October 4, 2008
Bravura Philharmonic Chamber Concert
"An Autumn Feast"
Mozart Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Viola "Kegelstatt"
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Brahms Hungarian Dances for piano duet
Peter Schickele (Mr. PDQ Bach) Serenade for Three
Return to 2008-09 Season
Clarinetist Deborah Gers received her M.M. from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She was also a student of the late Joe Allard. An active performer and teacher, she won her first orchestral position at the age of 19. Ms. Gers has performed and recorded with such groups as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lexington Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, and Delaware Valley Philharmonic. Ms. Gers is Principal Clarinetist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with artists such as Dave Brubeck, Henry Mancini, Dinah Shore, Mitch Miller, Gunther Schuller, and Michael Gielen. Ms. Gers has an extensive chamber music background and has performed and taught extensively in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey region, including the University of Pennsylvania and Westminster Conservatory, and maintains a private studio in Flemington, NJ. Her students have been selected to All-State Bands in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Hsiao-Hung Hsu is an active concert violist/violinist, piano collaborator, and teacher. A native of Taiwan, she has won many competitions, including the Taipei Viola Competition, String Competition of the Missouri Music Teacher’s Association, String Competition of the National Music Teacher’s Association, University Concerto Competition, and Concerto Competition of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured as a soloist with the University Philharmonic Orchestra in Missouri and Ja-yi String Orchestra. She have been a principal or sectional violist in orchestras including the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Symphony Orchestra, Edison Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Chamber Soloists, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), and Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. Among the major concert halls where Dr. Hsu has performed are Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, and other major venues in Europe and Asia.. Dr. Hsu received her Doctorate from Rutgers University, Master of Music from University of Missouri –Columbia, and Bachelors Degree from the National Taiwan Normal University.
Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin, is internationally renowned pianist, educator, and a former United States Artistic Ambassador to Latin America. An energetic and passionate performer, Dr. Lin plays before enthusiastic audiences around the world. Dr. Lin has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and has soloed with fourteen orchestras, including the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, and the Des Moines Symphony. Appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, England, Canada and throughout the Far East have featured Dr. Lin's unique mix of music by Chinese and Western composers. Her virtuosity is showcased in a new CD, “Portraits of China.” As an acclaimed chamber artist, Chiu-Ling Lin has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Marina Piccinini, Marcos Granados, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Dr. Lin is a committed educator who has taught scores of exceptional students, many of whom have succeeded in professional music careers. Dr. Lin is a resident of West Windsor. She is the President-Elect of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association.
Chiu-Tze Lin is a dramatic and multifaceted Steinway artist. Ms. Lin has performed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, and numerous countries in Asia. She has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and orchestras in Europe. Miss Lin’s CD that features Works of J. S. Bach was designated a “recommended recording” by the Bravo Baroque. The CD has been broadcasted on classical music stations across the country, including locally on WWFM.