Guest Artist Recital
Recital: University of Texas Faculty Reed Trio
Oct 14, 2012 - 5:30 PM
$15 cash or check at the door. Notecard.
The University of Texas Faculty Reed Trio performs works by Mozart, Tansman, Spisak, and Villa-Lobos.
Note: The University of Texas Reed Trio also leads free master classes with students from the oboe, bassoon, and clarinet studios from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, Brechemin Auditorium.
Rebecca Henderson, oboe
A prize winner in the 1995 New York International Competition for Solo Oboists and in the 1988 Lucarelli International Solo Oboe Competition, Rebecca Henderson has performed as Acting Principal Oboist with the National Symphony and Colorado Symphony orchestras, as Guest Principal Oboist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic, and has been a member of the Colorado Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestras. She is currently on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top in Texas and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington.
As a soloist and chamber musician she has recorded for the Boston Records, Centaur, RCA Masterworks, and RCWinds labels. Her solo CD, "...is but a dream," has been hailed by critics as "exquisite...a CD that you will play over and over" (Gramophone), and "superb...a wonderfully vibrant, almost luscious sound" (American Record Guide).
She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the distinguished "Performer's Certificate." Her teachers include Richard Henderson, James Caldwell, Richard Killmer, John Mack, John de Lancie, and Grover Schiltz. Ms. Henderson has been a member of the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin since 2001.
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
Kristin Wolfe Jensen, renowned performer and teacher, has been the bassoon professor at The University of Texas at Austin since 1995, and is also on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top and Principal Bassoonist with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Jensen is Co-director of the biennial Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition for young women bassoonists from the Americas, providing the largest prizes of anybassoon competition in the world. An esteemed pedagogue, she has given guest recitals and master classes at many major American music schools and her former UT students hold major orchestral positions and university teaching positions around the country. Her extensive online bassoon method, MusicAndTheBassoon.org, provides an innovative, multimedia approach to learning the bassoon.
In addition, she has made a number of acclaimed solo and chamber music recordings. She recently released Parables and Reflections, bassoon music of Virko Baley, on the TNC label.
Nathan Williams, clarinet
Nathan Williams--hailed by critics as "outstanding for his musicality, breath control, robust and brilliant tone, and flawless technique" (El Nuevo Dia Domingo, San Juan), "a highly effective soloist" (The New York Times), and "a stellar musician, capable of the most exquisite and expressive playing" (The Winston-Salem Journal)–has appeared as concerto soloist and given recitals and chamber music performances throughout the United States and abroad.
Mr. Williams has taken part in world-premiere recordings and performances of both solo and chamber music for the New York Guild of Composers, the Austrian Composers Foundation, the Focus! Festival at New York's Lincoln Center, and San Francisco's Composers, Inc.
He has received critical acclaim for his compact disc recordings for Albany, Composers Recordings, Inc., Naxos, New Dynamic Records, and Arizona University Recordings. He is also a featured soloist on "Music from the I.C.A.", distributed by the International Clarinet Association. In 1999, Strata–-a trio he founded with violinist James Stern and pianist Audrey Andrist--recorded works by Aram Khachaturian, Max Bruch, Martin Rokeach, Igor Stravinsky, and Don Freund for AUR. A duo CD with Andrist, Spontaneous Lines (Albany Records, TROY 311), features works by American composers.
Mr. Williams earned the Artist Diploma with highest honors from the Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, as well as graduate degrees from the Eastman and Juilliard schools, where he studied with Stanley Hasty. A former clarinetist with the Continuum ensemble in New York, he was the principal clarinetist of the Winston-Salem Symphony from 1996 to 2003, and from 1990 to 2001 he was on the faculty of the East Carolina University School of Music in Greenville, N C.
Since 2001 he has been the Instructor of Clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He is on the Artist Roster of Lois Scott Management, Inc. in New York and is an Artist/Clinician for Buffet Crampon. He also recently joined the artist faculty of the Amalfi Coast Chamber Music Institute in Vietri-sul-Mare/Naples, Italy.< Back