Saturday, November 18, 2017

Artmann/Graber Duo


Program:
Bach Gamba Sonata No. 3, in g minor
Beethoven Sonata No. 1, in F major
Rachmaninoff Sonata in g minor

The Artmann/Graber musical partnership began 35 years ago and has included many adventures: a world premiere, Miles running an electronic tape accompaniment, and many memorable recitals. The duo is especially excited to share some of their favorite works by Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff in the intimate Maybeck Studio.
Cellist Mary Artmann enjoys a varied career as both a performer and teacher. She spent numerous years living in upstate New York performing with many chamber and orchestral groups, in addition to being an active recitalist. Moving westward, she joined the award-winning Veronika String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Artmann/Graber Duo at the Maybeck
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission

As a devoted performer of new music, she has performed with the Empyrean Ensemble, the SF Contemporary Music Players and the June in Buffalo Festival. She has also performed with the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley and has appeared as a guest artist with the Colorado Chamber Players and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. Ms. Artmann and has served on the faculties of CSU-Pueblo, Mercyhurst College, and Rocky Ridge Music Center. She received grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and recorded for Colorado Public Radio, Radio Nuevo Leon, Radio France, WDR (Cologne, Germany) and WBFO's Opus Classics Series (Buffalo, NY). She graduated with high distinction from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. She was twice the recipient of the Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Fellowship, sponsoring intensive study with the legendary Siegfried Palm in Cologne, Germany. She now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has a thriving teaching studio.

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, Frederica von Stade, and Christina Mok. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony. His accompanying posts include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Domenico Conservatory, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, the Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New.