EEC ushers in summer with a program for flute and strings that spans a century of music and four countries, including a new piece by award-winning young composer David Garner. Performers are:
Laura Gilbert, flute; Gabriela Diaz, violin
Jonathan Bagg, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello
Erno von Dohnanyi: Serenade Op. 10 for string trio (1904)
Paul Ben Haim: Serenade for flute and strings (1953)
Nicholas Maw: Flute Quartet (1981)
David Kirkland Garner, “Nonallemande” for flute and strings (2016)
Canadian cellist Caroline Stinson, praised for her lyricism and fresh interpretations, performs across North America and Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Ms. Stinson’s invitations include Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, Bargemusic and Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Boston’s Gardner Museum, Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian; the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe, and the Centennial Centre in Canada. Performances in recent seasons have included concertos with the Stamford, CT Symphony under Eckart Stier, where she also serves as Principal Cellist, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, the Syracuse Symphony under Daniel Hege, recitals in New York City sponsored by the Finnish Consulate, in Brussels, and appearances at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland with Pierre Boulez conducting Elliott Carter’s Triple Duo.
Georgia native Gabriela Diaz began her musical training at the age of five, studying piano with her mother, and the next year, violin with her father. Gabriela graduated with honors from New England Conservatory, receiving Bachelor and Master’s degrees in violin as a student of James Buswell; at NEC, she received the George W. Chadwick Medal, the highest undergraduate award, and the John Cage Award for commitment to contemporary music. A fierce champion of contemporary music, Gabriela has been fortunate to work closely with many significant living composers on their own compositions, namely Pierre Boulez, Magnus Lindberg, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Roger Reynolds, Steve Reich, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. Gabriela is a member of several Boston-area contemporary music groups, including Sound Icon, Ludovico Ensemble, Dinosuar Annex, Firebird Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, and Callithumpian Consort. She also plays regularly with Winsor Music, Mistral Music, Radius Ensemble, and Emmanuel Music. In 2012 Gabriela joined the violin faculty of Wellesley College.