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Wendy Sharp performs chamber music for strings

Guests include cellist Scott Kluksdahl, violists Marka Gustavsson and Carol Rodland
February 6, 2009

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The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series recital by violinist Wendy Sharp on Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall.

The program opens with Dohnányi’s Serenade in C major for String Trio, Op. 10 and continues with the Duo (1925) for Violin and Cello by the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff. Culminating the evening will be Dvořák’s String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, dubbed the “American” quintet because it was written during the summer that the composer spent in Iowa. Sharp, who is director of chamber music and a member of the violin faculty at Yale, will be joined by guest artists Marka Gustavsson, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; Carol Rodland, viola; and Lauren Basney, violin.

Admission to the recital is free.  For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website, music.yale.edu, or call 203 432-4158.

Violinist Wendy Sharp performs frequently as a recitalist and a chamber musician. A sought-after teacher and chamber music coach, she is on the faculties of the Yale School of Music and California Summer Music. As the first violinist of the Franciscan String Quartet, she toured internationally, and was honored with many awards including first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition and top prizes at the Evian International String Quartet Competition. She attended Yale University, graduating summa cum laude with Distinction in Music and received her MM degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Sharp has served on the faculties of Mannes College, Dartmouth, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and participated in the Aspen, Tanglewood, Chamber Music West, Norfolk, and Music Academy of the West festivals. Currently Director of Chamber Music and a member of the violin faculty, Ms. Sharp has been a part of the YSM faculty since 1995.

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