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Each fall, winter, and spring, Eagle Hill hosts a series of chamber concerts given by highly accomplished musicians who travel the world sharing their passion for music.

Concerts run for about an 1:15 to 1:30 hours, including an intermission. Start times for concerts are noted in the calendar below.

Concerts begin with a reception 45 minutes before the start of each concert. This is a pleasant time to mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or wine. The concert room has café tables.

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Each concert is followed by an optional dinner for guests who enjoy an extended evening at Eagle Hill with friends in the company of the musicians. Reservations need to be made by 10AM of the program day. Dinner details and menus.

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Program title and description

Musicians. Bios are at the end of this page.

2019 Concerts - Provisional schedule. Concerts are added as they are finalized.
Aug 10, 5PM Sat Mainely Baroque – Music and Dance in 17th century Europe. Guest artists Ricardo Rodrigo Miranda (Venezuela/Netherlands ) Luca Alfonso Rizzello (Italy) Gilberto Scordari (Italy) and Rose Barrett, will be joined by UMaine faculty members Anatole Wieck and Dan Barrett and participants from the Mainely Baroque Workshop to present a program of 17th century French and Italian music and dances by Dumanoir, Frescobaldi, Cima, Schmelzer, Charpentier, Campra, Marini, Bertali and others. Ricardo Rodríguez Miranda, viola da gamba. Gilberto Scordari, continuo. Luca Alfonso Rizzello, baroque violin and viola. Anatole Wieck, baroque violin.
Aug 17, 5PM Sat Classical harp recital/lecture. Passacaglia - improvisation; Ciacona - Anon, from Chigi codex; Pavana (~1600) - Anon, from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; Prelude No. 1 (1713) - Couperin; Excerpt from Flute and Harp Concerto (1778) - Mozart; First Arabesque (1891)- Debussy; Sonate, mvt. 1 (1940) - Hindemith תפילה (Prayer)(1970) - Natra; Pangelingua canto llano tenor (~1550) - Cabezon. Phoebe Durand-McDonnell
Sep 7, 5PM Sat Koto and cello concert. The New York City-based Duo YUMENO—koto musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki—will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as "exquisite" and "compelling" in concert. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Marty Regan, and Daron Hagen. Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto, shamisen, and voice.
Hikaru Tamaki, cello.
Sep 21, 5PM Sat Violin, viola, and piano concert.
Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor RV522 ... by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Allegro, Larghetto e spirituoso, and Allegro Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39 in c sharp minor ... by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Prelude Op. 11 in B Major by Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Adagio and Allegro for viola and piano, Op. 70 ... by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantaisie brillante on themes from Gounod's "Faust" for violin and piano, Op. 20 ... by Henryk Wieniawsky (1835-1880)
Yukiko Fukumizu, piano. Anatole Wieck, violin/viola. Sascha Zaburdaeva, violin
Sep 28, 5PM Sat Violin, cello, and piano concert
Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 for Cello and Piano … Joseph Wölfl (1773-1812) … 1. Largo - Allegro molto, 2. Andante, 3. Finale. Allegro; Three Nocturnes … Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) … 1. Andante, 2. Andante quieto, 3. Tempestoso; Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 … Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) … 1. Allegro energico e con fuoco, 2. Andante espressivo, 3. Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto, 4. Finale: Allegro appassionato
Richard Hsu, violin,
Noreen Silver, cello, and Phillip Silver, piano.
Oct 19, 5PM Sat Clavichord concert. Kevin Birch takes us on a journey of musical discovery performing works of Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667), Georg Böhm (1661-1733), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788) and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) on the clavichord. For centuries the clavichord flourished in Europe as the ideal instrument for intimate music making and study. A favorite instrument of Johann Sebastian Bach, his biographer Forkel tells us that J.S. 'preferred the clavichord to the harpsichord' and that 'he regarded the clavichord as the best instrument for study and preferred to express on it his finest feelings.’ Birch will perform on a clavichord made in 1988 by Dutch builder Koen Vermeij after Christian Gottlob Hubert's clavichord of 1784. Kevin Birch
Oct 26, 5PM Sat Violin and piano concert. Bach - Sonata for violin and keyboard, BWV 1014 in b minor; Beethoven - Romanze in G Major, opus 40; Brahms - Sonate for violin and piano, opus 78 in G Major. Sascha Zaburdaeva and Gary Magby
Nov 2, 5PM Sat Violin and viola concert. Six preludes for solo Viola d'Amore - Henri Casadesus ... Sonata "Marlborough" in Re Maggiore for Viola d'Amore and Violin - Karl Stamitz ... I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante, III. Rondo. Allegretto, IV. Andante con variazioni sul tema "Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre" ... Duo for Violin & Viola No.1 in G major, K. 423 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Rondeau. Allegro ... Miniatures, Op. 75a, For two Violins and Viola - Antonin Dvorak ... I. Cavatina, II. Capriccio, III. Romanza, IV. Elegia Pierre Henri Xuereb, Anatole Wieck, and Sascha Zaburdaeva
Dec 7, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)
1 ... Sonata in G minor, HVW 364 for violin & continuo by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) Larghetto-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
2 ... Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 in C Major for violin & continuo by Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
3 ... Passacaglia in G minor, for Solo Violin by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1706)
4 ... Sonata in D minor, HWV 359a for violin and continuo by Georg Friedrich Handel. Grave-Allegro-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
5 ... Sonata No. 1, Op. 5 in D Major for violin and continuo by Archangelo Corelli Grave-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
Heidi Powell, baroque violin. Max Treitler, baroque cello.
2020 Concerts - Provisional schedule. Concerts are added as they are finalized.
May 30, 5PM Sat Solo piano recital. Liana Paniyeva.

Musicians - Bios will be added as concerts are scheduled.

BirchKevin Birch holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa with previous studies at New England Conservatory in Boston and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 1992 he has served as Director of Music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, Maine, where he also serves as Executive Director of St. John’s Organ Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of E. & G. G. Hook's Opus 288 built for St. John's in 1860. Kevin is a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine’s School of the Performing Arts in Orono and serves on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Portland. He has performed solo recitals in the US, Canada, Europe, and in South America, and for several national conventions of the Organ Historical Society. He is especially devoted to the many fine historic organs in Maine on which he enjoys frequent opportunities to study and perform. He is a member of the Netherlands Clavichord Society and the Boston Clavichord Society.

Duo YUMENO Duo YUMENO (夢乃). New York based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki create a singular fusion of sound, inspired by tradition but with a contemporary sensibility, exploring the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music. Kimura and Tamaki first collaborated at the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival in 2008 and since then have been performing together regularly in Japan and the US. They were also invited to perform in Turkey and visited Trinidad to be featured at the opening concert of "Japan - CARICOM Friendship Year 2014". In 2014, they were awarded the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program grant, and in 2015, received the Baroque Saal Award given by the Aoyama Foundation in Kyoto. In 2015, the duo was invited to perform at the University of Cambridge in the UK. The duo was featured at the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC and performed at the John F Kennedy Center. On March 2, 2019, the duo will perform at Carnegie Hall to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Kimura graduated from Tokyo University of Arts and was awarded a scholarship from the Agency of Culture Affairs of Japan. Awards include the First prize at the prestigious 10th Kenjun Memorial National Koto Competition. As a koto/shamisen soloist, she has performed with numerous string quartets, chamber ensembles and chamber orchestras. Following his studies at Eastman School of Music, Rice University and Northwestern University, Tamaki served as the principal cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has given numerous performances of major concertos with the orchestra. He currently serves as the principal cellist of the Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra and is a member of the Albany Symphony. Their activities have been featured in the media such as the New York Times, Chamber Music America Magazine, the Yomiuri Shinbun, Hōgaku Journal and NPR.

Phoebe Durand-McDonnell Phoebe Durand-McDonnell is a harpist from Bar Harbor. A 2019 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Phoebe was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to study historic harp in Switzerland this fall. Phoebe has performed at the Pierre Monteux School, Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute, National Music Festival, on the NPR radio show From The Top, and across the state of Maine.

Forelle TrioForelle Trio. Violinist Richard Hsu is an active soloist and chamber musician. Richard has performed with Orchestra of St. Luke's, Clarion Society, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque En-semble, American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royal. He was formerly Associate Concert-master of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He performed as violin soloist and Concertmaster with the Moscow Ballet at Spoleto Festival USA. He hold s a performer diploma and bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He furthered his studies at Manhattan School of Music, specializing in orchestral performance. Richard has per-formed at Burnt Cove Church in Stonington, Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, and with the Ba-gaduce Chorale. He currently teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor. He performs on period instruments with his wife Heidi Powell in BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine. Richard and Heidi have an energetic young son Daniel. Richard enjoys biking, playing electric guitar, and making espresso drinks.
    Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed solo and collaborative artist. The the Boston Globe called him “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank.” Over the course of his career he has performed with many distinguished artists including Denes Zsigmondy, Jian Wang, Elmar Oliveira, Albert Markov and Alexander Markov. Phillip has also been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the UK, and the Silver Duo, a long established ensemble with his wife, cellist Noreen Silver. Phillip’s recorded legacy on the Koch-Schwann label includes a recital of German Romantic Lieder with Israeli soprano Cilla Grossmeyer, and a recording of 20th century Russian piano trios as a member of the UK based Rachmaninov Trio. His most recent recordings for the Toccata Classics label in London include a world premiere recording of music by Leone Sinigaglia, an Italian-Jewish victim of the Nazis, and a recording of music by German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles. Maria Nockin reviewing this recording in Fanfare magazine commented upon the “brilliantly played fireworks from the pianist” while Steve Arloff writing in MusicWeb International described it as “a really valuable discovery” marked by “flawless playing.”... “thoroughly deserving to be heard by every chamber music lover.”
    Noreen Silver has been described by the Glasgow Herald as “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination.” After studies at the Royal College of Music in London, she spent a year in Geneva, Switzerland, a student of the renowned French cellist Pierre Fournier. Later, a Rotary International Fellowship enabled her to study at the New England Conservatory, where she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver. Noreen is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine. Over the course of her career she has been a member of the Boston Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She has been principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2005, and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (2005), Schumann’s Cello Concerto (2009), and the Haydn C Major Concerto (2017).

Yukiko Fukumizu Yukiko Fukumizu (福水有紀子) was born in Tokyo, Japan, where she started to play piano at the age of four. Her teachers included Nobuko Yagi and Toshiko Katsutani. In 1989 Ms. Fukumizu graduated from the Tokyo Women’s Christian University. In 1997 Ms. Fukumizu won the first price at the PTNA piano competition in Tokyo, after which she performed numerous recitals throughout Japan. Since 2003 Ms. Fukumizu has played with Anatole Wieck having performed in the United States, including live concerts at the MPBN radio station in Bangor and in New York city at the Tenri Cultural Foundation in 2016 and 2017. They also performed in Vitoria, Spain, in 2005. In 2007 they recorded the Vieuxtemps and Stamitz viola sonatas. At the invitation of Artes Revueltas Music School from Cholula, Mexico, Ms. Fukumizu taught master classes and played a piano violin recital at the Teatro de la Ciudad Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. She is a member of The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan (PTNA) and Yamaha Piano Concert Gread advisor. Since 1994, she has taught piano at YAMAHA Music School in Tokyo.

Gary MagbyBorn in Presque Isle, Maine in 1950, Gary Magby completed his musical studies at the Boston and New England Conservatories. In 1973 he accepted his first post as voice teacher at the Boston Conservatory/ Extension Division and in 1974 began a parallel career as co-repetiteur assuring musical preparation of productions for the Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Company of Boston, St.Louis Opera and the Washington Opera. Fellow in opera administration at the Juilliard American Opera Center beginning in 1977, he founded at the same time a private vocal studio in New York. In 1983 he became director of the Young Artists Program for the Chautauqua Opera where he was also Music Director between 1988 and 1993. From 1984 until 1988 he was director of the Young Artists Program for the Miami Opera Association. From 1993 to 2001 he was resident voice teacher for the Opéra National de Lyon and maintained a private studio in Paris. Beginning in 2001 he directed the opera department of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where from 2002 until 2013 he was professor of singing and chairman of the voice department. From 2009 until 2012 he has gave MasterClasses for the Staats Oper Graz and recently at the University Yonsei in Seoul as well as the HEMU/Lausanne. His students are presently singing in all of the world’s major opera houses : Met, San Francisco, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, etc.

CaptHeidi Powell is a baroque violin specialist and has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Washington Bach Consort. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma in Violin from Oberlin Conservatory. Heidi's prize winning performance in the American Bach Soloists International Bach Violin Competition was heralded by the New York Times as "supremely confident and powerful". Heidi has taught violin and chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory, Kneisel Hall, Creative Sparks, and George Stevens Academy. She is a Suzuki violin teaching specialist and teaches privately in Ellsworth. She is the founder and director of BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine. Heidi enjoys hiking, swimming, cooking, writing and being creative in making & doing everything, including visual art. She lives in Ellsworth with her violinist husband, Richard Hsu, their 5 year old son, Daniel and their small dog, Pepina.

Ricardo Rodríguez MirandaRicardo Rodríguez Miranda was born in 1973 in Caracas (Venezuela) where he studied piano and violoncello at the Escuela de Música "Juan Manuel Olivares". In Venezuela he has been a member of the ensembles Camerata de Caracas and Musica Rhetorica, with whom he recorded Les Concerts Royaux by F. Couperin 1989, the first baroque music CD release from Venezuela. Ricardo began his studies of viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, after being awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in Venezuela (CONAC). He also took master classes with Jordi Savall in Spain. In 1998 he received his Teachers and Performers Diploma and began to study Musicology for 4 years at the University of Utrecht. Ricardo performs regularly with Vox Luminis, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, L'armonia sonora and Margaretha Consort. Many of the CD recordings on which he features have been awarded with the Diapason D’Or. He has appeared as a soloist in Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passion with together with Dutch orchestras such as the Het Residentie Orkest and Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam. Ricardo's repertoire extends from the Middle Ages, the Great Masters of the Baroque Era, compositions of Calliope Tsoupaki to original improvisations on the viola da gamba based on Early Music and the music of his native Venezuela. Since September 2011, Ricardo has been teaching Historical Dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands in addition to performing regularly and teaching viola da gamba and piano privately.

Luca Alfonso RizzelloLuca Alfonso Rizzello has been participating as ensemble coach and musical director for Mainely Baroque since 2015. Born in Italy in 1981, he received his conservatory dipoloma in Violin in Bari (Italy) and in Baroque Violin in Piacenza (Italy), before moving to the Netherlands where he finished his studies with Enrico Gatti at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He also attended Chamber Music and Baroque Orchestra courses at the International Academy of Music in Milan as well as master classes in France, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy. He regularly performs with chamber music ensembles and orchestras in Italy, Europe, Argentina and the U.S.A. He has performed in various festivals such as MiTo in Milan, Grandezze e Meraviglie in Modena, Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Musica Sacra (Maastricht), Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Itineraire Baroque, Reincken Festival in Deventer, Granada Musica Festival, Grad Teatar in Budva and Ars and Musica Antiqua in Perast. The many artists and ensembles with whom he has performed include Il Pomo D’oro, Le Circle de l’Harmonie, Musica Temprana, Academia Montis Regalis in Mondovì, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Liuwe Tamminga, Le Chardon, Orfeo Futuro with Alessandro Ciccolini, Opera 2day with Hernan Schvartzman, Concerto Soave with Jean-Marc Aymes, Silete Venti with Simone Toni, The Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands with Pieter Jan Leusink, Ensemble Pian & Forte with Antonio Frigè, and Concerto Aventino with Jakub Kydlíček. Harboring a special interest in 17th century Italian and German music, he wrote his master's thesis on Antonio Bertali and the 1672 collection of sonatas Prothimia Suavissima. He published a critical edition of the Prothimia Suavissima for Musedita and regularly performs the related music with Ensemble Prothimia under his direction.

Gilberto ScordariBorn in Lecce, Italy in 1977, Gilberto Scordari studied organ in Naples at the ‘San Pietro a Majella’ Conservatory with professor Anna Robilotta, where he graduated with top marks and a special mention, as well as finishing theory and composition studies with professor E. Renna. In addition his musical career, he graduated summa cum laude in theology at the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Meridionale in Naples, shortly before moving to Basel, Switzerland, where he achieved a Master of Arts in Early Music at the Schola Cantorum under the guidance of professor Wolfgang Zerer. He has toured as a soloist in Italy, United States, Bolivia, Mexico and many European countries, winning first prize in the Concorso Organistico di Viterbo in 2005, as well as accompanying choral groups such as the Choeur Altitude and the Matrise of Strasburg Cathedral, with whom he recorded the 2012 album Tresor de joie produced by JADE. Besides being a performer, he is also an active composer, winning third prize for his piece ‘Toccata in Fuga’in the Concorso Manoni. Together with Anna Robilotta he has published an analytical version of Frescobaldi's Fiori Musicali and he is currently working with the French composer Dominique Vellard on a chamber music version of the book Le petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Extupery. In 2012 he was nominated main organist in the Basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli in Rome, and now works as main organist at the Bari Cathedral. Gilberto was co-founder of the Frescobaldi Festival in Rome, and is currently artistic director of the BARION Festival, musical director of the Schola Cantorum Barensis and continuo player in ensembles such as Gilles Binchois, Prothimia, Ensemble Zenit and Hortensia Virtuosa. He has been an integral member of the Mainely Baroque residency since its début in 2015.

Anatole WieckMax Treitler's musical life was shaped almost entirely by time spent in this area. Over the course of seven summers spent at Kneisel Hall, he was the grateful student of George Sopkin and Barbara Stein Mallow as well as receiving chamber music instruction from Seymour Lipkin and Artur Balsam. After a prolonged and painful series of years spent in the wilds of New York's freelance musical jungle, he finally saw wisdom, and returned to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he now happily messes about in the areas of overlap between wine, food and music.

Anatole WieckBorn in Latvia, Anatole Wieck received his first musical education in Riga and Moscow. In the United States since 1973, he studied violin and viola at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts working closely with Ivan Galamian, Lillian Fuchs, and Paul Doktor. He also studied baroque interpretation with Carol Lieberman at Boston University. He plays baroque viola, viola d’amore and baroque violin. Since 1986 Dr. Wieck has taught upper strings at the University of Maine and conducted the University of Maine Orchestra. He has performed and conducted in Europe, North and South America, and has participated in chamber music festivals such as Chamber Music/West (San Francisco), White Nights (St. Petersburg, Russia) and festivals in Montepulciano, Italy and Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Wieck also performed for Baroque Chamber Music festivals in Spain. In May, 2006 he traveled to Guatemala as a Fulbright Senior Specialist where he conducted the Juventud y Música Foundation orchestra, gave master classes to students and faculty of the Guatemala National Conservatory. As a member of the Ad Libitum Ensemble that specializes in Baroque music, Dr. Wieck toured Israel in December 2007. In April 2008 Dr. Wieck performed at Carnegie Recital Hall in NY City. Between 2009 and 2012 he traveled five times to Mexico to teach, perform, and conduct. Dr. Wieck collaborated with Artes Revueltas. In the spring of 2013 Dr. Wieck performed and taught in Japan as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with the Baroque Orchestra of Maine and is director of the String Program at Maine Summer Youth Music at the University of Maine. In 2010 Dr. Wieck co-founded the Chamber Music Institute (CMI) with his Juilliard classmate Akiko Hirose-Silver.

Pierre Henri XuerebPierre Henri Xuereb is artistic director of the Fête de l’alto in Lasalle en Cevennes, and teaches viola in the CNSM in Paris, Conservatoire Royal de musique de Liège, and the CRD in Gennevilliers. He has performed as a soloist with the Ensemble Instrumental de France, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Alternance, and more. Additionally, his international career has brought him to many concert halls throughout the world, such as: Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Teatro La Scala (Milano), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), and Luzern Festival. He has given numerous world premieres from composers such as K. Stockhausen, Klaus Huber, Philippe Hersant, and Jean Michel Damase. He is regularly invited to giveinternational master classes in: Beijing, Kyoto, Gwangju (Korea), Tignes (MusicAlp), Les Arcs, Fontainebleau, Close Encounters (Berkshires, USA), Novisad, Malta, and Domaine Forget (Canada).

Sascha Zaburdaeva-LorimerSascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer is a Russian born musician whose heart belongs to America. Mrs. Lorimer has become a prominent performer and conductor throughout Maine.  She conducts the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, sits first violin in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, holds the concertmaster position in the Colby College Symphony, and regularly performs chamber music and is a veteran teacher of violin/viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. Mrs Lorimer got her first bachelor’s degree in violin performance, teaching, and orchestral playing from one of  Russia’s  most prestigious music schools, the Gnesin’s College of Music in Moscow. Following her heart, she continued her music adventures in New York where she studied under Masao Kawasaki and Itzhak Perlman. After getting a second bachelor’s degree in violin performance Sascha moved to Maine to finish her graduate studies with Anatole Wieck. She immediately applied her passion to music here in Maine, co-founding the MSYM summer string program at the University of Maine with Dr. Wieck. Finding mentorship and support, she conducts the MSYM string orchestra and works energetically to assure that music plays a vital role in securing a peaceful and bright future for our children. Mrs, Lorimer resides in Bangor, the best place on earth, with her husband Robert Lorimer, owner of RDL Strings/Fine Violins.

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