"Music for Baroque Cello"- 4/1/13

Webster University is pleased to present “Music for Baroque Cello” at 7 p.m. on April 1 in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., on Webster's campus.  Performing in the concert will be: Kenneth Kulosa, cello and piccolo cello; Maryse Carlin, harpsichord; and Stephanie Hunt, continuo cello. 

They will be performing: "Sonata in A Major, F. 416" by Domenico Gabrielli; "Ricercar #2, G. 79" by Gabrielli; "Sonata #2 in D Minor, Op. 5, no. 2" by Francesco Geminiani; "Ricecar #6, G. 79" by Gabrielli; "Sonata in G Major, G. 79" by Gabrielli; "Suite #6 in D Major for solo cello, BMV 1012" by Johann Sebastian Bach; and "Sonata in D Major, BMV 1028."

A native of Albuquerque, N.M., cellist Kenneth Kulosa moved to St. Louis in 1997 at the invitation of the St. Louis Symphony. Kulosa came to St. Louis from Chicago where he played with the Chicago Symphony, the Grant Park Symphony, and held the posts of principal cellist for both the South Bend and Northwest Indiana Symphonies. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the University of Houston, Kulosa studied with Laurence Lesser and Hans Jorgen Jensen, later becoming Jensen's assistant at Northwestern University. An active pedagogue as well as performer, Kenneth is in great demand as a private teacher and in 2003 the Missouri Chapter of the American String Teachers Association named him their "Artist/Teacher of the Year. "  

Kulosa maintains a large private studio of talented cellists and has placed students in virtually every major music school and conservatory in the United States. Currently, he serves as professor of cello at Webster University. He is active as a chamber musician throughout the St. Louis area with the Saint Louis Symphony's Community Partnership program, the Pulitzer Foundation, and as a member of the Sheldon Concert Hall's education series resident Piano Trio. Passionate about period performance, Kulosa is currently a member of the Kingsbury Early Music Ensemble and frequently performs music from the baroque and classical period on baroque cello, violoncello piccolo, and viola da gamba.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in St. Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France.

Stephanie Hunt is a versatile musician, performing on both modern and baroque cello. She plays frequently as a continuo cellist and was the continuo cellist for the Tanglewood Music Center's Bach Festival. Hunt is a member of Trio Lumea, a piano trio that performs on historical instruments. She has attended a number of music festivals, including Festivalensemble Stuttgart, the Meadowmount School, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and two summers as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow.

Hunt graduated with a Bachelor of Music in modern cello summa cum laude from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and received a Master of Music in modern cello from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. She graduated with both a Bachelor of Music honours and a Master of Music in baroque cello from the Utrecht Conservatory (Netherlands). Hunt is now teaching cello privately in St. Louis and through the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Suzuki program.

Cost of the concert is $5 for the general public, $3 for seniors, and free for students with valid I.D. For more information, call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.