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In Vitam et Mortum: Sonatas for Viola and Piano

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Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall

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Come and enjoy an early evening recital, to include works by Clarke and Shostakovich.
Bridget Kinneary - viola Naoki Toyomura - piano

Programme:

Rebecca Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano

Dimitri Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano

... and a selection of short works.

About the Artists

With a sound described by Rochester’s City Newspaper as limber, attentive, and sumptious, Bridget Kinneary enjoys a creative performing career as a violist and collaborative artist. She presented and co-curated Bach without Boundaries, a viola/dance duet, at the Rochester and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and recently performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist throughout Southern Africa in 2016 and 2018. As an ensemble member, Bridget has performed with members of the Berlin Philharmonic on family concerts, the Neue Philharmonie Berlin, the Eastman Philharmonia, Musica Nova, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and more. She enjoys playing all types of music, but she has a special interest in contemporary works.

In addition to performances on viola, Kinneary appears regularly as a teacher and director of youth orchestra projects. In Berlin, she leads ensembles and operations at the Berlin Cosmopolitan School and the Mit Mach Musik project for children with migration backgrounds in Berlin. She has been invited to be a guest teaching artist for the Piccadilly Symphony orchestra in Manchester, England, the Hellenic Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the National Youth Orchestra of Belize.

Kinneary graduated from the Eastman School of Music in December of 2015 with a Bachelors of Music degree in Viola Performance and Music Education along with an Arts Leadership certificate. At Eastman, Kinneary studied viola with George Taylor. She spent a semester abroad studying music pedagogy at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg from April through July 2015.

Currently, Bridget resides in Berlin. She is a 2016-2017 Fulbright Grantee, and a member of the 207 Global Leaders cohort of the Orchestra of Americas.


Naoki Toyomura, is a Professional Diploma candidate at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Professors Michael Dussek and Joseph Middleton. Prior to that, he was an MPhil student at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, after graduating from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester with dual degrees in piano performance and economics. While at Rochester, he became a Provost Circle Scholar as an exceptional student athlete and received a Take Five scholarship.

At Cambridge, Naoki participated in the Pembroke College Lieder Scheme and the Instrumental Award Scheme. He co-directs the Hughes Hall College Choir, founded the Mill Rd Sinfonia and is a co-conductor of the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra.

With piano, he has won a string of first prizes from various competitions around New Zealand such as the North Shore, West Auckland, Tauranga and Te Awamutu Performing Art Competitions. In America, he won a Gold Award at the Forte International Music Competition held at Carnegie Hall, New York and has concertized in Michigan, New Jersey, Maine and Alaska. He has participated in the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brel Song Academy, and the Kirishima International Music Festival in Japan where his trio won the chamber music prize. Additionally, he has performed chamber music with members of the Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and Syracuse Symphonia orchestras and with faculty from Cambridge University, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory and Tokyo University of the Arts. He has also been involved in music outreach, most notably, Music Inspires Africa where he performed in Zimbabwe and South Africa.


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