The Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally-acclaimed artists during the academic year. The series emphasizes the traditional classical chamber music repertoire, but occasionally jazz and folk music groups and dance ensembles have been featured as well.

Concert Series performers have won some of the top prizes in the world, including the:

  • International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • International Chopin Piano Competition
  • Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  • ARD International Music Competition
  • Young Concert Artists International Competition
  • Concert Artists International Competition
  • Cleveland International Piano Competition and
  • other national and international competitions throughout the world
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2017-2018
  • Jordan Dodson - Jan. 20

    Guitar

    Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.
    Saint Vincent Basilica Crypt

    Jordan Dodson GuitaristPerformance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.”

    A winner of Astral's 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has also received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition.

    In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to venues such as (Le) Poisson Rouge (New York City), Roulette (Brooklyn), the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou (France).

    An advocate for contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and he recently collaborated with such acclaimed artists as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson, and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.

    In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.” Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson started playing music at a young age. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, and his teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Gary Lee guitar.

    www.jordandodson.net

      

  • Seraph Brass Quartet

    Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica 

    Seraph_Brass_QuintetSeraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

    Recently, Seraph commissioned and premiered “Wolf” for solo soprano and brass quintet from Philadelphia-based composer, Joseph Hallman and has had several arrangements made by trumpeter Jeff Luke and composer Thomas Oltarzewski. Seraph will commission and premiere new works by American composers Rene Orth and Catherine McMichael this season.

    Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, the Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia.

    seraphbrass.com



  • Anthony Trionfo - Flute
    Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center

    Anthony_TrionfoPraised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance of the Jolivet Concerto with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, twenty-one year old flutist Anthony Trionfo will make his recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall.

    Recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in 2012, Anthony appeared on From the Top as a Featured Alumni Performer.

    He served as the Principal Flute of the American Youth Symphony for the 2015-2016 season. At the Young Concert Artists 2016 International Auditions, Anthony received additional prizes, including the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize, the Ruth Laredo Award, the Lied Center of Kansas Prize, and the Michaels Award, which supports his New York debut through Young Concert Artists at Merkin Concert Hall. He received the further distinction of being the first YCA artist to win the inaugural LP Classics Debut Recording Prize, granting him a commercial recording. 

    yca.org/artist/anthony-trionfo



  • Edgar Moreau - Cello
    Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7 p.m.
    Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center'

    Edgar_MoreauThe French cellist Edgar Moreau, who turned 21 in 2015, can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them becoming the winner – at the age of just 17 – of the Second Prize in Russia’s formidable Tchaikovsky Competition, winning the Young Soloist Prize in the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris, and performing with such distinguished musicians as Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gustavo Dudamel, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Khatia Buniatishvili, Gérard Caussé and the Talich Quartet.

    In 2013 his huge potential was highlighted by France’s top music awards, Les Victoires de la Musique, which named him the year’s ‘Révélation’ among young classical instrumentalists. He released his debut album in March 2014 on Erato with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique: Play is a collection of short pieces and brilliant encores from Popper, Paganini, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Dvořák, Massenet, Schubert, Poulenc and Tchaikovsky among others. His follow-up album, Giovincello, presents 18th-century cello concertos recorded with the Italian Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro. 

    edgarmoreau.strikingly.com






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Aletheia TrioThe Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally acclaimed artists during each academic year. The series emphasizes the traditional classical chamber music repertoire, and artists of other genres have been featured as well.

Performers have won top prizes in national and international competitions and have performed on many of the world’s greatest stages.

The Saint Vincent College Concert Series was founded by Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., in 1971 and guided by his vision until his retirement. In 2007, Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., was named artistic director. After seven years of faithful leadership, Br. Nathan passed away suddenly in 2014. He was succeeded by Ann Holmes, who currently serves as Concert Series Director.

The Saint Vincent College Bronder Prize for Piano was created in 2008 to recognize Fr. Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano instructor, and classical music presenter. Each season, the Bronder Prize for Piano is awarded to an exceptionally talented young pianist at the beginning of his or her career. The prize consists of a trophy, cash award, and appearance on the Concert Series.

BronderIn 2008, to recognize Fr. Joseph Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano teacher, and classical music presenter, a prize for piano was named in his honor. Each season, one pianist is selected to perform in the Concert Series and presented with the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Bronder Prize for Piano. The prize consists of a trophy and cash performance award.

Past Recipients

2007/2008 Benjamin Moser, German
2008/2009 Daria Rabotkina, Russian
2009/2010 Ran Dank, Israeli
2010/2011 Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, Americans
2011/2012 George Li, Chinese-American
2012/2013 Andrew Tyson, American
2013/2014 Ji, Korean
2014/2015 Yun-Chin Zhou, Chinese
2015/2016 Fei-Fei Dong, Chinese

The 2016-2017 Bronder Prize for Piano will be awarded to Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman during his performance on October 22, 2016.

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Saint Vincent College
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Latrobe, PA 15650

724-805-2107
bernard.cline@stvincent.edu

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