Picture Wednesday – August 29, 2012

Another amazing performer who has lent his talent to the Women Composers Festival, Peter Scuderi is a member of Performance 20/20, Hartt’s honors chamber music program. He was the Grand Prize winner of the 10th Annual Van-Rooy Competition for Musical Excellence. Peter is also an active woodwind doubler, was a member of the 2011 College Light Opera Company Orchestra, and currently performs with the Generous Ensemble. In 2011, Peter performed Silk Spinners, a woodwind trio written by our resident composer, Gilda Lyons.

Picture Wednesday – August 8, 2012

Continuing with our focus on the amazing performers who lend their time to the festival, here we have Carrie Koffman performing Kathryn Swanson-Ellis’ Timepiece. Carrie Koffman serves on the faculty at the Hartt School and has previously taught at Penn State, University of New Mexico, and Boston University. In addition to being a sought after instructor and adjudicator, she keeps a rigorous performing schedule, having worked with orchestras and ensembles across the country. For more information on Carrie Koffman, be sure to visit www.carriekoffman.com.

Picture Wednesday – August 1, 2012

Han-Wei Lu looks on intently while playing Julia Werntz’s Five Vignettes. This delicate piece required a great deal of concentration yet Han-Wei, and Janet Jacobson on violin, made the work appear effortless.

Our next few pictures will focus on the amazing performers who lend their time and talent to make each concert a tour de force. In addition to lending her time to the festival, Han-Wei performs with new music ensembles such as 016 and the Saraswati Quartet.

Han-Wei playing 2011 Local Composers Concert