Louise Dubin, ‘Cellist and Fabio Parrini, Pianist, play Chopin and Mendelssohn at the Carolina Music Museum, Saturday, September 29th at 7:30 pm.
Louise Dubin and Fabio Parrini will present a concert of works for ‘cello and piano by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Auguste Franchomme, Saint-Saens, and two more moderna compositions–the 1917 Sonata by Charles Koechlin and the Serenade by Poulenc–on Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 pm in the newly opened Carolina Music Museum on Heritage Green in downtown Greenville, SC.
Durbin, described as an “artist of refined taste and musicianship” (The Strad Magazine), and a “superior instrumentalist” (Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review), has performed throughout the US and Europe. She is also perhaps the leading expert on French cellist-composer Auguste Franchomme, the close friend of Chopin whose work will be featured in the museum’s concert. Her critically acclaimed album of world-premiere recordings, The Franchomme Project, was released by Delos in 2015, and in 2017 Dover Publications released an edition of Franchomme works introduced by Ms. Dubin. This publication has been nominated for the American Musicological Society’s Palisca Award. She was solo ‘cellist for Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show, Paramour, that played for year at the Lyric Theatre. Cellist Louise Dubin has been a featured artist at festivals worldwide,including the 2017 Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais (France),VioloncellenSeine Paris 2016 (the biennial convention of the French Cello Society), Bargemusic, Caramoor, and Piccolo Spoleto. Her live performances have been broadcast on Fred Child’s Performance Today, and her interviews on Julie Amacher’s “Classical Tracks” (American Public Media) and on “Classical Classroom” (Houston Public Media) have been broadcast on NPR syndicates throughout the US. She also has served as Principal Cellist of the Auckland Philharmonia, the Charleston Symphony, and as guest Principal Cellist of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. I
Fabio Parrini, Chair of the Piano Department at North Greenville University, has a rich array of recordings, live broadcasts, concertos, solo recitals, chamber music and collaborations with orchestras, choirs, opera productions and performances at summer festivals on his resume. He is a Steinway Artist, a Fulbright Scholar, a Kahn Award winner from Boston University, and has coached for the Philadelphia International Music Festival, given master classes at Clemson University, the Longy School of Music at Bard College, Emporia State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi, to list only few. He holds degrees from the Conservatory of Padua in Italy, and Boston University, and has studied with Anthony di Bonaventura, Micaela Mingardo, Gyorgy Sandor, Bruno Mezzena and Adriana Rogoni. Among his many musical partners are the very talented members of his family, Sherry (piano), daughter Maria, a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi, son Samuele, who has been accepted into Axel Strauss’s studio in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. He also plays with his sister, violinist Chiara, brother, Alberto, ‘cellist and Anna, his other sister, a soprano.
Tickets for the Saturday, September 29th performance go on sale Tuesday, September 10th, and with only 80 seats available, we urge everyone to make their reservations early. $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID’s. Call 520-8807 to make your reservations. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm.