Rebecca Culnan, violin; Dan Culnan, cello; & Julia Siciliano, piano
- $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $15 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Rebecca Culnan, violin
- Dan Culnan, cello
- Julia Siciliano, piano
Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Rebecca & Dan Culnan team up with rising star pianist Julia Siciliano and return to KCH for an evening of classical treats culminating with Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio.
This performance is made possible in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Five Melodies Op.35a for Violin and piano - Prokofiev
Sonata Op.65 for piano and cello - Chopin
"Ghost" Trio Op.70, #1 - Beethoven
Rebecca McMullan Culnan, First Assistant Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, began her orchestral career at age sixteen as a member of the Mobile Symphony. She studied at Memphis State University and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. As soloist, she has appeared with the New Orleans Philharmonic, the Flint Symphony, the Memphis Concert Orchestra, and numerous times with the Cincinnati Symphony both on tour and at Music Hall. She taught violin at the University of Cincinnati and the Aspen Music Festival as assistant to Dorothy Delay. A former member of National Musical Arts, a chamber music ensemble based at the National Academy of Science in Washington D.C., Rebecca now concentrates on orchestral and chamber music performances.
Daniel Culnan, who grew up in Colorado, is currently the Associate Principal Cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the CSO in 1982, he was a member of the Denver and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado, and also The Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student of Harvey Shapiro. Mr. Culnan has been soloist with the Denver Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. He has been on the faculty of Northern Kentucky University as teacher of cello and a member of the quartet in residence, the Rhine String Quartet. When not behind a cello or piano, Mr. Culnan is often found in the pottery studio.
Award winning concert pianist, Julia Siciliano has been heralded as a “deep musician…with fabulous musical instinct and enormous creative power” by the Bonn General-Anzeiger. Ms. Siciliano has become a well-respected and anticipated rising talent on the world stage, in both solo and chamber music capacities. As a chamber musician, Julia is a frequent collaborator with the CSO Chamber Players, and has given numerous recitals with Metropolitan Opera renowned singers Amanda Pabyan and Eric Owens. As concerto soloist, she has performed under the baton of her husband, Robert Trevino, and various orchestras. Ms. Siciliano is a graduate of the Master’s degree program at the University of Michigan, where she studied with Logan Skelton. Her previous teachers include Pavlina Dokovska, from the Mannes School of Music, and Nelita True, from the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s degree.