Flutists and pianist join forces for unique recital

October 25, 2010

BRANDON, MB – Next Tuesday evening, flutists Nancy Hennen and David Gerry will reunite on stage for their debut pro series concert, along with pianist Dr. Kyung Kim.  The two often collaborated prior to Hennen’s move to the Brandon University School of Music last year.

The former principal flutist of Symphony Hamilton, Hennen has also played with several other Canadian orchestras. A busy chamber musician, she has previously collaborated with Gerry as well as other musicians. She has shared her talents in the New Music North and Consortium Aurora Borealis concert series in Thunder Bayas well as participated in the 2010 Brandon New Music Festival. Currently the Brandon University School of Music’s flute instructor, she has previously taught, following traditional and Suzuki methods, at Great Lakes Flute Centre, the Hillfield-Strathallan College in Hamilton as well as Brock and Lakehead Universities, and has adjudicated at festivals in Ontario and Manitoba.

A busy teacher, performer and clinician, Gerry is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan, where he studied with Shinichi Suzuki and Toshio Takahashi. Currently a PhD candidate, he and Dr. Laurel Trainor, the professor with whom is studying at the School of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, won an award from the Grammy Foundation for excellence in the scientific study of music in 2008. He is a faculty member of McMaster University, Mohawk College and the Great Lakes Flute Centre. As well, he is the music specialist at Trail Ridge Montessori School and is a Registered Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association.

Piano faculty member since 2008 at Brandon University, Dr. Kyung Kim maintains a busy career teaching and performing, with recent performances taking her to Virtuosi Concerts at the University of Winnipeg, Live from WFMT in Chicago, and Live From the Chazen, University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Dr. Kim also performs frequently with the Brandon Chamber Players, and is a member of the artistic committee.

This pro series concert will take place at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, November 2, in the Lorne Watson Recital, located in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, on the Brandon University campus. The programme will include works by Telemann, Ross Edwards and Daniel Schnyder.

The next pro series performance will feature pianist Claudia Chan, the 2010 winner of the annual Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. Her performance will be held at 8 p.m., on November 16, also in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall.

Tickets to all pro series concerts are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, alumni and students, and $8 for Conservatory students. Tickets the James Ehnes Trio performance on December 20 are $25 each for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at the School of Music. Seating is limited and programmes are subject to change.

The pro series and the School of Music gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and of the Province of Manitoba, through a Consolidated Arts Programming Grant from Culture, Heritage and Tourism.

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For more information, please contact:

School of Music
Brandon University
(204) 727-9631

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