Faculty Artist Series Recital - Lauren Roth, violin

Sep 7 7:00 PM


Holsclaw Hall
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004



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The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series recital featuring Lauren Rustad Roth, violin; John Milbauer, piano; Timothy Kantor, violin; Amber Archibald, viola; Kyle Price, cello; Ian Jones, cello. The free-admission performance will be held in Holsclaw Hall on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Lauren Roth, presents her yearly Faculty Artist Series recital at the University of Arizona collaborating with friends and colleagues. She teams up once again with Steinway Artist John Milbauer to present Cesar Franck’s magnificent Sonata for Violin and Piano. Also featured on Professor Roth’s program is the sublime String Quintet in C by Schubert, one of the most-loved chamber works ever written.

About the Artists

Lauren Roth

Lauren Roth is the concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was named assistant professor of violin at the University of Arizona beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Previous to these positions, she was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony. Ms. Roth earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. She was a member of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and a substitute with the Cleveland Orchestra.

A native of Seattle, Ms. Roth received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian studies from the University of Washington. She was a student of Professor Ron Patterson. During that time, she served as concertmaster of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Thalia Symphony, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, and the University of Washington Symphony.

Ms. Roth has appeared as soloist with the Thalia Symphony, Canton Symphony, Sierra Vista Symphony and the Tucson Symphony. She attended the Tanglewood Music Center and received the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. An avid teacher and chamber musician, Ms. Roth was an adjunct faculty member at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. She has served on the faculty of Icicle Creek Music Center, International Lyric Academy in Italy, Prague Summer Nights, and she joined the faculty of the Marrowstone Music Festival in 2014. Ms. Roth has performed at the San Juan Island Chamber Music Series, Lexington Bach Festival and Mainly Mozart Festival, and has also collaborated and performed with renowned artists including Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Ron Patterson, William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, André Watts and Lynn Harrell.

John Milbauer

In recent seasons, Steinway Artist John Milbauer has given concerts and masterclasses in Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Japan, and Mexico as well as throughout the United States. In the fall of 2014 he was honored to give the final recital of the Rencontres Musik in Switzerland, celebrating the 500-year jubilee of the Raron Burgkirche adjacent to the grave of the poet Rilke.

France's Republique du Centre has called him "a pianist of the first magnitude" while American Record Guide wrote of his last solo CD, "Milbauer performs with astounding delicacy and conveys unspeakable wonder through an intimate touch and astonishing versatility." A laureate of the Orléans Concours in France for piano music of the 20th Century, he is the author of a chapter on John Cage in The Pianist's Craft V.2 (Scarecrow Press, 2015). A versatile musician, Milbauer has performed with the Mills Brothers and Pink Martini.

Milbauer studied classics and government at Harvard College before earning degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and, as recipient of a Fulbright grant, the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He was awarded the Eastman Performer's Certificate (the highest performance honor of the school) and was nominated for the Gina Bachauer prize for outstanding pianist at Juilliard. His teachers include Jerome Lowenthal, Ferenc Rados, Rebecca Penneys, and György Sebök. Since 2012 he has been Artistic Co-Director of the Chautauqua Piano Program, helping to transform it into one of the premiere summer piano programs in the Americas.

Timothy Kantor

Timothy Kantor is the newly appointed professor of violin at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. A member of the Afiara Quartet, Mr. Kantor is also the former concertmaster of the Evansville (Indiana) Philharmonic. He was a founding member of the Larchmere String Quartet and the Eykamp String Quartet in residence at the University of Evansville. He has performed as a member of the Kuttner String Quartet in residence at Indiana University, the chamber music and Quartet in the Community residencies at the Banff Centre, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar. He has also performed with many of today’s leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Alexander Kerr and the Pacifica Quartet.

In 2013 Mr. Kantor was featured as the Young Artist in Residence for American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” Mr. Kantor is devoted to the performance of new music and has participated as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician with the new music ensembles at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.

Mr. Kantor graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His former teachers include Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Kecskemethy, Andrew Jennings, and at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music he studied with Mark Kaplan. A dedicated teacher and coach, Mr. Kantor is also Assistant Professor of Violin at the Fundación por la Musica in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He is very excited to begin his work with students and his faculty colleagues at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in August 2016.

Amber Archibald, viola

Amber Archibald has been praised for her bold and vivacious playing that matches her personality. ARTS! Houston Magazine exclaimed that her technique was “seemingly effortless…precise,” and that she was “a natural in every sense.” As a soloist, her career highlights include performances at the Gewandhaus with the Leipzig Academic Orchestra in Germany and with the Seattle Symphony. Her collaborative career has allowed her to perform at major venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe such as Benaroya Hall, Kimmel Center, University of Washington World Series, Raleigh Chamber Music Guild Series, Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, and the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle.  Dr. Archibald was a member of the Young Eight string octet, an all Afro heritage ensemble devoted to spreading a positive message through classical and hip-hop music to underserved communities.

In demand as a teacher and pedagogue, Dr. Archibald is the Instructor of Viola at Seattle University. She is also currently on the faculty of the Burgos International Music Festival in Burgos, Spain.  Her university and private studio students have been accepted to and attended prestigious schools of music and festivals such as the Rice University, Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, the University of North Texas, Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount, Domaine Forget, and Green Mountain Music Festival just to name a few. 
The Seattle University viola studio was one of two collegiate ensembles in the United States selected to perform at the 2016 American Viola Society Festival at the Oberlin Conservatory this past June. As the largest conference in the world for the instrument, this was a tremendous honor.  In addition to her highly successful studios, Dr. Archibald teaches with other organizations in the greater Seattle area including the Cascade Youth Symphony’s “Summer Sounds” program. She regularly gives masterclasses and recitals in the greater Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Dr. Archibald was born and raised in Houston, Texas to parents from the Dominican Republic and Panama. An avid interest in her heritage has fueled her continuing research and performance of music by African American, Afro-Latino and Spanish composers. Dr. Archibald earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington. She holds her Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and her Bachelor from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music. Her principal teachers include Melia Watras, Karen Ritscher, and Mimi Zweig.

Dr. Archibald is married to violinist, Ervin Luka Sešek and is the violist of the Burgos Ensemble.  In her down time, she enjoys cooking, watching documentaries, and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks.

Kyle Price, cello

Kyle Barrett Price, Artistic Director and Founder of the Caroga Lake Music Festival, is a summa cum laude graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Merry Peckham. As a soloist, Mr. Price was named a winner in the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, finalist in the 2015 G. Gershwin International Music Competition and semi-finalist in the 2016 Naftzger Young Artist Competition.

He studied chamber music at the Chamber Music Connection and has attended numerous prestigious music festivals. Recently, he studied with Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut at Sitka Cello Seminar. A medalist in the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Mr. Price was featured on NPR’s From the Top! radio show and has recorded with artist Alyson Stoner. Mr. Price has also received acclaim for his composition Requiem in memory of his aunt, cellist Constance E. Barrett and his work, Serenade, premiered by the Calidore String Quartet and the Chamber Music Connection this past winter. Mr. Price recently completed his Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past spring and will return to pursue his Doctorate of Music in the fall under the mentorship of Uri Vardi.

Kyle founded the Caroga Lake Music Festival in 2012 at the age of 19 and has developed the festival into a noteworthy national music festival bringing in over twenty highly accomplished artists hailing from the U.S. and abroad. Kyle, a resident of Worthington, Ohio, has vacationed with his family at the Caroga Lake house of his Grandmother (Joyce Barrett) since he was an infant. He often mentioned the idea of creating a chamber music festival in the area. This idea became a reality in the summer of 2012. Then in July 2016, Kyle founded the Caroga Arts Collective, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization which acts as an umbrella for the Caroga Lake Music Festival, and other projects (Sherman’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Education). The Caroga Arts Collective’s mission is in reigniting the Caroga experience through interdisciplinary and inter-arts collaborations among musicians, artists, scholars, and their communities.

Ian Jones, cello

A native of Oakland, California, cellist Ian Jones attended UCLA and Indiana University, continuing at IU for studies with Eric Kim and Janos Starker. For the 2006-07 concert season, Ian joined the cello section of Honolulu Symphony. In 2008, his string quartet was awarded the school-funded Kuttner Quartet fellowship at IU. He has benefited from close collaboration and coaching with Indiana faculty members including Atar Arad, Alexander Kerr, Paul Biss and Yael Weiss, and has collaborated onstage with Joshua Bell and members of the Orion Quartet among others.

Ian joined the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 2011, where he was recently appointed assistant principal cello. He earned his master’s degree in performance in 2013 studying with Mark Votapek. For the past three years, he has appeared in the Breckenridge Music Festival's Winter Concert Series, and for the summer of 2014 joined the BMF for their regular summer concert season. An avid tennis player, Ian competes in local USTA leagues in Tucson and the San Francisco Bay Area.