Sarah Kapustin, violin; Jeannette Koekkoek, piano; Roeland Jagers, viola - Summer Music 2017

  • July 13, 2017
  • Simon Music Center
  • Auer Hall, 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-9846
  • 8:00 PM
  • General admission $10, students w/ID $5, free w/purchase of Summer Music 2017 pass

Summer Music 2017

Guest Recital


Sarah Kapustin*, violin
Jeannette Koekkoek*, piano
Roeland Jagers*, viola

*Summer String Academy Faculty

Repertoire
J. S. Bach: Sonata in C Major, BWV 1005
Schubert: Sonata in A Minor, D.821 (“Arpeggione”)
Ives: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, S.60

About the Artists

Sarah Kapustin (alumna guest violin)

Sarah Kapustin’s musical activities have taken her across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia in performances as both soloist and chamber musician. Born in 1981 in Milwaukee, WI, she has performed with such orchestras as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and the Vogtland Philharmonie in Germany. Ms. Kapustin has received prizes and honors in numerous competitions, including 1st prize of the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen. She has appeared in such prestigious concert venues as New York's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Mexico City’s Sala Nezahualcoyotl. A devoted and passionate chamber musician, Ms. Kapustin has appeared at various international festivals. She was formerly a member of the Atlas Trio and the Dubinsky Quartet, prizewinner at the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions. She has performed duo recitals with pianist Jeannette Koekkoek; in April 2010 the duo released the complete recordings of the ten Beethoven Sonatas for the Olive Music label which has received international praise. Ms. Kapustin received a Masters degree in violin performance at The Juilliard School with Robert Mann in May 2005. She previously received a Bachelor of Music and an Artist Diploma from Indiana University as a pupil of Mauricio Fuks, and formerly studied with Mimi Zweig and James Przygocki at the String Academy of Wisconsin. Since 2008 Ms. Kapustin resides in the Hague, the Netherlands, where she is 1st violinist of the Rubens Quartet, and since 2011 she is a professor of violin and chamber music at the ArtEZ Conservatorium in Zwolle, the Netherlands. She also performs and tours regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Kapustin plays on the ”Nico Richter and Hetta Rester” G.B. Rogeri, Brescia, ca. 1690, on loan to her from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in Amsterdam.


Jeannette Koekkoek (guest piano)

Jeannette Koekkoek graduated in 1988 as a student of Jan Wijn at the Amsterdam Conservatory. She continued her studies in the United States with Aube Tzerko and Menahem Pressler. She was a prize winner at renowned competitions and now performs as a soloist, accompanist and in ensembles in Europe, US and Asia. She teaches at the Indiana University String Academy in Bloomington.

Jeannette Koekkoek founded of the Netherlands Piano Quartet, the Sagee Piano Trio, the Trompenberg Ensemble, and the Koekkoek-Schatborn Duo. Ms. Koekkoek has also appeared as featured artist with the Fine Arts Quartet, the Florida Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, and as recital partner with Ronald Hoogeveen, Janine Jansen, Catherina Bevacqua, Jill Feldman, Howard Klug, and Jaap van Zweden.

As a soloist, Jeannette Koekkoek has performed in Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Pakistan, China, and throughout the United States, playing, among others, concertos by Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Rachmaninoff. As a solo recitalist, she has appeared in the Netherlands, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Kurhaus in Scheveningen, and in Aspen, Colorado, USA., as well as regularly on the Dutch Radio Network.

Included among her many awards are the Laureate Tromp International Music Competition, The International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, Spain (with special mention for her interpretation of Spanish repertoire) and the Friends of the Concertgebouw and Concertgebouw Award.

Early in her career she devoted her energies to the development of young talented pianists and violinists, founding her own private studio in Amsterdam. She also worked with acclaimed violin pedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek, coaching and partnering young artists on tour in Holland, Germany, England, Pakistan, Turkey, China, and the United States. Subsequent pedagogical experiences include those at the Amsterdam Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, The New World School of the Arts, and the Indiana University Summer String Academy, in association with Mimi Zweig, Menahem Pressler, Gabriel Chodos, and Carol Cole.Currently based in Tuscany, Italy, fluent in English, German, Italian, French, as well as her native Dutch, Jeannette Koekkoek has established the Tuscan Chamber Music Academy, where she teaches master classes in piano and chamber music.


Roeland Jagers (guest viola)

Roeland Jagers is the founding violist of the Rubens Quartet, which has won several international prizes, including the Tromp Competition in Eindhoven (2004), the Prague Spring Competition (2005) and Schubert Competition in Graz (2006). After having studied in Amsterdam and Berlin, the Rubens Quartet currently maintains a busy touring schedule throughout Europe, Israel and the United States. Two recent CDs of the quartet have received positive reviews worldwide; Ensemble Magazine has featured one of the Rubens Quartet’s recent US tours in one of their latest editions.

Roeland studied viola with Gisella Bergman and Ferdinand Erblich. In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Music diploma from the Brabant Conservatory, and continued his studies with Vladimir Mendelssohn at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he received his Master of Music diploma with distinction in 2004. As soloist he has appeared with various ensembles, including the Philips Symphony Orchestra in the Concertgebouw. In addition to his work with the Rubens Quartet, he is a member of the Nederlands Harp Trio (with flutist Felicia van den End and harpist Gwyneth Wentink) and is active as a recitalist throughout the Netherlands. Roeland has been a regular guest in various (chamber) orchestras, including the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Holland and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He has served as a guest principal in the Magogo Chamber Orchestra and in the The Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest). Since 2013, he is the principal violist of the chamber orchestra Sinfonia Rotterdam, following several guest appearances in the past few years.

As a chamber music player, Roeland has been active in numerous international festivals, including Sitka AK, El Paso TX, Indiana University (USA), Larzac, Luberon (F), Schleswig Holstein, Mecklenburg Vorpommern (D) and Madrid (E).

Roeland also studied piano with Paul Komen at the Brabant Conservatory, where he received his Bachelor of Music diploma in 2003.

Roeland plays on a viola made my Giovanni Pistucci, from the collection of the Dutch National Instrument Foundation (NMF), and a bow made by Joseph Henry (1865).

Sarah Kapustin, violin; Jeannette Koekkoek, piano; Roeland Jagers, viola - Summer Music 2017
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