An Italian Feast
Qin-Ying Tan, harpsichord
Niccolo Seglimann, viol
Cynthia Black, baroque violin
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Gallarda Napolitana (Antonio Valente, fl. 1565–80) - Solo Viol
Toccata Terza from Libro Primo (Girolamo Frescobaldi, 1583-1643) - Solo Harpsichord
Unmeasured Prelude from Suite in G minor (Louis Couperin, 1626 - 1661) - Solo Harpsichord
Lamentation from Partita, FbWV 612 (Johann Jakob Froberger, 1616-1667) - Solo Harpsichord
Mystery Sonata No. 10, "The Crucifixion" (Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, 1633-1704) - Violin and Basso Continuo
Sonata No. 5 in G minor (Arcangelo Corelli, 1653-1713) - Violin and Basso Continuo
Toccata in G major, Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667) - Solo Harpsichord
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750) - Solo Harpsichord
Suite Bergamasca (Marco Ucellini 1603-1608) - Violin, Recorder and Basso Continuo
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Niccolo Seligmann is a viol and vielle player with a deep passion for music of many eras, from the beginnings of polyphony to the work of living composers. Niccolo is currently a viol major at Peabody Conservatory, in the studio of John Moran. He has also studied viol with Vittorio Ghielmi, Friederike Heumann, Sarah Cunningham, and Paolo Pandolfo, and vielle with Tina Chancey. An avid improviser on both viol and vielle, he performs with Baltimore-based historical and traditional music group Divisio and the eclectic Boston-based group The Broken Consort. Niccolo is also a regular member of Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, Peabody Consort, Baltimore Baroque Band, and Peabody Consort of Viols. Last spring, he was awarded Johns Hopkins University's Provost Undergraduate Research Award, which he used to study vielle with Tina Chancey and conduct research on medieval instrumental performance practice. A few months later, he won a VdGSA Grant-in-Aid to study with Friederike Heumann in Orte, Italy. Niccolo is honored and excited to share his love for music with you today.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Cynthia Black enjoys performing and studying viola, baroque violin and viola, and the vielle. After completing undergraduate and graduate studies with Robert Vernon and Lynne Ramsey at the Cleveland Institute of Music, she is now studying at Case Western Reserve University studying under Dr. Julie Andrijeski. She is the recipient of CIM's Alumni Association award, the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola, and Young Master Award from Texas Commission on the Arts.
As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Black has appeared in performance alongside artists such as Barry Shiffman, Denis Brott, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and Matt Haimovitz and was invited to perform at Huntsville's Twickenham Fest in 2011. She has spent her most recent summers at the Juilliard Quartet Seminar, Banff Centre, Kneisel Hall, and Sarasota Music Festival. As a member of the Calliope Quartet, she performed nearly thirty outreach concerts with her colleagues as part of the Banff International String Quartet Competition's Quartet in the Community in 2010.
As a baroque violist, Ms. Black performs regularly with Apollo's Fire and has been guest artist with Three Notch'd Road Baroque, Publick Musick, and Pegasus Early Music. She continues as a member of the CWRU/CIM Baroque Orchestra, serving as Concertmaster and Principal Viola. Additionally, Ms. Black continues as youth choir intern at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, OH under the leadership of Drs. Richard and Beth Nelson since 2008, working with the children's choirs in their development of musicianship and theory skills.
Qin-Ying Tan, harpsichordist, recently graduated from the Peabody Institute of Music with the Excellence in Early Music Award. Qin Ying has performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai and various parts of United States. This include Maryland, Boston, North Carolina, Cleveland (Ohio) and Seattle (Washington).
Primary teachers include Peter Bennett (harpsichord) Adam Pearl (harpsichord), Marian Hahn(piano) and Albert Tiu (piano).
Qin Ying is the co-founder of Charm City Baroque, an early music ensemble in Baltimore that specializes in trio sonatas from pre 18th-century. Qin Ying has performed with Charm City Baroque as a continuo member and soloist at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Walters Art Gallery, the Church of the Resurrection, Kent Chamber Music Festival in Chestertown, Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Boston Early Music Festival 2011.
An accomplished accompanist at the keyboard, Qin Ying was appointed church organist and rehearsal pianist at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore in 2011. She has also worked as an accompanist assistant in Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Peabody Institute of Music and the Baltimore Opera Theatre.
Qin Ying won second prize in the second prize in the International Young Artists' Piano Competition in Washington D.C. in 2008.The win include an invitation to perform at the State Department, Washington D.C. Recently, Qin Ying also performed the Brandenburg Concerto no.5 with Baltimore Baroque Band as a soloist.
Qin Ying is currently a doctoral candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University and also a faculty member at the Laurel Music Academy in Shaker Heights, Cleveland.