Five spectacular performers bring you a program featuring Schubert’s one and only piano quintet. This cornerstone of the classical repertoire is known as “The Trout,” since its final movement is a series of variations of Die Forelle (“the trout”), a song composed by Schubert two years earlier. There’s also a set of inventive violin and piano arrangements showcasing the marvels of Schubert’s lieder.
The acclaimed musicians taking the stage are all precious partners of the Orford Music Academy.
The concert is part of an all-Schubert day. Be sure to check out these other events:
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
Selected Lieder arranged for violin and piano
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“The Trout”)
Callum Smart is quickly developing an international reputation as one of Britain’s finest young violinists and an innovative pedagogue, combining his professorship at the RNCM with his following of 55k+ on Instagram. He is celebrated for the sincerity of his singing line, combining ‘brilliant technique with the confidence to take risks’ (Bachtrack) and his ‘utterly convincing’ interpretations (BBC Music Magazine).
Recognized as a rising star since winning the BBC Young Musician strings category and being the top European prize-winner at the Menuhin Competition in 2010, Smart now enjoys concert appearances with the UK’s leading orchestras, including re-invitations to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
This season Callum makes his full debut with the Hallé Orchestra, performing Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3, as well as performances of Elgar, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Korngold, and Sibelius. It sees the return of a full recital schedule with pianist Richard Uttley and a series of trio concerts with horn player Ben Goldscheider. In addition to his performance schedule, Callum continues his work towards diversification and accessibility of classical music with mentorship roles in the Benedetti Foundation, and Music Masters.
Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot was born in Vienna and studied viola at the Wiener Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, where she graduated with honours in Siegfried Führlinger’s class. She then studied at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester) with Heidi Castleman.
Described as a violist of exceptional quality, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot is internationally recognized as a soloist and teacher. Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot has been living in Canada since 1987 and is a full professor of viola and chamber music at the Faculty of Music of Université de Montréal, where she also acts as a pedagogical advisor. She frequently returns to Europe to give recitals, chamber music concerts, master classes and conferences.
In the summertime, she teaches at the Orford Music Academy, the Meadowmount Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Perlman Music Program, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the TTT Program in Chile, among others.
In November 2016, the double CD entitled Pièces de Concours – Virtuosic Romantic Works by French Composers (Navona NV6065) was released and brought together virtuosic and little-known romantic works for viola by French composers, rigorously studied and brilliantly performed by Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot. At the same time, she collaborated with Les éditions Schott to publish the three volumes Les pièces de concours (ED 22234-22236), winning the 2017 Best Edition Award in Germany.
She is very active internationally and has been president of the International Viola Society (IVS) since 2020. She is a recipient of the Maurice Riley Award (2006-AVS), the Canadian Life Achievement Award (2022-CVS) as well as the Silver Viola Clef Award in 2019, the highest honour given by the International Viola Society (IVS)
Johanne Perron is currently pursuing a career as a chamber musician, solo performer and educator. As a soloist, she has played with orchestras including the Montreal, Quebec, Mexico and Lisbon Symphonies. She has collaborated with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Franz-Paul Decker, Arthur Weisberg and Otto Werner Muller, and has presented recitals in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Europe.
Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Johanne Perron was awarded first prize in cello and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Québec, under the tutelage of Pierre Morin. As a Canada Council grant recipient, she obtained a Master’s degree at Yale with Aldo Parisot and studied afterwards with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. She has also studied with such distinguished artists as Janos Starker in Banff, Pierre Fournier in Geneva and Paul Tortelier in Los Angeles. She has won several awards including the Prix d’Europe.
Critics of the Musical America magazine have described Johanne Perron as “an artist of extraordinary musical dimension, compelling intensity and deep inner serenity.” She has served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, at the Lynn University Music Conservatory, the University of Montreal, the Mount-Royal Conservatory, and is presently adjunct faculty at the University of Calgary. Johanne Perron also maintains a private studio in Alberta and British Columbia, where she team-teaches with Mr. John Kadz. She has taught and given master classes at festivals in Brazil, the United States, and Canada, including Domaine Forget and the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary.
Johanne Perron performs in numerous chamber music collaborations as well as in solo recitals. She plays a cello made in 1705 by the great Italian maker, Grancino, as well as a modern cello by Richard Compartino.
Johanne Perron has raised three daughters, who are all accomplished musicians.
For over forty years, Joel Quarrington has served as the Principal Double Bassist of many ensembles including the Canadian Opera Company, The Toronto Symphony and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and most recently, the famous London Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Toronto, Joel Quarrington began his formal studies of the double bass when he was thirteen. Upon graduation from the University of Toronto, he was awarded the “Eaton Scholarship” as the school’s most outstanding graduate. Joel is a winner of the 1978 Geneva International Competition and the 1976 CBC Talent Competition. His solo concerts, chamber music and orchestral life have taken him all over the world.
Joel teaches in the summers at Orford Music Academy in Quebec, where his master classes have attracted players from around the world. He is a professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal and also teaches at McGill University, Schulich School of Music, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is a “Visiting Artist”.
He has performed with many of the world’s leading string quartets including the Orford, Vermeer, Cleveland, Colorado, St. Lawrence, Allegri, Artis, Leipzig and Tokyo Quartets as well as the Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Players. He is particularly honoured to have been a part of a 1982 recording session with the legendary Glenn Gould for the soundtrack of Timothy Findley’s The Wars. Written for solo cello and bass and based on Brahms’ Intermezzi, this turned out to be the last music composed by Gould before his untimely death.
In April of 2005, he had the honour of playing the world premier John Harbison’s Concerto for Bass with the Toronto Symphony and conductor Hugh Wolf. Two other important concertos written specifically for him by the composers Raymond Luedeke and Peter Paul Koprowski are unique tour de forces.
Joel has made several solo recordings that have made him famous, at least in the bass world.
His early Bottesini recordings on the NAXOS label are considered by many to be definitive. In April 2010, his recording, “Garden Scene”, won the 2010 Juno Award for Best Classical Recording. June 2013 marked the release of his recording “Brothers in Brahms” and in February 2015 this recording won the prestigious Prix Opus as the Outstanding Romantic Classical Recording of the year in Quebec. This winning collaboration with the brilliant pianist David Jalbert also celebrated the music of Schubert with the 2018 release of “An die Musik”.
Recently, Joel’s focus has been on the unaccompanied works of J.S. Bach and his YouTube video of the Cello Suite No. 6 and the Preludio of the Violin Partita No. 3, which have been received with great enthusiasm and thousands of views.
2021 saw the publication of his “Canadian School of Double Bass” method books 1&2, after twenty years of research and practical work.
In 2011, he received a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Solo Performance from the International Society of Bassists and in 2015 they awarded Joel the same award for Outstanding Orchestral Performance.
Joel is married to the cellist Carole Sirois and they live in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships.
Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences throughout Canada and regularly performs in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician.
His repertory is vast, with a predilection for the German Classical and Romantic literature and a particular affinity for French music, as evidenced by his more than twenty-five recordings, which include works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc and Roussel. Stéphane Lemelin is director of the French music series “Découvertes 1890-1939” on the Atma Classique label, dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected early twentieth-century French repertoire and for which he has recorded works by Samazeuilh, Ropartz, Pierné, Migot, Dupont, Dubois, Rhené-Bâton, Rosenthal, Alder, Lekeu and others. He also recorded works by Saint-Saëns and Catoire for the Naxos label.
Stéphane Lemelin studied with Yvonne Hubert in Montreal, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel in New York, and received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Leon Fleisher. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where his teachers were Boris Berman and Claude Frank. He was a professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa, where he served as Director of the School of Music from 2007 to 2012. He is now Professor of Piano and Chair of the Department of Performance at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. A dedicated pedagogue, he has been invited to give master classes around the world.
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