Christensen, Judd Presenting Violin and Piano Recital Jan. 28

by News Bureau on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 13, 2012 – Chamber Music Sundays at Three presents a violin and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Brandon Christensen, founder and artistic director of Chamber Music Sundays at Three and associate professor of music at Southeast, will be joined by his longtime duo partner, Jennifer Judd, for a full recital of masterworks for violin and piano, including the heroic “Kruetzer” sonata by Beethoven, a sonata by Mozart and a concert piece by the Italian film composer, Nino Rota.

Christensen and Judd have performed together throughout the region and on a series of concerts in China. Their collaborations were among the first performances on Sundays at Three when it was first conceived, and their work together continues with future projects abroad and at home.

Judd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she studied with Curators Professor Joanne Baker. Judd performs regularly throughout the region and in China. She has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras in the Midwest and is in frequent demand as a clinician and adjudicator across the country. Judd was recently awarded the Permanent Professional Certificate by the Music Teachers National Association. Judd is an associate professor of music at East Central College, and many of her piano students have won top awards in state and national competitions.

Christensen has a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony-Brook University in New York, where he studied violin with Mitchell Stern and Baroque performance practice with harpsichordist Arthur Haas. He joined the faculty of Southeast in the fall of 2002. Before moving to Missouri, Christensen was a visiting professor of violin and viola at Dickinson College and a member of the artist-faculty at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, Pa. He has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States as a former member of the West-End Chamber Ensemble and was a chamber music fellow at the Banff Summer Arts Festival as a member of the Stony-Brook graduate piano trio. He maintains a vigorous concert schedule, and in recent seasons he has performed regularly throughout the region and in Italy, Finland and China. This past year, Christensen was featured in many concerts at the Southern Illinois Music Festival and on four concerts at the Ascoli Piceno Festival in Ascoli, Italy.

Tickets are on Sale Now.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampusEvents.com.