Saturday, October 3, 2015

Andrea Segar - Decade Project (Part 1): Music for Violin and Piano, 1910-1919


The decade of 1910-1919 in classical music features a fascinating intersection of compositional styles, ranging from the romantic to the impressionistic to the avant-garde.  Violinist Andrea Segar and pianist Miles Graber explore the richly varied repertoire written for violin and piano during this decade in a series of two concerts taking place on October 3rd and November 7th.


Program: Decade Project (Part 1) 
Sibelius: Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 81
Satie: Choses Vues a Droite et a Gauche (Sans Lunettes)
Szymanowski: La Fontaine d’Arethuse
Ives: Sonata #4 for Violin and Piano
Elgar: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 82


Andrea Segar: Decade Project (Part 1) at the Maybeck
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $25 at the door.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Violinist and Northern California native Andrea Segar has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States.  Her performances have been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and classical music stations nationwide.  Andrea's awards include first prizes in the Washington International String Competition and the ASTA National Solo Competition. Her chamber music performances include collaborations with members of the Emerson String Quartet, Roger Tapping and Colin Carr.  Andrea's festival appearances include Arizona Musicfest, the Olympic Music Festival, the Birdfoot Festival, the Perlman Music Program, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo and various festivals in the UK and Mexico.  She received her undergraduate and Master of Music degrees from the New England Conservatory, where she served as the teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein, and on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.  Andrea also served as the head violin studio teaching assistant to Soovin Kim and Philip Setzer at SUNY Stony Brook, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.  She currently serves on the faculty of the Young Performers Program at Music@Menlo in Atherton, California.

Pianist Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, Hugh Aitken, and Louise Behrend. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He has performed with numerous solo artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, and Mimi Stillman. Mr. Graber currently performs frequently with violinists Christina Mok and Mariya Borozina, flutists Gary Woodward and Amy Likar, and clarinettist Tom Rose. He is a member of the chamber groups Trio Concertino, MusicAEterna, and the Sor Ensemble. Miles and Arkadi Serper comprise the two-piano team Scorpio Duo.

Mr. Graber has been associated with such ensembles as the San Francisco Chamber Soloists, Midsummer Mozart, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, the California Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and the San Francisco Camerata. He has accompanied master classes by such artists as Midori, Joseph Silverstein, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pamela Frank, Alexander Barantchik, James Galway, and Lynn Harrell. He has been a frequent performance accompanist and chamber player with members of the San Francisco Symphony, the San Jose Symphony, The Berkeley Symphony, the California Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Oakland-East Bay Youth Orchestra, and the UC Berkeley Symphony. He is principal pianist for the Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Composers USA, an organization that sponsors and promotes performances of new works by contemporary composers. He is active as a teacher and chamber music coach, and he is on the faculties of the Crowden School in Berkeley and the San Domenico Conservatory in San Anselmo. In addition, he regularly coaches and accompanies students of the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley. He is currently a staff accompanist and chamber music coach in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and he is a regular staff accompanist at the Northern California Flute Camp in Carmel Valley.