Events

MONTEVERDI HOUSE CONCERT

Monteverdi Music School is kicking off a new concert series, with various works and artists featured in an intimate setting on a monthly basis. Come enjoy a casual chamber music concert featuring local and international artists. Proceeds will go toward the renovation of a dedicated recital space in the Monteverdi Music School at the Center for Arts & Learning.

Friday, October 26th
Monteverdi Music School
46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT

7 pm – 8 pm
Name your own ticket price

Monteverdi Music School faculty member Chris Stork achieved his Masters Degree in Violin performance at McGill University in 2018. He has performed as Concert Master of both the McGill Symphony Orchestra opera and the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. As a member of the Iceberg String quartet he has won the McGill Chamber Music Competition in 2017 which sent them to a festival in the Netherlands and residency in Calgary Canada at the Banff Center of fine arts 2018. He has also won residency in the south of France with his Piano Trio at the Zodiac Music Festival in 2017. As a soloist chris has been a two time winner of the Chandler Hall Next Generation Competition, a two time finalist in the Vermont Young Musicians Award, and has played solo with the Vermont Philharmonic.

Michel-Alexandre Broekaert is a much sought-after collaborative pianist who is well known for his musical sensitivity, versatility and contagious enthusiasm. Broekaert earned his Doctorate in Piano Performance at the University of Montreal and is currently a collaborative pianist at the University of Montreal and McGill University. Broekaert has won several international prizes, such as the special prize of Concours International de chant-piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger in 2011, the 2nd prize of Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon in 2013, as well as the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition in 2016, in which he received the prestigious Pianist Prize. Recently, he earned the Prix spécial du meilleur pianiste accompagnateur of Récital-Concours International de mélodies françaises du Festival Classica. Since 2013, he toured several times with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, in chamber music formations as well as pianist and artistic director. He has recently undertaken the position of Artistic Director of La Petite Maison des Arts.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, Russell Iceberg is currently pursuing his master’s degree at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, studying with Andrew Wan of the Montréal Symphony. Russell has performed as soloist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of Saint Ceclia Youth Orchestra in Damascus, Maryland. Russell was a finalist in the McGill Classical Concerto Competition 2017 and first prizewinner of the McGill Chamber Music Competition as a member of the Iceberg String Quartet. With the Iceberg String Quartet, Russell has participated in residencies and performances at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague in The Netherlands, as well as at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity.


 

STEINWAY COMES TO VERMONT

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS ON THE WORLD¹S FINEST PIANOS, PLUS SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND PERFORMANCES, free and open to the public

We are pleased to invite you to a very special free event. Steinway & Sons, Monteverdi Music School, and Vermont College of Fine Arts have developed a unique alliance to provide you with a remarkable opportunity to acquire a Steinway or Steinway-designed Boston or Essex piano at substantially reduced prices, and to support these community programs at the same time.

Steinway pianos are rarely discounted, but through this special arrangement, the pianos being used for the performance showcase at VCFA will be sold at prices far below retail value. If you have ever considered owning a fine piano, or upgrading your existing instrument, we hope you will take advantage of this unique offer.

NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 4

THURSDAY, 11/1

STUDENT PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE (FREE)
4:30 ­ 6:00 pm
STEINWAY TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION BY CRAFTSMAN RICH FELL (FREE)
7:00 pm

FRIDAY, 11/2

FACULTY PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE (FREE)
7:00 ­ 9:00 pm
See below for complete schedule.

SATURDAY, 11/3

MUSIC TEACHER¹S FORUM (FREE) – IN THE VAULT
2:00-3:00 pm
BUDDING COMPOSER¹S FORUM (FREE) – IN THE VAULT
3:00-4:45 pm
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE & RECEPTION – IN THE GALLERY
5:00-5:30 pm

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, 11/2 – 11/4

PIANO SALE EVENT
Friday/Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 3 pm.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Call 347.306.9642

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
www.steinway.com/vermont