Spotlight Classical CW

Hoorig Poochikian

Armenian-American violinist and Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute alum Hoorig Taline Poochikian began playing the violin with her mother at the age of six. Currently based in New York City, Hoorig has received her doctoral degree in violin performance at Stony Brook University, where she studied with Hagai Shaham, Arnaud Sussmann, Phil Setzer and Jennifer Frautschi.

Preludio from J.S. Bach’s Partita No.3 in E Major
Eugene Ysaye’s Sonata No.2 in A Minor

Christina Dahl

Fanny Mendelssohn – Song without Words, opus 8, #1
Clara Schumann – Romance opus 21, #1
Scott Joplin – Bethena Concert Waltz
Edvard Grieg – Wedding Day at Trollhaugen

Pianist Christina Dahl has established a reputation as one of the leading teachers of her generation. She has recently given masterclasses at New England Conservatory, Royal College of Music Stockholm and the Steinhardt series at NYU. She has been on faculty at Stony Brook University for nearly twenty years.

Emely Phelps

Excerpts from Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Recently appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano at Ohio University, pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Praised by the Boston Globe for her “fleet, energetic, and bright-toned” playing, Emely made her solo orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as the grand prizewinner of their Young Soloists Competition, and has since been a featured soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

Meta Weiss & David Requiro

Barriere’s Sonata for Two Cellos
Giovanni Sollima’s Arboreto salvatico for Two Cellos

Meta Weiss made her international debut at the age of seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation.  A graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School, she is Chamber Music Coordinator and Senior Instructor for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. Mr. Requiro is currently Assistant Professor of cello at the University of Colorado Boulder. He previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound, as well as Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Chamber Institute Alumni

Bach, Presto from Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Clare Cooney

Chopin, Etude in C-sharp minor, op. 25, no. 7
Daniel Anastasio

Bach, Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor (arranged for two cellos by Claudio Jaffe and Johanne Peron)
Kamila Dotta and Eric Haugen

A Summer to Light the Path to $75,000

Our biggest fundraising events of the year were cancelled and now you can be the one to help light the path. Along with our celebration of events, we’re asking you to partner with us and help reach our much needed goal of $75k.

If you like this programming and love Icicle Creek, consider making a generous gift today to help keep these programs alive and light the path forward so Icicle Creek Center for the Arts can continue to bring the arts to life. Every gift counts and right now we need your support more than ever.