Celebrating Women Composers!
Véronique Mathieu, violin, and Stephanie Chua, piano
The season-opening event at Gustin House pays homage to many innovative women composers who marked history at various times. From Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, to Clara Schumann, to Alice Ping Yee Ho, the repertoire spans three and a half centuries of music and represents women from a range of cultures.
The Mathieu-Chua Duo comprises violinist Véronique Mathieu and pianist Stephanie Chua. They are dynamic and compelling artists who champion contemporary music of emerging composers alongside those internationally established; they relish re-introducing the works of forgotten composers of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to a new audience. Ms. Mathieu, soloist and chamber musician, performs internationally; she was recently appointed to the David. L. Kaplan Chair in Music at the University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Chua is much in demand as a collaborative pianist, notably for her dedication to imaginative presentation of contemporary music. Blending their distinctive personalities, the artists create a singular musical voice.