Impetuoso: Viola and Piano Recital at Melrose United Church

Friday, March 15, 2019
Event Title: Impetuoso: Viola and Piano Recital at Melrose United Church
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. Hamilton, ON
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 regular/15 senior (65+)/ 10 student and limited means/under 12 free
  • Genre: Strings (bowed)
  • External Link: Facebook Event Link

Violist Elizabeth Reid returns to her hometown of Hamilton to perform a recital with pianist Alison Cerutti.

The first half of this concert includes Canadian repertoire, including the premiere of a new viola sonata composed in 2018 by David Jaeger, and the music of composer Rose Bolton and Marjan Mozetich.

The concert ends with the Rebecca Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano, one of the most beloved masterpieces of the 20th-century viola literature.
This piece is celebrating its centennial in 2019.

Friday, March 15, 2019 7:30pm
Melrose United Church
86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2M4

Tickets at the door
$20 regular/$15 senior (65+)/ $10 student and limited means/under 12 free
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Violist Elizabeth Reid is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Her playing has been described as having a “deep and expressive sound” and a “natural musicality.” (Times Argus).

Elizabeth started violin at the age of seven in the Hamilton Strings Program with Kosha Braun, who was also her teacher until 15. At the age of ten, she switched to viola within one week of hearing the viola for the first time. Elizabeth is a proud alumnus of the Hamilton Philarmonic Youth Orchestra.

She went on to study for her bachelor and master’s degrees in viola performance at Western University in London Ontario, and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her teachers included Betty-Jean Hagen, Lorand Fenyves, Ralph Aldrich, and Rennie Regehr. She also attended masterclasses at Banff, Orford, and Bowdoin.

Elizabeth is the core violist of the innovative and dynamic Vermont, USA new music group TURNmusic. She has a passionate interest in contemporary music, especially that of her native Canada and her adopted state of Vermont. Elizabeth has been involved in numerous premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the United States. Notable highlights include works of Vermont composers, Erik Nielsen, Michael Close, Lydia Lowery Busler, Jacob Morton-Black, Jorge Martin, and Matthew LaRocca; and Canadian composers, Tawnie Olson and Derek Healey.

Recently Elizabeth performed a solo viola show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont, including electronic works of American, Canadian, and Finnish composers. In November 2014 she performed a solo viola concert of contemporary American and Canadian works at Gallery 345 in Toronto to great success. She appeared as soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony in Vermont performing the Martinu Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra. In the summer of 2018, she appeared with Counterpoint Chorus as the soloist for Vaughan-Williams’ Flos Campi and in the music of Janacek, Bloch, Tawnie Olson and Matthew LaRocca.

Elizabeth is principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra, as well as playing regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Music-COMP. In Canada, Ms. Reid has played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Opera Orchestra.

Alison Bruce Cerutti has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout Vermont, and as a flute accompanist in the U.S. and France. For eight years, she studied with Louis Moyse and accompanied his flute master classes in Vermont and France, and in 2012 performed with his former students in St. Amour, France. Cerutti has played with Counterpoint, TURNmusic for the 2015 production of A Fleeting Animal, Arioso, the Northern Third Piano Quartet, the Cerutti-Reid Duo, Veritas, and the Bruce Klavier Duo. She appeared as a soloist with the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Philharmonic, and the Norwich University Band Company. She has premiered works by Vermont composers Michael Close, Lydia Busler, Erik Nielsen, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, and Jacob Morton-Black, and she can be heard in the soundtrack of Bess O’Brien’s documentary “All of Me”. A Vermont native, she studied with Sylvia Parker and earned degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Hartt School. She maintains an active piano studio and is an adjunct professor at Norwich University.