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Cellist Susan Salm to Perform at Moravian College
Bethlehem, Pa., February 21, 2006—Renowned cellist Susan Salm will perform at Moravian College on Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall. Salm’s recital will be a “dress-rehearsal” of two newly commissioned unaccompanied cello pieces scheduled for a world premiere in New York City later this year. She also will conduct a master class for student chamber ensembles and cellists at 10:00 a.m. prior to the evening’s performance.
The program will begin with Krenek’s “Suite for Solo Cello,” followed by the debuts of Rainer Bischof’s “Epigramme” and Laura Kaminsky’s “Isole.” These new solo pieces were written expressly with Salm in mind. Composers Dina Koston and Wolfgang Florey also have written works for her in the past.
Salem began her music studies in her Chicago hometown, and then continued on at the Juilliard School of Music under Leonard Rose and Harvey Shapiro before graduating to master classes with Casals, Fournier, and Piatigorsky. For her New York debut at Carnegie Hall, Salm was presented as the prizewinner of the Concert Artists Guild Award. She has made solo appearance with various orchestras in the United States and Europe such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and the BBC Orchestra. She also participates in recitals and music festivals in American and abroad, and records for several European radio stations, National Public Radio, and multiple record labels including Nonesuch, Sonar, EMS, and Sony Classics.
When not performing solo, Salm tours with the Raphael Trio and the Very Necessary String Quartet, and is the artistic director of the “Raphael Trio Workshop.” In addition, she gives master classes for both cello and chamber music at universities and conservatories.
General admission is $12; $6 for seniors; Moravian students free with ID. The public is welcome to attend the master class. Admission is $5. Peter Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem. For more information, call the Music Department at 610-861-1650.