Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kelly Hall-Tompkins & Bridget Kibbey in 'three short duos for violin and harp' of Jeffrey Mumford Nov. 13, 4 pm

[Jeffrey Mumford, Kelly Hall-Tompkins]

Composer Jeffrey Mumford (b. 1955) was born in Washington, D.C. His prolific composing has led to numerous awards and commissions. Mumford's works have been widely performed in the U.S. and abroad. His composition three short duos for violin & harp will be performed by Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin, and Bridget Kibbey, harp, on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Phillips Collection, a prominent art museum in Washington, D.C.

"Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood."

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Bridget Kibbey, harp
November 13, 2011 at 4 pm
Jeffrey Mumford (b. 1955)
three short duos for violin & harp

Sebastian Currier (b.1959)
Night Time

Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
History of the Tango

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Fantasie for violin and harp, Op.124

Kelly Hall-Tompkins is one of New York City’s most in-demand violinists, with a career that spans solo, chamber, and orchestral performance. In 2002 she released her debut CD recording. Hall-Tompkins released her second CD, In My Own Voice, in 2008 and was subsequently presented by Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle in New York and in Orlando, Florida. Her live performance broadcasts include Chicago on WFMT’s Jewel Box Series, New York and worldwide on New York City’s WNYC and BBC, and historic Trinity Church at Wall Street. She has performed at Bargemusic, live on WNYC’s Soundcheck, and at Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Her performances in recital have been featured on several occasions on the McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase, broadcast in New York by WQXR.

Hall-Tompkins has been a soloist with the Dallas, Western Piedmont, Greenville, Monmouth, and Atlantic University orchestras, as well as the Chamber Orchestra of New York, the Gateways Festival Orchestra, and the Festival of the Atlantic Orchestra. In the winter of 2007, she was invited by actress Mia Farrow and conductor George Matthew to be a soloist in Carnegie Hall for a benefit for the victims of Darfur. On stage behind her was an orchestra comprised of musicians from every major orchestra in the world.

Hall-Tompkins’s distinguished orchestral career has included extensive touring in the United States and internationally with the renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including performances in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Japan, Singapore, Scotland and a recording with countertenor Andreas Scholl. She has also performed over 150 performances as a substitute with the New York Philharmonic, under conductors including Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, Andre Previn, Charles Dutoit, and Valery Gergiev. In 2007, she became the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, which performed its debut concert in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall that fall with Hall-Tompkins as soloist.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Hall-Tompkins began her violin studies at age nine. She earned a bachelor of music degree with honors in violin performance and a minor in French from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Charles Castleman. While at Eastman she won the school’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate Competition and several scholarship awards from the New York Philharmonic and was invited to perform chamber music in the school’s Kilbourn concert series with members of the faculty. She earned a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music under the mentorship of Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. While there, she was concertmaster of both school orchestras. Hall-Tompkins studies and speaks seven languages in conjunction with her active international performance career. She lives in New York City with her husband Joe and their dog Billy.

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