CANCELLED - Deborah Bish, clarinet; Corinne Stillwell, violin; Heidi Williams, piano
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004
The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music a guest artist recital featuring Deborah Bish, clarinet; Corinne Stillwell, violin and Heidi Louise Williams, piano. The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall on Friday, February 17, 2017.
The program will feature Aram Khachaturian’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; Libby Larsen’s “Slang”, Kevin Puts’ “Three Nocturnes” and Paul Schoenfield’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.
About the artists
Deborah Bish is associate professor of clarinet at Florida State University. She has performed with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Arizona Opera (most notably in a production of the “Ring Cycle”), the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Siegel, the Phoenix Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony and the Arkansas Symphony. Currently, she performs as principal clarinetist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
She has been featured as a recitalist, clinician and chamber musician at several festivals and conventions including performances at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall; the Shanghai Conservatory in Shanghai, China; the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFests in Baton Rouge, Lincoln, Austin, Vancouver, Atlanta and Salt Lake City; the College Band Director’s National Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia; the Florida Music Educator’s Association Convention in Tampa, Florida; and the Festival Internacional de Inverno in Vale Vêneto, Brazil.
Dr. Bish has taught at several summer music festivals, including Interlochen, Aria Academy, and the Lift Academy. She is currently on the faculty at the Belgian Clarinet Academy.
She is very active in the commission, research, and performance of new works. Her recent projects include a recording of the works of Gregory Wanamaker, featuring two pieces written for her by Wanamaker titled “clarikinetics” and Sonata; and a biography of clarinetist and composer William O. Smith.
Her biography appears in the twenty-fourth edition of the Marquis “Who's Who of American Women” and several editions of “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.” She has received the University Undergraduate Teaching Award at Florida State University, and has served as an adjudicator in a variety of competitions, including both the Young Artist’s Competition and the High School Competition for the International Clarinet Association.
Heidi Louise Williams
Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ‘impeccable solistic authority’ and ‘dazzling performances’, American pianist Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in solo and chamber music performances across the United States and internationally, winning numerous prizes. Her 2011 solo debut CD released on Albany Records, “Drive American,” was featured in Fanfare’s “2012 Critics’ Want Lists,” named among the top 10 classical albums of 2011 in the Philadelphia City Paper, and described as ‘veritably operatic’, ‘bold yet thoughtful’, ‘provocative and stimulating’ (Fanfare), possessing ‘…the muscularity and poetic power to bring this demanding repertory to life’ (American Record Guide). An avid chamber musician, Williams has collaborated with many outstanding American and international artists. She has recorded solo, concerto and chamber music for the Naxos, Neos and Albany labels, and has also worked with many distinguished composers.
Williams joined the piano faculty at the Florida State University College of Music in 2007. Her growing roster of graduate and undergraduate students have won prizes regionally, nationally, and internationally, and are actively gaining employment in teaching and performing roles in the United States and abroad. Williams completed her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, where she studied with renowned pianist Ann Schein and coached chamber music with Earl Carlyss, Samuel Sanders, Stephen Kates, and Robert McDonald. She is artist-faculty for the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana, and has also taught at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy. For more information, see http://www.heidilouisewilliams.com.
Violinist Corinne Stillwell entered The Juilliard School at the age of ten, where she subsequently spent 15 years, working with Dorothy DeLay, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Carlyss and Samuel Sanders. A versatile musician, she is equally in demand as a teacher, soloist and chamber musician, and has spent 25 years as a concertmaster and orchestral leader. As a recitalist, she has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series, and in Germany, Canada and across the United States. With a repertoire of nearly 30 concerti, she has appeared frequently as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the New Jersey Symphony, the Nanjing Philharmonic in China, the Amarillo Symphony, the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic, and on tour to Romania, Hungary and Poland.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Stillwell has coached with members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Amadeus and Vermeer quartets and Felix Galimir. She has performed with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio, and has collaborated with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, and members of the Ying and Carpe Diem quartets. She has also performed at Alice Tully Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, Chamber Music Rochester, the Amarillo Chamber Music Society, Kosciuszko Foundation, and the American Festival of Microtonal Music. Other appearances include the Saarburg (Germany) Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk and Skaneateles chamber music festivals, and the Victoria Bach Festival. As a member of the Harrington Quartet, she performed extensively across the Midwest, with engagements from Texas to Wisconsin. Other projects included a PBS documentary, TV and radio broadcasts, and collaborations with clarinetist David Shifrin, pianist Robert Levin, guitarist Pepé Romero, and members of the Pro Arte and Cavani quartets.
From 2002-2007, Ms. Stillwell served as assistant concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and director of chamber music at the Hochstein School. Prior to that, she was concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony and on the faculty at West Texas A&M University. Currently, Ms. Stillwell is associate professor at Florida State University, faculty at the Brevard Music Center, a founding member of Trio Solis, and concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos and MSR Classics.