Recent and  Upcoming


June 25 - Spectrum  NY Solo ConcertMusic for violin alone, violin and piano and violin with electronics by Andrew List, Bela Bartok, Kurt Rohde, Charles Nichols and Mark Engebretson.  With Francine Kay, Piano.


June 26, 4:00 pm   NYCEMF Il prete Rosso, Charles Nichols at the NY Electro Acoustic Music Festival


July  4-15  Zodiac festival and Academy, Valdeblore, France- performances by faculty and students.


JULY 14th,release date for Sarah's two new CDs:  Music for a New Century, with 21st century violin concerti from Sidney Corbett and Christopher Adler and Bela Bartok: Music for Violin and Piano, with Timothy Lovelace, Piano.  


August 18, 20. Zenith Chamber MUsic Festival

August 18, 7:30 pm at Caspe Terrace in Waukee, Iowa and August 20th, 5:30 pm at the Des Moines Social Club.


September 28, 2015  Summer Music, Iowa State University, Mary Ellen TYE  Recital Hall, 

Sarahal for 2 violins and live electronics - written for Sarah by Mari Kimura (2013).  With Reuben Kebede.


September 30, 2015. 4:30 pm.  ICMC,  University of North Texas, Denton, Tx.  Charles Nichols Il Prete Rosso at the International Computer Music Conference. 


October 27.   Live Performance   Iowa Public Radio


October 28th Midweek Music, 12 noon, St. john's Lutheran, Des Moines, IA.


October 28th , 7:30 PM , Faculty Recital, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University.These 3 solo concerts feature Sarah performing music of Bach, Bartok and Beethoven.  With Francine Kay, Piano.


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.








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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  at ICMC, CMS and SCI  Conferences.
Since premiering Il Prete Rosso for amplified violin,  interactive electronics and motion sensor   at the 3rd Practice Festival at the University of Richmond last November I have had the good fortune to perform this cutting edge work that I commissioned at Santa Clara University, San Francisco State, the New York Electro Acoustic Music Festival and the Center for New Music San Francisco.  Click here for a review in the San Francisco Examiner of the solo recital where I also played music by Mark Engebretson, Sidney Corbett, Andrew List, Kurt Rohde, Jeff Herriot and Mari Takano.  I will continue performing this piece this fall at the ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) in Denton, Texas, the CMS (College Music Society) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana and the SCI (Society for Composers International) Conference in Gainesville, Florida.  




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.



Interview with Sarah Plum


New Music Pioneer's Trailblazers interview with Sarah Plum. Read Here.