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The Steinberg Duo Concludes 2017 Wilson Music Series

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February 23, 2017

The Steinberg Duo will perform on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, the final of four concerts in the 2017 Jean C. Wilson Music Series.

The Steinberg Duo has been telling musical stories on stage since 2007, through imaginative programming, emotive interpretations and captivating performances. The Sunday Telegraph described them as having both “warm musicality” and “virtuosity”, Gramophone magazine branded them “passionately committed advocates” and The Herald described their playing as “superbly characterized and open-hearted”.

Louisa Stonehill (violin) and Nicholas Burns (piano) will perform Dvorak’s “Four Romantic Pieces,” Grieg’s “Sonata No.3 in C minor for Violin and Piano Op 45,” and “Violin Sonata in A” and a small encore, both by Cesar Franck.

The Duo has studied intensively with eminent chamber musicians at home and abroad. From 2012 to 2014 they spent each January in residence at The Banff Centre in Canada, generously supported by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Richard Carne Trust & The Banff Centre. They were regular participants in the Chamber Studio master classes at Kings Place from 2010 to 2012, and at IMS Prussia Cove in 2010.

Stonehill plays on a wonderful English violin made in 2010 by Glen Collins. It is based on the Lord Wilton Guarneri del Jesu owned by the late Yehudi Menuhin.

The Duo takes its name from Stonehill’s original Polish surname, which was Anglicized by her father in the 1940s. 

The Jean C. Wilson Music Series is named for one of the founders and the director of the music series for 28 years. Now, under the auspices of the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church, the Music Series typically offers three or four concerts held during the winter months.
Suggested donations are $20, $10 for seniors, children and students free. For more information about the concert go to frsuu.org/jean-wilson-music-series or call 978-465-0602 x401.
 
Contact:
Florence Mercer, Wilson Music Series Committee
florencemercer@hotmail.com, (978) 465-0602