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Beth Sorensen
Office of Communications
503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


ACCLAIMED VIOLINIST JAAP SCHRÖDER TO PERFORM AT REED COLLEGE

Dutch violinist Jaap Schröder, cellist Marc Vanscheeuwijck, and fortepianist Bonnie Garrett will perform a program of classical music on period instruments, including works by Franz Josef Haydn, Luigi Boccherini, and Johann Schobert, on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in the Reed chapel. This concert is sponsored by the Reed College music department. Admission is free for Reed community members, $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission. For more information, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Violinist Jaap Schröder is one of the first and foremost international performers of early music revival. He has been described by the Seattle Post-Intelligence as "scintillating" and by the Boston World as "the most prominent baroque violinist in the world." He has recorded the Beethoven sonata cycle with Jos van Immerseel and most of the similar works by Mozart and Schubert with Stanley Hoogland, Christopher Hogwood, and Lambert Orkis. As a leader and conductor he recorded the first-ever recording on period instruments of the complete Mozart symphonies with the Academy of Ancient Music, which won a Grammy nomination. He has taught at the conservatories of Amsterdam, Helsinki, Yale, and Basel.

Cellist Marc Vanscheeuwijck is a faculty member in the music history department at the University of Oregon, where he also directs the Collegium Musicum. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 at the University of Ghent (Belgium), where he studied art history, romance languages, and musicology. After graduating from the Bruges and Ghent Conservatories in cello and chamber music in 1986, he studied baroque cello with Wouter Möller and moved to Bologna, Italy, to do research in 17th-century Bolognese music. He is a member of several Belgian, Italian, and northwestern Baroque music ensembles.

Fortepianist Bonnie Garrett is the director of Reed’s private music program and also teaches piano and harpsichord and coaches Baroque ensembles at Portland State University. She is a co-founder of Portland Pro Musica and has appeared with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Artemis Trio, Oregon Symphony, and the Oregon Repertory Singers. She has done graduate work at Indiana University and earned a master of music degree from Colorado State University. She has been active as harpsichordist, fortepianist, and pianist throughout the Pacific Northwest, Ohio, and Colorado.

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