Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mary Vanhoozer: Bright Shadows

Program:
Bach Partita No. 6 in E minor
Rodriguez 'Partita for Piano'
Schubert Impromptus Op. 142, No. 1 and 4
Ravel Sonatine


Known for her passion for performing and bringing community together through live music, Dr. Mary Vanhoozer is an active soloist and chamber musician. She began piano at age five with her father, an amateur pianist and professional theologian. At age nine, she was admitted to St. Mary's School of Music, an independent specialist music school in Edinburgh, Scotland, which offers both music and academic education to musically gifted children. It was there that she developed an enduring love of folk music and Scottish fiddling.

Mary Vanhoozer at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $10 General Admission  

Seating is limited.  Get your required online reservation here.

Known for her passion for performing and bringing community together through live music, Dr. Mary Vanhoozer is an active soloist and chamber musician. She began piano at age five with her father, an amateur pianist and professional theologian. At age nine, she was admitted to St. Mary's School of Music, an independent specialist music school in Edinburgh, Scotland, which offers both music and academic education to musically gifted children. It was there that she developed an enduring love of folk music and Scottish fiddling.

During her conservatory training in the United States, Vanhoozer performed in masterclasses for Leon Fleisher (at Cleveland Institute of Music) John Perry (at the Montecito Festival) and Imogen Cooper (at the Gilmore Festival.) She has appeared as a soloist with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016 she organized and performed in a ten day tour with the Brahms' Ghost Trio in Southern California, appearing at Biola University and Westmont College among other venues. More recently, Vanhoozer has formed a music duo with flutist Laura Randall, which explores their shared passion for early music, contemporary concert music, and improvisation. The duo, Pear Tree and Partridge, made its formal debut this spring in Boston.

Vanhoozer is excited to share excerpts from her newly released debut solo piano album, which includes the complete keyboard partitas of J. S. Bach, and a newly commissioned piece by composer Josh Rodriguez, "Partita for Piano."

Education: BM at Wheaton College Conservatory, MM at Eastman School of Music, and DMA at Cleveland Institute of Music.