Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 4/18/02 Visiting Musicians Perform Works by Mozart, Shubert, and Brahmsat Marlboro

MARLBORO, VT - Visiting artists Elise Kuder, Yuko "Momo" Shinohara, and Robert Merfeld will perform music for violin and piano and piano four hands at 3 p.m. May 5 in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater. The trio will be playing selections from Mozart's Sonata in A major, Shubert's Divertissement a la Hongroise, and Brahms' Sonata in G major.

Kuder, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard School, is a member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players and plays on a pink violin with the Todd Dorman band in New York City. She was a Fulbright scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and is currently first violinist of the Fu quartet, in residence at the Guildhall School.

Shinohara, born in Yokohama, Japan, started playing the piano at age 4 with Kikuko Nakamura in New York. A graduate of the Medical School of Keio University in Tokyo, she is currently an artist diploma candidate at the Longy School of Music.

Merfeld, also an Oberlin and Juilliard graduate, is currently on the piano and chamber music faculties of Boston University, Harvard University, and the Longy School of Music. He has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival and the New England Bach Festival, and was a founding member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players.

This event is free and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at http://www.marlboro.edu.

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