CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22, 2013 – Chamber Music Sundays at Three will present “Where East Meets West” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
In this concert, Jennifer Judd once again joins Southeast violin professor Brandon Christensen in works for violin and piano by Chinese, Taiwanese and American composers.
The duo, who have performed together throughout the Midwest and in China, will play music by George Gershwin, William Bolcom, John Corigliano and a new piece by composition professor Robert Fruehwald entitled “The Dawning of Music in Kentucky.” The pair will also be performing this recital in Stockholm, Sweden, in June of this year.
Jennifer Judd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Curators Professor Joanne Baker. Dr. Judd performs regularly as both concerto soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the Midwest and in frequent concert tours of China. She is also in frequent demand as a clinician and adjudicator across the country. Dr. Judd was awarded the Permanent Professional Certificate by the Music Teachers National Association. Many of her piano students have won top awards in state and national competitions. Dr. Judd is associate professor of music at East Central College in Union, Mo.
Christensen completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony-Brook University in New York in December 2002, where he studied violin with Mitchell Stern and chamber music with Timothy Eddy, Gilbert Kalish and Julius Levine. He joined the faculty of Southeast in fall 2002, where he is currently a professor of violin and viola. 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 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 as well as in Italy, Finland and China. Last season he was a featured artist on both the Southern Illinois Music Festival and the “Ascoli Piceno” International Music Festival in Italy. Christensen is the founder and artistic director of the “Chamber Music Sundays at Three” concert series.
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.