Blanca Uribe, piano, and André Emelianoff, cello, will perform a program which will include two sonatas for cello and piano by Brahms on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Recital Hall at Vassar College.
The concert, sponsored by the department of music, is free and open to the public.
Uribe, the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music at Vassar, was born in Bogota, Colombia, into a family of many generations of professional musicians. She studied in Vienna at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York at the Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin.
A prizewinner at many international competitions, Uribe appeared recently as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonia of London, the Residentie Orkest in the Hague, and the American Symphony. Her recordings include Richard Wilson's piano concerto with the Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, conducted by Leon Botstein (CRI SD-618) as well as the "Iberia Suite' by Isaac Albeniz and the "Danzas Fantasticas" by Joaquin Turina.
Uribe's many honors include the General Francisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to Colombian Culture, and the Order of Saint Charles, which she received in 1986 from the president of Colombia. She was also the recipient of the first Dutchess County Artist Award.
Emelianoff is an instructor of cello and chamber music at the Juilliard School of Music. He is solo cellist with the New York Chamber Symphony and a member of the Naumburg Award winning Da Capo Chamber Players in residence at Bard College. Noted for his recitals incorporating new works, commissions, neglected older works, and the standard repertoire, he toured Cyprus, Malta, Baku (Azerbaijan), Khrgyza Republic and Kazakhstan in October 1996, under the auspices of the USIA Ambassador for the Arts program.
Emelianoff has recorded for CRI, Opus One, New World Records, Nonesuch, GM Recordings, RCA, Bridge Records, and Pro Arte. A graduate of the Juilliard School, his teachers have included Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, Claus Adam, Luigi Silva, and Leonard Shure.
For more information, call the Vassar College Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.