International Chamber Music Festival 2023
Musicians from across the globe will once again gather at Oxmoor June 8-11 to perform works by familiar composers including Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart, as well as music by contemporary composers such as Jennifer Higdon and Rebecca Clarke, 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, Nikola Djurica, Tom Landschoot, and Isabelle Van De Wiele.
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.
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. 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. He will use produce grown right here at Oxmoor Farm. 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.
OXMOOR FARM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT DATES
CONCERT 1 – 8 JUNE – 8pm
Rebecca Clarke: Dumka for Violin, Viola, and Piano
Bernhard Crusell: Quartet in E-flat major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2, No. 1
Johannes Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
FAMILY CONCERT – 10 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 – 10 JUNE – 8pm
W. A. Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano, K. 498 “The Kegelstatt”
Jennifer Higdon: Nocturne from “String Poetic” for Violin and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Duo in C Major for Clarinet and Cello, WoO 27, No. 1
Ralph Vaughn-Williams: Quintet in D Major for Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Horn, and Piano
CONCERT 3 – 11 JUNE – 4pm
Amy Beach: Romance for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 23
Luigi Boccherini: Trio in C Minor for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 14, No. 2
Erno Dohnanyi: Sextet C Major for Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Horn, and Piano, Op. 37
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.
NIKOLA DJURICA – CLARINET
A graduate of both the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the famous Cleveland Institute of Music, Serbian clarinet Nikola Djurica has been a celebrated performer his entire life. Already at age twelve he was a recipient of The Laureate of Serbia, one of his country’s greatest honors, being recognized as one of the best performers in his field. From 2003 to 2006 he participated in numerous competitions in many countries across Europe including Italy, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Russia, and Serbia winning 14 special prizes and nine gold medals. In 2010 Nicola became a founding member of an improvisational Ensemble called the ‘Contranuities Quartet’ which was dedicated to bringing diverse people together by exploring the intersections of musical genres in the cultures of the world and is also a cofounder of the crossover group Guitarinet Duo with his colleague Mirko Dimitrijevic (guitar). Since 2016 Nikola has been living in Berlin, becoming a leading member and arranger of the Stegreif Jazz Improv Orchestra, and is considered one of the most influential young musicians of his generation. His principal teachers include Charles Neidich, Nathan Williams, Debora Chodacki and Franklin Cohen, principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra.
ISABELLE VAN DE WIELE – HORN
A horn player and teacher, Isabelle Van de Wiele has performed in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and orchestras for musicals. Her first teacher was the solo bugle player of the local band. The conductor of that band was the principal trombone player in the Radio Symphony Orchestra Brussels (BRT), who became her teacher. At the age of 14 she entered the music school in Leuven, Belgium and at 18 began her master’s degree in Leuven, which she completed four years later. During that time, she travelled to play concerts in England, France, Belgium, Spain and Germany After completing her masters, she moved to Germany, to play musicals including Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, Aida (Elton John), Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Chess. She has also served as principal horn in orchestras, including Philharmonic Antwerp, Radio Orchestra Brussels (BRT), Chamber Orchestra Stuttgart, Opera Halle, Radio Orchestra Berlin (RSB), Klassische Philharmonic, Bonn. Currently she is a free-lance horn player, playing in the orchestra´s around her second home country Germany, performing as soloist, as chamber musician with organ or piano, and is member of Septomaiabrass. Isabelle performs on an Alexander 103 Goldmessing and is proud to possess a legendary Conn 8D.
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.
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