Celebrating Women Composers!
Véronique Mathieu, violin, and Stephanie Chua, piano
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The season-opening event at Gustin House pays homage to the many innovative women composers of various times and cultures. Music for violin and piano–ranging from a Sonata by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729), to Romances by Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and Amy Beach (1867-1944), to the 21st century work Éxtasis by Alice Ping Yee Ho (b. 1960)–will be performed by the Mathieu-Chua Duo.
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.
Dr. 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.
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