NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts, 27 W. Main St., announces the start of its 2009 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. when Laura Klugherz and Steven Heyman present The Enchanted Viola, a program of traditional and new works for viola and piano. The program will feature compositions by Johannes Brahms, Dexter Morrill, Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman and Latin American composer Roque Cordero.
Lauded by the New York Times as “dramatic, emotional. evocative – with a rich, beautifully modulated tone,” Professor of Music Director of the Chenango Summer MusicFest Laura Klugherz made her Carnegie Hall debut to rave reviews in 1989. She studied in the U.S. and in Europe as a Fulbright scholar where she subsequently performed during many years as Concertmaster and soloist of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg. A recipient of numerous awards and prizes (Fulbright Post-doctoral Award, Spanish Ministry of Culture Post-doctoral Award, Juenge Kuenstler of Bavaria, San Jose Young Artist Award), she performs as a recitalist throughout Europe, South America, and the United States. As a chamber musician, she performed for many years as violinist of the Trio Ciudad de Sevilla, the Morrison String Quartet, and she has collaborated with many of the finest chamber music ensembles, including the Beaux Arts Trio, the Raphael Trio, the Cuarteto Latinamericano, the Lydian Quartet. Ms. Klugherz has been on the faculty of the Raphael Trio Summer Chamber Music Seminar at Adamant, viola professor for the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, and is currently viola professor at the Lake Placid Institute. A regular performer in summer chamber music, Ms. Klugherz has performed at Aspen, Banff, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Olympic Music Festival, Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Festilleséme (France). As a Cultural Specialist for the US Information Agency, she has performed solo concert tours and residencies throughout Latin America.