Who's Performing For You:
Marc Moskovitz, founder and artistic director of the Trinity Park Salon Series, is principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed with the Boston Pops, toured with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and recorded with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston. His solo recordings include music of cello virtuosi David Popper and Alfredo Piatti and has performed at the Library of Congress and the International Piatti Festival in Bergamo, Italy. Marc has contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, is author of Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony and co-author of Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World.
Brussels-born pianist Danielle DeSwert Hahn is the head of music programs at the National Gallery of Art. Formerly principal pianist of the Baltimore Opera Company and the Washington Concert Opera, she has also worked on the music staffs at the Ash Lawn Highland Opera Festival, the New York Opera Society, and the Chautauqua, Indianapolis, Kentucky, North Carolina, Portland, Sarasota, and Washington National Opera Companies. Hahn regularly performs in chamber music and voice recitals, partnering with members of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony, an appears regularly on the concert series at the National Gallery of Art.
Violinist Marjorie Bagley made her Lincoln Center concerto debut in 1997 with the Little Orchestra Society after beginning her performing career at the age of nine in her home state of North Carolina with the Asheville, Winston-Salem, and North Carolina Symphonies. Having graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the first class of Pinchas Zukerman, she is active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. Marjorie has also performed as soloist with the Utah Symphony, Idaho Falls Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, the University of Michigan Symphony, and the Washington Square Music Series. As first violinist and founding member of the Arcata String Quartet, Marjorie performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, London’s Wigmore Hall, and across Western Europe and the United States.
Cello Fourum brings together four professional cellists based in NC: North Carolina Symphony cellists Nathaniel Yaffe, Peng Li and David Meyer and Durham-based Marc Moskovitz, founder of the TPSS. Together they bring a mixture of humor and virtuosity, performing music written and arranged for the lush, mellow and robust sound of four cellos.
Recognized as 'Mendelssohn's most authoritative biographer' (The New Yorker), R. LARRY TODD is Arts and Sciences Professor at Duke University. He is the author of Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, named Best Biography in 2003 by the Association of American Publishers, and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, awarded the ASCAP Nicholas Slonimsky Award for outstanding biography in music. As a pianist, he has recorded with Nancy Green the complete cello works of Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel for JRI Recordings.