Thursday Musical 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
2019 Young Artist Scholarship Winner, First Places, High School Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion
Bio coming soon!
Susana Pinto and Pinar Başgöze, piano
Founded in 2008, Duo Harmonia (formerly the Başgöze-Pinto Piano Duo) have been performing regularly in and around the state of Minnesota, USA. They have frequently been invited to perform in concert series such as the MacPhail Center for Music Spotlight Series (Minneapolis, MN), Schubert Club Court Room Series (St. Paul, MN), Thursday Musical Artist Series (Twin Cities, MN), and Central Michigan University School of Music Alumni Concert Series (Mt. Pleasant, MI). Recipients of a MacPhail Artist Development Grant – funded by The McKnight Foundation – Duo Harmonia recorded their first CD, Harmonia, in 2018. Pınar Başgöze, a native of Ankara, Turkey, received her B. A. and M. A. degrees in piano performance under the guidance of Professor Banu Perk at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in Turkey; further studies include piano pedagogy and performance with Maria Curcio in London and piano performance with Dr. Paul Shaw at the University of Minnesota School of Music. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Susana Pinto received her B. A. in piano performance from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa under the tutelage of Tania Achot and Pedro Burmester. Her M. A. in piano performance and pedagogy is from Central Michigan University with Alexandra Mascolo-David. Both Pınar and Susana are full time piano faculty members at MacPhail Center for Music, skillfully managing lives filled with performing, teaching piano, and raising their families.
Kristin Griffeath, soprano, holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (D.M.A. in Voice Performance, M.M. in Musicology), the University of Arizona (M.M. in Voice Performance), and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music (B.M. in Music Education with Voice as Primary Instrument, and Piano Performance). Favorite roles include "The Lady with a Hand Mirror" from Argento's Postcard from Morocco, "Dorine" from Mechem's Tartuffe, and "Miss Wordsworth" from Britten's Albert Herring. She has performed with the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Tucson Chamber Artists. Originally from Plymouth, Minnesota, Dr. Griffeath currently teaches as an associate professor for Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Her continuing research into popular music of World War I prompted a collaboration on an exhibit for the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and she currently serves on the museum's Academic Advisory Board.
Susan Hellerud has been a piano faculty member at MacPhail Center for Music for more than 50 years. She has extensive performing experience as soloist and chamber music musician.