Katri Ervamaa & Maria Sampen

Katri Ervamaa

Katri Ervamaa & Maria Sampen

Maria Sampen

Sat

7/20/2013

8:00pm

Classical

Katri Ervamaa & Maria Sampen

  • $25 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $15 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $10 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Katri Ervamaa, cello
  • Maria Sampen, violin

Program

Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello 

Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Cello 

Ysaye Solo Sonata No.6 for Violin  

Caspar Cassado Suite for Solo Cello

Katri Ervamaa

Finnish-born cellist Katri Ervamaa, DMA, is a versatile performer, who specializes in chamber music, new music and creative improvisation. She has performed and given master classes throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan. Her festival appearances include the Orlando, Kuhmo, Bowdoin, Lyckå and Norrtäjle Chamber Music Festivals (with the Finnish Owla String Quartet) as well as the Denison University Tutti! New Music Festival, Poison City Music Festival, Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and Finnfest, among others. She has also performed at Ann Arbor’s Edgefest with Lars Hollmer’s Global Home Project, Guy Kluscevic, Mark Kirschenmann, E3Q, Andrew Bishop and Ed Sarath. She studied cello with Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Marc Johnson, Kazimierz Mikhalik and Lauri Laitinen. Katri is a founding member and past president of Brave New Works new music ensemble (bravenewworks.org), the Muse string trio and E3Q, an improvisation-based genre-defying trio with her husband Mark Kirschenmann and percussionist Michael Gould. She appears on Envoy Recordings, Block M Records, and AMP Records labels. In addition to her lively performance career, Katri is on faculty at the University of Michigan’s Residential College, where she is the head of the music program and teaches chamber music. She has also been on the cello faculty at the Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green State Universities. Katri is a mother of three and lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her family. Katri plays on a 1868 HC Silvestre cello, and you can find them online at www.katrimusic.com. 

Maria Sampen

Maria Sampen enjoys a vibrant musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, recording artist and teacher. She is in demand as a performer of both standard repertoire and new and experimental works. Her performing engagements have taken her to Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States and on several radio broadcasts throughout the country, including live appearances on KING FM in Seattle, and public radio stations in Michigan, Nevada, Indiana, and Illinois. During the academic year, she performs frequently with her new music group, Brave New Works , the IRIS Orchestra, and the Puget Sound Piano Trio. Along with her husband, Tim Christie, she spends summers performing at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival in Eastern Washington and the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.
Professor Sampen teaches violin and coaches a variety of chamber ensembles. Twice she has received the university’s Thomas A. Davis Teaching Award for teaching excellence as well as the university’s John Lantz Senior Fellowship for Research and Advanced Study in teaching. Her students have won top awards in competitions by the American String Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, Tacoma Youth Symphony Orchestra, Marrowstone Music Festival, University of Puget Sound, and many others. Her students also have attended summer music festivals around the world and have gone on to leading graduate programs throughout the country.
Professor Sampen holds bachelor and doctoral degrees in violin performance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Rice University. She has also attended the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria. Her major teachers include Paul Kantor, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Paul Makara. She has received grants from American Composers Alliance and Aaron Copland Fund. As a recording artist, she is featured on Brave New Works’ recording of quintets by Bolcom and Albright as well as on a new recording of chamber works by Marilyn Shrude. She have been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival, and her string quartet held residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and the Musicorda Festival in Massachusetts.  

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