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Strung Out Trio

Guitarist Matthew Gould, violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould (also known as Duo46) and pianist Nathaniel May will perform as the Strung Out Trio (SOT) in Germany, at the Academy of Music in Würzburg (24 November) and at the Great Hall of the Old University in Fulda (25 November 2012). These concerts will feature the European premiere of German composer Michael Quell's A Blurring Cloud, for which they achieved a Barlow Foundation Music Composition Award.

Established in 2001 while on faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, SOT has commissioned over a dozen works for this unusual instrumentation. Their debut Meyer Media recording, Fables Forms and Fears: the Music of Paul Richards and their follow-up recording, Albany Records' Pseudosynthesis: the Music of Brian Hulse, both received critical acclaim.

Matt is director of guitar studies at Cambrian College, Sudbury, Canada; Beth is professor of violin there. Nathaniel is assistant professor of piano at Missouri State University, St Joseph, Missouri, USA. All three are on faculty at the soundSCAPE summer music festival at Maccagno in Italy.

Matt commented: 'we always enjoy performing in Germany - it's the home of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Strauss, it is an important musical nation for newly created classical music, and the audiences are very enthusiastic'.

Also on the program are the European premieres of Venn music II by Neil Flory, Los senderos que se bifurcan by Marcela Pavia (recorded by Duo46 on the German label NEOS) and Equal Voices by Jack Fortner.


Posted: 15 November 2012 by Bob Schneider

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