Housewright Eminent Scholars | 2019-2020
Allen Vizzutti, trumpet | November 11 - 13
Richard Goode, piano | November 22-23
Uzong Choe, composer | January 13-16
Barthold Kuijken, Baroque flute and recorder | February 20-24
Every year, the Florida State University College of Music welcomes multiple Housewright Eminent Scholars to campus, thanks in part to a generous endowment by the late Wiley and Lucilla Housewright. Dr. Wiley L. Housewright was a distinguished educator, author, scholar, lecturer, and administrator. He joined the faculty of what was then the School of Music at Florida State University in 1947 and later served as Dean from 1966 until his retirement in 1979. The Housewright Music Building is named in their honor and is a testament to the significant contributions they made to the education of generations of music students and to the musical life of the University.
THE 2019-2020 HOUSEWRIGHT SCHOLARS
Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 40 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles including Chick Corea, ‘Doc’ Severinsen, the NBC Tonight Show Band, the Airmen Of Note, the Army Blues and Army Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japan’s NHK Orchestra and the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Wind Symphony and the Kosie Wind Orchestra. Performing as a classical and a jazz artist, often in the same evening, he has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras in Tokyo, Germany, St. Louis, Seattle, Rochester, Syracuse, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Phoenix, Croatia, Slovenia, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Winnipeg to name a few. Music lovers in Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United States have heard his brilliant sound over the airwaves of national television. Vizzutti’s status as an artist has led to solo performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival, Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Teton, Vail, Aspen and Brechenridge Music Festivals, the Charles Ives Center, and Lincoln Center in New York City.
Vizzutti’s solo jazz recordings include CDs such as Ritzville, (Village Place Music), Trumpet Summit and Skyrocket (Summit Records). Classical CDs currently available from DeHaske Music Publishing Recordings include The Emerald Concerto and Other Gems, with the Budapest Radio Orchestra, Vizzutti Plays Vizzutti and Vizzutti and Soli on Tour. His High Class Brass, (available on iTunes), is a wonderfully unique classical and jazz blend co-produced and performed with fellow trumpet artist, composer, and conductor, Jeff Tyzik, along with a 90 piece studio orchestra. Also of interest are Baroque and Beyond (Sony), The Carnival of Venus (Summit Records), and A Trumpeter’s Dream (Ludwig Music Publishing).
As Artist in Residence, Vizzutti has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas State University, Ohio State University, West Texas State University, the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and the Trompeten Akademie of Bremen Germany. He is currently Artist in Residence at the University of South Carolina.
His extensive treatise, “The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” and his “New Concepts for Trumpet”, (Alfred Music Publishing), have become standards works for trumpet study world-wide. Many more of Vizzutti’s jazz and classical books, play along recordings, and student and recital compositions are published by DeHaske/Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Village Place Music and Ars Nova. His writing includes solo pieces for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, and harp, chamber groups, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and symphony orchestra.
Vizzutti’s love of expression through composition has led to premier performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Nuremberg Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, London Symphony, the renowned Summit Brass and others.
While growing up in Montana, Vizzutti was taught by his father, a self-taught musician and trumpet player, until he left home to attend the Eastman School of Music on full scholarship. There he earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, a Performer’s Certificate, a chair in the Eastman Brass Quintet faculty ensemble, and the only Artist’s Diploma ever awarded a wind player in Eastman’s 85 year history.
While living in Los Angeles during the 80’s, Vizzutti performed on over 100 motion picture sound tracks, (such as “Back To The Future” and “Star Trek”), as well as countless TV shows, commercials and recordings with such artists as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Chick Corea, the Commodores, and Prince. His soaring sounds can be heard on recent projects including the movies “Furry Vengeance”, “40 Days and 40 Nights”, “Unfaithfully Yours”, Gridiron Gang”, “Scary Movie Four”, as well as the “Medal of Honor”, “Gears Of War 3” and “Halo” video games.
Pianist Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.
In recent seasons, Goode appeared as soloist with Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a program filmed as part of a documentary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of one of the country’s most popular summer musical events. He also toured in the U.S. with one of the world’s most admired orchestras and his recording partner, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer. Their recording of the five Beethoven Piano Concertos has won worldwide acclaim; Goode performed concerto Nos. 2 and 4 on the tour, which included performances in February 2017 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Center, and for the Chicago Symphony, the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, and Celebrity Series of Boston. Other orchestral appearances include the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and in Europe with the London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, and BBC Philharmonic.
Among other highlights of recent seasons have been the recitals in which, for the first time in his career, Mr. Goode performed the last three Beethoven Sonatas in one program, drawing capacity audiences and raves in such cities as New York, London, and Berlin. He was also heard as soloist with Andris Nelsons in his first season as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall, where Goode was featured in two chamber music concerts with young artists from the Marlboro Music Festival, in a master class on Debussy, and in a Main Hall recital. To mark the 25th Anniversary in 2018-19 of the release of his historic recordings of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, Nonesuch Records re-released the acclaimed recordings. In 2019-20, Goode will be heard in London, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Costa Mesa, Houston, Rockport, Tallahassee, and at the Ravinia Festival and colleges and universities around the country. He will play Mozart with Vladimir Jurowski and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and has recitals in Italy, Switzerland, and the UK.
An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Goode has made more than two dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His recording of the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer was released in 2009 to exceptional critical acclaim and was nominated for a Grammy award. His 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle, the first-ever by an American-born pianist, was nominated for a Grammy and has been ranked among the most distinguished recordings of this repertoire. Other recording highlights include a series of Bach Partitas, a duo recording with Dawn Upshaw, and Mozart piano concertos with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
A native of New York, Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy award for his recording of the Brahms Sonatas with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His first public performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas at Kansas City’s Folly Theater and New York’s 92Y in 1987-88 brought him to international attention being hailed by the New York Times as “among the season’s most important and memorable events.” It was later performed with great success at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1994 and 1995.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Uzong Choe studied composition and theory of music at Seoul National University, at Mozarteum in Salzburg, and at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Since 1994 he has worked with the street theater troupe “Yon-Hee Dan,” and since 2001 has served as Professor of Composition and Theory of Music at Seoul National University and artistic director of Ensemble TIMF (Tong Yeong International Music Festival), which concentrates on the contemporary music of the 21st century. His compositions have ranged over a wide variety of musical styles and aesthetic standpoints - from early music to contemporary pop music. Recent works reflect clearly his intensive research in European polyphony, Korean traditional music and music-theater. His compositions include Lovesong, Looper, Happy Prince, Francisca, Love Letter, The Chorus: Oedipus, the moon flowing on the water, and Birth. His works have been performed at various festivals.
Barthold Kuijken (baroque flute and recorder) studied modern flute at the Bruges Conservatory and the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. For playing early music he originally turned to the recorder, but while still studying, he had the good fortune of finding a splendid original baroque flute, which became in fact his best teacher. Research on authentic instruments in museums and private collections, frequent collaboration with various flute and recorder makers, and assiduous study of 17th- and 18th-century sources helped him to specialize in the performance of early music on original instruments. At the same time, on the Boehm-flute, he was a member of the Brussels-based ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, focusing on avant-garde music. Soon he started to play with his brothers Wieland (viola da gamba and baroque cello) and Sigiswald (baroque violin and viola da gamba), with René Jacobs (countertenor), Paul Dombrecht (baroque oboe), Lucy van Dael (baroque violin), and with the harpsichordists Robert Kohnen and Gustav Leonhardt, more recently also Bob van Asperen and Ewald Demeyere. For many years he was baroque flutist in the orchestra Collegium Aureum, and he still holds this function in La petite Bande, the baroque orchestra conducted by his brother Sigiswald. He plays chamber music concerts all over the world, extending his repertory to early 19th-century music (with the fortepianist Luc Devos). He has recorded extensively for various labels (Sony classical, Harmonia Mundi - BMG, Philips - Seon, Accent, Arcana, Atma, Opus 111). Besides his activities as a flute (and recorder) player, he is appearing more and more often as a conductor. His scholarly work includes a new annotated Urtext edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s flute compositions (Breitkopf & Härtel). He teaches baroque flute at the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague, and is often invited to serve as guest professor or as a jury member in international competitions.
Kuijken was accompanied for this residency by harpsichordist, Patrick Merrill. Merrill completed his Master’s degree in harpsichord performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2015 under Dr. Adam Pearl. In 2016, he won second prize at the eighth Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. As a harpsichordist, Mr. Merrill has participated in masterclasses with Davitt Moroney and Trevor Pinnock on antique instruments, served as accompanist at the Amherst Early Music Winter Workshop and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and coached ensembles for Capitol Early Music. His continuo work includes appearances with Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, the Bach in Baltimore series, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Merrill also serves on the faculty of the department of music at the George Washington University and Baltimore School for the Arts. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in harpsichord performance at Peabody, for which he is a recipient of the Peabody Dean’s DMA Fellowship. Mr. Merrill is the harpsichordist of the Baltimore-based early music ensemble S’amusant.
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