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Bruce Adami, organ
Brian Jones, our scheduled organist this evening, is unable to be here because of a foot injury. He is very happy that his colleague Bruce Adami will play this evening’s program, using both piano and organ solo pieces.
|Chorale and Four Variations on “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”||Johann Pachelbel|
|Three Spirituals for Piano||arr. Calvin Taylor|
|I Want Jesus to Walk with Me||b. 1952|
|An’ He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word|
|Steal Away to Jesus|
|Gothic Symphony, Op. 70||Charles-Marie Widor|
|Second Symphony, Op. 13, No. 2||Widor|
Bruce Adami has held the position of Organist at Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter, New Hampshire since 2007. From 1984 until 2004 he was Director of Music and Organist at Brookside Congregational Church, (UCC) in Manchester, NH. There he directed several choirs and supervised the renovations of the church’s two pipe organs. Adami holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied organ with Haskell Thomson and piano with Miles Mauney and Marvin Blickenstaff. He also studied organ with John Hofmann and Erick Brunner and has taken postgraduate courses at Westminster Choir College. His several years of work with George Bozeman and Company as a pipe organ builder underlies his knowledge of the workings of the instrument. He serves on the Executive Committee of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and was previously the chapter’s Treasurer and Dean. He is a faculty member of the Young Organist Collaborative in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
The performers this evening are Lidija Peno-Kelly (violin), Viktoria Tchertchian (violin), Christopher Nunn (viola), and Richard Kelly (percussion).
Lidija Peno-Kelly, violinist, was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and received her first violin lesson at age five. As a young violinist Lidija won five first prizes at national level competitions. She studied simultaneously at the Academy of Music in Novi Sad (BM, MM) and at the Academia Internazionale di Musica a Portogruaro – Venice, Italy (Performance Diploma). Further studies were completed at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium, Munich, Germany (Post Diploma) and the Boston Conservatory of Music (Perfomance Diploma). Lidija’s teachers include Pavel Vernikov, Ilya Grubert, Martin Albrecht Rohde, G. Jislin, Lynn Cheng,Tamara Smirnova. Lidija has worked with the trio Tchaikovsky and has performed as soloist with the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Dubrovnik Philharmonic and La Picolla Symfonia di Venezia. She was also a member of the Gaertnerplatz Theater Orchestra in Munich. Solo performances include various large and chamber ensembles in Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Moscow, Venice, Milan, Munich, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Chicago, San Francisco, Bordeaux, Madrid, Bilbao and others. Mrs. Peno-Kelly has also recorded for the Yugoslavian National Radio, Rai Uno, Italy, ARD and ZDF – Germany, Paris – CD recording. Currently she is playing with Portland Symphony Orchestra, PORTopera, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Massachusetts-based violinist Viktoria Tchertchian was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and started playing the violin at the age of five. In her early years, she participated in solo, orchestra and chamber concerts throughout Europe. At the end of high school, she was selected to be one of the soloists in the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra. In 1996, she won a full scholarship to attend Louisiana State University, where she studied with Kevork Mardirossian. In 2006, she received her master’s degree in violin performance from the Longy School of Music in Boston. Tchertchian currently performs with the Portland Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Cape Symphony Orchestra, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. She also teaches violin and chamber music at the Powers Music School in Massachusetts, the Manchester Community Music School and the St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.
Originally from Lichfield, UK, Chris Nunn currently lives in Boston, MA, feeling fortunate and happy to call both sides of the Atlantic home. Holding degrees from Leeds University, UK and University of North Texas, Chris studied viola with Roger Bigley at the Royal Northern College of Music and completed chamber music studies at Boston University with the Muir String Quartet. Full scholarships were awarded for Masters studies in Texas, performance at the Manchester Music Festival, VT and the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College of Music, Ohio. Primary teachers Susan Dubois and Cynthia Roberts inspired a dynamic career, dividing his time between modern and baroque viola, additionally managing a private teaching studio. Chris currently serves as principle or associate principle viola with New Bedford Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic and Marsh Chapel Collegium at BU. Regularly performing on NPR at Boston University and with Rhode Island Philharmonic, Cleveland Baroque Orchestra – Apollo’s Fire, Handel & Haydn Orchestra, New Hampshire music festival, Portland Symphony Orchestra amongst many other ensembles, choirs and chamber groups. Proud and fortunate to work alongside a talented and vibrant community of musicians throughout New England, performing for concerts, TV, Radio, recordings, weddings, funerals and everything in between. When not performing or teaching, Chris is an avid cyclist, runner, hiker, and artist.
Upon completion of a BMA from Boston University in percussion, Richard Kelly toured Europe with a Broadway show playing drum set. After a year on the road, he began performing more as a substitute player for many European orchestras and left the tour to pursue this. At this time, he also started a Masters of Percussion Program in Frankfurt, Germany with Siegfried Fink. 2 years later he returned to the US to begin his studies with Vic Firth, timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Richard remained in Boston after completing his Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory. Richard has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and numerous New England orchestras throughout the years. Since 1993 he has been a fulltime member of the Portland, ME Symphony Orchestra. In addition to music, mathematics is another passion of his and he has Master’s degrees in Elementary Education and Mathematics. When not on stage, Richard can be found teaching Middle School Math, in Massachusetts, for the past 27 years. Performing each summer with the NHMF since the late 1990’s is something he looks forward to every year.