Charlotte House Series presents
"Intimate Inspirations" with pianist, Ariadne Antipa
Saturday, June 8th
Wine reception to follow
Bunte Blätter (Colored Leaves), Op. 99 Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
1. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit
2. Sehr rasch
4. Ziemlich langsam
6. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll
7. Sehr langsam
Six Preludes after Chopin Miguel A. Roig-Francoli (b. 1953)
1. Prelude No. 1 in D
2. Prelude No. 2 in G
3. Prelude No. 3 in C
4. Prelude No. 4 in F
5. Prelude No. 5 in B-flat
6. Prelude No. 6 in E-flat
Six Preludes from 24 Preludes, Op. 28 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
1. Prelude No. 1 in C Major
2. Prelude No. 3 in G Major
3. Prelude No. 5 in D Major
4. Prelude No. 19 in E-flat Major
5. Prelude No. 21 in B-flat Major
6. Prelude No. 23 in F Major
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20 Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Pianist Ariadne Antipa enjoys a balance of solo performing, collaboration, and pedagogy. Originally from the foothills of Northern California, performances and competitions took her around the West Coast from an early age. She received first place in numerous competitions, including the Auburn Symphony Young Artists Competition, the Ann Krusche Piano Competition, and the Rochester International School of Music & Arts music competition. She won her first concerto competition in 2008 and since then has appeared as a soloist with the Central Valley Youth Symphony as well as the Sacramento State Symphony. Most recently, Ariadne appeared as the guest artist with the University of South Florida Wind Ensemble, performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Ariadne has studied and performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Gijon International Music Festival, the Schlern International Music Festival, the Fontainebleau International Music School and Festival, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Locally, Ariadne has participated for two years at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Tampa, FL. She has had the immense privilege of studying and receiving master classes with teachers such as Philippe Entremont, Frederic Aguessy, Robert McDonald, Ray Gottlieb and Monique Duphil.
In the 2016 summer, Ariadne had the immense honor of sharing music in South Africa and Zimbabwe on tour with Music Inspire Africa. She and the small group of fellow musicians traveled throughout the two countries, giving solo and chamber concerts in a variety of venues. In addition, they offered private lessons free of charge at the schools they visited, including a week-long residency at the Hellenic Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe, where students signed up daily for instruction. The entire experience was inspiring and profound, and a beautiful reminder as to the importance of sharing music with all ages under all circumstances.
She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Professor Rebecca Penneys and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Michigan where she studied with Professor Logan Skelton. Her former teachers include Lorna Peters, Richard Cionco, Natsuki Fukasawa, Tanya Plescia, and Genevieve Baird. Ariadne recently worked in Tampa as faculty at New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy and collaborated there with Kosumo Morishita in Duo Deca. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, studying with Dr. Ran Dank.
In addition to her classical music studies, Ariadne has been active in her Greek culture from a young age. She was a member of a traditional Greek band, Oi Bounisi, where she played the santouri, similar to a hammered dulcimer. She also has a passion for Greek folk dancing, which she has been involved in both as a dancer and as an instructor since a young age.
4:30-4:55 - Arrive and mingle
Door will close at 6:55
5:00 - Welcome and performer introduction
5:05 - Concert begins
6:15-7:00 - Performer meet & greet
A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert