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Katherine Wolfe, violin, and Ketty Nez, pianoKatherine Wolfe, violin, and Ketty Nez, pianoTickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.<p>The program includes<br><em>“</em>Five Melodies, Op. 35b” by<em> </em>Sergei Prokofiev<br>“Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin” by Grażyna Bacewicz <br>“double images”<em> </em>by Ketty Nez and <br>“Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, BB28, DD72” by Béla Bartók</p><p><br></p><p>Violinist <strong>Katie Wolfe</strong> leads an intriguing career mix as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and adjudicator. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, the Soviet Union, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. Originally from Minnesota, she joined the string faculty of the University of Iowa in 2004 as associate professor of violin. Prior to teaching in Iowa, Ms. Wolfe taught violin, viola and chamber music at Oklahoma State University. She also served as associate concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.</p><p>Ms. Wolfe has recorded for Centaur Records, Albany Records, Newport Classics, and Kleos Classics. She has recorded the <em>Sonatas for Violin and Piano</em> of Danish composer Niels Gade, solo and chamber music of Madison composer Laura Schwendinger, and a piano quartet by David Gompper. In 2006, she made the first recording of a "rediscovered" Sonata for Piano and Violin by Joseph Haydn with Byron Schenkman, released by Centaur Records in 2006. A new solo CD with music of Poulenc, Stravinsky, Messiaen and Korngold will be released in the near future. </p><p>Along with pianist and composer Ketty Nez from Boston University, Ms. Wolfe has been involved in the creation and performance of many newer works for violin and piano. Founded in 2005, The Wolfe/Nez Duo performs works written especially for them, in addition to other works written in the past 20 years and other masterpieces of the 20th century literature. Their adventuresome programs have been presented throughout the United States, including at the University of Iowa, Boston University, UCLA, Oberlin Conservatoy and the Eastman School of Music. </p><p>Ms. Wolfe received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Miriam Fried. She coached chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky and Janos Starker, among others. She continued her studies, earning a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), studying violin with Sylvia Rosenberg and chamber music with Ani Kavafian and Peter Winograd of the American String Quartet. She received further training from a wide variety of summer festivals and teachers, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Kneisel Hall, Musicorda, the Quartet Program, Solo Bach Seminar with Baroque violinist Stanley Ritchie and many others.</p><p><strong>Ketty Nez</strong> joined the composition and theory department at the Boston University School of Music in 2005, after teaching for two years at the University of Iowa. At BU, she directed the Time's Arrow new music ensemble for four years. <em>Listen to a Wonder Never Heard Before!,</em> her portrait CD as composer/pianist, was released in 2010 by Albany Records.  Her folk opera,<em> The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia</em>, was premiered in a staged version in May 2012 by the Juventas New Music Ensemble.  Her piano concerto <em>thresholds</em>, performed by Dr. Nez and the Boston University Wind Ensemble, was released in July 2013 by Ravello Records. Current projects include the CD release of <em>four scenes for Juliet, </em>commissioned by the BU Wind Ensemble and <em>Lina and the Wolf</em>, an opera on the life of Lina Prokofiev.</p><p>IN 2002-2003, Dr. Nez completed a residence of several months at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Montbeliard, France, prior to the premiere of her chamber opera, <em>An Opera in Devolution: Drama in 540 Seconds</em>, at the 2003 Seventh Festival A*Devantgarde in Munich. In 2001, she spent several months as visiting composer/scholar at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and in 1998 she participated in the year-long computer music course at the Institute de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). Before computer music studies, Ketty worked for two years with Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam and co-founded the international contemporary music collective Concerten Tot and Met.  She spent a year studying with composer Michio Mamiya in Tokyo before graduate work, and her music has been performed in festivals in Europe, North America, and Asia. Dr. Nez holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's in composition from the Eastman School of Music, a bachelor's in piano performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and a bachelor's in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.</p><img alt="" src="/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/Guests/wolfe_katherine_cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />9/16/2018 7:00:00 PM9/16/2018 9:00:00 PMFalseGore Recital Hall;#

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