Jolyon Pegis, cello & Maria Schleuning, violin





Jolyon Pegis, cello & Maria Schleuning, violin


  • Maria Schleuning, violin
  • Jolyon Pegis, cello


​​Duet in D Major - Haydn

Poco Adagio - Tempo di menuetto - Haydn

Cafe 1930 - Piazzolla

Duo for Violin and cello - Kodaly

Maria Schleuning

MARIA SCHLEUNING, violinist, has been a member of the Voices of Change Modern Music Ensemble since 1996 and Artistic Director since 2009. An advocate of new music, she has worked with many of the leading composers of our day, including the legendary Witold Lutoslawski, George Crumb, Aaron Kernis, John Corigliano, Augusta Read Thomas, Sebastian Currier, Bright Sheng, Samuel Adler, Donald Erb, David Dzubay, and Pierre Jalbert. She has premiered many new works, including “Dream Catcher”, a solo violin work written especially for her as a gift by Augusta read Thomas. The world premiere performance was on May 3, 2009 in Dallas, TX

Jolyon Pegis

Jolyon Pegis, cellist, was born in Rochester, NY. He attended Indiana University and the University of Hartford. studying cello with Fritz Magg, Gary Hoffman, and David Wells. Mr. Pegis is a winner of the Artist International Awards in New York City. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Kingsport, TN, Chautauqua, Maui, San Antonio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Dallas. He gave his formal recital debut in New York at Weill Recital Hall 1990 and has since appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician across the country. As a champion of contemporary music he has commissioned and premiered several works and has worked with such composers as Lukas Foss, Gunther Schuller, and Don Freund. He is an advocate of the music of the late Eric Heckard and has premiered several of his works including his Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra. Jolyon has served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University, The Hartt School of Music, and the D'Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College. He is a former resident artist at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and has also appeared at the Roycroft Festival in Buffalo and the Anchorage Festival of the Arts. Currently Jolyon is a member of the Dallas Symphony, Assistant Principal Cello of the Chautauqua Symphony, and a member of the grammy nominated group "Voices of Change". He is a substitute player with the Chicago Symphony and also performs with the Tesoro Trio. Recent performances include appearances with the orchestras of Dallas and West Virginia as well as recitals in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York. He has given recent master classes at Baylor University and the University of Georgia.

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