October 5, The Lark Ascending

concerto solo with the drake University symphony Orchestra

Sheslow Auditorium, Des Moines, IA


October 18, Creator/Interpreter

A new lecture series, with Charles Nichols, composer

Turner Jazz Center, 2 pm. Drake University


November 7 + 8   - Third  Practice Festival

Richmond Virginia, performances of pieces written for me by Charles Nichols and Jeff Herriot


November10 +11 - University of North Carolina Greensboro, Residency Composer workshop and performance of Il Preto Rosso on the 11th, Present~Continuos Concert 


December 1, World Premiere "Il Preto  Rosso" for violin And electronic microprocessor by Charles Nichols

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Virginia, The Cube



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All Bartok CD  with  pianist  Timothy Lovelace  soon  to  be  released!


I have just finished working on this CD which I recorded with my long time collaborator Timothy Lovelace and noted sound engineer Sergei Kvitko.  It is the first CD of a projected 2 CD set.  

Please listen to the second sonata here and here

Live Lark Ascending  - with Akira Mori, conductor and the Drake Symphony Orchestra


Working with my colleague Akira Mori is always a distinct pleasure.  Akira will be returning to London to conduct the English Chamber Orchestra again this summer, where among other works, he will be conducting this favorite of the English Romantic repertoire.  Here is a video of our recent performance with the Drake Symphony Orchestra.  Also:  watch this space for the soon to be released live recording of Sidney Corbett’s violin concerto Yaël  with Akira conducting from its North American premiere in June of 2011 at the Chamber Music Midwest festival in Osceola, Wisconsin.

Il    Prete    Rosso


Here is the recent world premiere of Charles Nichols’ Il Prete Rosso at the third practice festival in Richmond, Virginia. This piece, which Charles wrote for me, is scored for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer-effects.  Since the premiere I played it on the Present/Continuous series at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The full premiere on December 1st will be the first piece performed with the new 124-speaker surround-sound system, installed in the cutting edge performance space, the Cube at the Moss Art Center on the campus of Virginia Tech.