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DePauw professor to perform at festival

Monday, June 2, 2008

DePauw viola professor Nicole Brockmann will be joined by violinist Allison Edberg and pianist Darcy McCoy Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the third concert of the 2008 Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival.

Held in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, the concerts are free, with donations accepted.

York Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Greencastle, Inc., is the main underwriting sponsor of the series.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend, Stanley Iwin," says series director Eric Edberg. "I think he would have wanted us to go ahead with the concert as planned, so we will, and will have a moment of silence in his honor."

Wednesday's concert will include a variety of pieces, including the Duet for Violin and Viola in G Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Sonata for Viola and Piano by the Russian romantic composer Anton Rubenstein.

"The Mozart is a lively work, full of energy," says Edberg. "The Rubenstein is gorgeous and lush. They'll make a great combination."

Nicole M. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship.

She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MM, AD, and DMA from Yale University. Her viola teachers include Jesse Levine, Paul Silver, and Isaias Zelkowicz.

Brockmann is a four-time winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition and has studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, and Orion String Quartets and with Joan Panetti, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Ransom Wilson, Ronald Roseman, Boris Berman, Gordon Gottlieb, and Nancy Allen.

She has been a member of professional chamber ensembles including the Brooklyn Chamber Players, the Lumina String Quartet, and the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and has performed at venues across the country and abroad, including Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC, SUNY Stony Brook, Brooklyn College, Ohio University, Emory & Henry College, Montana State University, and the Penn Alps (MD) Summer Festival.

She has taught and performed professionally at summer festivals including the Blue Mountain Festival (NJ), Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp (VT), and the Lumina String Quartet Summer Festival (CT), and is an alumna of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, The Quartet Program, and Encore School for Strings.

Her orchestral experience includes three years as Principal Viola of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra (CT) under Gustav Meier, as well as extensive and varied work in the NYC metro orchestral and studio recording scene.

Violinist Allison Edberg is a specialist in early music and tours the United States frequently with Ensemble Galilei is a member of Olde Friends, Ensemble Galilei, ViVaCe, Ensemble Voltaire, the Mirabel Classical Quartet, and is concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

She was a recipient of the Willi Apel Scholarship in baroque violin at Indiana University where she studied with Stanley Ritchie.

With him she appeared in recital at Chicago's Quigley Chapel in 2002.

The Chicago Sun Times called her performance of the Telemann Eb Fantasie "impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty." (November 11. 2002).

She has collaborated in recent years with Apollo's Fire, the Washington Bach Consort, La Monica, and Early Music Southwest, and is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival.

Edberg has toured nationally and has recorded for the Electra and Centaur CD labels.

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