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THURSDAY, FEB 26 2015, 07:30 PM

Susan Salm, cello
Lynn Stodola, piano

North American Premieres of works composed for Susan Salm by Austrian composers Rainer Bischof and Wolfgang Florey are coupled with Beethoven’s last two sonatas for cello and piano.

Rainer Bischof (b. 1947 )

“Pax Veneziana Restituito” (2013) for Solo Cello

written for and dedicated to Susan Salm (N. American  Premiere)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1

Wolfgang Florey (b. 1945)

“Vier Intermezzi” (2013) for Solo Cello

written for and dedicated to Susan Salm (N. American Premiere)


Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2


Hailed by critics as "a cellist of very great significance", "brilliant and deeply moving", Susan Salm received her earliest musical training in her native Chicago and later studied at the Juilliard School in New York with Leonard Rose and Harvey Shapiro and in master classes of Pablo Casals, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Pierre Fournier. As prizewinner of the coveted Concert Artists Guild Award Ms. Salm was presented in her New York debut at Carnegie Hall.  Since then she has appeared as soloist with major orchestras, including l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the BBC Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony, Orchester der Frankfurter Museumsgesellschaft, Orchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Bruckner Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony appearing with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Otmar Suitner, Gunter Wand, and Erwin Ortner.

As both soloist and chamber musician, her participation in international music festivals includes the Wiener Festwochen, Vienna Mozart Festival and Klangbogen (Vienna); Saratoga, Newport, Marblehead, Dartmouth, Ouray, Aspen, Angel Fire, the Beethoven Festival of San Francisco, Chenango, and Juneau Jazz and Classics; the Spitalfields and Sheffield Festivals and the Wigmore Hall Beethoven Festival (UK); Montepulciano Cantiere d’Arte and Cortona (Italy), and the festivals of Budapest and Berlin.  A dedicated chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Raphael Trio and has collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Cleveland and Emerson String Quartets. Ms. Salm has recorded for Nonesuch, Sonar, Newport Classic, EMS, Unicorn, ASV, Discover, SNE and SONY and for radio and television in the US, the UK and Europe.  Composers who have written solo works for Ms. Salm include Dina Koston, Wolfgang Florey, Laura Kaminsky and Rainer Bischof.

Pianist Lynn Stodola has led an active career as soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, having performed throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recent collaborative projects include the presentation of the complete Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas and the complete works for violin and piano by Stravinsky.   Lynn has appeared in many international music festivals, including Juneau (Jazz and Classics), Ottawa (Chamber Music Festival; Music and Beyond), Venice (Ateneum Series), and Scotia Festival of Music.  Her performances have received critical acclaim from the New York Times: "excellent pianist — first class performance, intense and technically commanding ", Chicago Sun Times: "stunning debut...Ms. Stodola showed herself possessed of intelligence, bravura and beauty of spirit."  She is currently Professor of Piano at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, where she is also director of the Dalhousie Chamber Series.

For more information visit: http://www.susansalm.com/