Monday, December 16, 2019 • 7:30 P.M.
Richard E. Wildish Community Theater • 630 Main Street • Springfield, Oregon
Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Anthea Kreston, violin
Anthea was a member of the internationally renowned Artemis String Quartet. Based in Berlin, Germany, she enjoyed a robust concert schedule with regular appearances at the major concert halls of Europe, Asia, and the United States. She records for Warner Classics, and has received the Echo Award, Europe’s Grammy Award.
Anthea has received numerous awards for her chamber collaborations, including the Grand Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition and Top Prize in the Munich ARD International Chamber Music Competition. The San Diego Reader said of her “…Anthea is a soloist of the Heifetz-Shaham-Vengerov caliber, whose musical instincts could make even a mere bagatelle thrill the soul and stir the senses to a frenzy.”
Jason Duckles, cello
Jason Duckles, from Vancouver, Canada, leads an active life as a chamber musician and is a founding member of the Amelia Piano Trio, which has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. As a chamber musician, Jason has been presented with an ASCAP award (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for adventurous programming and top prize in both the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Munich ARD International Competition. Jason has performed as the solo cellist with the Mark Morris Dance group, and has toured with of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in concerts from New York to Kazakhstan. Jason’s involvement in education has always been central part of his musical life — he has taught at several universities across the United States, and for six years he had the pleasure of being the conductor for the Eugene Youth Symphony in Eugene, Oregon.