John Sampen


John Sampen a choisi d'interpréter:
John Sampen has chosen to perform:

Marilyn Shrude

Notturno: In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu

[saxophone alto, violon et piano / alto saxophone, violin and piano]

Mikel Kuehn

Intersections & Resonances *

[saxophone alto, violon et piano / alto saxophone, violin and piano]

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Maria Sampen, violon / violin

Marilyn Shrude, piano

* Création / World premiere

John Sampen (saxophone) is recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary music performance. He has commissioned and premiered over 50 works, including compositions by Albright, Bolcom, Cage, Subotnick and Ussachevsky. In 1970 he was a recitalist and certificate winner at the International Geneva Concours in Switzerland. He has soloed with ensembles from all over the world, including the Nurnberg, Biel, New Mexico and Toledo Symphonies and the the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. A recipient of several NEA consortium and recording awards, he has been involved with commissions, premieres and/or recordings of new music by Babbitt, Martino, Mays, Shrude and Rands. Dr. Sampen is Distinguihsed Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and president of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

Marilyn Shrude (piano/composition) received degrees from Alverno College and Northwestern University. In 1997 Shrude was named a winner of the Academy of Arts and Letters music award. Other honors include the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for Orchestral Music, an NEA Fellowship, the Phi Kappa Phi Creative Achievement Award, a Distinguished Teaching Award, the Alverno College Alumna of the Year Award, a Women of Achievement Award (Women in Communications), and the 1998 Cleveland Arts Award. Dr. Shrude teaches and serves as director of the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University and chair of the BGSU Composition/History Department.

Maria Sampen (violin) is past winner of the Toledo Young Artist Competition, the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, and the Rice University Concerto Competition. An active performing artist, she has toured the midwest and east coast and has soloed with the Toledo Symphony, the West Shore Symphony, the Orchestra of Illinois, the Rice Symphony Orchestra and the University of Michigan Orchestra. Ms. Sampen has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Preparatory Department of Rice University and participated in musical activities at the Mozarteum, the Aspen Festival and Tanglewood. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

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