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Degree Recital:Emma Schmiedecke, cello

with Erika Allen, piano

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cellist Emma Schmiedecke is a graduating senior at the Bard Conservatory of Music at Bard College where she studies with Peter Wiley, Luis Garcia-Renart and Sophie Shao as recipient of the George Martin-Hans Thatcher Clarke Scholarship for Cello.  Most recently Emma was a visiting artist at The Banff Centre in Canada where she coached with composer John Corigliano on his Fancy on a Bach Air for Solo Cello which she performed on a retrospective concert of Corigliano’s works, opening The Banff Centre’s Music for a Summer Evening concert series. While at Banff, Emma also participated in chamber music performances with violinist Barry Shiffman and violist Steve Dann, and was the featured cellist on the recording of international opera/pop soprano Measha Brüggergosman’s forthcoming holiday album. Emma also attended the Oxford Cello School where she was the Christopher Bunting Scholar two years consecutively. As guest soloist Emma has performed with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic and the Bravura Philharmonic, and as a recitalist has appeared at Beattie Powers Place in Catskill, New York, as well as on various music series in New Jersey and on New Hampshire Public Television. Other appearances include recitals at the Richard B. Fisher Center with violinist Helena Baillie and violist Marka Gustavsson of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as transcribed for string trio, the preparation and presentation of which was filmed for the documentary Bach Among Us which has been seen worldwide.

For more information, call 845-758-7196, or e-mail conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu.

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building