Jennifer Lindshield, Soprano; Gilles Henry, Violin
Works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Darius Milhaud and Heitor Villa-Lobos
Jennifer Lindshield, soprano, began her musical studies by learning piano and violin at the age of 4. Originally from Lindsborg, Kansas, she obtained a double BM in voice and violin performance from Wichita State University and a MM in opera from Arizona State University. She was a finalist in the Naftger Competition and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Among her opera engagements, Jennifer played the role of “Lia” in Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue, “Fanny Legrand” in Massenet’s Sapho and the title role of “Suor Angelica”. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Don Giovanni’s “Donna Anna”. Over the past few seasons, Jennifer has given more than three hundred performances in six countries in the show “Soap” which included London, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
Gilles Henry began playing the violin at the age of five. At the age 12, he entered the Conservatoire national supérieure de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), first in the preparatory class of René Benedetti, then in the upper class of Gérard Jarry in which he obtained his First Prize. He worked with some of the greatest masters of the violin : Henryk Szering, Sandor Vegh and Franco GuIli. Gilles Henry was semi-finalist of the Paganini International Competition in Genoa, winner of the Naples International Competition, and won the Silver Medal at the Geneva International Competition (no First Prize awarded). In 1978, Gilles Henry joined the l’Orchestre de Paris and has enjoyed working under the baton of some of the greatest conductors of today. His passion for the profession of orchestral musician led him to participate, as a member of the teaching team, in the creation of the French Youth Orchestra. He also gives several concerts with the Orchester national de chambre de Toulouse as a soloist.
Three Irish Songs by Rebecca Clarke
Along the Field by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Quatre Poèmes de Catulle by Darius Milhaud
Fours Songs for Voice & Violin by Gustav Holst
Suite para canto e violino by Heitor Villa-Lobos