CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 23, 2015 – The Chamber Music Sundays at Three series will host its fourth performance of the 2014-2015 season with Baroque Dream Team March 1 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.
Baroque Dream Team
Featured artists, Baroque Dream Team, are composed of Christine Kyprianides, Maryse Carlin, Douglas Worthen and Johanna Nordhorn. They are accompanied by Brandon Christensen.
Kyprianides holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Throughout her career, she has recorded and performed throughout the world with prominent early ensembles including Huelgas Ensemble, Musica Antiqua Köln, Les Adieux, Ganassi-Consort, Das Kleine Konzert, Collegium Carthusianum and Les Arts Florissants; and was a long-time collaborator of fortepianist Richard Burnett. Kyrprianides has also taught early music performance practice at the Dresden Academy of Early Music, the Lemmens Institute of the University of Louvain, the conservatory for Liturgical Music of Halle/Saale, the Conservatories of Cologne and Buenos Aires, the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, the Summer Seminar of Early Music in Wallonia, the University of Denver and Indiana University.
Kyprianides is a member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Voltaire and Echoing Air. She has been awarded the Gregor Piatagorshy Cello Prize at Tanglewood. Additionally, Kyprianides is an active scholar on presenting and publishing papers on performance practice issues.
As both a pianist and harpsichordist, Carlin has performed throughout the world. She made her debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Her career has led her to perform at the Whitney Museum in New York, Jordan Hall and on the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies. As guest artist, Carlin performed with Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, the Marlboro Music Festival and the Pulitzer Foundation Chamber Series in St. Louis.
Carlin’s concert appearances have taken her to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and China. Her collaborations featured conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, José-Luis Garcia and Nicholas McGegan. She also appeared as fortepianist on the “Great Performers at Lincoln Center” Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall.
Performances by Carlin have been featured on French television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in St. Louis. Her performance of the “Goldberg Variations” was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Carlin continues to perform with the St. Louis Symphony and teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the artistic director of the Kingsbury Ensemble, a chamber group specializing in Baroque and Classical music on historical instruments, and of the “Festival de Musique Ancienne” of Saint Savin, in the French Pyrenees.
As a distinguished international performer, Worthen has performed internationally and released two commercially available recordings. Highlighting his performance career, he accepted an invitation to join the Lucerne Festival Strings (Switzerland) on three programs, including Bernard Haitink’s internationally acclaimed masterclasses.
Following his tour with Red Cedar Chamber Music, Worthen recorded works of Kaspar Krummer with the ensemble for Fleur de Son label, performing the program in Manchester, UK, for the British Flute Society International Convention. He received critical acclaim in both the American Record Guide and European publications for his recording of works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with harpsichordist Ursula Duetschler for Musica Omnia.
Most recently in 2011, Worthen presented concerts in NanNing and GuiYang, China. He has also taught at the prestigious Kammermusik chamber music program in Santa Fe, N.M. He is on the faculty at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Nordhorn has performed for audiences throughout the United States. She has sung with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, Gateway Opera, and the St. Louis Symphony. She has won the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, placed in the Metropolitan National Council Awards (Missouri district), and received an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Regional Arts Commission. Recently, Johanna was a soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C performed this past January with the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus.
Brandon Christensen joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in the fall of 2002 where he is currently a professor of violin and viola. Before moving to Missouri, he 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, Pennsylvania. 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 festival as a member of the Stony-Brook graduate piano trio.
Christensen maintains a vigorous concert schedule and in recent seasons he has performed regularly throughout the region, Europe and China. Recently he was a featured artist on both the Southern Illinois Music Festival and the “Ascoli Piceno” international music festival in Italy. He is the founder and artistic director of the “Chamber Music Sundays at Three” concert series in Cape-Girardeau, Missouri.
Christensen (baroque violin), received a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University in New York where he studied violin with Mitchell Stern and baroque performance practice with Arthur Haas. He also has studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie of Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. An active performer in period music ensembles across the region, Christensen is a former member of the Southeast Baroque Ensemble. His other early music activities include regular performances with the Kingsbury Ensemble and Collegium Vocale St Louis as well as concerts with St. Louis Baroque, Musicke’s Cordes and Kansas City Baroque Consortium at the Jewell Early Music Festival.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.RiverCampusEvents.com.