Italian Trombonist and Austrian Pianist in Baylor Recital

February 14, 2018
Two young European musicians, Italian trombonist Peter Steiner and Austrian pianist Constanze Hochwartner, will present a guest recital on Thursday, February 22, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Still in their middle twenties, both artists have established remarkable careers on the international stage.
Mr. Steiner was appointed trombonist of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic for the 2016-2017 season. Prior to that engagement, he served as principal trombonist with the Colorado Symphony for the 2014-2015 season. He has performed as guest principal trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Hochwartner appears widely as a solo organist and collaborative pianist. She gave several organ performances with ensembles at the Klingender Adventkalender 2014 in the parish church of Graz. She also performed as a soloist in the Graz Cathedral for the KUG subscription concerts in 2015 and 2016 and at the Grazer Orgelfrühling 2016 in the Herz Jesu-Kirche in Graz. In June 2017, she gave a recital in the parish church of St. Xaver in Leoben and concerts with the brass ensemble of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Oberschu╠łtzen.
Their Baylor program will open with an arrangement for trombone and piano by Anthony Wise: the Scherzo movement from Felix Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet for Strings, Op. 20.
Also to be heard are Syrinx by Claude Debussy (composed in 1913 for solo flute), Richard Peaslee’s three-movement Arrows of Time from 1994, and a setting of Rodolfo’s aria “Che gelida manina” from Act I of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini.
Following intermission, the guest artists will play Fly or Die by contemporary Swiss composer Gilles Rocha and then Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei (written in 1880 for cello and orchestra).
The program will close with the three-movement Fantasia Concertante by Spanish composer and trombonist Ricardo Mollà Albero.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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