VIOLINIST KATIE LANSDALE PERFORMS SOLO RECITAL
Violinist Katie Lansdale, assistant professor of violin at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, will present a recital of works for solo violin on Saturday, April 18 at 1:30 pm in the sanctuary of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Road in Madison. The recital is sponsored by Suzuki Strings of Madison and a $5.00 donation is suggested for attendees.
The program will include a selection of Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach, Etudes Caracteristiques by Edward Elgar and Cleopatra by Fazil Say.
Ms. Lansdale is an active recitalist and chamber musician in Europe and the United States. Lauded for her wide interests and repertoire, she has a particular passion for solo Bach, often performing the complete works in concert. A champion of new music, she has collaborated with a number of leading composers internationally, as a member of both the Lions Gate Trio, and as a member of the Locrian Ensemble. She has recorded for the Triton and Centaur labels; most recently a double CD of duos and trios by Robert Schumann. Her awards have included the Schlosspreis for the performance of solo Bach at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the grand prize winner at both the Yellow Springs and Fischoff National Chamber Music competitions, and awards for both Outstanding Violinist and Outstanding Participant at Tanglewood's Fellowship Program.
Ms. Lansdale received her B.A. cum laude in humanities from Yale University, a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a D.M.A. from Manhattan School of Music. She has studied with Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Ronda Cole, Donald Weilerstein, and Mitchell Stern.
In 2001, Ms. Lansdale initiated a school outreach program called Music for 1000 Children. She challenged her studio to play for 1000 children, promising to play for another 1000 herself. Her studio then joined with the Hartt student chapter of the American String Teachers' Association to challenge other groups in North America to play for 1000 school children. Responses were highly enthusiastic, and in the end, musical performances were brought to 13,000 children from Quebec to Texas.