|| The Second Annual Queens
Day Concert for the Dutch Reformed Church restoration took place
on Sunday, May 2, 1:00 PM at St George's Episcopal, 105 Grand St., Newburgh
New York, featuring the music of...
for Three What started as a trio of exciting young string
musicians who played together for fun in their spare time has evolved into
Time for Three, a charismatic ensemble
with a reputation for having no musical boundaries and limitless enthusiasm.
In the 2002-2003 season, the trio debuted in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, and in New York City at the 92nd Street Y. In the summer of 2003 Time for Three appeared at the Endless Mountains Arts Series Festival, the Hartwick College (NY) Summer Music Festival and Institute, and with the Ocean City (NJ) Pops. They have also performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, and at Philadelphia’s Fleisher Memorial where they are Artists-in-Residence. 2004 tours include performances in the Netherlands, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Southern California’s Cerritos Center.
Time for Three’s founding members, violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall, and double bassist Ranaan Meyer, came together while enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music. Before meeting Ranaan, both Zach and Nick had discovered a mutual love of "fiddling" in the country-western and bluegrass styles. They also shared an understanding of the musical language of the Hungarian and Spanish gypsies. When Ranaan joined them, he brought a deep understanding of jazz and improvisation, ingredients that greatly expanded the musical tastes of the other two. Although the three members pursue individual careers, Time for Three has become an outlet for these young artists to meet in a nontraditional blending of their talents.
Time for Three’s first and self-titled CD was released in October 2002. Their next CD will be released in 2004. For more information, see Hunstein Artist Services
|ZACHARY DEPUE - violin
Zachary DePue, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2002, where he studied with renowned violinists Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo and held the Institutes David H. Springman Memorial Fellowship. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra upon completion of his studies at Curtis. Prior to entering Curtis, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. He made his solo debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and performed as soloist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1995. Winner of numerous awards and honors, Mr. DePue received third prize in both the 1998 International Stulberg String Competition and the senior division of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He has performed at the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop; the Angel Fire, La Jolla, and Sarasota music festivals; and at the Chautauqua Institution and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Mr. DePue comes from a musical family - his father is a composer and professor emeritus of music composition at Bowling Green State University, and Zachary joins his brother Jason, also a Curtis alumnus, in The Philadelphia Orchestra.
|NICOLAS KENDALL - violin
Violinist Nicolas Kendall is a first prize winner of the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which presented him in his New York debut at the Kaufmann Auditorium of the 92nd Street Y. A winner of Astral Artistic Services 2000 National Auditions, he is featured this season on its new "Rising Stars" series at Philadelphias Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kendall has performed in the concert halls of Anchorage, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville, San Francisco, and Tokyo. He has soloed with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Kendall makes regular appearances at the Marlboro Music Festival, and recently gave solo performances in Europe and Japan as well as debuts at Washington, DCs Kennedy Center and Bostons Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Victor Danchenko, Nicolas Kendall is an enthusiastic teacher whose popular workshops in schools utilize elements from both the classical and traditional repertoire.
|RANAAN MEYER - double
Ranaan Meyer graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in May 2003, where he studied with Harold Robinson, principal bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has toured all over the world performing many styles of music in such halls as the Musikverein in Vienna and at Carnegie Hall, where he performed at the 80th birthday celebration of the late Isaac Stern. Mr. Meyer has performed as principal bass of the National Orchestral Institute and South Jersey orchestras, and as a member of the National High School Honors Orchestra. An accomplished jazz musician, he leads a jazz trio that specializes in the music of the 1920s to1950s. He also led a trio including drummer Victor Lewis at the Washington Township (NJ) Jazz Festival, and performed at the Willingboro Jazz Festival leading a quartet featuring vocalist Jane Monheight. Both performances were broadcast by Philadelphias WRTI Radio. A former student in the jazz program at the Manhattan School of Music, Ranaan has spent summers at the National Orchestral Institute, the FAME Music Festival, and at Karr Camp run by bass soloist Gary Karr.