Movements for Bassoon & Piano

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Stefan Cwik has written a truly wonderful new work for bassoon!  These 6 movement show the versatility of the bassoon and are extremely fun to play!  I’m extremely honored to have been able to premiere this work at the University of Memphis Double Reed Festival on January 21, 2012.  Subsequent performances included: University of Texas Austin and Stephen F. Austin State University.  The video below is from the SFA performance with Geneva Fung on piano.

Little Sarabande for Viola & Bassoon

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Justin Henry Rubin wrote this cute piece for Eliza Thomason and myself. We premiered the work at the University of Texas Austin on January 24, 2012 then took it on tour to Texas Lutheran University, Stephen F Austin State University, and Houston.

Mist for bassoon & track

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Kyle Hovatter wrote this great new work for bassoon and track.  I premiered the work at the University of Texas Austin on January 24, 2012.  Subsequent performances included Texas Lutheran University and Stephen F. Austin University.  Purchase the score via the composers website.

Program Notes: Outside my San Francisco apartment window seemingly unrelated sounds fade and pan.  Street traffic, parks, fog horns, rain, emergency sirens, pedestrians, freight ships; they all seem to create their own counterpoint.  At first this resonates as an overwhelming cacophony without focus or purpose.  Yet once heard with amenable contentment the variant sounds are given the chance to condense into accord. ”Mist” is a duet for  bassoon and track where the solo instrument and prerecorded sounds are given equal importance.  It has been written for and dedicated to Paula Brusky, the premiering bassoonist.

Sonata Op 229, No 3

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This lyrical new work was written by Guilherme Schroeter.  I premiered the work with Chuck Dillard on January 24, 2012 at the University of Texas Austin.

Movement II. Moderato

Movement III. Scherzando

PhD Recital Videos

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Performed on 16 June 2009 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The program opened with Aquela Modinha que o Villa não Escreveu by Francisco Mignone, performed from memory.

Performed on 16 June 2009 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Valsa Improvisada was the second Mignone Waltz performed from memory.

Performed on 16 June 2009 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sonata in G by Boismortier was the second piece on the program. This is the opening Largo, featuring Jeanell Carrigan on harpsichord.

Performed on 16 June 2009 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Duo Sonata by Gubaidulina was the third work on the program. This excerpt is from the middle of the first section and includes quarter-tones and flutter-tonguing; featuring Andrew Barnes on bassoon.

Performed on 16 June 2009 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A new edition of Allegro Moderato by Glinka was the final work on the program; featuring Jeanell Carrigran on piano.