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Hillary Nordwell and Justin Ouellet – Sunday April 9 at 4:00 pm

Justin Ouellet, viola; Hillary Nordwell, piano

Georges Enescu Konzertstück for violin and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Paul Hindemith Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4
Arvo Pärt Fratres

Having collaborated with some of the world’s leading players including Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, members of the Seoul Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera Orchestras, as well as members of the Alexander and Hausmann Quartets, Justin Ouellet is quickly garnering a reputation as a top performer of chamber, orchestral and contemporary repertoire. Justin currently serves on the faculty of the Oakland School for the Arts as Co-Director of chamber music and orchestral studies. He is a core member of the new music repertory group CMASH which is committed to establishing and nurturing long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers. Current collaborations include the commission of new works for viola and piano from Boston-based composer Vartan Aghababian, New York-based composer Nicky Sohn and Houston-based composer John Grimmett. An active chamber musician, Hillary Nordwell is a founding member of the Eusebius Duo and One Art Ensemble, and continues her role as a core collaborator with CMASH. Her solo engagements have included concerto appearances with the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, PortAngeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Port Townsend Orchestra. Hillary is regularly featured on many Bay Area concert series including Noontime Concerts, Old First Concerts, 405 Shrader, and the Bing Concert Series at Stanford University Hospital.

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