Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Sunday, November 15 @ 4:15 PM EST

Brian Snow, cello
Robert Satterlee, piano

Praised by the Boston Globe for his “…pugnacious, eloquent, self-assurance…”, cellist Brian Snow has earned a reputation as a compelling and versatile performer and a skilled educator. Dr. Snow has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Meredith Monk, The National, Max Richter, Björk, and the Emerson String Quartet and has worked closely with composers including Nico Muhly, David T. Little, and Martin Bresnick. In 2013, he and violinist Caroline Chin released a critically acclaimed CD of violin and cello music by Elliott Carter on Centaur Records. He has also appeared on New Amsterdam, Innova, Deutche Gramophon, Cantaloupe, and Naxos labels. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, 92nd St. Y, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and has performed regularly with many prominent contemporary music ensembles, including ACME, Alarm Will Sound, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Talea Ensemble. As principal cellist of New York Symphonic Ensemble, Dr. Snow performed in halls throughout Japan on that ensemble’s annual tours and has appeared as soloist at halls in Fukuoka and Sendai. Other concerto appearances include Riverside Orchestra in New York, Longy Chamber Orchestra in Boston as winner of the Longy Concerto Soloists Competition, Crescent City Symphony in New Orleans, the Hartt Symphony as first prize winner of the Paranov Competition, and the BGSU Philharmonia. Dr. Snow has presented recitals and masterclasses nationally and internationally institutions including Oberlin Conservatory, Central Michigan University, Sam Houston State University, and Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China.

Dr. Snow received a DMA from Stony Brook University, a MM from Yale, and holds degrees from Hartt and Longy Schools of Music. His teachers have included Aldo Parisot, David Finckel, and Colin Carr. Dr. Snow has previously served in faculty positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Western Connecticut State University , and Brooklyn Conservatory and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Cello at Bowling Green State University. In the summers, Dr. Snow serves on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center.

Pianist Robert Satterlee has developed a reputation as an accomplished and versatile solo recitalist and chamber musician, playing regularly throughout the United States. He has completed many tours of China, and has played concerts at the Romanian-American Festival in Romania, the World Piano Conference in Serbia, the Piano Plus Festival and the Corfu Festival in Greece and has also performed in Sweden, Holland, Germany and Kenya.

Music of our time plays an important role in Satterlee’s performing activity. In June of 2004 he was invited to perform at the Music04 festival in Cincinnati, where he shared a program with the composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski. He has released two CD’s of his music, and the first was selected by the New York Times as one of the outstanding classical recordings of 2014.

Satterlee was appointed in the fall of 1998 to the piano faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where he teaches a studio of students from all over the United States and abroad. His students have been prize-winners in many competitions and hold teaching positions throughout the United States and China. Satterlee teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer, and holds degrees in piano from Yale University, Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.