Past Concerts

2016 - Nov. 6 - Mozart & Beethoven


Edward Dusinberre, violin and Geraldine Walther, viola

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, Denver

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7 PM
(note earlier start time)
Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

ADÈS    Three Studies from Couperin
MOZART    Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola  Listen
  Edward Dusinberre, violin
  Geraldine Walther, viola
BEETHOVEN    Symphony No. 8  Listen

Boulder treasures and peerless musical partners Edward Dusinberre and Geraldine Walther of the Takács Quartet bring Mozart’s lovely Sinfonia concertante to life with their hometown orchestra. Celebrated British composer Thomas Adès channels the French Baroque to open the performance, and we close with Beethoven’s effervescent Symphony No. 8, which bears the unmistakable stamp of Haydn’s influence.

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About Edward Dusinberre

Edward Dusinberre is the first violinist of the internationally renowned Takács Quartet. The Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado since 1983 and, in collaboration with other String Faculty, has developed a program geared toward students who relish the chance to develop their artistry with a special emphasis on chamber music, in a small tightly knit community where students will not be lost in the crowd. The Quartet’s commitment to teaching is enhanced by summer residencies at the Aspen Festival and at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara. The Takács is a Visiting Quartet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Significant scholarships to study with members of the Takács are available, thanks to the Takács Society and the Starling Foundation.

Dusinberre was born in 1968 in Leamington Spa, England, and enjoyed playing and performing from a young age. At the Royal College of Music in London, Edward studied with Felix Andrievsky and members of the Chilingirian Quartet. In 1990 he won the British Violin Recital Prize and gave his debut recital in London at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre. After graduating from the Royal College of Music, Edward continued his studies at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Piotr Milewski. Edward’s completion of his studies at Juilliard happily coincided with the opportunity to audition with the Takács Quartet which he joined in September 1993.

About Geraldine Walther

Geraldine Walther, violist of the Takács String Quartet, was Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for 29 years, having previously served as assistant principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the Miami Philharmonic.

A native of Florida, she first picked up the viola in a public school music program in Tampa. She went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music with Lillian Fuchs and at the Curtis Institute with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet. In 1979 she won first prize at the William Primrose International Competition.

In 1995 Ms. Walther was selected by Sir Georg Solti as a member of his Musicians of the World, an orchestra composed of leading musicians from around the globe, for concerts in Geneva to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. She has also served as principal violist with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego and has performed as soloist with other Bay Area orchestras. She has participated in leading chamber music festivals, including Marlboro, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Cape Cod, Amelia Island, the Telluride, Seattle, and Green Music Festivals, and Music@Menlo. She has collaborated with such artists as Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, and Jaime Laredo, and has appeared as a guest artist with some of the world’s most renowned string quartets, including the Tokyo, Vermeer, Guarneri, Lindsay, Cypress, and St. Lawrence quartets. She joined the Takács Quartet as a regular member in the fall of 2005.

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