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Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with Sarah Plum, violinist

January 28, 2017
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

14370324_10155214881628332_1174347626840357614_nMusic on the Edge is very excited to kick off 2017 with what is sure to be a virtuosic performance by violinist Sarah Plum and the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo. Plum and the Duo will share a program at the Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, January 28th
including piano works by György Kurtág and newly commissioned, Kurtág-inspired works by Peter Eötvös, Klas Torstensson, Caspar Johannes Walter, Roland Moser, Philippe Manoury, and Jason Eckardt, and also violin and electroacoustic works by Ben Broening, Eric Moe, Sidney Corbett, and Eric Lyons.

Described as “beyond brilliant” by San Francisco Classical Voice, the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo has been presenting innovative programs of contemporary music throughout North America and Europe since 1995. Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams perform cutting-edge new works and masterpieces of the twentieth century for piano four-hands and two pianos, including works by Cage, Debussy, Feldman, Kagel, Kurtág, Ligeti, Nancarrow, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Stravinsky and Wolpe. They have premiered dozens of works, many of which were written especially for the Duo, and they have worked directly with such renowned composers as Lukas Foss, Steve Reich, Jukka Tiensuu, Betsy Jolas, Kevin Volans, and Bernard Rands. They also collaborate with composers who explore new approaches to the piano through multimedia applications, electronics, and extended techniques. The Duo has been featured at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Miller Theatre and Symphony Space (New York City), CAL Performances (Berkeley), Sound Field Festival (Chicago), Spring Festival of New Music (York, UK), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (Witten), Subtropics Festival (Miami) and Ojai Festival, to name a few

Michigan native Sarah Plum began her performing career by winning the first prize at the International Stulberg Competition in 1984. Since then she has been sought after by orchestras and fellow musicians in the US and Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician for concerts of both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Described as “an adventurous Indie violinist” by New York Classical Music, she has performed at festivals and venues such as Ars Musica Brussels, Cite de Musique, The Barbican, The Luzern Festival and Ankunft Neue Musik Berlin. Both of Plum’s CDs (Bela Bartok Works For Violin Volume 1 and 2) have received critical praise and Wholenote magazine said “it is difficult to imagine better performances or a better flag bearer for these pieces than Sarah …” As a new music specialist, Plum has had the good fortune to take part in historic performances and premieres with noted composers and ensembles, such as Christopher Adler, Mari Kimura, Charles Nichols, Mari Takano, Sidney Boquiren, Jeff Herriot and Sidney Corbett. In the past three years alone, she has premiered eleven pieces and commissioned seven

Don’t miss our first concert of 2017 on Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m. at the Andy Warhol Museum! Tickets are available by calling 412-624-7529 or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.

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