>>>“The Macro and Micro of the Piano Trio”
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Show Times:

January 22, 2017 • 3:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

3–3:45 PM

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JCT Trio : Offstage Activities

Yasmin Vitalius, a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the violin faculty at the New England Suzuki Institute and Bowdoin College discusses the piano trio. The Macro and Micro of the Piano Trio: by examining Mozart’s first and last piano trios, discover how the form changed in one person’s life time. Fast forward 150 years through music history with brief pit-stops with Dvořák and Ives to explore the overall development of the form through time.


Yasmin Vitalius

About Yasmin Vitalius

Yasmin Craig Vitalius received her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Science and Technology from Stanford University with a double concentration in violin performance and composition.  Upon graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Turkish Folk music in Ankara, Turkey where she also performed with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.  She received her Masters of Music in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music under teachers Zvi Zeitlin and Ilya Kayler.  Ms. Vitalius was a fellow with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas from 2001-2004.

Yasmin Vitalius has concertized as a member of the Meliora String Quartet and the Improvisational String Quartet. She is currently a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and maintains a full private studio.  She is a regular violin section coach for the University of Southern Maine Youth Ensembles and chamber music coach at the Portland Conservatory of Music’s Young Artist and Karger Scholars Program. She coached the inaugural two seasons of the Mozart Mentor’s Orchestra project at Bowdoin College and is on violin faculty at the New England Suzuki Institute and Bowdoin College.

Yasmin Vitalius is also the presenter for the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “Inside the Music” talk series where she explores the music for upcoming PSO concerts in greater historical, social and political detail.  Learn more about “Inside the Music” here.

The Pre-Performance Lecture will take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium.

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.


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