Come be inspired by the incredible beauty of the region and the musicianship of your peers...
VALBONNE, CÔTE D'AZUR
CHAMBER MUSIC & COMPOSITION
WINDS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
STRINGS: Violin, Viola, Cello*, Bass*
BRASS: French Horn
*complimentary rental provided
SESSION II (Postponed until 2017)
In its almost 10-year history - the ensemble formed in 2006 at Manhattan School of Music before becoming thehe first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory - the Zodiac Trio has managed to achieve a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage, rarely bestowed upon an ensemble of such untraditional instrumentation.
The Zodiac Trio rose to prominence following its initial debut on New York's WQXR's Young Artist Showcase, fueled by numerous victories on the competition circuit in the United States, France and Italy. Currently, the Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents, frequenting venues such as Lincoln Center (U.S.), Ottawa Chamberfest (Canada), Festival Radio France Montpelier (France), International Colmar Festival (France), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), Beijing Performing Arts Center (China) and Izumi Hall (Japan). The trio's live performances have been broadcast by France 3 Television, Radio France Beijing’s CCTV News, Canada’s CBC Radio and Television, NBC, New York’s WXQR and WNYC, Boston's WGBH’s and Chicago's WFMT. amongst others.
Dedicated to education, the trio has given masterclasses and clinics at Universities and Conservatories throughout the United States and Canada. Dedicated to new music the Zodiac Trio has commissioned over a dozen new works, working with such composers as Grammy award-winner Richard Danielpour.
ANDREW LIST, composer
Andrew List (Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA) composes music in many different genres, including orchestral works, string quartet, vocal, choral music, opera, music for children, solo works, and a variety of chamber ensembles. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in music composition. He received his doctorate in music composition from Boston University, where he studied with Bernard Rands, Samuel Headrick, and Nicholas Maw. Mr. List has also studied privately with Richard Danielpour.
Mr. List has received numerous commissions and performances from professional music ensembles and solo artists in the United States and Europe. A short list include: The Boston Classical Orchestra, Zodiac Trio, Alea III, Esterhazy Quartet, Interensemble, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, North-South Consonance, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, George Lopez (pianist) Turtle Island String Quartet, Winston Choi (pianist), Emmanuel Feldman (cellist) soprano Lisa Saffer. Highlights of his 2014-15 season include a collaboration with Mass Audubon on world premiere of “On The Wing, A Celebration of Birds in Spoken Words and Music” Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra’s in celebration of their 35th season, String Quartet No 5: "Time Cycles" a composition inspired by poet T.S. Eliot's monumental work Four Quartets commissioned by the Arneis Quartet, and a new work for oboe, bassoon and piano commissioned by The Boston Woodwind Society.
Zodiac Music Academy & Festival's Session II is hosted at the International Center of Valbonne - a campus style collection of academic residencies that sits right atop of the towns of Valbonne and Antibes. The CIV boasts a little town square with a number of restaurants, bars as well as a bank, post office, pharmacy and other vital necesities. However, it is its proximity to the landmarks of the French Riviera that makes it an ideal vantage point to discovering the region. With the beach 15 minute away by bus, historic Antibes 10 minutes and a direct shuttle to Nice, this location offer the perfect opportunity to explore the Côte D'Azur while still being immersed in an intense chamber music performance experience.