Knobloch Family Farmhouse
at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT 06903
1 and a half hours,
with a 10 minute pause
A quartet in a Farmhouse featuring principals of the Stamford Symphony.
Beethoven String Quartet No. 3 Op. 18
Beethoven String Trio Op. 9, No. 1
Described by Strad Magazine as “performing with a surpassing degree of imagination and vibrant sound”, violinist Deborah Buck has built a strong and varied musical career. She has been a member of the Lark Quartet for fifteen years in which time she has done extensive U.S. and international concertizing; she has recorded for Koch, Albany, Arabesque, and Bridge Records and has commissioned a comprehensive amount of new works by today’s leading American composers. Ms. Buck served as tenured concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 2009-2013 and is currently the acting concertmaster of the Stamford Symphony. Ms. Buck has also recorded extensively for motion picture and television and was the soloist in the re-mastered version of The Scarlett Letter for Turner Classic Movies. Her recitals have been heard in broadcasts around the U.S. and she has been a soloist with several orchestras including Little Orchestra Society at Alice Tully Hall and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In 2017, Ms. Buck earned the position of Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where she is also Head of Chamber Music. Since 2009, she has served as the Co-Executive Director of the Kinhaven Music School where she has taught violin for seventeen years. Ms. Buck earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School as a Starling Foundation scholarship recipient and student of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. In 1994, she received a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California where she studied with Robert Lipsett and was a recipient of the Jascha Heifetz Violin Scholarship. Her primary teachers were Michael and Irina Tseitlin. Since 2004, Ms. Buck has performed on a violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, graciously on loan by Ray and Marcia Corwin.
Sebu Sirian, born in Bucharest, Romania, was the first violinist of the award winning Meridian String Quartet, has performed internationally and held residencies at Queens College, Bard College, Turtle Bay Music School through a grant by Chamber Music America, and the Yale at Norfolk Summer Festival. Mr. Sirinian has performed as concert-master for Musica Viva, the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, the Connecticut Grand Opera, as Principal Second of the Stamford Symphony, and has performed with Amici NY, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater and many Broadway orchestras including Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Christmas Carol, West Side Story, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and most recently as a member of the My Fair Lady production at Lincoln Center. Sebu has performed chamber music with Paul Neubauer, Seymour Lipkin, Daniel Phillips and William Sharp, and has performed as a soloist with The New York Chamber Orchestras, Bach Aria Festival Orchestra, Hunter College Orchestra. Mr. Sirinian earned his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, has studied with Jerry Beal, Ivan Galamian, Joyce Robbins and the Juilliard String Quartet, and is currently on the faculty of the Princeton Playweek Workshops. He has been heard on WQXR and WNYC, and is recorded on LRC, LIQUID SILVER, CAPSTONE and MIDDER MUSIC RECORDS, INC.
Lois Martin, a native of York, PA, began her viola studies with Arthur Lewis at the Peabody Preparatory School. She completed her undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a scholarship student of Francis Tursi. During this time, she was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She continued her graduate studies at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Lillian Fuchs. Lois is a founding member of the Atlantic String Quartet, which is dedicated to the performance of newly written compositions. Her continuing commitment to contemporary music includes performances with the Group for Contemporary Music, ISCM Chamber Players, Ensemble Sospeso, Ensemble 21, New York New Music Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Composers’ Guild, Da Capo Chamber Players, Composers Forum, and Steve Reich and Musicians.
On the Jazz and Popular circuit, she has performed with artists including Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Ornette Coleman, Esperanza Spalding, String Fever, Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Paul Simon, Tyne Daley, Gil Goldstein, Don Alias, Richard Bona, Mike Mainieri, Judy Collins and Roberta Flack.
Currently, Lois is Principal Violist of the Stamford Symphony, Amici New York, and The Little Orchestra Society. She is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Chamber Ensemble, and frequently appears with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and New York City Ballet Orchestra. She is also on the faculty of the Composers’ Conference at Wellesley College, and has taught at Princeton University.
Lois has recorded the works of over 50 contemporary composers. She premiered Charles Wuorinen’s Viola Variations at Merkin Hall in New York in the fall of 2008, and also had the opportunity to perform this work at the Library of Congress in 2009 for Wuorinen’s 70th birthday celebration.
Recent highlights include a world tour with Grammy Award recipient Esperanza Spalding.
Canadian cellist Caroline Stinson has performed recitals and chamber music on leading stages in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, including Zankel Hall, the Gardner Museum, the Smithsonian, the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe; and the Centennial Centre in Canada. Beginning fall of 2018 she has been appointed Cellist of the Ciompi String Quartet and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University.
Ms. Stinson has commissioned and premiered dozens of works from solo cello to concerti and has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Shulamit Ran, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky, Joan Tower and Andrew Waggoner. Caroline was a member of the Cassatt Quartet from 2000 to 2003 and was a member of the Lark Quartet from 2009 to 2018, with whom she recorded, travelled and taught extensively. Caroline’s solo CD Lines appears on Albany Records and she appears on close to twenty chamber music recordings on Albany, Naxos, Koch, and Bridge Records.
At the Juilliard School, Caroline was an assistant to Joel Krosnick and taught cello and chamber music in the Pre-College Division between 2008 and 2018; she taught cello and chamber music at Syracuse University from 2004 to 2013 and has given masterclasses across North America, Mexico and Europe. Born in Edmonton, Ms. Stinson studied with Tanya Prochazka and Alan Harris at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule für Musik, Köln in Germany, and Joel Krosnick at Juilliard, where she received the Artist Diploma. Together with her husband, Andrew Waggoner, Ms. Stinson directs the Weekend of Chamber Music in the Upper Delaware River Valley.
To learn more about this musician, visit: www.carolinestinson.com