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The Art of the Cello: Noemi Raymond-Friset

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The Art of the Cello:
Noemi Raymond-Friset, cello

Peter Klimo, piano

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25/$10 Student (Cash only at the door)
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Program

  • Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne
  • Francis Poulenc - Cello Sonata
  • David Jaeger - Constable's Cloud
  • Francois Poulenc - Cello Sonata

Noémie Raymond-Friset

One of the most promising Canadian cellists of her generation, Noemie is a passionate musician, praised for her sensitive and refined playing. In recognition of her artistry, she was just named by CBC Music as one of the « 30 hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30 ». Previously, Ms. Raymond-Friset was awarded the First Prize at the “Grand Prize Virtuoso" of England and debuted at the famous Royal Albert Hall of London in December 2016. She was also one of the top prizewinners at the Edwin H. and Leigh W. Schadt String International Competition, the Stepping Stone Competition and the WAMSO Young Artist Competition. At the Prix d’Europe 2014 and 2017, she was awarded the Beatrice Kennedy- Bourbeau Award (Best Interpretation of a Work) and Guy-Soucie Award (Best Interpretation of a Canadian Work). In addition, Ms. Raymond-Friset has recently been awarded a professional development scholarship by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Principal Cellist as well as artistic Co-Artistic Director of the Eastman Cello Ensemble, Noémie is very active in the music community. She took part in the most recent tours of the Heifetz International Music Institute and is an Artist in Residence this summer, as well as a chamber music coach for the PEG Program. Previously, Ms. Raymond- Friset was invited by the Musical Corporation of Viña del Mar to perform in La Calera (Chile) as part of an introductory program to classical music for young students. In Canada, her appearances include recitals at the Lanaudière International Music Festival, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Les Concerts de la Chapelle and the Orford International Music Festival. In June 2016, she recorded the Prokofiev Sonata for CBC (Radio-Canada) with pianist Lysandre Ménard and was heard soon after on ICI Musique and CBC Radio.

As a soloist, she was invited to perform with the National Arts Center Orchestra, the Agora Symphony Orchestra, the Montérégie Youth Orchestra and the Montreal Conservatory of Music Orchestra with whom she performed a cello arrangement of Sarasate's famous violin piece Zigeunerweisen. She was also invited to play the solo cello part in Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Cello with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Center Orchestra, the maestro himself playing the first violin.

As a laureate of the 2015 Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank, Noémie plays on a Joannes Guillami cello dating from 1769. She also owns a beautiful Jean-Dominique Adam bow from 1835.

Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo has been studying piano since the age of nine. A Los Angeles native, he began his piano studies with Vicharini and Rosanna Marzaroli and continued with Dr. Tyler Tom. Peter earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Dr. Nelita True, his Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music studying with Peter Frankl, and an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University with Dr. Tamás Ungár.

In November 2014, Peter won 2nd prize in the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. During the finals, he performed Liszt’s Concerto No.1 in E flat major with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of James Gaffigan. As a prizewinner of the Liszt Competition, he has embarked on an extensive concert tour, taking him all over the world. As early as the morning after the finals in Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg, he performed in a packed Spiegelzaal in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, broadcast live on NPO Radio 4.

Highlights in recent years include concerto performances in Seoul, South Korea with Hee-chuhn Choi and the KBS Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles, California with John Roscigno and the 52nd American Liszt Society Festival Orchestra; Columbus, Georgia with George del Gobbo and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; and in Budapest, Hungary with Ménesi Gergely and the Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra.

Also a passionate chamber musician, Peter has toured violinist Tessa Lark in 2017 in the US and Holland, and with the Belenus Quartet in Austria and Holland in 2016. Throughout 2013, he performed Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., at Sprague Hall at the Yale School of Music with all members playing from memory, as well as at the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. He most recently performed the work throughout Holland in 2016 with winners of the International Tromp Percussion Competition. As a lover of art song, he attended the Vancouver International Song Institute in June 2013, won the 2nd place pianist’s prize at the Jessie Kniesel Lieder Competition in 2012, and frequently performs song transcriptions in solo recitals. Peter also served as a faculty member for the 2013 inaugural year of the DBS Summer Music Festival in Hong Kong.

Peter is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music with Alan Chow.


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