Matt Albert, violin
Adam Marks, piano
New Music champions Matt Albert and Adam Marks join forces to present revolutionary duo works for violin and piano. New works featuring local composers can be worked into the recital program upon request.
Residencies also available that include masterclasses and workshops on instrumental performance, contemporary composition, creative presentation from the stage, and entrepreneurship strategies for emerging musicians and ensembles.
John Adams - Road Movies (1995)
1. Relaxed Groove
3. 40% Swing
Maurice Ravel - Sonate pour violon et piano (1927)
II. Blues, Moderato
III. Perpetuum Mobile. Allegro
Henryk Górecki - Little Fantasia Op. 73 (1997)
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata No 1 in F Minor Op. 80 (1946)
I. Andante assai
II. Allegro brusco
IV. Allegrissimo - Andante assai, come prima
Called “preposterously talented” by Time Out Chicago, Matt Albert is the Director of Chamber Music and of SYZYGY at Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. He was a founding member of eighth blackbird, with whom he received numerous awards, including first prizes at the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman, and Fischoff Competitions, and three Grammy awards for their recordings on Cedille Records. He has worked with artists as diverse as Meredith Monk, Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, and Wilco, and he subs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, where he currently holds the principal second violin chair under Marin Alsop, and he has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival since 2012. His principal teachers include Kenneth Sarch, Gregory Fulkerson, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Almita Vamos. Matt holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Northwestern University School of Music. @ganzmatt