Faculty Recital: Carol Dusdieker, soprano & Margarita Denenburg, piano

Brenneman Ohl Concert Hall

Take a moment on a single evening to visit France, Spain, and Russia, before returning to our native shores. Our next Faculty Artist program features soprano Carol Dusdieker and pianist Margarita Denenburg in a program called Postcards of Song.

Saturday February 6 at 7 PM in the Ohl Concert Hall is where you want to be later this week, as this program presents the music of Joseph Canteloube, Joaquin Turina and Sergei Rachmaninov before returning to the United States to sample the music of Aaron Copland and Stephen Sondheim.

Dr. Carol Dusdieker is an assistant professor of voice at Heidelberg, teaching applied voice lessons and other courses including vocal pedagogy, diction for singers, song literature, chamber music and music history. Dr. Dusdieker received her doctoral and master’s degrees with voice emphasis from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with esteemed soprano Costanza Cuccaro.

Dr. Dusdieker brings an exciting performance background to Heidelberg, having sung with various opera companies and symphonies through the United States, such as Opera Cleveland, Des Moines Metro, Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, Toledo Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Windsor Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Margarita Denenburg is an Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies at Heidelberg University where she teaches applied piano and pedagogy. She is an active performer who has recently presented Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” for two pianos with the pianist, Dr. Gerald Evans. The multiple performances culminated with concerts in Chambery and Le Bourget-du-Lac, France in 2015. Cleveland Music Blog called their performance “breathtakingly beautiful”, while American composer Jeffery Mumford hailed their efforts as a “refreshing fidelity to the composer's intentions“.

Equally at home with performing and teaching, Dr. Denenburg judges multiple piano competitions, including the Carmel Debut International Piano Competition, is a member of the College Music Society and the Music Teachers National Association, and has articles in press with the journal The American Music Teacher and the magazine Clavier Companion. She participated in the Keyboard Wellness Seminar in Denton, TX, exploring the Taubman approach to teaching, and served on the Board of Directors of the Music Teachers Association of California. Dr. Denenburg was recently awarded the Aigler Research Award from Heidelberg University for her work in musician’s wellness and for recording a CD with the soprano Carol Dusdieker.


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