Thursday Morning Artist Series
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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating
To be announced...
Praised for the “grace and sensitivity” of her playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative, and group piano, as well as piano pedagogy and piano literature. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. Prior to her time at UI, she was Assistant Director to Paul Wirth at the Central MN Music School. In 2013 Ann received the MTNA-PTG Performance Study scholarship to work with Lowell Liebermann on his solo piano nocturnes. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan, she commissioned and premiered a new work at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013. Past performances include venues in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, and across the U.S., including the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music; upcoming performances include venues in Minnesota, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas.
Soprano Teresa Tierney’s versatility makes her equally at home on the concert stage or in recital. A warm and engaging soloist, recent performances include Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Handel’s Judas Maccabeus and Messiah, and Bach’s Cantata No. 51. A recent highlight was her solo debut with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in their sold-out season closing concerts of Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". An avid recitalist, Teresa has sung for the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical as well as producing several “Concerts for a Cause” benefitting local non-profit organizations. Further vocal study has taken her twice to Milan, Italy where she studied extensively with Rita Patanè. After several years of teaching in the collegiate and high school setting, she now maintains a private studio at her home in Saint Paul.
Primavera Duo: Lindsay Schlemmer, cello; Alison Lee, piano (Thursday Musical debut)
Lindsay Schlemmer is an active freelance cellist and teacher in the Minneapolis Metro Area. As Principal cellist of the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, she enjoys supporting their mission of educational outreach and building community along with performing great orchestral works. Lindsay is one of the founding members of the Meadowlark String Quartet. The Meadowlark Quartet performs both in the twin-cities as well as in Southwest Minnesota through both traditional chamber music concerts and educational classroom concerts. Lindsay serves as both the executive director and cello faculty at the Southwest Minnesota String Festival which takes place each summer at Southwest Minnesota State University.
In addition to teaching out of her home studio in South Minneapolis, Lindsay is also the Adjunct Cello Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University. She loves teaching students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds because she is amazed by the diversity of how each person learns, is motivated, and inspired by music.
Lindsay has been studying cello for seventeen years, and will begin her doctoral studies in the fall of 2015 with the Berneking Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She has had the privilege to study her passion with many inspirational teachers. Lindsay earned her Master's in cello performance at the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the guidance of Dr. Tanya Remenikova. At Illinois Wesleyan University, she earned her Bachelor of Music while studying with Dr. Nina Gordon. During her time at Wesleyan, Lindsay spent a semester studying music in Vienna Austria where she took lessons from cellist Joseph Luitz. Lindsay also had the privilege to perform in a chamber music festival and tour in Bulgaria. Before college, Lindsay studied with Dr. Ben Smith and Elise Kuutti in Duluth where she was first introduced to the vibrant world of music at an early age by her parents.
Alison Lee is currently working on her doctoral degree in piano performance at the University of Minnesota, where she studies with Lydia Artymiw. She received her MM degree from Rice University under Jon Kimura Parker and BM degree from Oberlin Conservatory under Angela Cheng. A native of Fremont, California, Alison studied with Hans Boepple and Jed Galant during her precollege years.
Alison was the first prize winner in several piano competitions, including Thursday Musical’s Young Artist Scholarship Competition in Minnesota, the Pacific Musical Society Competition in San Francisco, the Dorothy Van Waynen Piano Competition in Berkeley, and the Graves Music Competition in Ohio. Most recently, she won second place in the 2016 Midwest International Piano Competition, where she performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. An avid chamber musician, she frequently collaborates with colleagues and friends as well as with her sister Katherine as duo pianists.