Recent and  Upcoming


November 5, 2015.  CMS, Indianapolis, IN.  Charles Nichols' Il Prete Rosso for violin, interactive electronics and motion sensor in a special concert at the College Music Society Conference.


November 14, 2015.  SCI.  Gainesville, FloridaCharles Nichols' Il Prete Rosso for violin, interactive electronics and motion sensor at the Society for Composers INc. Conference.


NOvember 24, 2015.  Parameters of Sound, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Solo recital of new music for violin alone and violin with electronics.  Featuring a premiere from Eric Lyon and music of Jeff Herriot, Jeffrey Mumford, Mark Engebretson and others.


January 13, 14, 15 tour of twin cities Schools

Plum is bringing a brand new outreach program to Stillwater, St. Paul, Irondale and Minneapolis schools. She uses a portable sound system, starts with Bach and ends with Mark Engebretson's Rock Star for Violin and live electronics, on the way also playing music of Bartok, Sidney Corbett and Mari Takano.  Future performances are planned in Sioux City, Iowa City, Minneapolis and Roseville.


February 11,  2016.  SEAMUS conference, Georgia southern  University. 

Emma Kelly Theater, 7:30 pm.  The13th performance of Charles Nichols' Il Prete Rosso since its premiere at the 3rd Practice Festival in November of 2014! 


February 5 and 19th Scholarship Auditions Drake University for further information contact Dr. Plum. at


April 1, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

7:30 pm.  Violin Duo recital with guest artist Annamae Goldstein of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.  The program includes a premiere of a duo written for Plum by Mari Takano, as well as music from Mari Kimura, Eve Beglarian, Prokofiev, Bartok and Bach.


April 2, Stringfest 2016

The Drake string programs yearly festival with guest artist Annamae Goldstein - join us for master classes, performances, clinics and presentations.  To register contact









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All  Bartok  CD  with   pianist  Timothy Lovelace   released  on  the  Bluegriffin label!

This is the first CD of a projected 2 CD set of Bartok's music  for violin and piano.  It has already been praised in early reviews saying "the playing is strong, the interaction between the performers effective and the overall impression is winning". Selections from this CD are being played in rotation at MPR, IPR, WMNR and CKWR in Canada among others.

Please listen to the second sonata here and here


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Charles Nichols' Il    Prete    Rosso  atNYCEMF,  ICMC, CMS, SCI  And Seamus Conferences.
Since premiering Il Prete Rosso , a piece that I commissioned for amplified violin,  interactive electronics and motion sensor   at the 3rd Practice Festival at the University of Richmond November  of 2014,I have played this piece 11 times at a variety of venues nationwide including the Center for New Music San Francisco, New York City Electro Acoustic Music Festival, , the International Computer Music Conference, College Music Society and Society for Composers International Conferences.  I will play it in February at the SEAMUS  Conference at Georgia State University.   Click here for a review in the San Francisco Examiner of the solo recital at the Center For New Music where in addition to Il Prete Rosso I also played music by Mark Engebretson, Sidney Corbett, Andrew List, Kurt Rohde, Jeff Herriot and Mari Takano. 



In June of 2011 I had the pleasure of performing the North American premiere of Sidney Corbett’s violin concerto Yaël at the Chamber Music Midwest Festival in Osceola, Wisconsin, with my colleague Akira Mori on the podium.  The live recording of that concert was so haunting and expressive that I decided to release Yaël on a CD.  The only question was, with what?Later that summer after playing Christopher Adler’s violin piece Jolie Sphinx on solo recitals in Berlin I asked him to write me a concerto and was thrilled when he said yes.  Now, four years later, this project comes to fruition and I am honored to introduce these two beautiful, original and quite striking works to a larger public.

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Interview with  David  Osenberg  on Princeton's WwFM


Click Here for a recent interview on WWFM's noted arts radio program Cadenza where I talk about my 2 new CDs, working with composers new and old and some of my upcoming projects.