International Chamber Music Festival 2024


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Musicians from across the globe will once again gather at Oxmoor June 6-9 to perform works by familiar composers including Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert as well as music by contemporary composers such as Libby Larsen and Ralph Vaughan-Williams, in a series of four concerts over three days. In addition to music, the festival will also feature wine and bourbon receptions before each performance, and a gala dinner with the musicians at the conclusion of the final performance. The musicians will perform in the beautiful Oxmoor library which is the intimate setting for which the repertoire was written, rather than in a concert hall. Musicians scheduled to perform are Steven Moeckel, Dr. Joanna Goldstein, Laura Krause, Tom Landschoot, Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Chris Finet, and Mark L. Tate (Sunday performance only)

Tickets to the individual festival concerts are $50 per concert or you can purchase an All Festival ticket for $140. Tickets to the gala dinner with Chef Joshua Moore are $100. The Family concert is a FREE event but reservations do need to be made to attend and adults must be accompanied by a child or student under the age of 21.

There is a special Thursday evening post concert event! Stay after the performance for a bourbon/chocolate pairing or bourbon/cigar pairing. This post-concert event is $25. This optional ticket can be purchased as an add-on to the Thursday evening concert and will take place at the conclusion of the performance.

A gala dinner will follow the conclusion of Concert 3. This will be a special dinner prepared by award winning Chef Joshua Moore of Volare Italian Ristorante. We are thrilled that Chef Moore will be returning to the festival this year. Chef Moore won Food Network’s Chopped in 2019.  Chef Moore is known for his farm to table cooking and this dinner will be no different. You won’t want to miss this gala dinner!

All the performing musicians will be seated with the guests and guests will be able to interact with the musicians. Tickets to the gala dinner are $100 per ticket.

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OXMOOR FARM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT DATES

CONCERT 1 – 6 JUNE – 7:30pm
W.A. Mozart: Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello in C-major
Libby Larsen: ‘Four on the Floor’ for Violin, Cello, Bass, and Piano
Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
Johann N. Hummel: Quintet in Eb minor Op. 87 for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano

FAMILY CONCERT – 8 JUNE – 11am – This is a FREE concert for children of all ages! Adults must be accompanied by a child or student under the age of 21.

CONCERT 2 – 8 JUNE – 7:30pm
Franz A. Hoffmeister: Duo Concertante in G major for Flute and Viola
Jennifer Higdon: “String Poetic” for Violin and Piano
Joseph Haydn: Trio in G major for Flute, Bass, and Piano
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Quintet in C Minor for Violin,Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano

CONCERT 3 – 9 JUNE – 4pm
Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D major Op. 25 for Flute, Violin, and Viola
Claude Bolling: Suite for Flute and jazz piano trio No. 2
Franz Schubert: Quintet in A major, for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano. “The Trout”

OXMOOR FARM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSICIANS 

STEVEN MOECKEL – VIOLIN

As concerto soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist, violinist Steven Moeckel has engaged audiences and critics worldwide with his effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization, and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work. He first appeared as concerto soloist at the age of 8. Since then, he has continued to solo with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, interrupted only by a two year period as Principal Soprano Soloist of the renowned Vienna Boys Choir. He has performed as chamber musician and recitalist with Leon Fleisher and Menachem Pressler at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival and frequently appears in concert with William Wolfram. Notable performances include recitals at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Colorado College Music Festival and the Sunriver Music Festival.  His most recent album, with  Indiana University pianist,  Joanna Goldstein, celebrates the works of women composers during the time of Suffrage. Educated at Salzburg, Austria’s Mozarteum and Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music. Steven has served as Concertmaster of the Ulm Philharmonic in Germany, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera. In 2020 he was awarded a tenured violin professorship at Northern Arizona University and currently performs on a violin crafted c. 1840 by the celebrated French maker, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

LAURA KRAUSE – VIOLA

German violist Laura Krause began her studies at the early age of 16 with Wendy Enderle-Champney at the Conservatory of Music in Winterthur, Switzerland. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Israel to complete her master’s degree at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, studying with Professor Yuri Gandelsman. In 2001 she returned to Germany to earn a chamber music degree from the Hochschule, Essen. She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Della Toscana in Florence, the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn and in 2002 was awarded the principal viola position of the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra. Winning top prizes in both the Orpheus Competition in Zurich and the Tel Aviv Chamber Music Competition led her to solo and chamber music engagements throughout Israel, Europe, and the United States, performing in the final concert of the Sommermusikakedemie Château de Champs Bei Paris.  After her debut recital in the Tonhalle, Zurich in 2000, she was lauded as one of top young violists of her generation. Currently, Krauss resides with her husband and two children in Essen, Germany where she performs as a member of the Niederrheinishe Symphoniker and as one of the founding members of the Ruhr Ensemble. 

 

TOM LANDSCHOOT – CELLO

Praised for his expressive, virtuoso and poetic music making, Belgian cellist Tom Landschoot enjoys an international career as a concert and recording artist and pedagogue. He has toured North America, Europe, South America and Asia and has appeared on national radio and television worldwide.

His solo career started after taking a top prize at the International Cello Competition ‘Jeunesse Musicales’ in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania. He has performed with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, Tempe Symphony,  Prima la Musica, the Symphony of the Southwest, Shieh Chien Symphony Orchestra, Scottsdale Philharmonic, Flemish Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony, Loja Symphony Orchestra in Ecuador and the Orchestra of the United States Army Band. His recordings are available on Summit, Organic, Kokopelli, ArchiMusic and Centaur Records. Since 2013, he is a member of the Rossetti Quartet. Landschoot is currently professor of cello at Arizona State University, one of the top schools of music in the United States. Prior to joining the music faculty at Arizona State University, Landschoot taught at the University of Michigan. Landschoot has served on the faculty of the Shieh Chien University in Taipei since 2008. Landschoot is the founder and the artistic director of the Sonoran Chamber Music Festival, as well as the president of the Arizona Cello Society. He performs on a cello by Tomaso Balestrieri (1776) and a Dominique Pecatte bow.

 

CHRIS FINET – BASS

 

Double bassist Chris Finet is Associate Professor of Practice in Bass and Jazz Studies at NAU’s Kitt School of Music. He is active as a performer and educator throughout Arizona and nationally in a variety of musical settings including orchestra, chamber music, solo, jazz, theater, and commercial music. Chris is the principal bassist of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and has held positions with orchestras such as Chamber Orchestra of New York, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and others. As a jazz bassist he is in demand to perform with the region’s top jazz artists and is often called to perform with national touring artists such as Dave Douglas, David Liebman, Flora Purim, Jane Monheit, Houston Person, Lewis Nash, and many others. Chris has appeared as a featured soloist with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, North Valley Symphony, and the NAU Symphony. He is a graduate of NAU (BM), and The Manhattan School of Music (MM).

 

VIVIANA CUMPLIDO WILSON

 

Florida native Viviana Cumplido Wilson began musical studies at age 6 on piano, before discovering her love of the flute and ensemble playing. Undergraduate studies with Fenwick Smith at the New England Conservatory led to graduate studies with Jim Walker at the University of Southern California. She has served as Principal Flute of The Phoenix Symphony since 2006, and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder since 2010. Prior to her appointment in Phoenix, Viviana held the same position with the Tucson Symphony for three seasons. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Flute at Arizona State University for the 2023/24 academic year. Ms. Cumplido Wilson keeps busy with an active teaching and chamber music career beyond her orchestral duties, and is a member of Urban Nocturnes, Phoenix’s premier chamber group, as well as the Iris Orchestra in Memphis, TN. She competed in the 2006 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark where she was the only American semi-finalist. When not pursuing music, Viviana is a committed athlete, having completed several marathons, and was a particularly proud finisher of Ironman Arizona in 2013. Viviana is married to timpanist and percussionist Peter Wilson, with whom she shares her Phoenix home with their two hilarious, disobedient dogs.

JOANNA GOLDSTEIN – PIANO

Joanna Goldstein recently retired from Indiana University Southeast where she had been chair of the Music Department, maintained a piano studio, conducted the IUS Orchestra, and taught music theory. She now holds the title of Professor Emeritus. Joanna earned her B.M. summa cum laude, at Temple University, her M.M. at The Juilliard School, and a Ph.D. from New York University. She was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria and twice won the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and others and was the founder of The Kentucky Center Chamber Players, which performed for 32 years, during which time she was featured in over 120 different chamber works, recorded for National Public Radio, and made two CD recordings: “Between Tides” on Centaur Records, and “Four on the Floor.” Her recordings of music by women composers, Nasty Women (solo piano) and They Persisted (chamber music) were made possible by a New Frontiers in the Arts grant from Indiana University. They have been broadcast frequently on WUOL (Louisville), WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago), and member stations of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney and Melbourne. Joanna is also the author of A Beethoven Enigma: Performance Practice and the Piano Sonata, Opus 111.

MARK L. TATE – PERCUSSION

Mark L. Tate received a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Kentucky as a student of James Rago and David Davenport, and a   Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Washington University in St. Louis MO, studying with Richard O’Donnell, Principal Percussionist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, the Broadway Series at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the Louisville Orchestra, and frequently free- lances as a percussionist with various churches, ensembles, and chamber groups in the Louisville area. Mark is the percussion instructor at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany Indiana.  He also serves as the percussion coordinator and percussion ensemble director for the Louisville Youth Orchestra. He has an avid interest in the history of southern Americana music and its influences on culture.  Favorite styles include blues, rock, country, and jazz.

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