We are so fortunate to be able to host these two gifted performers! (Takács String Quartet) and Mutsumi Moteki, piano (Professor of Vocal Coaching at CU Boulder College of Music) bring to us a beautiful program: Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas by J. S. Bach and Lachrymae, op. 43 by Benjamin Britten. The duration of the program will be less than 90 minutes including a brief intermission.
Before joining the Takács Quartet at the University of Colorado, Geraldine Walther was Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for 29 years. Early in her career she served as assistant principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Miami Philharmonic, and the Baltimore Symphony. She studied at the Curtis Institute with Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and at the Manhattan School of Music with Lillian Fuchs, and in 1979 she won first prize at the William Primrose International Competition. She had been on the music faculty of The San Francisco Conservatory, Notre Dame de Namur University, and Mills College and conducted master classes at numerous universities and festivals.
Since her undergraduate years at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan, Mutsumi Moteki has been active as a vocal coach and collaborative pianist. She received extensive training in this area at Westminster Choir College (under Glenn Parker and Dalton Baldwin) and at the University of Michigan (under Martin Katz) as well as at prestigious summer programs such as Music Academy of the West, Steans Institute for Young Artists and the Franz-Schubert- Institut in Baden bei Wien. She is currently a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches singing diction, vocal repertoire and French song literature and is a coach for Eklund Opera Program. She has performed regularly with singers such as Patti Peterson, Keri Rusthoi, Patrick Mason, Irene Friedlob and JungWoo Kim, and has appeared in recitals in the United States, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Macedonia, Sweden and Germany.
Cost: FREE, and please register in advance