RACHEL VETTER HUANG, violin
CHARLES KAMM, tenor
GAYLE BLANKENBURG, piano
I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorgzutragen
Hao Huang, pianist
Sonata in a minor for Violin and Piano, Opus 105
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Rachel Vetter Huang, violinist Hao Huang, pianist
Liederkreis, Opus 39
In der Fremde
Auf einer Burg
In der Fremde
Charles Kamm, tenor Gayle Blankenburg, pianist
Four-time United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador Hao Huang has gained critical acclaim in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Winner of the Overman Foundation first prize, the Van Cliburn Piano Award at Interlochen, and the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship at Harvard, Dr. Huang has performed as a featured soloist at the George Enescu International Music Festival and the Barcelona Cultural Olympiad. Prior to joining the music faculty at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University, Huang served on the faculties of the School of Music at Converse College and the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany.
Violinist Rachel Vetter Huang has been honored with grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. She has been guest artist for national conferences of the International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, and the Music Teachers Association. Her performances and scholarship have been featured on NPR's Performance America, BBC II, and other radio outlets. With Hao Huang, she recently releasesd a CD of works by American Romantic composers on the VSA label. Dr. Huang holds degrees from Harvard University and SUNY at Stony Brook, and is currently on the faculties of Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University.
Tenor Charles W. Kamm has performed oratorio and recitals throughout the United States and in Austria, England, Sweden and Finland. Recent engagements include the role of the Madwoman in Benjamin Brittens chamber opera Curlew River, the Evangelist in the St. John Passion of J.S. Bach, tenor soloist at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, performances of Monteverdis 1610 Vespers with Drottningholms Barockensemble in Uppsala, Sweden, and live radio broadcasts for Finnish National Radio. Mr. Kamm is on the faculties of Scripps College and the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges. He is completing a doctorate degree at Yale University.
Gayle Blankenburg has performed extensively to great critical acclaim as a solo pianist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist. She was a roster artist with Southwest Chamber Music from 1996 to 2003, with whom she regularly performed and recorded. She has also performed with soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in New York City, and in Vienna, Austria. She is currently a founding member of the Los Angeles based ensemble inauthentica with whom she has recorded works of Richard Cameron-Wolfe with soprano Lucy Shelton, and with whom she has recently recorded Schoenbergs Pierrot Lunaire with soprano Jennifer Goltz.