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Kevin Vigneau & Friends - Music for Oboe and Strings
The 2021-2022 season finale concert for Placitas Artists Series (PAS) will feature chamber music for oboe and strings. New Mexico oboist Kevin Vigneau, bassist Toby Vigneau, cellist Alan Weinstein, violist Kim Fredenburgh, and violinist Elizabeth Young will present chamber music compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Ernest John Moeran, and contemporary composers.Important Information Before Purchasing Your Ticket OnlineTo learn more about each member of the quartet, please click on their photo below.
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XKevin Vigneau is professor of oboe at the University of New Mexico and principal oboe of the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Pro Musica. He has performed with Music from Angel Fire, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Festival, the South African Broadcasting Society, the Mistral Wind Quintet, the New Mexico Winds and the Kandinsky Trio. As a recitalist and soloist he has performed in Ecuador, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Holland, Germany and at many colleges and universities.He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University where he was awarded the Dean’s Prize for the outstanding member of the graduating class. He studied with Ronald Roseman, Ralph Gomberg and Laurence Thorstenberg.He is proud to be the husband of violist Kimberly Fredenburgh and the father of bassist Toby Vigneau.
XViolinist Elizabeth Young has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Radio City Music Hall, and The United Nations, among other notable venues in New York City, as well as the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, she has appeared on the BBC, CBS, and CNN, and she has performed concerts throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, and Oman. After over a decade working as a full-time musician in New York City, Elizabeth moved to Santa Fe, where she has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the New Mexico Performing Arts Society, and Chatter. She continues to travel nationally for chamber music and solo performances as a violinist and pianist, and in 2018, she was the violin soloist with the Santa Fe Community Orchestra in their performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She is the Orchestra Director at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe.
XALAN WEINSTEIN, cellist, is a founding member of the Kandinsky Trio, winner of the Chamber Music America Residency Award, the NEA American Masterpieces Grant and a NEA Meet the Composers Award. He has performed throughout North America and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theatre, Spivey Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Edinbrough Fringe Festival. He frequently collaborates with internationally acclaimed artists including Dawn Upshaw, Ida Kavafian, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Andrés Cárdenes.Mr. Weinstein holds degrees in music performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers include Steven Doane, Robert Sylvester, Timothy Eddy and chamber music studies with the Cleveland Quartet, Menachem Pressler, Walter Trampler, and Eugene Lehner.His dedication to new music has led him to premiere compositions by artists such as Mike Reid (“Tales of Appalachia” performed in over 150 cities), Richard Danielpour, and Hilary Tann. His jazz collaborations have included performances with Larry Coryell, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Dave Samuels, and as a harmonica player with Ray Charles.
XTobias Vigneau has established himself as one of the most sought-after double bassists in New Mexico. He is a member of the Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica and has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Chatter, and Performance Santa Fe. A flexible musician, he has appeared with popular artists such as Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, and Il Divo. He was a first-prize winner in the Jackie McGehee Young Artist Competition and performed as concerto soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic. He has spent two seasons with the Aspen Music Festival orchestras and was awarded a prestigious fellowship in 2019. He was selected for the Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program at the University of North Texas. He has performed in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa and the University of New Mexico Summer Music Institute.
XViolist Kimberly Fredenburgh, originally from New York, is a professor of viola and chamber music and serves as head of the string area at the University of New Mexico. Fredenburgh has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States, including Puerto Rico, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Monaco. She is the principal violist of the Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica. She is also the associate principal violist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. She has performed many seasons with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; she is regular performer with Chatter. Fredenburgh has served on the faculty at Arizona State University while also performing as associate principal of the Phoenix Symphony for seven years and was a principal violist in the New World Symphony in Miami under Michael Tilson Thomas. She has delivered pedagogical papers and performed at several national string conferences and international competitions. Her interest in contemporary music has resulted in the creation of many new works for the viola. Recent performances include European premieres of chamber works by University of New Mexico composers.