Fred Raimi, cello & Jane Hawkins, piano
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
Music of Bach and Beethoven. Cellist Fred Raimi is a faculty member in the Duke University Department of Music and the longest serving member of the Ciompi Quartet, having joined the ensemble in 1974. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Raimi received his M.M. degree from SUNY-Binghamton, where he also performed as a member of the Amici Quartet. He has been artist-in-residence at both Hamilton and Colgate Universities, and won the International Cello Competition in Portugal in 1971. He was a member of Pablo Casals¿ final master class, and has participated in chamber music festivals throughout the country, including the Spoleto Festival, Marlboro Festival, Monadnock Music, and Bellingham, Washington. Jane Hawkins has performed with the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Ciompi Quartet, the Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, and the American Chamber Players at the Library of Congress. As resident pianist and faculty member at Musicorda Music Festival, she has performed in concert with violinists James Buswell, Kenneth Goldsmith and Masuko Ushioda, and cellists Ronald Leonard, Norman Fisher and Phillip Mueller. She has assisted in master classes given by distinguished musicians Joseph Silverstein, Arnold Steinhart, Pamela Franck, and Janos Starker. With the Ciompi Quartet, she has concertized in Europe and China. She is Director of Performance, Professor of the Practice of Music and former Chair of the Department of Music at Duke, where she teaches piano, chamber music, and performing.