Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Elizabeth Field, violin; Stephanie Vial, cello; Anne Trout, bass
Vivaldi Project dedicate to present innovative programs of Baroque and Classical string repertoire. They will feature bassist, Anne Trout’s gorgeous newly restored 5-string ‘Delmas’ Maggini bass. Program will include works by: Stradella, Vivaldi, Bach, Gabrielli, and Breval.
About the artists:
Violinist Elizabeth Field, distinguished for her passionate and stylistic playing on both period and modern instruments, is the founder of The Vivaldi Project. Field is concertmaster of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and also performs with a wide variety of ensembles throughout the US: from Washington DC’s acclaimed Opera Lafayette to the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. A former member of Brandywine Baroque, Field was also a founding member of the Van Swieten Quartet. In addition to period instrument recordings for Hungaroton, Naxos, and Dorian, Field has performed and recorded extensively for Deutsche Grammophon with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Field holds a DMA from Cornell University in 18th-century performance practice and has coached student & professional performers throughout the U.S. including at the Universities of Maryland, Illinois and Iowa, and the University of Washington. She has held professorships at Sacramento State University and the University of California at Davis, and has served twice as the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College in Easton PA. She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. As co-director of the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments with cellist Stephanie Vial, she has given workshops and classes at numerous institutions, working with a variety of string players, from talented young Curtis students, Suzuki teachers and their pupils, to seasoned professional orchestral and freelance players. Her DVD with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, Performing the Score, explores 18th-century violin/piano repertoire and has been hailed by Emanuel Ax as both “truly inspiring” and “authoritative.”
Cellist Stephanie Vial is praised for her technical flair and expressive sense of phrasing. Stephanie performs regularly in early music ensembles throughout the US and has given solo and chamber music concerts, lectures, and master classes at numerous universities and institutions: including The Shrine to Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota, The University of Virginia, Duke University, Boston Conservatory, and The Curtis Institute of Music.
Together with Elizabeth Field, she is the co-director of The Vivaldi Project, as well as its educational arm, the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments, which offers professional string players the opportunity to study historical performance practices using their own modern instruments. Her book, The Art of Musical Phrasing in the Eighteenth Century: Punctuating the Classical “Period,” published by the University of Rochester Press Eastman Studies in Music series in 2008, is praised by Malcolm Bilson as “inspired scholarship” and “essential reading.” She has recorded for the Dorian Label, Naxos, Hungaroton, MSR classics, and Centaur Records.
Stephanie received her Bachelor Degree from Northwestern University, followed by a Master’s Degree at Indiana University and a D.M.A. in 18th-century performance practice from Cornell University. She has made Durham, NC her home since 1997, where she performs regularly and is a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bassist Anne Trout has performed, toured and recorded with most of the prominent early ensembles in North America including Handel & Haydn Society, REBEL, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Tafelmusik, American Classical Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Opera Lafayette, Clarion Society, Concert Royal, the Atlantic Trio, Sarasa and Emmanuel Music, among many others. She is a long-time member of Aston Magna, Green Mountain Project, Vivaldi Project, and Blue Hill Bach. Active as a modern bassist as well, she has appeared throughout the US with organizations such as the Mostly Mozart Festival and Orchestra of St. Lukes (NY), the Colorado Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival (CA), Chamber Music Society of Martha’s Vineyard. Sought for her experience as well as her interest in new collaborations, recent engagements include a contemporary Handel opera project with NYC director R.B. Schlather, a Vivaldi Project regional tour with conductor/scholar John Hsu, concerts with Boston’s Les Bostonades and New York’s Four Nations. She is overseeing the final stages of an unprecedented restoration of the five-string ‘Delmas’ Maggini, a rare Brescian bass from 1610, for which she intends to commission new works and form unique partnerships with small select vocal, string and wind ensembles. Anne was recently named baroque consultant for L’Archet, a new concert series just launched in northeastern Pennsylvania. A long-time member of the faculties of Longy School of Music of Bard College and Boston College, she worked with teen bassists at the Groton School for ten years. Anne also conducts seminars and masterclasses on Bowed Continuo Practice and Classical Period Style for bassists at conservatories and colleges throughout the Northeast.
All concerts are held at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042)
Concerts are fully funded by donations. A donation of $20 helps us to defray costs, and will allow us to continue to provide fine concerts.
Join us for a wine and cheese reception to socialize with music fans and meet the artists.