2014 Festival artist lineup includes four soloists plus the Festival Amadeus Orchestra led by Maestro John Zoltek. Our event will open with a grand concert in the park on Sunday, August 3 and conclude with a concert featuring the full orchestra and pianist Spencer Myer on Sunday, August 10.
Fry Street Quartet returns for Festival Amadeus 2014
The internationally acclaimed, Fry Street Quartet, comprised of Robert Waters, violin, Rebecca McFaul, violin, Bradley Ottesen, viola and Ann Francis Bayless, cello. Since the quartet’s founding in 1997 they have received numerous accolades and rave reviews and have performed nationally and internationally. This creative quartet is equally at home in the classic repertoire of Mozart and Beethoven and engaging contemporary music including modern works that blend music, information, imagery and a dash of theater. They are artists in residence at the University of Utah’s Caine College of the Arts. READ MORE...
Kinga Augustyn, violin
Kinga Augustyn will be familiar to Flathead Valley concert goers as she performed here in fall of 2012 with the Trio 21 at Glacier Symphony opening concert. Polish-born and New York City-based, Augustyn has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe and she maintains a busy concert schedule as a recitalist and chamber musician with appearances at Carnegie Hall (in both the Stern Auditorium and the Weill Recital Hall), Alice Tully Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, Bargemusic, and The Aspen Music Festival, among others. She began her music studies at the age of seven in her native Poland going on later to study at The Juilliard School. READ MORE...
Spencer Myer, piano
Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, SPENCER MYER is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation.
Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His recital appearances have been presented in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as in Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Worth, Knoxville, Logan, Salt Lake City and Chin.
An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with CSO members on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and with the Blair, Manhattan, Miami and Pacifica string quartets. Festival appearances have included those of the Bard, Blossom, Cape Cod Chamber, Colorado, Mendocino and Skaneateles music festivals, Canada’s Concerts aux Iles du Bic, Spain’s Gijon International Piano Festival and Indonesia’s Yogyakarta International Music Festival. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. Other teachers include Peter Takács, Joseph Schwartz and Christina Dahl. READ MORE...
Tanya Gabrielian, piano
Lauded by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility” and “commanding presence,” pianist Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. She has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, in venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Sydney Opera House, Salle Cortot in Paris, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Bonn Beethovenhaus, and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago.
Ms. Gabrielian rose to international acclaim with first prizes in the Scottish International Piano Competition, and Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition, and she was the recipient of the Pro Musicis International Award. She is also a laurelate of the Sydney International Piano Competition, and the Bosendorfer International Piano Competition.
She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and upon graduation, she was awarded with a DipRAM, the highest performing award of the Academy. Ms. Gabrielian then completed her studies at The Juilliard School as the only candidate accepted for the prestigious Artist Diploma program, an extraordinarily selective post-graduate residency program, where she studied with Robert McDonald and Matti Raekallio. She currently resides in New York City. READ MORE..www.tanyagabrielian.com