Performers bio for 4.29.2000
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Alejandra Urrutia
started playing the violin at the age of eight in her native country of Chile. At the age of fourteen.Alejandra received a scholarship to continue her studies at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Ms. Urrutia has performed as a soloist with the National Symphony of Chile, the National Youth Symphony of Chile, the Concepcion Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Santiago, the Columbus State University Orchestra, and the Morelos Chamber Orchestra of Mexico. In 1994-96, Ms. Urrutia was awarded a fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Summer Festival in Colorado, and for the past two summers, has been a member of the faculty at the All-State Program at Interlochen. Ms. Urrutia has participated in various master classes with Robert McDuffie, Cho Liang-Lin, David Kim, Pamela Frank, and others. Ms. Urrutia is pursuing a Doctorate in Violin Performance with professor Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan.



for Forrest David Pierce's "Sea Changes"

Anne Adams
made her professional debut with Cleveland Opera Theatre Ensemble as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. Other operatic roles include Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Katharina in Giannini's The Taming of the Shrew, the Countess in Matthus' the Lay of the Life of Cornet Christoph Rilke(US premiere), and roles in world premiere performances of Cummings' Eros and Psyche and Boren's The Dead. Her great love of contemporary music has also led to many performances of important 20th century works including Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, Berio's Folksongs and Sequenza III, and Bassett's Pierrot Songs, with Brave New Works, the Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and the Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Adams is also an avid recitalist, appearing for the past two seasons with the Ann Arbor Art Song Festival in Ann Arbor. Her most recent full-length recitals include Schubert's Winterreise and an evening of music by Michigan Composers. Currently a master's student in music theory at the University of Michigan, Dr. Adams also holds a doctor of musical arts degree from University of Michigan, a master's degree in music from the Manhattan School, and bachelor's degrees in music and German studies from Oberlin, and has studied art song and chamber music at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Bayreuth Jugendfestspieltreffen.

Jennifer Goltz
With the performance of William Bolcom's "Briefly it enters" Ms. Goltz has performed with Brave New Works for the sixth time. Her affiliation with Brave New Works began in 1997 with Alberto Ginastera's "Cantata Para America Magica" for soprano and percussion orchestra. In 1998, she performed "Circles" by Luciano Berio. In February she performed George Crumb's Madrigals. Last December, she performed Earl Kim's "Where Grief Slumbers". This spring She will be performing Carter Pann's "Women" which has been specifically written for Ms. Goltz and Brave New Works. Ms. Goltz received her M.M. in vocal performance from the University of Michigan in 1997. She specializes in music of the 20th century, premiering works by composers in the School of Music and across the country. Ms. Goltz is currently in the MA program in Music Theory at the University of Michigan.




Emily Perryman
received her master's degree in flute performance from the University of Michigan in December of 1998. She also holds degrees in flute performance and music education from the Ohio State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship. In addition to her studies with Jefferey Zook, Lorna McGhee, Leone Buyse and Katherine Borst Jones, Ms. Perryman has performed in master-classes for flutists Peter Lloyd, Susan Milan, Jim Walker, Robert Willoughby and Carol Wincenc. Her orchestral credits include the Plymouth Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Orchestra X in Houston, and the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy. Ms. Perryman currently performs with Brave New Works and the Phoenix Ensemble, both in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and she maintains a private studio of over thirty flute students.


Jared Hauser
is an active chamber musician and soloist having performed throughout the United States, Canada, England and Germany. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently 1st prize at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Bradlin Competition. Jared currently performs with the Michigan Opera Theater and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and was formerly the principal oboe of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, (Texas), and oboist with the American Radio Chamber Orchestra, (Houston). He has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra; the New World Symphony; and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Jared is an assistant instructor of oboe at Michigan state University where he is also pursuing doctoral studies as a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Fellowshop Award. He also instructs oboe at the University of Michigan Summer Arts Institute and the Interlochen Arts Camp (All State Division). Jared formerly taught at Rice University's Preparatory Division, and the Pilgrim Fine Arts Academy, (Houston). Recent summers have taken him to the Sarasota Music Festival, (Florida) and the Breckenridge Music Festival, (Colorado), where he performed as principal oboe of the National Repertory Orchestra. Mr. Hauser holds a M.M. Degree from Rice University; Artist Diploma from the Oberlin College Conservatory; a B.M. from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. His principal teachers include Robert Atherholt, James Caldwell, Elizabeth Camus, Alex Klein, Harry Sargous, Dan Stolper, and Mark Dubois.


Barnaby Palmer
graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Clarinet Performance, in the spring of 1999. Previously he attended the ClevelandInstitute of Music, The Interlochen Arts Academy. He also participated in festivals such as the National Repertoire Orchestra, the Sarasota Music Festival, the International Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem and the Festival at Sandpoint.






Amy Ley, Harp
began playing the harp when I was sixteen, fulfilling a long time dream. In 1997 I recieved my bachelor in music, majoring in harp performance, from the University of Michigan and am now in the process of earning a masters in harp performance also from U of M. I have spent previous summers playing harp at Interlochen Arts Camp, the Salzedo Harp Colony and Aspen Music Festival. I am currnently the first harpist in the Ann Arbor and Adrian Symphonies.





Maria Sampen
is a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, where she was a scholarship student of Paul Kantor in the School of Music. She completed her Masters of Music degree at Rice University in May, 1999 where she studied violin with Kenneth Goldsmith and chamber music with Paul Katz and Norman Fischer. She is currently working on her doctorate in violin performance at the University of Michigan. Ms. Sampen made her solo debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. She has since performed as concerto soloist with the Illinois Symphony, the West Shore Symphony, the Pontiac Oakland Symphony and the Michigan Pops Orchestra and was named winner of the concerto competitions at both the University of Michigan (1996) and Rice University (1998) and runner-up in the William Byrd International String Competition (2000). She has spent her summers performing as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival as well at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria and the Interlochen Arts Camp. An active proponent of contemporary music, she has worked with many composers including Pierre Boulez, William Bolcom, John Harbison, Bernand Rands and William Albright and has performed as violinist/violist in the new music ensembles at the Aspen Music Festival, the University of Michigan and Rice University. Ms. Sampen concertizes frequently with her parents--saxophonist, John Sampen, and composer/pianist, Marilyn Shrude--with whom she made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center9s Bruno Walter Auditorium in June of 1996.


Carolyn Lukancic
began studying violin at the age of eight. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University in 1995 where she studied privately with Christian Teal of the Blair String Quartet and chamber music with John Kochanowski of the Concord String Quartet. She received a Master's of Music degree in violin performance in 1997 under Stephen Shipps, studying chamber music with Andrew Jennings. Carolyn is currently residing in the Ann Arbor, MI area as a freelance violinist/violist and private violin/viola instructor. She has been Musical Director of the Monroe Youth Orchestra 1997 to the present and is a faculty member for the Michigan All-State High School and Junior High School Summer Festivals at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She is currently a member of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra and performs with various other orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Ann Arbor area.


Tim Christie
a native of the Washington DC area, began his violin studies at the age of ten. In 1994 he enrolled at the University of Michigan, studying violin with Andrew Jennings .In the Winter of 1996, Tim began concurrent studies in viola with Yzhak Schotten. Tim performs actively with the University of Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble as solo violist. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan both in Violin Performance and in English. Tim is currently pursuing a Masters degree in violin under Paul Kantor.





Andrea Yun
is a doctoral violoncello student at the University of Michigan, where she studies with Erling Bengtsson. After completing her bachelor's and master's degrees with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi at Indiana University, she has returned to her birthtown of Ann Arbor to complete her studies. Andrea enjoys working with composers and is eager to perform more contemporary music. She is a founding member of the Feliano Trio, formed in 1997 solely to commission and perform new works. Andrea is a member of the Flint Symphony, is principal second violinist of the Rochester Symphony, has been a fellowship student at the Aspen Festival (Colorado), and has attended Scotiafest (Halifax, Nova Scotia).




Anthony Stoops
Since winning first prize in the 1995 International Society of Bassists solo competition, Anthony Stoops has presented recitals and masterclasses throughout the Midwestern United States as well as in Texas. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he also attended Northwestern University, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan. A versatile musician, Anthony has had a broad range of performance experience from playing in his first rock 'n roll band "Godzilla and the Pez People" and playing in several fusion and Jazz ensembles, to working with some of the world's greatest conductors as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. A proponent of Contemporary Music as well as premiering numerous compositions which were written for him. Highlights of the 1998-99 season included a world premiere performance and recording for the International Computer Music Conference held at the University of Michigan in October, a compact disc recording of music newly composed and arranged for double bass and violin in December, and a recital at the 1999 International Society of Bassists convention held in Iowa City, Iowa in June.



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